Hold onto your butts, kids. Microsoft’s pre-E3 conference just wrapped up, and during it they pulled back the curtain on the only major lingering question many of us had left: how much will the Xbox One cost? The answer to that burning question is a thoroughly intimidating $499, or €499 and £429 in European territories. At least there’s only one SKU, so you don’t have to worry about trying to find the version with the big hard drive, only to walk into a store and only see the cheaper, crappier bundle. I’m looking at you, Nintendo.
The console will release this November — after the break I have a question I’d like you to answer: now that we know plenty about the console and the games, are you going to throw down the $499 for an Xbox One?
The price tag is just a wee bit higher than what I was hoping for, but I suppose $349-399 was wishful thinking for an “all-in-one” console that comes packaged with a Kinect. If you’re feeling extra chatty, I’d love to hear what you think is the perfect price point for the PlayStation 4.