The PlayStation 4 camera was originally meant to be bundled with every PS4, however in order to knock $100 off the original price of $499 and therefore gain an advantage over the Xbox One, Sony decided to drop the camera.
According to IGN, Sony only recently told retail partners the camera would not be included, but never specified a lower price point in order not to tip off Microsoft before its own reveal.
Obviously this means that extra functions of the Dualshock 4 will now be entirely optional, although it does give consumers both a cheaper price and a choice as to whether they want the camera or not, rather than it being forced upon them ala Xbox One.
So what do you think? Do you prefer the choice?