Most in this thread are in Australia and Australian ISPs impose data limits and what we call the 'Australian tax' is applied to everything. Prices between the US and here can be vastly different but are almost always higher and we do not have access to a lot of services without having to jump through hoops because of regional locking so a lot of the features on XBox that were shown we will not even be able to access.
The PS4 is $549, XBox $599 (although considering the hardware I do not think those prices are outrageous myself).
Blu3ink - Planetside 2
Redink - ESO