PS4 and Playstation Release Dates

The PS4 was released on November 15, 2013 in the US. Global release dates listed below:

Playstation Release Dates

PS1 - Released December 3, 1994 - Sold 102.49 million units
PS2 - Released March 4, 2000 - Sold 155 million units
PS3 - Released November 11, 2006 - Sold over 80 million units
PS4 - Released November 15, 2013 - Millions and counting
PS4 Pro Release Date
PS5 - Release Date! - (The PS5 is confirmed and in development)

Japan PS4 Release
February 22, 2014
The PS4 was deleayed in Japan, Sony cited the lack of Japan-oriented games available in November as the reason.

Philippines & Thailand
January 14, 2014

Indonesia
January 9, 2014

India
January 6, 2014

Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan & Korea.
December 17, 2013

Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, and South Africa
December 13, 2013

Europe, Latin America, Australia
November 29, 2013

United States
November 15, 2013

Other Regions

Release Date History

Both the PlayStation 1 and PlayStation 2, which dominated their generations of the console wars, came to market at the same time or earlier than their competition. The PlayStation 1 was launched just after the Sega Saturn, and well before the Nintendo 64, while the PlayStation 2 was released before both the Xbox and Nintendo Gamecube.

This enabled Sony to get a head start on the competition and gave developers time to build their skills at developing games for the console, to the point that even as more powerful consoles came after, games released on the older system were just as good technically, providing no real incentive for players to move to the new consoles.

This same effect has worked against the PlayStation 3 to some extent, as though considered to be far more powerful than the Xbox 360, the one year head start the 360 received has allowed developers to more quickly maximize the system's potential, resulting in games that rivaled games on the PS3 when it released. Only as the system's life spans come to an end will we likely see the PlayStation 3 come out with games that clearly trump what the 360 can do graphically.

Let us know what you think. Feel free to comment below.

PlayStation 4 set for Holiday 2013 Release
(On February 20th 2013 at 6PM EST) Sony officially announced the Playstation 4 to the cheer of millions of gamer's worldwide. The PS4 news conference was packed with features, games and more about the PS4. Most importantly it ended with one very important message "Holiday 2013". Start saving money now (See PS4 Price), the PS4 is coming!

Playstation 4 Release Date News

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Happy Fans Receiving their PS4's

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Older Release Date PS4 News

August 20th - Official PS4 Release Date Announcement:
On August 20th, 2013 @ Gamescom Sony announced the official PS4 Release Date which is November 15th, 2013 in the United States and November 29th, 2013 in Europe! Gamers around the world rejoiced! What do you think, post your comments below.

August 5th, 2013 Update - Will the PS4 Release In December 2013?
According to BT, yes! The website is claiming to have the inside scoop on the PlayStation 4 release date, claiming that the system will land on:

December 13th, 2013
BT claims that after a Toys R Us website listing in the UK announced this date, a customer service representative for the company confirmed this date with them personally.

But slow down: BT has now contacted the leading toy retailer a second time only to hear that the release date is in fact not official, only that it's the company's best guess.

What do you think? December 2013? Earlier? Let us know in the comments!

June 20th, 2013 Update - Our Best Release Date Guess
E3 2013 has come and gone and while we now know pretty much all the PlayStation 4's technical specifications, the look of the system, the cost, and most of the games, we still don't know the most important part: the release date, or do we?

A photo has appeared, courtesy of NeoGAF User Cyborg, that shows signage from a Media Markt store in Amsterdam, Netherlands with an actual release date printed on it: November 13, 2013. Could we see the system hit the United States at around the same time as Europe? Possibly! This date, or anything close to it, would seem to make sense as it puts the release date before the infamous "Black Friday" (November 29th), which is the busiest day of the year for retail stores, and is followed by "Cyber Monday" (December 2nd), the busiest day of the year for online stores.

Even though the system is available to preorder, an official announcement about the release date still eludes us. What is Sony waiting for?

We at PS4 Experts have had enough of waiting so here is our own idea of when the release is happening: late October / early November.

We already know that Watch Dogs will be available at the system's launch, and the game officially comes out November 19th, 2013 for past generation systems. Expect to see the PS4 a few weeks before this date, possibly at the end of October. We are all looking forward to when the PS4 comes out, our gaming lives will be changed forever!

Better start saving up now!

April 30th, 2013 Update -- More Rumors Point To October 2013

First the Assassin's Creed IV team, now Naughty Dog possibly spills the beans in regards to an October 2013 release date.

