Since the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were unveiled, their price tags have been a big subject in both rumors and discussions alike. Microsoft and Sony have opted to keep the matter under wraps, presumably until E3. As it turns out, however, our first legitimate hint regarding the consoles' price tags doesn't come from either hardware manufacturing company, but rather from a GameStop employee. According to GameStop's chief financial officer Rob Lloyd, the new Xbox and PlayStation platforms will hit retail at a "lower opening price point than they did last cycle."
For some perspective, way back in 2005 and 2006, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 hit stores at price points of $300/$400 and $500/$600 respectively. Those prices are far from chump change, so a drop in price rather than a rise is definitely good news.