Sony has revealed that they were very happy when Microsoft announced Xbox One’s price at $599. Their console is priced lower at $399 and Scott Rohde from Sony revealed that they were running “up and down the aisles” when their competitor’s price was revealed.
He said that it was a great feeling and the entire development team were stunning at that price point.
“Absolutely great. It was an amazing feeling. Absolutely. We went nuts. We were just like everybody else because this plan has been in place for years. Developing a new console takes a long time. With a goal that was set in motion about three or four years ago, we saw this at the February event about how we talked to all the different developers,” he said.
“You know, what do you like about the PS3, what would you like to see changed, that’s all real. All that happened. Our goal was to build the most powerful console at a price that was affordable and we set that target at $399. All the great engineers in Japan, Mark Cerny was leading all those teams, everything all came together.”
He also added that Sony realized its goals of making a sleek looking console and also a powerful one.
“The developers said what they wanted, eight gigs of the fastest ram available, all these things that developers wanted, still managed to do that in a machine that was super slick looking and still did it for $399 and that’s why it’s a moment we’re very proud of. That was accentuated when our competitors announced that theirs was $499.”
You can check out the interview below.