Unlike Jean Guesdon, who was direct in his approach, Naughty Dog takes a different approach by what could be a subtle reference to the PS4 release date. This hint is found in their newest game The Last Of Us, one of the last titles to be released for the PlayStation 3.

In a recent trailer for the game, Joel and Ellie come across a sign that states "Mandatory Evacuation Notice: 10/17/2013." While many might think this was just a date chosen at random, could this in fact be Naughty Dog releasing the PS4 date in secret to its fans? After all, Naughty Dog is one of Sony's top developers so it's likely they are privy to such knowledge.

We've put the image below for your viewing pleasure! Let us know in the comments if you think this date is for real or just a joke by Naughty Dog.

PS4 Release Date


April 5th, 2013 Update -- PlayStation 4 In October 2013?
According to British newspaper The Sun, the PlayStation 4 could be out sooner than we all think.

Our first clue for an October 2013 release date was from members of the Assassin's Creed IV team, namely Jean Guesdon, who stated that the game will ship out on the PS4 at the same time as the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions: November 1st. This infers the system would need to be out before the game releases. However, The Sun claims to have heard from Sony CEO Andrew House himself that the system will definitely be hitting in October for 300 pounds, which translates to $450 -- another number we've heard come up again and again in regards to price.

Keep in mind that The Sun wasn't directly quoting Andrew House, only that he had made these comments to them. There is always the possibility of The Sun interpreting broad statements House made or misinterpreting the information altogether (or, to be a bit more cynical, fabricating data to sell papers), so we'll still have to wait for an official Sony statement for the actual release date.

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Not Happening anytime soon....

Guys....all they do is talk. If you really want a good new console, it's not gonna come out NEXT YEAR. It'll just be glitchy and dumb. Right now, PS3 is running strong. I say they should ride it out on PS3 for now, because imho (I don't own either a PS3 or XBox 360) XBox is getting to the end of the road. Once the sh*t hits the fan with XBox, they'll probably release the PS4.

xbox

im scared to by a ps3 resone is because they may stop making games for it and releas the ps4?

Seriously?

Both consoles are going to continue to be successful. While the PS3 has many great things such as Blu-Ray, 3D playing and whatnot the Xbox has great features too such as Netflix, Facebook, and Last.fm. There's always going to be people who prefer the one over the other regardless of the features the other one has.

PS4

If this is the new ps4 it needs to have 3D softweare and full HD and all the, things that the XBOX 360 kenitc has also. The Ps3 has to the best console that anyone has seen in there life and which they will, remember and should come with a 5 year warnty. :)

hope it's not glass

i hope soo much it's not glass or my kid will say shinney and break it

ps4

guys the ps4 isnt gonna come out till like 4 years buy a ps3 cause its like what the other guy said the xbox is gonna be at the end of the road soon shits gonna hit the fan and its gonna go down than probably release ps4 if not they will wait for like 4 years -.-

PS3

Guys jusy buy a ps3...... its free online play is unbeatable it has great graphics and media and the games are great too...................... and for the PS4 its gonna be years till its out so buy a PS3

will they make a psp also

will they make a new psp also......................................................................................................................................................................i hope they do

do not worry about them not

do not worry about them not selling ps3 games they still sell ps2 games for crying out loud! theywill continue making new games for ps3 for at least 5 years.

ps2

hi, ps2 is still good? (Ps2 is price wise very cheap) i dont have any playstation thinking to by this week, pls. advice,

Get ps3

Get the ps3, although the ps2 is cheaper, the ps3 will give u lots of joy and wont let you regret it. The ps2 did have an amazing run with amazing games still to this day but u will want the online stuff ps3 offers. 300 for ps3 100 for ps2 i say ps3

PS3 IS THE FUTURE OF ENTERTAINMENT

The PS3 can already play 3D games, it will have a free update to make it a 3D blu-ray player in Autumn. That's a future proof model already. Blu-ray is owned by sony, Microsoft will never have that technology. More exclusive games like Heavy rain with tech that compatible with move. The move is much better than kinect, I want to feel like I'm holding something or be able to sit down while playing some games. Kinets game Milo looks like a training software for phedos. PS3...it only does everything!

