The Sony Play Station 4 will launch this Friday, November 15 in the U.S. and Canada, followed by the U.K. on November 29. Due to the great responses, currently all pre-orders are sold out everywhere. But GameStop, Target, Walmart and Best Buy are expected to have some additional PS4 available for midnight release events and early morning sales.
The PS4 release is the first new PlayStation since 2006, it will offer unrestricted access to pre-owned games. So when you buy a titles, you are free to then trade it in at retail, sell it to another person, lend it to a friend or keep it.
The PS4 will launch with the ability to stream games directly to your PS Vita. In exactly the same way as the Wii U allows you to switch off your TV and continue playing on the tablet controller, the PS4 will wirelessly send your games to the Vita.
There will be similar synergy between "all Sony devices" which means Xperia handsets and tablets, Bravia TVs and BD players.
The PS4 will cost $399 USD, which is a $100 cheaper than Xbox One. That price, however, does not include the PlayStation Camera, whereas the Xbox One will ship with the second version of Kinect.
PS4 Game Deals
Amazon, Target and Toys R Us are offering some great game deals. Target is offering a buy two, get one free deal on a selection of more than 1,000 games this week, including PlayStation 4 titles. Toys R Us is offering buy three Get a $50 gift card.
Each of these retailers is offering a promotion that offers cheaper PS4 games on release day, and as long as the item is in stock, gamers can buy the game online or in store ahead of time to get the games delivered by the PS4 release date.
Boasting 8GB of unified system memory, PS4 houses a "highly enhanced PC GPU" containing a unified array of 18 compute units, which collectively generate 1.84 Teraflops of processing power that can freely be applied to graphics, simulation tasks, or some mixture of the two.
PlayStation 4 Specifications
- CPU: low power x86-64 AMD "Jaguar", 8 cores
- GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD RadeonTM Graphics Core Next engine
- Memory: GDDR5 8GB
- Hard Disk Drive: Built -in
- Optical Drive (Read only): BD 6xCAV, DVD 8xCAV
- I/O: Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0), AUX
- Communication: Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)
- AV output: HDMI, Analog-AV out, Digital Output (optical)
Sony PS4's launch day exclusives include: Killzone: Shadow Fall, DC Universe Online, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Warframe, War Thunder, Contrast, Blacklight:Retribution, Escape-Plan, Flow, Flower, Pinball Arcade, Putty Squad, Resogun, SoundShapes, Switch Galaxy Ultra , DC Universe Online, Skylanders SWAP Force, Super Motherload, Tiny Brains, and Warframe.
The game list can be found on the US Playstation 4 website.