PS4 Release Date

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

History of the 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
PS5 - Release Date - Still in prototype

Japan
February 22, 2014
The reason for this delay in Japan? Sony cites 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
TBA - We will continue to update this page.

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.

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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!

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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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ps4

i think that the ps4 should be untuchable no other game should be able to able beat it if they make it right the controller should look like this it should have little tuch screen in the middle instead of the power button and all you have to do is press and the game is on but you can also press where you want to go and it show you so when the game is on you are aready where you want to go and they should add more things to it like you can be able to call some one by just hooking up your phone to it and more but if they do that the xbox360 is going to get left in the dust

PS4

I agree with you because if the PS3 was untouchable that the PS4 will be way out of every other gaming systems leage.

lol

yeah hooking up a phone is really gonna leave xbox in the dust. also any gaming system done right is gonnabe out of this league no matter who makes it so thats just a stupid theory. man u playstation fanboys are crazy. i have all 3 systems and love em BTW. im not hating on sony but man u guys are scary everyone else away

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the wii sucks

Wii suck

Wii are the worst console half the games don't work after a year and if you fix it you have the same problem in a month and that's a fact

Agreed

There is too much at stake for them not to get it right. Touch screens, not sure, but for sure it will be was seriously sick machine that will be hard to compete with. Let's hope the price is not as crazy as it was for the PS3 when it came out.

Yeah

The price will be important I think, but more than that, they just need more and better games at launch and early in the system's life. Just seems like they got off to a slow start, which just magnified as time went on, as more and more devs switched to the Wii and 360. I think it will be cheaper than the PS3 at launch, but we'll see. I don't know about the touch screen on the controller idea. In theory it could work for certain things, but you can't be staring at a controller while you play.

nice

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.

the account is correct on some aspects

True 6 years for past Cycles. And true for coming out first before. This time around PS3 did not sale as much because it came out later and WITH games that did not seem all that much more powerful than Xbox 360. They should have come out sooner with less tech or later with CLEARLY better tech. I Hope they learned this. If sales of PS3 grow (to say 50+ million) and they implement their motion controller well (sell more than 30Million) say by the end of 2010, then I see a 2013 at earliest, and 2015 as the latest (also if MS console sales are not as good say below 40 Million) If it sales are more than 36 million but less than 45 million by end of 2010 then by 2012 through to 2013 at the latest ( also if MS sales are about equal) is things do no go as well, say they are just shy of 38 Million by end 2010 then by the end of2011 I see PS4 launching.

Launch

It's tough to say. Even if Microsoft and Sony wanted to launch within the next 2 years, I'm not sure the market is ready for it. The cost of manufacturing this 5 year old technology has just started to drop, imagine the price of a new console with new technology releasing in 2011, they'd be pushing $1,000 easy, and I can't see that price being viable, even if the economy has fully rebounded by then. I'm thinking 2013 at the absolute earliest at this point.

ps4

why cant sony just release the ps4 in 2010 yeah sure the ps3 is fairly new but people get bored after a year or 2 like i have but people have money in their back pockets and they will be so bored of their xbox360s and their ps3 they will buy the ps4 to have a try of the latest newest technology like anybody else would

ps4

yeah but what about project natal??? sony habd better get thinkin!!! and quick project natal due for release november 2010...

douchebaggery

dude there are two reasons why i call you up on this a) sont have there own motion sensing technology on the way anyways b) natal is gunna be aweful i dont want to have to stand up to play

Reply:

Well the Playstation3 is a monster by itself i wonder what the PS4 will be like. Very interesting post. Thanks for sharing.

No its not a monster anymore

No opposed to the new Intel technology it is not a monster anymore...what saves it is the high memory bandwidth between the Cell-RSX. 20 GB/s opposed to 4 GB/s, 8GB/s with the new PCIe 3, supposing of course that they do not increase the standard lanes to 32 which can give a nice 16GB/s memory transfer. If this happens this means totaly goodbye to the PS3 in 2012. So PS3 has to evolve into PS4 quite soon.

May not be a monster, but...

Yes the PS3 may not be any monster, but that does not mean that they need to come out with a new one right away. The world is in an economical crisis still. It would unwise to release too early. There is no reason to. On the other hand if there was complete backwards compatibility for the PS3 then it may be more logical to purchase the PS4.