PS3 IS THE FUTURE OF ENTERTAINMENT

Xbox will eventually have bluray,but probably not until the next system or later. Sony does not have the be all end all 110% exclusive ownership of bluray,they were one of the companies that were involved with getting bluray off the ground but there are now bluray players made by many companies such as Toshiba which was a pro HDDVD company until bluray beat out HDDVD. All Microsoft has to do is get a company like Toshiba to make a bluray drive for them,possibly as an optional internal upgrade on a future xbox model....rather than the silly idea of an external player such as the HDDVD player.

X-BOX= shit box

The x-box 360 is the biggest piece of shit and the ps3 kicks it's ass and trust me buy a ps3 it's just the best and no other console beats it yet

Tell me how it comperes

No dude. I own XBOX 360 Elite, and it supports 1080i and 1080p. Not so long ago XBOX Elite had a the largest memory on gaming console, now they both have 250g. Personally I think these guys work together. If not, then as long as there`s a competition we`ll get Great technology. I`m a fan of XBOX and love the idea of streaming videos and music from my computer on my XBOX, watch and record live tv, has a mike so you communicate with whomever you `re playing on line with and it`s upgradable. Tell me more about PS.

The PS3 can do all those

The PS3 can do all those things too. I have PS3 with 350GB HDD (original 60GB model). Unfortunately for Sony, XBOX had a big jump and therefore have more games available. On the other hand PS3 has yet to reach its potential.

Reply

XBox has more games because it is easier to develop games for. They are using an API very similar to DirectX on the PC Platform. This makes the transition from PC development to Console development super easy. Playstation on the other hand has a very strange framework. They don't abstract the actual rendering methods from the developer like they should. So now the game designers also have to program basic pixel shaders and the like. Also, the CELL processor isn't great for graphics, it is great for pushing a lot of data around. The reason XBox games look better than PS3 games is due to the fact the GPU on the XBox is clocked higher and does more rendering per cycle than the PS3. (please google if you don't believe me, "Xbox vs PS3 GPU") Bascially, the whole 'Cell' processor was overrated and overstated. Cell is not useful in gaming, it is useful in data warehousing, datamining, etc.

hhhmmmm

if your sucksbox 360 is so awsome from the get go , why the need to upgrade... go ahead do your upgrades that cost you even more money , an the ps3 will still kick its asssss...

Wrong XBox Hater. I own Both.

I have both and the X-Box is superior in many ways, not just in my opinion, but by expert data. The 360 is a kickass machine. I love Sony and my P3, but my Xbox is hot too. Some games are better on Xbox, some Ps3. It depends on what effects are in the game frankly.

HAHA

I love how none of you know what you're talking about. Thanks for the entertainment on my 15 min break at work.

lets talk about NOTHING

pointless speculation...pointless speculation...speculative pointless speculation...brainless pointless speculation...pointless speculation...ungrounded pointless speculation...pointless speculation...dumb pointless speculation...pointless speculation...more pointless speculation...pointless speculation...ridiculous pointless speculation...groundless pointless speculation...stupid pointless speculation...idiotic pointless speculation...worthless pointless speculation...pointless speculation...endless pointless speculation... ^^ oh sorry about that, just following the trend here. I agree, nobody knows a freakin thing here. I think someone even suggested that Nintendo and Microsoft work together! I can just imagine the thought process... "well they come out with games, they must work together" yeah that sounds about right. GO NINTENDO!!!!! btw, PS3 has twice the specs of XBOX 2, even though I like both, PS3 is actually more powerful and has Blu-ray (eat that one ps3 haters). XBOX 2 has better online experience, thats all. even the controllers are dumb. DONE.

Agreed

There is only one thing that Microsoft will never be able to compete with and that is Bluray. By default the PS3 is superior with a superior medium to work with. Unless Microsoft pays Sony huge amounts of money to license that medium (which is unlikely anyway) the XBOX will always and forever be the PlayStation's annoying little brother always trying to prove himself.

Reply

I think you meant to say the XBox controllers are 'better' than the PS3. xbox controllers are absolutely more ergonomic. The thumb joysticks are not at such extreme uncomfortable angles like the PS3 Dual Stink.

