With a price point of $399 ($100 less than the Xbox One), the PlayStation 4 already has one leg up on their main rival. Not only that, they are also going to have a sooner release date than their competitor. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, we’ve finally been told exactly when you can purchase a PlayStation 4 and that initial release date is November 15th 2013 in North America. In Europe, you can get the PS4 on November 29th in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Also on the 29th, you’ll see the PlayStation 4 also available in the Latin American countries of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama and Peru.
What’s more, the console has upped their gaming experience with the implementation of Twitch (a live streaming service for gamers). PlayStation 4 gamers will now have an easy way to broadcast their game play to their Twitch channel in real-time! Now it’ll easy to share your game play, accomplishments, and strategies with friends or fans everywhere from the single press of a button.
The PlayStation 4 Launch Trailer
At E3, Sony really tore it up by ripping into their rival, Microsoft, for some of the decisions they had made for their console. This time around they tried to do so again, and while some of the digs landed, most fell a little short. Maybe they were overdone last time? Maybe it’s because the digs were aimed at Microsoft who have already changed their policies (at the request and pleasure of their fans)? Maybe it’s because right now, the focus should be on the PlayStation 4 because they’ve finally got a console that will bring them back to being the dominant force in the gaming industry. Whatever the reason, the excitement was still very high when the announcement of when the PlayStation 4 will become available was made. Check it out in the video below:
What Titles Will Be Available At Launch?
Specs and release dates aside if you can’t actually play anything that will take advantage of your new system, it would pretty much feel like an oversized paperweight (media watching aside of course.) Luckily, there will be 15 disc-based titles released between the console’s launch date through the end of the year and another 18 digital games released in the same time period. So from mid-November through January 1st there will be a total of 33 titles to choose from.
The disc-based games you’ll be able to pick up are:
- ‘NBA 2K14’ (2K)
- ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ (Activision)
- ‘Skylanders Swap Force’ (Activision)
- ‘Need for Speed: Rivals’ (Electronic Arts)
- ‘Battlefield 4’ (Electronic Arts)
- ‘Madden 25’ (Electronic Arts)
- ‘FIFA 14’n(Electronic Arts)
- ‘NBA Live 14’ (Electronic Arts)
- ‘Killzone: Shadow Fall’ (Sony)
- ‘#DRIVECLUB’ (Sony)
- ‘Knack’ (Sony)
- ‘Assassins Creed IV Black Flag’ (Ubisoft)
- ‘Watch Dogs’ (Ubisoft)
- ‘Just Dance 2014’ (Ubisoft)
- ‘LEGO Marvel Superheroes’ (Warner Bros. Interactive)
A Slew Of More Titles To Come!
If the above list is seems a little short, Sony did announce that they will be adding many more titles to the Playstation 4 play list. How many you may ask? Well, at this time there are over 180 games in the making! Not only that, but some of the other games include:
- ‘Destiny ‘
- ‘Diablo III’
- ‘Mad Max’
- ‘Witcher 3’
- ‘The Divison’
- ‘Dragon Age’
- ‘Shadow of the Beast’
- ‘The Order:1886’
- ‘inFamous: Second Son’
- ‘Hell Diver’
- ‘Everybody’s Gone to The Rapture’
So, are you ready for the PlayStation 4 launch? Already have one on pre-order or do you fall in the Microsoft camp? Sound off below!
Source: Coming Soon.