[Update]E3 2013: Sony Destroys Microsoft With DRM And Price
No one, and I repeat, no one expected this to happen at E3 from Sony. If ever there was a more memorable moment, or a larger kick in the nuts…
Let me put it this way. After a roller-coaster E3 presentation that saw Sony making the exact same mistakes we hated Microsoft for, they then unleashed the ass-kicking of a lifetime, and it was magical. With smug certainty, they slowly sent Microsoft weeping to their mothers’ arms with each blow.
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First, was this. With cold authority, Sony announced that the PlayStation 4 will have zero restrictions on used games, can be used totally offline and has no form of online verification whatsoever. You’ll be able to trade in games, sell to another person, lend to another person and keep games forever.
The crowd went absolutely ballistic. I’ll never forget the reaction, as they clapped for minutes, cheering and smiling and all grabbing their mobile phones to update social networks and send out messages.
Furthermore, Sony kicked Microsoft full on in the nuts with the above video.
If it wasn’t bad enough already, Sony then announced that the PlayStation 4 will launch this holiday season in the US and UK for $399 / €399 / £349, which is a full $100 cheaper than the Xbox One.
At least as far as the eGamer team is concerned, Sony won E3. And possibly the next-gen console war.
According to a SCEI press release, the PS4’s DualShock 4 controller will set you back $60, and the console itself comes packed with a 500GB hard drive.