The Playstation 4 Arrives On November 15 in NA ($399), November 29 in EU (£349 & €399) & February 22, 2014 in Japan (¥38,98)
PlayStation 4 (click to view in 3D)
What Comes In The Box
The announcement of the PS4 was preceded by a set of videos released by Sony in the weeks before the NYC event
Sony officially announced the PlayStation 4 on February 20, 2013 at a 2 hour event called PlayStation Meeting 2013, which was hosted by Andrew House & held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
The hardware specifications and interface of the new console were presented by Mark Cerny, who also showed off the newly redesigned DualShock 4 controller.
Gaikai CEO, David Perry, took the stage to talk about the potential their streaming and cloud gaming service can bring to the console.
The Playstation 4 made its debut on Monday June 10 at the Sony E3 2013 press conference where it was revealed that it will cost $399 (US), contain a 500GB hard drive, and be packed with a controller and headset (ear bud + cord mic). The PlayStation 4's "used games strategy" was also discussed, and Sony announced there would be no DRM or protection on used PS4 games. Sony also announced that the PlayStation Plus subscription membership is now required for online gaming.
On August 20th 2013 at Gamescom in Germany, Sony revealed the console would be released November 15th 2013 in the US and November 29th in Europe.
The Entire 2013 SONY E3 press conference
The two moments that will live infamy
1- Playstation 4 system
1- Dualshock 4 wireless controller
1- Mono headset
1- AC power cord
1- HDMI cable
1- USB cable
1- Owners manual
Dualshock 4 controller
Official PS4 Spec Sheet
Playstation Dynamic Menu (New UI)
- $60 (red and blue controller available later this year at all retailers)
Touch Pad, Light Bar, 6-axis motion sensing, "SHARE" button, Built-in Speaker and Stereo Headset Jack, Enhanced vibration, improved tiggers and dual analog sticks
picture-in-picture video of yourself in gameplay livestreams, Create and share narrated game walkthroughs in HD video, voice chat through four built-in microphones, 3D depth-sensing, Log in instantly with facial recognition, navigate PS4™ system menu hands-free with voice inputs
PS4 Drive Club racing wheel
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The PS4 will require you to have a PS+ subscription to be able to play games online on your PS4 while still bringing you all the great features you already enjoy
The Playstation App
Sony revealed during its PlayStation 4 announcement that the PS4's cloud service would be provided by Gaikai and that the two companies intend to deliver several cloud-based capabilities on the PS4.
Backward Compatibility (PS1, PS2, PS3)
Instant Demos - Play a snippet or a demo of a game instantly- no need to download or install
Remote play through PSVita - the goal to to make every ps4 game playable on the PS Vita)
Stream live gameplay over PSN
Share - simply by pressing the share button you can share videos and screenshots online to multiple service providers
Social gaming - Friends can watch and talk to you as you play or even take over for you if you allow them to do so.
Gaikai integration will roll out sometime in 2014 for the PS4
The Playstation App is set to provide second screen functionality for some PS4 titles, as well as let you access your PSN profile, check up on friends and trophies, send messages to other people who have the App or to PS4, PS3, and PS Vita users. You'll also be able to make purchases using the App and remotely download it, and also use your smartphone or tablet to turn your console on and off or as a keyboard for typing.
The Playstation App hits North America on November 13 and Europe on November 22 and is available for Android and IOS phones and tablets.
And finally - The reason why we are all here - OUR MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING:
PS4 Exclusives are in RED,
SONY platform exclusives are accompanied by an asterisk ( *
) and console exclusives are in Green.
Launch day titles
Launch Window Games (Day 1 - March 2014)
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Call of Duty: Ghosts
DC Universe Online
Escape Plan *
Injustice: Gods Among Us - Ultimate Edition
Just Dance 2014
Killzone: Shadow Fall
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Madden NFL 25
NBA Live 14
Need For Speed: Rivals
Skylanders: Swap Force
Sound Shapes *
Switch Galaxy Ultra *
for the full list of games coming to the PS4 along with rumored PS4 games and Games Coming to "Next-Gen Consoles"
for the full list of indie games coming to the PS4
Playstation 4 Commercials & Advertising
Penny Arcade PSN Name Mega Listing
LET THE GREATNESS BEGIN
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