Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Playstation 4 to be released in the US on November 15th for $399

It's only August and today's announcement has already started the Black Friday shopping lists

At Gamescom 2013, Sony answered the final big question about its next-gen console: the PlayStation 4 will go on sale November 15th in North America. The European release will follow two weeks later on November 29th. Priced at $399 / €399 / £349, the PS4 will do battle with Microsoft's $499 Xbox One, which is also scheduled for a November release but with still now definitive release date. Sony plans to release 33 different games for the PS4 by December 31st, 2013.
Sony has already received over one million pre-orders for the PlayStation 4, which will be launching in 32 markets in total. Last week, Microsoft announced a reduction of the number of countries set to partake in the Xbox One's global launch; the console will initially be released in 13 markets. The full details of the PlayStation 4 launch follow below.

Unlike Microsoft, however, Sony isn't promising these games on the actual day of launch, merely "before the end of the year." Still, the company claims we'll see 33 different games before December 31st, 2013, and many more in the future.

Here's the full launch window lineup:

Blu-ray (physical copy) and PS Store Digital Download:

  • Assassin's Creed Black Flag
  • Battlefield 4
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Driveclub
  • FIFA 14
  • Just Dance 2014
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • Knack
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
  • Madden NFL 25
  • NBA 2K14
  • Need for Speed: Rivals
  • Skylanders: Swap Force
  • Watch Dogs

Digital Download only:
  • Basement Crawl
  • Blacklight
  • Contrast
  • Counterspy
  • DC Universe
  • Doki-Doki Universe
  • Flower
  • Hohokum
  • Minecraft
  • N++
  • Pinball Arcade
  • Planetside 2
  • Pool Nation Extreme
  • ResoGun
  • Super Motherload
  • Tiny Brains
  • War Thunder
  • Warframe

For PS4 games that are also available on PS3, Sony says that it will offer upgrades to digital PS4 copies at a significant discount if you buy the PS3 version.

In all, Sony says there are more than 180 PS4 titles in development, and say to look out for a number of them in particular: Destiny, Diablo III, Mad Max, The Witcher 3, The Division, Dragon Age, Shadow of the Beast, The Order: 1886, inFamous: Second Son, Rime, Hell Divers, and Everybody's Gone to The Rapture are "expected to be released for PS4" at some point in the future.

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