PS4 Release Dates

PS4 Release Date

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

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
November 29, 2013

United States
November 15, 2013

Other Regions
TBA - We will continue to update this page.

History of the Playstation Release Dates
PS1 - Released December 3, 1994
PS2 - Released March 4, 2000
PS3 - Released November 11, 2006
PS4 - Released November 15, 2013
PS5 - Release Date

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!

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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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any body who thinks the

any body who thinks the playstaiton 4 is not going to come out is wrong becouse each playstaiton has 6 years until the next one the playstaiton 3 came out in 2006 and now its 2012 a new ones coming out

PS3 and PS4

Is PS4 going to run PS3 games? if not I waste a lot of money in PS3

What PS4 needs.

Without full backwards compatability the PS4 system will be next to pointless. Some of the greatest games of all time came out on PS, PS2, and PS3. If PS4 isn't capable of playing games from all the older systems then I don't want one.

ps3

Just read this article....where did u get the ps3 has a far more powerful gpu???
That's not true, the ps3 is better for physics and processing power...but the 360 gpu is capable of more.

your right , like cooking

your right , like cooking bacon or eggs frying its self or getting so hot its desolders its self from the motherboard , xbox fans.... get a real console

the gpu is way better in a

the gpu is way better in a ps3 the xbox one is as follows "The cores of the Xenon processor were developed using a slightly modified version of the PlayStation 3's Cell Processor PPE architecture"

The only way I'd buy ps4...

is if sony deals with the problems of ps3. The original large body ps3 was amazing,but then sony replaced it with an inferior product. I am going to have to assume they will do it again. You broke my heart sony, but I went let it happen twice.
-sincerely StonerMcWeedSmoke

and they should let all other

and they should let all other playstation games work on it
-sincerely Thebravelittlestoner

PS4 AND OTHERS

What I think is, they shouldn't come out until late in 2013 or early 2014. Because PS3 came out 6 years ago. And everybody is enjoyed their PS3 systems so far. But its the wrong time for the ps4 to come out in late 2012.

No way

this year they are going to do as much hype for their new PSP (the vita) as they can so i wouldn't expect even a hint of an announcement at CES/E3. Even next year if they do make some type of PS4 announcement, I wouldn't expect to see an actual console until winter 2014-winter 2015 at the EARLIEST.

Bf3PROOOO

is the PS4 release date real?!!

boobs

the ps4 will have boobs -_-

funny!

sold!

add me

if u want to add me on ps3, my name is natboy1997, im always on and i can play u on either black ops zombies, MW3 and fifa 12.

Nope

just a rumour, ppl aint comin out for at least another 2 years

feck yah all

Yah all sony mother farker haters!!

..

Only thing PS3 needs to add is cross-game chat

PS4 = HMZ-T1

PS4 was developed at the beggining of 2012... PS4 has a cost of 1100 dollars ( PS3 = 300 + HMZT1 = 800.... Total: 1100 dollars).... you can buy a PS4 on sony(dot)com.... PS4 is virtual reality, and many people has long time dreaming with that technology...

PS4

I heard the PS4 or PS5 is suppose to have everything in it that most people would have in a entertainment center making it a Total Game Console like Surround Sound ,Cable or Dish Box, and some other odd and ends. It would be only Console on the market that has everything build into it, have only 1 Box and your TV to run whatever you want. They only bad thing I see with this is if what if 1 device fails?. Will we all end up having to spend alot more money to repair or replace the system. The other Issue Sony needs to improve is keeping the Console COOL. I have already had to replace my PS3 due to Overheating and Yellow Light of death. Repairing the mainboard or resodering was a waste of time as the Chips would rise off the mainboard due to heat or long playing time. I have tried external cooling fans, and they dont work. If Sony is going to run a console with all this equipment in it if true, then they need to make a better cooling system. I would wait 2 years of the new release anyway till Sony gets all the bugs fixed in the new system and the price drops..I remember paying almost $500 for my Fat Model that could play 2 and 3 games. PS4 needs to incorporate that also to play 3 and 4 games...Guess we will all see what comes out. Game on Gamers

my predictions

CPU-4.5GHZ
GPU-CRYTEK 3
RAM-4GB DDR4 SDRAM
RES- 4K 1080P 1080I 720P
CONTROLLER-FULL TOUCH DUALSHOCK 4 WIRELESS
BLUETOOTH-4.0
USB-4 (3.0)
FULLY WIRELESS DISPLAY SUPPORT
HDMI SUPPORT
1TB HDD
20GB cached SSD for boot or most frequent used fies
BLURAY 3D FULL SUPPORT
CARD/USB MEDIA INSTEAD OF BLURAY
Possible cloud support

release date late 2014, early 2015

yo

all of yall are stupid those are rumors the ps4 aint coming out till 2015 stupid people and its not goin to be a touchscreen u stupid dumb people. so just wanted to tell yall that

PS4

Your comment is invalid, if it was coming out in 2015, it would be touch screen and high tech. 2015 is just too long for a wait time. It is coming out in 2012 or 2013.

