Sony’s Executives were Cheering and High-Fiving As Microsoft Announced the Price of the Xbox One

SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida shared a colorful piece of information about the competition between Sony and Microsoft, telling the Escapist in an interview about how the Sony camp reacted to the announcement of the price of the Xbox One at E3

We’re extremely proud that we’re able to offer PS4 for a 400 dollars price point.

There were some rumors before the announcement at E3. They had the press conference before we did. We were waiting in the reharsal and watching the livestream of the announcement, and towards the end of the show they announced their price point, and we were like “yahoo!” We were high-fiving, because there were some rumors, but we didn’t believe it. We were like “Wow, that’s awesome!”

You know, competition is fun.

It can definitely be fun, and even more importantly, it’s good for the industry and for gamers. Unfortunately it becomes a little less fun when the fanboys of both camps start slinging mud at each other, but I guess that’s the (bad) nature of the beast.

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  • spideynut71

    Guess who’s doing the cheering and high-fiving NOW?

    POS4 : Sad gamer Awaits his cardboard coffin.

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    • Al_Zamora

      Sony is still high fiving, it still remains to be seen if the rumors of bad systems is wide spread or just for the first pre-production batch. They will have a strong launch and I think MS will also.

    • nyshotgun05

      …What a moron.

    • Counterproductive

      The other 99.9% of people who aren’t suffering from a normal electronics failure rate? That’s what warranties are for, webhead.

      Official stats released: 0.04% of pre-release consoles. Crisis averted.

      • Guiseppe Mario Mazzola

        Stuff like this is going to happen it’s just how it is.When u are makeing system like these at a big rate.You are going to have some with the bad glithes.Now the system is not out just yet.So that 2 percent fail rate can get bigger or stay the same.WHO KNOW’S.This is why it’s wonderful to wait.

        • Bankai

          If I remember right, the failure rate is only 0.12%

    • Guiseppe Mario Mazzola

      Yeah that’s just retarted i am not buying a ps4.And i dont hate ps4 nor sony.But your just a big sad person .inmature too.

    • MegaRay

      And who’s that

    • Flyte_79

      Yea 7 dead consoles. OMFG disas.. Wait what? That’s out of around 20,000 that are out in the wild…? Oh.. that’s better than apple failure rates…?

    • Not A PC Gamer

      Riddle me this shithead.. Who’s going to be high fiving you when the deceptive crooks at MS implement the DRM back and raise the price of Gold to $70 USD? LOL rest assurd I’ll be back to rub this one in your face! 🙂

  • Al_Zamora

    I knew it! Lol. I would have done the same.

  • Ana Helušić

    PS4 wins

    • Flyte_79

      Shots fired. 😉

  • KuchikiSentou

    This has been well documented.

  • peterpansyndrome94

    $399.00 PS4 is very very good for the industry.
    $499.00 is not very good for gamers’ pockets.

    • Michael Norris

      Yea $399.00 is healthy for a next gen console,$499.00 is pushing it a bit imo.Sony has done a great job overall.

  • Gamer

    Hilarious to see how bias people here are about each console, enjoy your console while I enjoy my games on my X1,PS4 and Wii U, 3DS.

  • Michael Norris

    LOL love it!!!!

  • PrinceHeir

    competition is good ^^