The additional charge is to ensure that the Playstation doesn't have Kinect.
Customer : "I'm looking for a video game console, but I don't want that Truman Show crap; just great games."
Store a.ssistant : "Ahh, so you're a hardcore gamer. That's going to cost you."
If it comes with kinect for 499...... for Sony to drop a 599 ps4 it better come with a 1 tb hard drive and a vita.
Now im going to have to wait to preorder my ps3.....i wanna know what the 599 sku is about...otherwise im going with the 499