Right away is of course out

Right away is of course out of the question I am talking about late 2011. Think about it. The new Fermi Nvidia is coming out late 2010 (supposing of course they deal with the 40nm technology) and becoming a standard at Christmas 2010. Do you really think that the economic crisis is going to stop people from buying it? Definately not, it is going to sell like a fresh cake. Seriously the PS3s processor has been surpassed by the Intel Processor, its Graphic card has been surpassed by the Nvidia or ATI card. The PC games cost less than PS3. For a person like me the PC is the best way but for 10-15 years old and people who don't know about Computers it is still ok and it is going to sell I think until 2014. Imagine the CryEngine 3 is coming out in 2010 and the most interesting part it is going to be distributed for free to Schools. So in a few years next gen gaming is going to be well understood. Graphics are becoming more and more like the tramsition from Dos to Windows. What I personally think? I personally think that people are going to turn to PCs unless consoles have to offer something unparallel to the PC. The only thing right now that keeps the consoles in the market is their price which cost less than a PC Processor and offer a competitive realism to PCs. So my claim about the PC can be debated by the question : "At what price". No answer to this for the time being... future will tell.

PC gaming

I agree with a lot of what you say, but regarding PC versus consoles, I don't think PC gaming will ever drive away console gaming, no matter how low the cost of PC gaming becomes in relation to consoles. PC and console gaming are by and large two very different beasts. You mention consoles having to offer unparalleled experiences, well they already do that. There are a couple of crossover genres like FPS and sports, but the variety of games available are generally vastly different. A gamer who likes fighting games, JRPG's, platforming, action, etc., will find little to play on the PC, just as gamers who like simulation games, puzzle games, RTS's, CRPG's, etc, will need to stick to PC gaming for the most part. Things still haven't changed much in that respect in the last 15-20 years, despite more and more gamers of both platforms, and easier portability of games between PC's and consoles (especially between PC's and Microsoft's consoles). You also have to consider that consoles are the only real choice for party gaming, which has become increasingly popular as the appeal of gaming has spread (as typified by the Wii). How many multiplayer games have you played with friends in front of your PC monitor, compared to in front of your TV on a console? I imagine it's no contest. So console gaming definitely does offer things PC gaming doesn't, and perhaps never will.

"I agree with a lot of what

"I agree with a lot of what you say, but regarding PC versus consoles, I don't think PC gaming will ever drive away console gaming, no matter how low the cost of PC gaming becomes in relation to consoles. PC and console gaming are by and large two very different beasts. You mention consoles having to offer unparalleled experiences, well they already do that." May I say unparallel experience in ease of manipulation and pleasure in viewing? Everything that the consoles offer can be matched by a PC. The PC user though has to have a technical expertise to match the console capabilities. "There are a couple of crossover genres like FPS and sports, but the variety of games available are generally vastly different. A gamer who likes fighting games, JRPG's, platforming, action, etc., will find little to play on the PC, just as gamers who like simulation games, puzzle games, RTS's, CRPG's, etc, will need to stick to PC gaming for the most part. Things still haven't changed much in that respect in the last 15-20 years, despite more and more gamers of both platforms, and easier portability of games between PC's and consoles (especially between PC's and Microsoft's consoles)." The FPS is a great challenge and drives a lot of the Gaming market. FPS alone can drive someone to a Platform. For instance I would love to see what will happen with Crysis 2. About platforming and action I agree the PS3 is excellent in this aspect. By the way where is the famous and higly anticipated JRPG FF XIII? Ah there it is... due to March 2010, I am interested to see also if the expected hype in JRPG is a reality through the sales. "You also have to consider that consoles are the only real choice for party gaming, which has become increasingly popular as the appeal of gaming has spread (as typified by the Wii). How many multiplayer games have you played with friends in front of your PC monitor, compared to in front of your TV on a console? I imagine it's no contest. So console gaming definitely does offer things PC gaming doesn't, and perhaps never will." How many multiplayer games have you played with friends in front of your PC monitor? Answer : None. How many multiplayer games have you played with friends in front of your TV on a console? Some. Although I did not buy the games they brought them with them with their own sixaxis. All they had to bring with them is the controller and a Blu-Ray. I provided my 40'' Bravia, the PS3 and Popcorn on some cold winter weekends. :-) The point though is that there exist multiplayer games on the Internet for PCs/Consoles which drive a huge amount of Gamers may I say the most? The real party (i would say social gatherer) console is wii. I agree with this, it is the choise of most parents with small children. wii can really close the genre gap between a parent and a child. :-)

Fermi?

