PS4 vs Xbox One: PlayStation 4 Bundles A Better Deal Than Xbox One?

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  • Andrew House, president and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, speaks during the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 launch event in New York, February 20, 2013.
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    Andrew House, president and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, speaks during the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 launch event in New York, February 20, 2013.
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By Justin Sarachik , Christian Post Reporter
October 4, 2013|3:06 pm

After feeling they did not need to bundle games with their console, Sony is offering two bundles for the PS4's launch; a Killzone bundle and a Battlefield 4 bundle.

The Killzone bundle goes for $499, the same price as a standard Xbox One with Kinect. Along with the game Killzone, gamers will get two controllers and the PlayStation camera, a great deal. So far this bundle is only confirmed for Europe, reported Inquisitr.

Amazon is offering the Battlefield 4 bundle, which includes the game, but not the camera, for $399.

Initially, Sony felt they did not need to offer bundles to outdo the Xbox One. So these bundled packages are either them taking back what they said, or just a way to gather more interest in the long run.

"Platform holders and publishers run pre-order campaigns, and if you need to increase momentum then they dial it up a little bit with some promotional stuff, it's a rational thing to do. But do we need to do that? No," SCEE President Jim Ryan said to MCV concerning Microsoft's European FIFA 2014 Xbox One bundle a few weeks ago.

PlayStation 4 already has over a million pre-orders sold, and only has a GTAV/PS3 bundle going on.

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"We have learnt a lot of lessons from last time around. There were a number of things we did on PS3 that we would not knowingly repeat. We sat and reflected and soul searched a lot. And we decided early on that we wanted to be single-minded in our pursuit of the gamer with PS4," said Ryan. "From the start, people have had a clear idea of what PS4 stands for and they can either take it or leave it, and it seems like lots of people want to take it. There's no ambiguity. There's no confusion. And it has helped us gain momentum ahead of launch."

The PlayStation 4 launches Nov. 15.

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