It is official! Sony announced at a special meeting on February 20, 2013, that the brand new, next-generation console, PlayStation 4, will be released in the United States on November 15, 2013, and in the United Kingdom on November 29, 2013!
An exact date is not yet known and there are no official pictures of the console yet, but this information is expected to be released during E3, 2013, on June 11-13. As information becomes available, stay tuned here for more information!
This time around, Sony is aiming for a Global Launch for the PlayStation 4, intending to launch the console throughout the world at around the same time – an ambitious undertaking! With that in mind, it will be very important to keep track of when the PlayStation 4 is made available so we will be sure to keep you updated.
Pre Order Locations:
PlayStation 4 (PS4): Standard Edition Price: $399.96 (currently available)
PlayStation 4 Battlefield 4 Launch Day Bundle Price: $499.99 (currently available)
PlayStation 4 Killzone Launch Day Bundle Price: $499.99 (currently available)
PlayStation 4 Knack Launch Day Bundle Price: $459.99 (currently available)
PlayStation 4 Watch Dogs Launch Day Bundle Price: $459.99 (currently available)
PlayStation 4 Dualshock 4 Bundle Price: $459.99 (currently available)
(currently out of PlayStation 4 consoles)
Sony – PlayStation 4 (500GB) Price: $399.99 (currently available)
PlayStation 4 PS410034 Price: $399.99 (currently available)
If you know of anywhere else where Pre Orders are available, please post a comment and we’ll update the first post!
[quote]The 2 hour long Media Event on February 20th in New York by Sony shared many great tidbits of information on what the console will feature, its specs, and some new upgrades that will make our gaming experiences more interactive and exciting! – Some PlayStation 4 Features Announced[/quote]
So far, Sony has released a few key details about the upcoming console that are sure to please! The new console has a supercharged PC style architecture with the following technical specifications:
- X86 Jaguar CPU
- Enhanced PC GPU
- 8 GB Unified Memory
- Blu-Ray Disc Support
- 8 CPU Cores
- 1.84 tera flop AMD Graphics engine
- 3 USB Ports
- Bluetooth 2.1 Ethernet
- Analog AV out
- HDMI with optical audio output in digital form
[quote]Sony has definitely managed to create an environment of anticipation amongst the gaming world wanting them to know more about the console and actually handle it. – PlayStation 4 Technology Expanding Capabilities[/quote]
The New PlayStation 4 Controller
The PlayStation 4 will also feature an upgraded and modified controller – although it will still have the same standard PlayStation-style and be lightweight!
- Adjusted Shoulder Buttons
- Motion Sensor and Light Bar
- Touch Pad Screen
- Share Button
- New D-Pad
- 3.5 Headphone Jack
- Suspend/Resume Button
[quote]This new DualShock 4 controller has some excellent new features that will definitely make the gaming experience more enjoyable and more interactive, but Sony did not get rid of any of the old features that we have become familiar with over the years. It looks like Sony is really going to deliver everything we have been asking for when it comes to the new Playstation 4 Next-Generation Console. – PlayStation 4 Dualshock 4 Controller Revealed[/quote]