We all know by now that the PS4 is going to run you $399 when it drops this holiday season. Compared to the Xbox One’s $499 price point this is obviously more attractive to consumers who aren’t diehard Xbox fans and may have been on the fence. While its great for gamers, it’s a good thing for developers as well with one such studio expressing their delight.
Warner Bros. executive Martin Tremblay has said the $399 price point is “spot-on” and will “energize and make the transition easier.” With the PS4 being a full $100 cheaper than the Xbox One, Treblay feels the decision for gamers isn’t that hard to make.
“This is spot-on what I think the price point needs to be, and it will energize and make the transition easier,” Tremblay said. “That being said, we’ll see how consumers are going to go for it. We’re building for both platforms. We like both. The specs are amazing on both sides. But I really do like Sony’s price point; this is something that can give us a chance to succeed quicker.”
When asked about the Xbox One’s used game stance, Tremblay said he was “surprised” that Microsoft has decided to let publishers make the choice about allowing their games to be re-sold in the used game market.
“You’ve got to listen to your consumers,” Tremblay said. “You’ve got to listen to people playing the game. That’s very important. I think I was a little bit surprised, to be honest…Now that we see that coming and we see what people want, just go with it. That’s the way I look at it.”
The PS4 seems to be getting a steady flow of positive attention since E3 and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon. Their compeitition, on the other hand, seems to be off to a bad start.