http://media.bestofmicro.com/N/1/228925/original/fermi_1.jpg I do not know if this image is genuine. If it is in game real time photorealistic rendering could be possible by the end of 2010. PS4 has to match this then. Backwards compatibility with PS3 is not an issue at all if the architecture does not change. For instance more CELL cores (with 16 SPEs ?) and an architecture that lies in Nvidia is feasible. The system can recognize that the blu-ray is of PS3 format and allocate one core and 7 SPEs. The instruction set to the New RSX should not be a problem regarding compatibility.

http://www.techradar.com/news

http://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components/ibm-to-kill-off-ps3-cell-processor--653535 Interesting so it was planned 16x2. Integration in Hardware of CPU and GPU... I personally do not agree a high bandwidth channel can be very acceptable. Anyway ups they are doing it the wrong away according to my opinion... oh dear.

same thing??

I used my PS3 as my computer for the first 4 weeks I had it ... facebooking ... email... online banking... it would even let me feed fish on an application from Facebook (you know fishville)... pretty sweet for non-computer.... how far off is technology going or how close is it to eachother .... does it matter how will win , who will sell more and out last... I just came to this website to read when PS4 came out ... I searched it on my new Droid ERIS, so this kicks PC ass cuz I'm more comfortable with a phone in doctors office rather then my 17" HP dc 7 ..... second PSP kicks ass cuz its easier to pack it around in airports rather then taking a 32" 1080P 120hertz tv (anything less would just be uncivilized) and the PS3.... the winner is clearly the PSP and cell phones .. PSP could so be a smaller phone... and PSP plays movies, has full memory ... clearly I have points due I own a PSP ???? No ... I love my PS3 more then that to ever cheat on it with a portable... on that note I gotta go...

Party Gaming

I play with my friends on computer games as much as i do on console games. Playing with friends on consoles may seem more common, but many people have computers (by which i mean pcs not mac) which makes it easier to play online with friends.

Also something very very important

Just one last piece of advice. The new PS4 should be open for programming. How can this happen, through a Keyboard and Mouse to the PS4? Certainly not, this is now extremely old fashioned borrowing NVIDIA client-server concept : http://developer.nvidia.com/object/nexus.html The programmer is going to sit in his Client PC/Mac and code for the server side residing on the PS4. So according to my opinion the new PS4 should have a Gaming Mode and Programming Mode. The programmer should pay *just* for the SDK which can be integrated to an IDE like VS, Eclipse etc. They could certainly create protocols for authenticity since the server can send the key of the SDK to Sony for authenticity and I am certain they can make it very hard to break.

costs

if microsoft would massproduce a pc like they do the xbox the costs would be comprable the reasion they dont is to create 2 needeed platforms, Also Known As..$

project natal

nothing will touch xbox's project natal... when there finished tweaking up the software and game packages it will be the goliath of all gaming consoles.... no doubt everyone will switch from sony to microsoft,even those loyal sony servants like myself...

Natal

Personally, Natal just doesn't interest me that much, in fact even less than the Wii's control scheme did. I don't understand how hardcore gamers can bash the Wii (and it's partly due to lack of quality games I know, but also due to the sheer repetitiveness of the control scheme, and lack of challenge it provides, and skill it requires), but then act all excited about things like Natal. Does anyone really think that games using Natal are going to be any different than the majority of Wii games? All that's going to happen is the 360 will get flooded with the same gimmicky, family-friendly crud that infests the Wii.

Natal

To me personally Natal is just trying to be another Wii. I dont see either how hard core gamers can bash the Wii. But with me it is the lack of a true controller, that being like the PlayStations controller. I love button masher games and to me that is one thing that the Wii just doesn't provide.

Button mashers

Yeah, I'm a big fan of button mashers myself, I've been a Dynasty Warriors addict for years. I'm all for trying out new things, but I think controllers will always be my preferred method of control as well.

Natal

all you have to do is give sony just a little bit of time and they will blow natal out of the water. natal does not interest me because i dont want to have to use my whole body as a controller.

PlayStation 4

Please, dont be stupid. PS4 will come out at about 2011-2012, and stop saying that 2012 will be the end of the world. Find me proof of this and then I'll agree. And Sony better release the PS4 as a Slimline, because they loose so much money just because they start off big and expensive!

