Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 will arrive in stores on November 15 for $399. In total, the new console from the Japanese manufacturer will be available in 32 markets, and users can purchase 33 new games by December 31 on Blu-ray and digital version. During the press conference at Gamescom 2013 in Cologne, Sony announced that they had received more than one million pre-orders so far.
“We’re pleased to have some of the final pieces of the puzzle coming together for consumers to make their decisions,” said Sony Computer Entertainment America president and CEO Jack Tretton in a telephone interview with USA TODAY.
The PlayStation 4 will be on sale in the United States and Canada starting November 15th. In Europe (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK), Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama and Peru), Australia and New Zealand will celebrate on November 29. Between November 15 and December 31, consumers can buy 33 games: 15 in a digital version or on Blu-ray, and 16 only from the PS Store.
Additionally, more than 180 games for PS 4 are under development including Destiny, Diablo III, Mad Max, The Witcher 3, The Division, Dragon Age, Shadow of the Beast, The Order: 1886, Infamous: Second Son, Rhymes, Hell Divers, Everybody’s Gone to The Rapture, and Resogun. For users who will buy a game for PS3, Sony will offer a discount if one decides to buy the digital version of the same title for PS4 as well.
As it’s known, the PS4 lets you record, edit and publish short clips of gameplay, but now Sony has announced that users can share videos on Twitch, using the Share button on the DualShock 4 Controller. The console package includes a controller in black (Jet Black), but you can buy other two models in red (Magma Red) and blue (Blue Wave) at a price of $59.