Xbox Controllers

the Xbox controller is not as good as the PS3 except for FPS games. E.g. play Assassins Creed (1 or 2) on the Xbox and on the Ps. The Xbox controller is massive and clunky and gets in the way of your free running while the DualSHOCK 3 is much better for that. In the end It comes down to the type of game your playing. P.s the Ps3 controller has a name while the Xbox controller is just called the Xbox controller.... go figure

controllers

xbox fans say that xbox controllers are better but they are not what is whit one joy stick in a stupid place the ps3 remotes are way better. ya and it try ps3 has yellow light of death that happened to maybe 500000 people but ring of death happened to at least 1000000 people so ps3 is better on two things a 3rd thing internet free ya xbox can get it free if they pay 100 bucks and by the way bill gates sucks coq he is a nerdy little loser that didn't aprove of xbox for 6 monthes but he probably has an ipod now and a mac because microsoft sucks and what a name microsoft or microsucks and also people hack xbox in minutes it coud take hours to hack ps3 and the remotes for xbox let you do glitches and by the way halo sucks we have the better games little big planet

WHAT

the PS3 controllers are ten times more comfortable than the xbox controllers. I've got blisters by the xbox joysticks before

Re: Go NINTENDO!!!!!

it must be nice to live in your mind shit for brains. how about using real names not made up one like "xbox 2". secondly, duz any1 rember that bluray blew up because of the p3? if i recall no1 had heard of bluray when the 360 came out. and how is it more powerfull? read the guys comment about how the CPU on the p3 sux and the 360 is actually better. get your facts straight, and have a nice day :)

actually blu ray won because

actually blu ray won because its a better product, and theres more potential for it

Re2: Go NINTENDO!!!!!

"The game you write will mostly take advantage of the CPU, because your graphics rendering is abstracted away from you. And unfortunately, on the PS3, you are left with a CELL processor, which moves a lot of data around, but overall, just an average CPU for games. Your overall gameplay looks less impressive because the GPU is wimpy and slow compared to the XBox. " that should help you get your facts straight and have a nice day :)

easy solution

There is a really easy way to solve this... exclusive titles. who cares which system is more powerful, if you like halo, fable, alan wake, mass effect, and gears, buy a 360. If you like uncharted, god of war, heavy rain, metal gear solid, littlebigplanet, infamous, and demon souls, buy a ps3. who really cares which system is "better" buy what you play and play what you like.

Finally, someone who gets it!

This entire topic is based on speculation. And why can't we all just get along? I own all three systems. I play PS3 for the graphics, power, and DVD/Blu-ray, Xbox 360 for online gaming (Save me the crap, ps3 fanboys. Most of my friends own an Xbox 360), and I whip out the Wii every once in a while to play a little Super Smash Bros., Mario, or old Nintendo games. They are all JUST game systems in my eyes; not one is better (overall) than the other. Save your rage for real life man (or woman) business.

THANK YOU

Someone who sees through all this bullshit. It just depends on what types of games that you like.

the facts

during some point in the good run between Xbox 360 and the PS3 the xbox 360 wont be able to store all the data for the games on one disc (any one remember having to change between disc's ..) here are the spec's on the media types .. Blu-Ray , DVD , and the once $200 add on for Xbox lovers HD-DVD. BLU-RAY Media type High-density optical disc Encoding MPEG-2, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, and VC-1 Capacity 25 GB (single-layer) 50 GB (dual-layer) 100/128 GB (BDXL) Block size 64 kb ECC Read mechanism 405 nm laser: 1× @ 36 Mbit/s (4.5 MByte/s) Developed by Blu-ray Disc Association[1] Usage Data storage 1080p High-definition video High-definition audio stereoscopic 3D Future possibility: Quad HD 2160p Ultra HD DVD Media type Optical disc Capacity 4.7 GB (single-sided, single-layer) 8.5 GB (single-sided, double-layer) 9.4 GB (double-sided, single-layer) 17.08 GB (double-sided, double-layer – rare) Read mechanism 650 nm laser, 10.5 Mbit/s (1×) Write mechanism 10.5 Mbit/s (1×) Standard DVD Forum's DVD Books[1][2][3] and DVD+RW Alliance specifications HD-DVD Media type High-density optical disc Encoding VC-1, H.264, and MPEG-2 Capacity 15 GB (single layer) 30 GB (dual layer) Read mechanism 1× @ 36 Mbit/s & 2× @ 72 Mbit/s Developed by DVD Forum Usage Data storage, including high-definition video,

PS3

Didn't playstation 3 come out before the xbox 360 , I personally think microsoft stole most of sonys ideas w. The system except the blu ray feature .. they added more memory and hd cables .. boom , and still the ps3 sold wayy more and xbox 360 is a defected system.. anybody remember the " ring of death " ? Whenever you move the system while in game play it ruins the game completely.. not a system id buy unless I wanna spend a lot of money each day on new games .. ps3 has wifi , don't have to buy a $100 wireless adaptor so play online for free.. playstation has plenty of good games , xbox does too , I had an xbox 360 til it ruined all of my games so I sold it for $100 brand new .. on craigslist people want to trade their 360s for PS3s , that tells you a lot . Well goodbye xbox fans and hello playstation network!