I didn't read the other

I didn't read the other comments so Im not sure what was all talked about however, the natal is comming out in mid to late 2010, according to rumors, and the ps4 has been rumored to follow it in late 2010-thru mid to late 2011. However I agree 2012 seems more plausable, I feel that it's likely they want to keep up with the competetion and stay ahead of the wii and the next microsoft product. It better not be some crappy peice of shit built to give you an excercise though. I dont want another wii or natal. I don't want to have to do a workout, I like games were you can sit on a couch with a controller and do nothing.

project natal

natal is comming out this christmas and its not a consol its a controler or "lack there of" geting sick of reading natal posts that thank its a consol replacment

This is stupid

Why the hell would Sony release a new Playstation so soon? look at the Ps2's and Ps1's lifespan, 9-10 years or so, and the PS3 has been out for how long now, 4 years? Think about it... This is a ridiculous website as the next Playstation will inevitoubly be released but i can assure you it wont be soon, we're looking at 2016 or 2017 somewhere around this time.

Lifespan

I think you're overstating the length of time between system launches. Yes the PS1 and PS2 had long lifespans in the sense that they had games released for many years after the next console launched, and sales of the systems remained steady, but there was only a 5 year gap between the release of the PS1 and PS2, and a 6 year gap between the PS2 and PS3. Based on that, 2012 is a far more likely release window than 2016 to 2017 as you say. The PS3 WILL continue strong for a time after the PS4 is launched, just as Sony's previous consoles have, it's not like it will disappear the moment the PS4 is released.

You ps4 weirdos

the ps3 is a brilliant console i work for sony they have told me that it is not coming out till 2013 november 1st they said so bye bye roll on 2013

come on bring it playstation i want it!!

I'm waiting for the ps4 I have the ps1& ps2 so I want the ps4 & I just got a new 32" vizo t.v. So I want the ps4 bad!!!!!!!! By the way.I want it now I hope the ps4 comes out mid 2010 late 2010 or early 2011

ps4

there will be no ps4 . The world will end in 2012 :-D

2012

Good point. :P

PS4

Don´t be stupid everyone maybe they will release it soon so what they won´t to make more money. And they are trying to let the people have fun with it. One thing is ridiculous 2012 isn´t the end of the world.

nooooooooooooooo

end of the world Ps4 will never come out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!~~~~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~

no world endo

and the world is not gonna end in 2012 sceinists proved it they said its gonna end in like 2500 or 3000

End of the World

Scientists haven't proved anything. And by then we'll be so far evolved we may have discovered a sister planet to Earth that is habitable, and just go there and civilize.

end of the world

No one knows when the world will end, Only god has the power to end it.. it could be 5000 years from now or 5 seconds from now... no one will ever know.

2012

ur right people r worrying 4 nothing just relax the world aint ending anytime soon if u pray everythig will be ok

re: end of the world

thats right all this end of the world crap is just BS when gods ready he'll let us know

AMEN!!!

That's right! Only God knows when Jesus will return :-)

chill they cant be a ps4

I might get the ps3 and if I buy the ps3 and a ps4 comes out all hell is gonna break loose! Nah the ps3 is good ehough.

ps3 vs xbox natal vs wii

sony has always had the edge when it comes to power. it can outbeat any console in regards to graphic processing and game memory storage. i have yet to see a game to use the full potential of the bluray on the ps3. most games are just half ass games because of the damn xbox 360. if that stupid piece of crap had not been released before the ps3 we would be in a new era of gaming already. i mean seriously the only reason why games arent as great as they should be is because they have to make it so that it also works on the xbox console to make more sales. im a huge FF fan. when i heard that FF was also going to be released on the xbox i got bummed out because they might now hold back so the xbox can handle it. and natal wont make it too far. its either going to be wii or natal. there is not enough room for both which will put the ps3 as the only true hardcore gaming console way on the top of the pyramid. at least by then we will finally experience the ps3/ps4 true potential and nothing will hold it back.

Cross platform

You definitely see with most cross platform games that there's little difference between versions graphically. In some cases the PS3 versions are even inferior because of shoddy programming. Yet the PS3 exclusives are clearly beginning to show their graphical superiority over other cross platform releases and 360 exclusives, most notably Killzone 2, Infamous and Uncharted 2. I wouldn't worry about Square holding back on FFXIII for the 360's case, by all accounts of the Japanese PS3 version(even ones which criticize the linear gameplay), it is probably the most beautiful game ever made. Whether that carries over to the 360 is anyone's guess, but what we do know is that the 360 version will have to come on 4 DVD's, while the PS3 version is coming on one blu-ray disc. More good news is that Versus XIII is still a PS3 exclusive.

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