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

January 9, 2014

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

PS4's at Amazon waiting to be shipped:

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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Please elaborate.

To quote you "Sony is doing much better than Microsoft" Please elaborate. This is quite a general statement, much like Nostradamus's predictions. How is one doing better than the other? What are the facts and statistics to back it up? Worldwide sales figures 1. Wii –86.01 million as of 31 March 2011 2. Xbox 360 –55 million as of 4 June 2011 3. PlayStation 3 –50 million as of 31 March 2011 As of now, Microsoft has sold more 360's than sony has sold PS3's globaly. So in what way is sony beating micro$oft?


i guess only 50 million human beings know wats good! ;)

xbox is bettr


Ps3 is cool

Yer and sucked so much that it dident need to get hacked to lose money hahahaha

I doubt the PS4 will come out

I doubt the PS4 will come out in 2012. My best bet will be the end of 2014.. The PS3 still has tons of potential and is just recently starting to hit it's prime (meaning game developers have figured it out and it's gotten far more easier to develop games for the PS3.) Plus, the economy isn't as strong as it was when the PS3 came out and still the PS3 was struggling to compete with the Wii and Xbox early on because of the price. And I'm sure the PS4 will be priced about the same at launch and a lot of people will hold off until price cuts like they did with the PS3.

i wonder..

the ps3 already has amazing features and hardware as of right now, but what else can sony input on the ps4 (if it comes out) that will make people want it more than its ancestor the ps3. apart from hardware upgrades im talking about literally features, like a touch controller of some sort. i've read the next wii (the wii U) will have a screen on the controller to play on the go even when the tv is off. i dont think thats a good idea but if sony does make such a console how will it beat the wii? :P any suggestions? :O

I think ps4 should have

I think ps4 should have online that rarelly lags but ps3 online is ok but I think Sony should make better online and still have blu Ray and u should be able to play ps3 games on ps4 and download the map pack form black ops on ps3 to ps4.have cross voice chat and if Sony makes very good online better than xbox I'm willing to pay 20 dollars a mouth.I think ps4 should have the hole touch screne thing like the xbox elite,and have the opion to hace up to 500 gb on the ps4 and still be able to add on gb.think ps4 should have 6 remotes insted of 4 -------------------------------- What an awful, uneducated comment. I shall now list all of the flaws with that comment that are console related, there are many things wrong that are related to other things: 1. Whether or not the online lags is more often than not related to your internet connection, the console does effect it but the connection has the larger say. 2. You could play PS2 on PS3 but only on the older models, so I think we all already know PS3 will play PS4. 3. The PS3 is touch screen on the buttons (except the slim version). 4. The current PS3's can have their HDD's upgraded. 5. Just because they controllers only have 4 lights, doesn't mean the you can only use 4 controllers. You can use 7. If you are controller 7 then light 3 and 4 light up.

sony entrepreneur

in 2024.... you will find a 3d-virtual glasses on ps6, simikar to the headman presenzted by sony some mounths ago....

What a awful uneducated reply!!

Why would Sony make a PS4 if a PS3 will play PS4 games. Who would be stupid enough to go and spend another $600 or more for a PS4 if their PS3 can play the PS4 games. Also it is not the connection to our PS3's that cause lag and DCs its the servers. Sony needs to go back to dedicated servers for that issue to be solved.I used to play Socom 3 and CA online and very rarely would there be issues, an occasional lag spike but barely noticable. I do think the PS3 should have 2 extra usb ports. I still use a connected USB headset and have a wireless controller and a wired controller. If I am playing a game with my fiance I would like to be able to have both controllers plugged in so the wireless one does not die and be able to hear friends online that I am playing with. So to the person who replied, before you go and put someone elses comment down, check your own facts and think logically.


U totally made me laugh...awesome subject line


your image

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PS4 upgrades

As for upgrades to enhance the system, I am waiting for someone at Sony to come up with a TV/Game system combo where they connect to each other almost as if they were Wi-fi. It is only a matter of time, we have routers and wireless headsets and controllers, now its the systems turn. I also think a great upgrade would be to allow PS1,2,and 3 games all to be played on the next console. Another good upgrade would be to have an Itunes downloadable where a person can sync there Itunes library on their computer directly to their playstation IF both the Itunes account and PSN email are the same. I personally would like to see the controllers to remain the same. Dedicated PS users have used the same layout for over a decade and to all the sudden have them changed on us would be really frustrating in my opinion. The one last thing I would really like to see Sony do is to come down harder on people who insist on cheating online. I think a great way to do this is if a person is caught cheating online with absolute evidence, Sony should look up their PS4 serial number or persons SSN associated with the account (it would be required to make a PSN account) and in order for that PS to be used online it would be charged something like $5 a month for the first offense and double for each cheating/boosting offense there after. I understand people will say "well if they sell the PS to someone else they will have to pay for the offense caused by the previous person." My answer to that would be that the new owner would have to call Sony and supply their information. It would be the responsibility of the purchaser to do their research, just like when buying a used cell phone to make sure it is not stolen or reported lost.

yeah, i dont think sony is

yeah, i dont think sony is going to wanna go to all tht trouble just because someone is cheating

we need 3D video games now

we need 3D video games now too... we got the 3DTVs! just makes sense....

