PS4 Release Date “Its First Disapointment”


Sony’s PlayStation 4 has been confirmed for a $399 November 15th release in North America, and a €399 November 29th release in Europe (£349 for those still trapped in the UK), disappointing those who still hoped for an October release – to say nothing of the Japanese, who did not even get a date.

The irony of Sony hosting a release conference in Europe only to announce the US would be getting the console 2 weeks earlier and $130 cheaper (and not even mentioning what sort of release Japan would have to endure) has not gone unnoticed, although with Microsoft obligingly doing everything it can to scupper its own release it seems unlikely to pose much of a problem.

Sony also confirmed further price drops for the PS3, which is dropping to $199.99 and €199.99 in the US and EU. Of more rather more use to existing gamers was the confirmation of discounted pricing on PS4 titles for the owners of existing PS3 versions.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    08:00 21/08/2013 # ! Good (+0.7)

    I really don't see what the problem is with the release dates. November 29 is Black Friday in the US so they had to have the console released before then. EU however does not celebrate Thanks Giving Day and as such November 29 is a perfectly fine release date, so what's so "disappointing" about it?
    No mention of a Japan release IS weird though, but they also said it'll be available in 32 countries in that launch window so maybe Japan will be one of those? Or (mostly likely) they're leaving those details for Tokyo Game Show, until they have a better estimate on how many units they can manufacture.

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    Comment by cats2
    08:43 21/08/2013 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Indeed, pretty much just "Marketing 101"

    Hell, the PS3 price cut is nice considering they seemed like they weren't going to budge on that beforehand (although there IS a 200 dollar PS3 that's only 12 gb though already)

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    Comment by Anyien
    11:24 21/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because it was always believed to be in the start, mid of the month at first. And then a rumor started that it may even see an late October release.

    Instead we are given an late November release...

    That irks most people who have pre-ordered it since they have also pre-ordered games for PS4 and can´t even play them because the console haven´t been released...

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    Comment by MARl0
    08:37 21/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Indeed. This not only perfectly reasonable, but it is also very common. Most consoles launch in the US first due to the lucrative holiday shopping season. The Wii U also launched in the US first.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:29 21/08/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    People keep hailing the PS4 as a savior and this is the first possible "misstep". If the XB1 listed a later release date, there would be riots at this point. This bullshit is why the gaming community is still frowned upon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:46 21/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    Meh, PS4 is the "savior" because well, frankly put, ONE of the consoles will likely succeed. PS4 is basically that by default

    Wii U is basically already on life support at the moment and needs anyone they can get to produce games on their console.

    Microsoft obviously shot themselves in the foot... like multiple times, and are trying to backtrack on everything they said. They would have been way better off saying absolutely nothing in the first place.

    Sony basically wins by default in this situation. They just have to go by the book and try not to fuck things up like nintendo and microsoft did (and they have a decent blueprint for this since they know what mistakes those companies made.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:06 22/08/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    The winner of the next console generation is AMD. They must be laughing their heads off at us for having this "Console War" where they essentially created the components of both systems

    From the get go both Consoles fucked up man... 90% of the launch titles are coming on PC and none have the exclusivity which they did beginning of the last generation.

    Since they have the PC architecture and easily transferred to PC you'll see games that's not normally on the PC will eventually arrive on Steam such as the many Japanese JRPGs other games and many indie titles. I wouldn't be surprised that games like Dynasty Warriors the Atlier series (Since TK fucked that one royally up) and so forth arrive as well....

    There's no point in getting either console until probably in it's half life it seems when the hype settles down and turns into the real metal functionality and gaming.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:18 21/08/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Real Gamers don't care about any of the console hate. Real Gamers care about the games they can play regardless of which platform it's on. They care about the games, not the console. Real Gamers hate exclusive, because it forces them to buy multiple gaming platform, which is stupid.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    02:15 22/08/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Real gamers are a dying breed that will not support any of this social crap that all of these so called "consoles" are full of.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:10 21/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol Microshit's exclusives are terrible games anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:27 23/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Curious as to the actual extent of Nintendo "fucking up" considering that they still have far more leeway in today's market than it's competitors, but please, do continue.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Careful anon, I'm the grandfather (?) of the post and since I spoke slightly ill of our lord and savior Sony, I too got down voted. Curious how Sankaku hasn't mentioned that Sony stated MS has constantly changed and how it is a bad thing. Sorry Sony, but I'll take those positive changes over your gutting of PS3 features ANY FUCKING DAY.

    Comment by Anonymous

    how the hell is the ps4 our "savor" when no games are coming out that are worth owning a ps4.
    The wii u will end up doing a 3DS and to top that why get those games when it also comes to the ps3?

    Comment by Anonymous

    This ps4 win is just fanboy talk.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:56 21/08/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    Real gamers never cared about the MS hate since most of it never applied to us. Real gamers care about a next gen console that has next gen exclusives and that is where MS is winning while Sony is busy competing with the Ouya.