Reply

No, the PS3 came out an entire YEAR after the XBox. And it came with a slower, less powerful GPU. Please google "Xbox vs PS3 GPU" and enjoy getting smacked in the face. CELL is overrated and more appropriately used for data warehousing/data mining. It does no graphical rendering of any sort, it relies on the GPU, which is less powerful than the XBox.

Seriously?

Ever hear of untapped potential? No probably not you don't sound like a developer. The spec comparison is based on what the PS3 is -known- to handle. Again you are another that has no idea what they're talking about. Why don't you take your own advice and this time READ everything before only choosing to see what you want to see in order to support your losing argument.

Reply

You kids are something else. I actually *am* a developer. I write code for a small financial institution (ie where the money is at, not in gaming) Anyway, 'untapped potential' sounds like you took a big bite out of the Marketing Brownie. When it comes to games, numbers ARE important. I hope you realize game developers don't write 3D code anymore, right? They call DirectX function calls for all the rendering. Why?? because when you abstract the 3D bits from the developers, they can focus on writing a solid game design and not worry about the rendering aspects as much. The DirectX team spends countless hours fine-tuning and optimizing the 3D-related stuff, and YOU get to focus putting as many objects on screen as you can before the GPU gives out. You don't write 3D rendering algorithms anymore, thats what DirectX and OpenGL are FOR! The game you write will mostly take advantage of the CPU, because your graphics rendering is abstracted away from you. And unfortunately, on the PS3, you are left with a CELL processor, which moves a lot of data around, but overall, just an average CPU for games. Your overall gameplay looks less impressive because the GPU is wimpy and slow compared to the XBox. Keep drinking the cool-aid PS3 kiddies.

DirectX? M$ Weenie (aka Fan Boi)

You should go to borders and buy some books. DirectX is microsoft's abstraction layer. OpenGL is the standard, cross-platform, which ... oh, the PS3 utilizes. Even with the abstraction of OpenGL and DirectX, as a developer, you either have to write your own engine or buy one and modify it to your game. Before you start crying, I have all the consoles and am an avid PC gamer. Pick your poison and play. It's been shown time and time again with the Xbox vs PS3. Games released on both, guess what, look VERY VERY similar. Why? They use the same engine (UT3 for example). If you want to flex some code, get UDK (http://udk.com).

Read Completely

Next time, read my post *completely* before commenting... I clearly know what I'm talking about as I have done some rudimentary game development. I mention OpenGL in the same light as DirectX, if you had read my entire post instead of trying to flame me, you would have understood that.

ya maybe we should also point

ya maybe we should also point out that ps3 "dumbed down" their design at first thats why the release was delayed if they put it out as it was it wouldve eliminated competition, it was that powerful and also its true they havent used it to its full potential remember kill zone on ps2? that looked like it belonged on the ps3 so just wait till they really push it

why would you be moving your

why would you be moving your console during gameplay anyways? lol you juggle your xbox while playing some whack ass kids game haha

-________-

The 360 was released a year prior to PS3. I own both and I can say while I do prefer playing on my 360, it does occasionally scratch discs. Just don't stand it up, especially WHILE it's on.

see how they run

i like the ps3 will you send me one? thanks,matt age 8

PS4 is coming

I am excited, except that I bought my PS3 after the tax season so, I am late on buying my PS3 but I love the games! I hope they have a PS3 compatibilities. Also, why are there Xbox fans on here?

PS4?

Hey wassup guys! Im no games developer but I imagine that they will release ps4 within 3 years because of the software being dated I mean crysis on pc easily outshines ps3 now so how good will say pc look and how bad ps3 look. Also If they get serious with 3d gaming, for those of you who dont know decreases the quality of picture decreases compared to 2d HD. Lastly will all the fanboys screwing the xbox or shoving the ps3 up their arse please go go a life. >)0.0)>

..

Why all the hating between the fans of both sides? You all know there are problems on both sides.. For the Xbox its the ring of death & for the Ps3 its the Yellow light of death.. The only big difference for me is the free online gaming on ps3 ;) But theyre both 2 great consoles :)

my friend accualy

my friend acually burned his hand on his xbox because of over heat he even cook a marshmellow and it was perfect xbox overheats tooooo often

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