PS4 price shows Sony’s commitment, says Level 5 boss
Speaking with Famitsu, Level 5 CEO CEO Akihiro Hino spoke favorably of Sony‘s stance towards next generation, mainly pointing out PS4 price.
Pricing was the number-one surprise of E3. I think anyone can look at that and think this is cheap! Putting cutting-edge PC specs into a game machine that costs just a few hundred dollars really brings across how serious SCE is about this generation.
If you were on vacation on Mars in the last couple of months, PS4 price has been confirmed at E3 to be 399$/€, while main competitor Microsoft announced Xbox One to be priced at 499 $/€; oddly enough, PS4 hardware is not only cheaper, but also believed to be more powerful, and the size itself of the console is considerably smaller.
It should be noted that Level 5 is a long standing Sony supporter, though, since Dark Cloud debuted on PlayStation 2, and then again with White Knight Chronicles and most recently, Ni No Kuni; some rumors seem to hint that Ni No Kuni 2 could be under development for PlayStation 4, we may hear more about this during the Tokyo Game Show.