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    Comment by Anyien
    20:33 21/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    People already are in riots since XBone have been set to 2014 in most of Eurpoe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:35 22/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sir, are you saying that Xbox will be released in Europe? Because the way things are going, it seems most possible that the console won't be released in Europe...
    After all, no date has been officially stated.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:41 21/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    No it isn't. People who frown on gamers as a whole don't even know that this shit is going on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:45 23/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bull shit, this has been in mainstream news here and there.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:30 21/08/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    gamers are cancer

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:48 21/08/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Not a single game announced with anime style. THAT's the true disappointment.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:53 22/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Wait for Tokyo Game Show. Sony does all of them shows.

    Also, Sony is said to be holding an announcement two weeks prior to TGS on the PS4.

    We have two chances for Japanese games to be revealed this month.

    And dare I say it, the Last Guardian will finally come out??

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:12 22/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hopefully yes, but what I'd like to see is at least some of those games coming out in the west too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:54 22/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    RIME, it has a Ghibli like aspect, feeling and reminds me of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus...

    Comment by Anonymous

    are you fucking serious anon?? you better be trolling

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:36 21/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    There are people hoped for it releasing in October even though Sony said they'll launch it in the holiday season?

    That's the true disappointment here

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    Comment by caiooa

    the true disappointment is people looking foward to buy ps4 even knowing how frequent overheat happen in new versions of console (1st ver of ps2, xbox, ps3 fat, xbox 360). Even knowing that they are aiming to lower the price...using low quality generic amd parts....

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:24 21/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Why the heck was anyone hoping for October? Makes zero marketing sense, and it's not like there'd be much of a game library to play by then.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:28 21/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, if they released during October, almost half the gaming catalog won't even be available for both consoles.

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    Comment by Renzo
    22:03 21/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Time to buy PS3

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:49 21/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Its better for wait at least 2 years to buy a PS4

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    Comment by Sylverstone Khandr
    07:52 21/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Look at it this way - at least we got a release date.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:57 21/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I really stopped giving a fuck about next gen when the GTAV release date was announced. Games first before consoles!

    Comment by Anonymous

    Look at it this way - at least we get a full release from our date.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:00 04/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dissapointment not disapointment -.-

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:40 21/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    well, atleast most of the EU will get it this year, unlike the XbOne.

    as for JP, I'm guessing they get it the same as the US...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:08 11/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan is there homebase weird US might get it ahead of them

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:16 21/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    US doesn't have VAT, european countries have. That 399€ included VAT.

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    Comment by Ciscotaku
    01:52 22/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    all states but 2 or 3 have sales taxes, they will pay something like 12% + the $399

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:15 21/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought it was something disastrous, but releasing a few months later than predicted? pssshhhh.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:21 22/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a bit to say the US is getting the PS4 $130 dollars cheaper since you're not taking into account the sales tax. Depends on the US state but the average sales tax is somewhere around 8.5% which would elevate the price of the PS3 beyond $430. At least all sales tax in Europe are already included in the 400 Euro price tag.

    Yes its still cheaper in the US but not $130 cheaper.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:42 22/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was going to make the same comment, but you beat me too it... all's fair in love and tentacles. >ヮ<

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:52 22/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It makes it closer, but not by a significant margin. It's still $100+ more expensive (and numerous states have no sales tax so it is $130 less there).

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:36 22/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)



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    Comment by Dia
    23:43 22/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The price difference isn't big if you consider VAT (maybe it takes two weeks to add that value).

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    Comment by Red_Machine
    22:02 22/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "£349 for those still trapped in the UK" Do I sense a hint of Anglophobia there?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:01 21/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its First Disapointment?

    Its the second after paying for basic functionality like online multiplayer.

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    Comment by Anyien
    20:34 21/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They do that to pay for the servers that will allow you to stream PS1,PS2 and PS3 games.

    But everything else is free.

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    Comment by john
    21:13 22/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    PS plus is fucking amazing..

    Compared to Xbox's stupid shit with achievements and avatars as the reason for the price tag..

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    Comment by Naoe
    19:13 21/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not everyone sees that as a disappointment, since most people already have PS Plus anyway. F2P isn't affected and this just means we're paying for a better connection services, seeing that when they were free most of the time, All I got is bad slow connections which is halve of my maximum speed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:10 22/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I bet that PS Plus was real big improvement for your dollars wait you have the same problems? So now your paying for a shitty internet server connection.

    Well Done must of done your mom proud please don't have babies.

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    Comment by Naoe
    03:54 22/08/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If I can get a better server by paying them $5, I don't really mind, since XBL is doing the same thing and because of that they have a more better servers, which is a fact. Sony is now basically trying to get that same quality it without "forcing" you to pay for it by not including it on the whole price of a PS4, but giving you the option.

    Besides that PSplus is still a better service than XBL which forces you to pay for the same stuff that is free in PSN.

    Free on PSN, not in XBL.
    -browsing the internet

    Buying a Xbone is useless if you don't have GOLD. And by pricing PSPlus is $10 cheaper than Gold.

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    Comment by Naoe
    04:02 22/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    And the Free games, If someone subscribes PSPlus specifically from January 2013 to May 2013, you'll get 37 Free games in 5 months. The XBL just tried "copying" PSplus since E3 and they only embarrassingly give you 2 games per month (5 Titles since June).

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