Like hotcakes

A lot has been said about the performance of the two major players at last year's E3. Regardless of your view, it's no secret that Sony's super system has been going gangbusters when it comes to numbers. And while it certainly wasn't the most crucial element, the PlayStation 4's significantly cheaper price tag can certainly take a lot of the credit for that.

Obviously gamers were excited that they wouldn't have to fork out extra cash, but what about Sony itself? Well, Scott Rohde — the firm's head of software product development — recently stated in an interview that he can vividly recall the Xbox One's price reveal. "I'm not going to lie. I remember exactly where I was," the executive said. "We were in press conference rehearsals last year. We had a feeling they were going to come in at $499, but we weren't sure".

What's more, the big-wig said that he and his team were pretty excited when they heard the news. “So yeah, we were dancing in the aisles and high-fiving. It was great," he continued. "Anyone that came in on an interview, it didn't matter what the question was, I could always just answer it with $399. It was the answer to every question."

Did the PS4's price tag factor into your purchase decision, or was it always going to come down to the software? Let us know in the comments section below.