One of the main differences between the Sony PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One would be its price. The Xbox One is priced at $499 while the Sony PlayStation 4 will be priced at $100 less at $399. One of the reasons Sony can afford to make their console cheaper was because it did not come with the PlayStation Eye, unlike the Xbox One which comes bundled with the Kinect. However it seems that despite not coming bundled with the PlayStation Eye, Sony is still making a loss on the console. According to a report by Eurogamerwho has been told by their sources, Sony is making a loss of about $60 for every PlayStation 4 console sold.
Naturally Sony declined to comment on the figures and actually denied them, but it was only because the company believes that they will be able to make back the loss through the sales of PlayStation Plus memberships. Sony will not be the first company to make a loss on a product just to sell it at a cheaper price point. Amazon was reported to have made a loss on Kindle Fire tablets which they expected to recoup through the sales on apps and books purchased via their store. In any case loss or no loss, the difference of $100 will definitely make a difference to gamers who might not have the budget.