According to insider news, Sony’s PlayStation 4 new generation console is going to be launched in Europe on November 29, 2013. Sony expects that Microsoft is going to use an aggressive strategy for Europe. PS4’s launch this year could be Sony’s effort to retain the continent’s affinity for its console.
Earlier reports had indicated that the next-generation PlayStation 4 could be delayed in Europe to the early part of 2014. When it was about PS3, Sony had delayed the Europe launch by more than 6 months, but the console maker is now taking things seriously with regard to its European players.
Sony has claimed during its PS4 reveal in February that the console would be launched during Holiday 2013, but have since confirmed that the US launch will be on November 15, 2013, and the UK launch will be on November 29, 2013.
According to insider news, Sony is focusing on Europe after Xbox 360 found immense success in one of the most crucial markets on the continent –the U.K. This leaves minimal doubt that Sony would be introducing its new console in Europe before this year ends. On the other hand, Microsoft has kept any news about its next-gen console in the mist.
After the launch in Europe, Sony would then focus on Japan. Sony is expected to ship lesser units to Japan, as it is considered as a safe market. Earlier, Sony had set a goal for delivering 16 million PlayStation 4s by the end of this year. However, currently it seems that Sony could have difficulty in meeting this objective. If Sony finds it difficult to meet the supply, it is expected that Sony would focus more on the US and European market and cater to the Japanese market later on.
The PlayStation 4 is the most powerful gaming console to date. It has an AMD x86-64CPU with 8 Jaguar Cores. Then, there is a Radeon-based AMD GPU with a performance of 1.84 TFLOPS. One of the most notable features in the new console is its memory. Sony has loaded it with 8GB of GDDR5 RAM and a massive storage that has not yet been revealed.
Other features of the PlayStation 4 include USB 3.0, Ethernet, Wi-fi and Bluetooth 2.1. However, Sony has maintained a lot of secrecy over the design of the console. Even though, there have been a few leaks here and there, Sony has neither confirmed nor refuted them.
The console would support 3D Blu-Ray and is 4K2K compatible, and it could be synchronized with Sony’s other electronic products. Sony had also confirmed that the console would also feature Qriocity. An interesting thing about the new console is that Sony claims it is made of only environment-friendly materials.
Almost 60% of the materials are recyclable and there is a new Eco Start feature that would enable you to save and return to games without the need to switch the console off. Loaded with many more features, gamers can look forward to more news about the PS4’s launch.