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PS4 controller priced alongside optional camera accessory, still cheaper than Xbox One

The PS4 controller price has been confirmed alongside the console’s optional PlayStation Eye camera accessory.

With the PS4 price confirmed earlier this week, the Japanese gaming giant has revealed that eager gamers will be able to snap up the PS3 follow-on and PlayStation camera accessory cheaper than it would be to buy an Xbox One.

While the PS4 controller’s integrated touchpad has seen its price jump £15 over the current DualShock 3 peripheral to a far from inconsiderable £54, the revised PlayStation camera, designed for use with the PS4 will set wannabe owners back just £49.

Although the Xbox One comes boxed with the second-generation Kinect accessory which enables a raft of voice and motion based input options, Microsoft’s next-gen console will still cost £31 more than the PS4 and camera combination being sold separately. The Xbox One price was confirmed earlier this week as £429.

Building on the PlayStation’s traditional form, the new PS4 bound DualShock 4 controller sees a number of new features added, with a Vita-esque touch-sensitive panel replacing the customary ‘Start’ and ‘Select’ buttons.

On top of this, a Move themed lightbar has been added to the controller’s upper edge whilst a new ‘Share Button’ features on the fore to provide gamers with a quick option for posting gaming content and notifications on social avenues.

With the PS4 price announcement having seen Sony’s console overtake the Xbox One in a number of retailers’ pre-orders charts, Sony yesterday suggested that it was ‘surprised’ by how much the new Microsoft console will cost consumers.

Speaking at E3 2013, Shuhei Yoshida, Sony’s head of first party game studios stated: “I was very surprised about the announcement yesterday by some other company… In a good way.”

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