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Reader Discussion: Should The Camera Have Been Included With The PlayStation 4?

by Kyle Hilliard on Mar 22, 2014 at 08:24 AM

Sony can't seem to keep its PlayStation 4 camera in stock. Should the console come included with the device?

The Xbox One comes included with its camera peripheral, but at a cost. Microsoft's console is an extra $100 compared to Sony's, and much of that has to do with the Xbox One's added Kinect peripheral. The PlayStation 4 camera, which offers some of the same features of the Kinect (like the ability to stream on Twtich), is selling very well, to the point where Sony is struggling to meet demand.

There is clearly a greater desire for the camera than Sony expected, and it begs the question: should Sony have included the camera with the PlayStation 4? Did Microsoft make a better prediction about consumer demand by including the Kinect? Would a more expensive PlayStation 4 where every user has a camera have made more sense? Or is having a choice to add a camera later the better option? Let us know what you think in the comments below.