ok yeah tell Sony when they

ok yeah tell Sony when they will put their product on the shelves and what it will be. 10 year shelf life seems reasonable, I mean I personally am not eager to put more money into another system just yet, I want to see what the PS3 is really capable of. I mean come on people how much more realistic can a game get without actually being inside it unless they are going to find a way to let us control actual people lol. If your bored of your bad ass system here is an idea ......... get a life outside of your video game go out side and throw a rock or something. Oh you could all go to a shooting range and see how awesome your FPS skills are in real life.

no one will buy ps4

you know why? cus the world will end in december 2012... congratulations you've benn trolled by sony

Fake and gay

Not only is everything simply rumors but the chance of a ps4 or xbox 720 is minimal at best. If ANYTHING will come, E3 will announce it.

mw3

im beast at mw3 and on ps3 my account name is: jojojokk. i need some more good friends

fail

''The Wii-U isn't really going to compete with with either the Xbox 720 or Playstation 4 as it's clearly not designed for the more hardcore gamers''
Actually nintendo has stated that they are going to try to get also a more ''hardcore'' audience for the wii-u

PS4 MUST HAVE

NES Emulator
SNES Emulator
Mega Drive-Genesis Emulator
N64 Emulator
GameCube availability
Wii availability
That's all I need to be pleased with this console...
(And of course storage to keep the games on)

shut the hell up

4 all u haters on the ps4 go to hell

PS4 MUST HAVE

CPU-4.5GHZ
GPU-CRYTEK 3
RAM-1GB VRAM
RES-1080P 1080I 720P
CONTROLLER-FULL TOUCH DUALSHOCK 4 WIRELESS
BLUETOOTH-4.0
USB-4 (3.0)
FULLY WIRELESS DISPLAY SUPPORT
HDMI SUPPORT
1TB HDD
BLURAY 3D FULL SUPPORT

PS5- HEAVY METAL

PS2 HAVE 300MHZ PROCESSOR AND THE PS3 HAVE A 3.2GHZ PROCCESOR A HUGH DIFFERNCE.SO PS4 HAVES A 4.5GHZ PROCESSOR.I AM WAITIN FOR PS5-7.5GHZ WITH THE NEXT GEN OF HIGH DEFENITION 7680x4320.WITH A 22.2 multi-channel surround sound system.THE NEXT LEVEL OF HD WILL KEEP IMAGES LIKE A DREAM(24GBPS) Super Hi-Vision MUST RELEASE IN 2020.PS5 ROCKZZZZ

Hi Def

Dude if they get any more hi def grass and rain are going to start coming out of your t.v.

There is an effective GHZ cap

There is an effective GHZ cap for CPUs that computers reached many years ago and the ps3 is currently close to. The way they will increase processing speed is the addition of multi-core processing, faster parallel component processing, and bigger RAM.

In other words, I expect the ps4 to look similar to current generation PCs.

Ima stay on the ps3 like who

Ima stay on the ps3 like who gives a damn boht ps4 like what can they do to make it better.??

console over pc

Reasons why not to buy a PC for gaming...

1- hackers ... you can't never play a decent game cuz everyone is alwats hacking ...that simple

Just like how PSN got

Just like how PSN got hacked?

PC gaming is more secure if you're moderately computer savvy, more powerful if you custom build and in this day and age you should probably have one.

Also if you're into actual competitive gaming, PC has all the main competitive games with the large prize pools.

If you're talking about hack/mods for games, its not an issue solo-play and multiplayer (if you're playing any competitive esport type game) anti-hacking policies are heavily enforced - and in some cases legal action is taken.

E3

What does "E3" mean?
Everywhere I see E3 coming up...
Like when the PS4 is coming out... E3 2012...
What does that mean ?!?!?

Noob

dumb ass, E3 is short for "Electronic Entertainment Expo" damn noobs

nerds

Hey dumb ass not everyone is a computer nerd

try-hard

not everyone is a total nerd u try hard

Design

Will PS4 look like the picture at the top or will there be a different disign because I've seen a disign with a Boomarang Control!!!!

Photoshop picture

No. That picture is Photoshopped. Nobody knows what the ps4 will look like, and anyone who says otherwise is playing you like a yo-yo.

Nice

Love the 2012 apocalypse detail in the jan 2012 update..beautiful!

MAN I CANT WAIT TILL END OF

MAN I CANT WAIT TILL END OF THE YEAR I WANT ONE NOW

Anito

i am going to buy a PS3 next year (2013)... for that reason, 2015-2018 is a good time for a PS4, but not before....

R__8IIIID

im beast at zombies black ops play with me i need a pro gamer i just dont have shring a la and yes i have a ps3, ps3 rocks!!! my user name----> R__8IIIID

heyy lets play..

add me morbidzaxzar , kets play black ops zombies ..

i know i have the best username

;)

ps4

the ps4 will be the some thing as the ps3 justit will have hd and 3d i was you guy i will not by it

lol?

ps3 already does hd and 3d but ps4 will do it with more fps and speed

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