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June 10th 2013. The day the next generation console war truly began; and some my argue was also won. It was the day both Microsoft and Sony took to the stage to reveal games, hardware, release dates and importantly price points. Microsoft got the preceding started with a game heavy presentation that ended with the announcement the console will ship November 2013 for $499 (€499 £429). Sony followed in the evening presenting a broader spectrum of Playstation brand news, including the console reveal and a ‘Holiday Season 2013’ release date joining a price of $399 (€399 £349).
In the wake of the initial console reveals and how the rumour mill wasn’t far from catching light and burning all those to close; particularly regarding the Xbox One. It was interesting to watch the approach each company took; one being a lot more offensive than the other. Continue reading