It actually irritates me how bargain basement the consoles are.
I also see that Microsoft 500$ console was the reason why PS4 beat them because of the 100$ difference. This is because they were roughly the same "performance" when it comes down to it.
If Sony put out a 600-700$ console but was double the power of the microsoft, it would be worth the cash to me.
But then it comes down to developers designing for it which they won't.. they'll design for the lowest performance with some sliders on the higher performance system. Pretty much it's always a loss for the consumer.