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Sony Removed the PS4 Camera to Beat MS on Price


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When Sony announced that PlayStation 4 would be priced at $399 to an uproar of applause from the audience at its E3 press conference, it secured a critical edge over the Xbox One. But the advantage came at a cost: the PlayStation 4 camera (formerly known as the PlayStation 4 Eye). According to multiple sources, in the months leading up to E3, Sony nixed plans to include the camera add-on with every system and shave $100 off its originally planned price of $499. Most importantly, it did so quietly, informing its retail partners only of the removal of the camera, not specifying the lower price so as not to tip its hand to Microsoft.

The camera will be $59.99 add-on.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/06/26/sony-sacrificed-the-playstation-4-camera-to-beat-microsoft-on-price

Well, that's a relief. Still I haven't preorder a PS4 yet due to hating the idea of holding onto money that technically isn't mine. (As in I already gave it to them.... but they haven't taken it yet.) That & I still need to check up on when the PS4 is released this year.



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Its funny how they play it up like not having the camera is a big loss. When sixaxis came out, it was on your controller in every ps3.... what did I do? I turned it off in every game settings I could. If it wasn't for the Wii, Sony and MS wouldn't have bothered to copy motion controls.. with how much of a failure Nintendo has been lately, especially with developers, I don't know why motion control is still being pushed on us.

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I'm glad they dropped the camera. I've used the kinect before and while it is interesting and innovative, I'm not interested in having a camera constantly on watching me. The PS4 camera doesn't seem anywhere as advanced as the kinect either so I don't mind seeing it gone. If anything, all the uproar about MS's Xbox One issues is pushing Sony to make more privacy options for the PS4.. no camera, no forced facebook connections, usernames instead of real names, hidden online status all sounds good. PS4 had me worried at first with all their facebook talk. ehh. Imagine having a camera staring at you all the time while facebook is on in the background... and then a new privacy setting turns on and you end up live streaming your bedroom to the internet. No.. no camera for me.

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The only thing I really like about the Kinect is how it is used with games like Kinectimals. (Though Kinectimals would've been better with more voice commands.) But everything it can be used for outside of gaming is pretty worthless & shouldn't be there to begin with.

 

I think I'm more likely to buy the PS4's camera now that I know its optional instead of necessary.

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Sony still has massive issues with putting out working firmware updates that don't brick your system and then say you gotta pay them to fix said bricking.

 MS is no better with their total hardware failures aka The Red Ring of Death. I wouldn't be surprised if X1 has the same early issues.

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The original xbox 360s had the red ring of death and the original PS3's had that massive overheating issue. I remember the demo PS3s at stores fried themselves because they didn't get enough airflow in their plastic enclosures. I'm going to assume that Sony and MS have learned from their mistakes and we won't get crap hardware this launch.

 

Sony still has massive issues with putting out working firmware updates that don't brick your system and then say you gotta pay them to fix said bricking.

 

I was shocked when I read on twitter that systems were bricking. I'm very glad I missed that firmware. :nod:

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the original PS3's had that massive overheating issue. I remember the demo PS3s at stores fried themselves because they didn't get enough airflow in their plastic enclosures.

I have a launch PS3, and it still functions to this day. I'm on my 3rd Xbox 360. Althrough I haven't played as many games on my PS3, it has been played pretty well through bringing it to my friends places to play MSG4 and GOW games, along side Netflix, and PS2 games such as MK Shaolin Monks. My PS3 heats the room pretty good, but it still works to this day. I've played it pretty well through its arcade games and ps2 digital games.

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Sony should have incorporated the heat issue into their sales pitch when it first came out.. Instead of just a game console, kid's parents can use it as a space heater. :P

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