E3 2013: Microsoft "Couldn't be Happier" With Xbox One Price
Written Wednesday, June 12, 2013 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
The price of Microsoft's Xbox One was announced earlier this week, and it's significantly more expensive than the PlayStation 4.
Despite this, however, Microsoft is confident that it got the pricing of its next-gen console right, saying that it "couldn't be happier."
"We feel great about the value of Xbox One," Microsoft's corporate vice-president Phil Harrison has told The Telegraph.
"It's a unique architecture, with Kinect and the power of the cloud. What we showed yesterday was the most incredible games line-up in any first few months of a platform launch, many of which are exclusive and all of which have advantages being on Xbox One. That's what's really going to drive value.
"We couldn't be happier with the price we're starting at."
The Xbox One launches in November and will cost $499 in North America, €499 in Europe, and £429 in the UK.
The console’s competitor, the PS4, is out this Christmas and will cost $399 in North America, €399 in Europe and £349 in the UK.