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PS4 and Xbox One Preorder Comparison

| 11 Jun 2013 22:25
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E3 makes a slow gaming deal week, unless you're a super early adopter.

In the midst of E3's excitement, Sony announced a $400 price tag for the upcoming PS4 console, positioning it favorably against the higher priced, no-used-game, always-connected Xbox One. Sony, Best Buy, and Amazon are offering preorders of the eagerly anticipated system. Bonuses for preorders aren't as compelling as those associated with the Xbox One, but if you're ordering a PS4 direct from Sony, you'll receive free 2-day shipping and 400 Sony Rewards points. Since the new PlayStation won't require a periodically active Internet connection or a constantly connected sensor bar to operate, we suspect it's currently the box of choice for 8th gen console buyers.

While price breaks won't appear anytime soon on the Xbox One, Microsoft tossed a bit of icing on the preorder cake with their limited edition "Xbox One - Day One" edition console. This "Day One" offer comes with a few extra goodies you won't be able to grab after release, including 1) a limited edition commemorative controller, 2) a token code to unlock a Day One achievement, and 3) premium packaging and a special decal.

PC gamer looking for new hardware? Alienware just announced 3 new laptops with the Intel "Haswell" 4th generation Core i7 processors in 14-inch, 17.3-inch, and 18.4-inch display sizes. They went up for sale today at Dell Home, where you can take advantage of a $50 off coupon code. While this doesn't knock much off their already lofty price tag, we suspect those buying premium Alienware machines aren't exactly looking for a frugal angle.

E3 Hardware Deals

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PlayStation 4 Preorder - $399.99 at Sony.

Free two-day shipping plus 400 Sony Rewards points.

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Xbox One Day One Edition - $499.99 at Microsoft.

Free shipping (receive on release day). Bonuses like a commemorative controller and day one achievement (big woop?).

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Alienware 18 Haswell 1080p Gaming Laptop - $2,049 at Dell Home.

Specs: Core i7-4700MQ, GeForce GTX 765M, and 8GB RAM. List is $2,099.

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Alienware 17 Haswell Gaming Laptop - $1,449 at Dell Home.

Specs: Core i7-4700MQ, GeForce GTX 765M, and 8GB RAM. List is $1,499.

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Alienware 14 Haswell Gaming Laptop - $1,149 at Dell Home.

Specs: Core i7-4700MQ, GeForce GT 750M, and 8GB RAM. List is $1,199.

Upcoming Releases

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MotoGP 13 (PC Download) - $22.50 at Green Man Gaming.

Releases June 21. Next best is $27 at Amazon. Deal expires June 14.

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Game & Wario (Wii U) - $31.99 at NewEgg.

Releases June 23. List is $40. Deal expires June 17.

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Deadpool (PC Download) - $31.99 at GameFly.

Releases June 25. List is $40. Deal expires June 20.

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Company of Heroes 2 (PC Download) - $45 at Green Man Gaming.

Releases June 25. Next best is $60 at GameFly. Deal expires June 14.

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Muramasa: Rebirth (PS Vita) - $31.99 at NewEgg.

Releases June 25. List is $40. Deal expires June 17.

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Ride to Hell: Retribution (PC Download) - $22.50 at Green Man Gaming.

Releases June 25. List is $30. Deal expires June 14.

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Dark (PC Download) - $25.50 at Green Man Gaming.

Releases June 28. Next best is $34 at GameFly. Deal expires June 14.

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Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World (PC Download) - $20.25 at Green Man Gaming.

Releases July 9. List is $30. Deal expires June 14.

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Shin Megami Tensei IV (Nintendo 3DS) - $41.99 at NewEgg.

Releases July 16. Not a bad deal from Atlus with bonus art book and sound collection CD.

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Saints Row IV (PC Download) - $40 at Green Man Gaming.

Releases August 20. List is $50. Deal expires June 14.

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PC Download) - $22.50 at Green Man Gaming.

Releases August 27. Now 5% cheaper than a week ago. Deluxe edition is $37.50.

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Batman Arkham Origins (PC Download) - $37.50 at Green Man Gaming.

Releases October 25. List is $50. Deal expires June 14.

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Batman Arkham Origins (Xbox 360, PS3) - $49.99 at NewEgg.

Releases October 25. List is $60. Deal expires June 13.

PC Downloads

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2K Games Sale at Gamefly - up to 80% off after coupon.

Sale ends June 14.

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Grid 2 - $32.49 at GamesRocket.

Released May 28. Next best is $50 at GameFly.

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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 - $4 at Green Man Gaming.

Next best is $20 at Amazon. Deal expires June 12.

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Hotline Miami - $3.38 at GamersGate.

Next best is $10 at GameStop.

Gaming Laptops

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HP re-releaesd the Envy 15 Laptop with Haswell - $769.99 at HP

Specs: Core i7-4700MQ, a Full HD 1080p panel, plus a GeForce GT 740M. Shipping is $10. Probably one of the cheapest 15-inch 4th Gen Core i7 we've seen with 1080p and discrete GPU. Deal expires June 15.

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HP also refreshed their Envy 17 to the t-j000 series - $899.99 at HP.

Now with 4th Gen Haswell Core i7-4700MQ, Full HD 1080p, GeForce GT 740M, Blu-ray. Shipping is $10. Deal expires June 15.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p Haswell Gaming Laptop - $899 at Lenovo.

Specs: Core i7-4700MQ, HD+ 900p, GeForce GT 750M 2GB, 24GB mSSD, and 8GB RAM. List is $1,349. Deal expires June 12.

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