Bob O.o

ps4? sony doesnt have plans for many years... =D patience my friends... patience until 2016 or later... i am waiting for GT6 in 2015, AC3 in 2014 and other games.... there are many games that we can play until 2016 or 2017....


if the controler for the ps4 looks like that in the picture. games are going to suck alot more duel shock controllers were playstaions biggest success so big that Xbox and several other systems have based thier controller designs on it

im not to sure about that

im reasonably sure thats just a picture. like it said, its still in development. right now sony is focusing a lot on the new upcoming ps vita and its titles

ps4 - 2014

thats wat i heard, and y is there a count down if they don't really know when it's coming out??


i wondered the same thing.

Sony PS4 compared to Xbox 360

I have already start saving for the PS4.I have like 104 dollars,and thats how much i got in 4 weeks.I like microsoft for one thing only and thats Pc software.But when it comes to game consoles i perfer Sony.Anyway why would i pay for a Game console that gives the red ring of death for playing it too much and only lasts 7 months or a year!!!!!!!!!THATS CRAZY.My PS1,PS2 and PS3 are in great condition and still is working fine.I buyed an xbox 360 and only lasted 4 months.I bet microsoft does this red ring of death to get more money but the only thing their getting is SHIT!!!!!!When it comes to Pc software i prefer Microsoft but WHEN IT COMES TO GAMING I PERFER THE BEST BADASS CONSOLES PS AND SONY!!!!!!!!Maybe if Microsoft Found a better game console to use it software in it,it could have had a chance of beating Sony but by my point of view it will always be a F*******PIECE OF S***.


To qoute your ignorance: "I bet microsoft does this red ring of death to get more money but only thing their getting is SHIT!!!!!!" How are they making more money by selling a poorly designed hardware? They extended the warranty to 3 years. It is a known fact that it costs money to repair or replace just about anything. Lol they are losing profit everytime they repair or replace a console. Fu cking tard. FACEPALM Long live console wars. For without it, we would have a case of the Maddens all over again; generations of copy paste hardware.

Reply to lol

I know its warranty is 3 years but my only lasted 4 months maybe my xbox was used by the person i buy it from, i dont know am not a phyic.And i didnt remember calling a person a Fu cking tard I only REMEMBER sharing my opinion about the PS3 and Xbox360

Reply to "Reply to lol"

Yes, but it doesn't change the fact that you are a "Fu cking tard"... ok?

xbox 360 will always be better system why

Hey have better games you dont realize peoeple keep buying and. Buying xbox360s the can be shit at times but they will always be bette r they got halo gears of war and theres lot games for ps3 games that cant beat that hears fun part because ps3 doent have lot games xbox has tons more ps4 sounds retarde d looks retarded will be retarded just sayin


Ps3 has free internet, and better exclusive games. God of War, Infamous, Little Big Planet, Uncharted, the list goes on. The only good exclusive games for Xbox is Halo and Gears of War. NUFF SAID!

xbox 360 and ps3 are the same to me

yu no wat yur jus sayin tha cause yu dont hav the ps3(an if yu did yu wouldin say iz retarded) even i hav both xbox an ps3 ther both great an wat piz iz me of iz people fightin from difren consoles. it doesin mater if "XBOX" haz alot of gamez an yu now wat yur f**kin retarted yu wil alwaiz be retarted ("probaly i am juz sayin plez yu aint juz sayin yu realy don care yu f**kin retarted).i work for wat i get "YA WORK" an im happy cause i have a life an im glad wat hav


Wait so they r making ps4,5 and 6 !!!! so when are 5,6 coming out and y make it soo early?

PS5 and PS6

Stopped reading there

i hope

i hope someone doesnt hack playstation network again xD

ps3 is way better

ps3 is way better Free live smaller headset better graphics


i agree

xbox 360 problems

.rrod .disk rings .no free internet .a power cable(brick)thats gient and dies .no blue ray .disk tray .overheats .sonys got better games .sonys got better graphics

ps4 info

Im gessing in around 3 years or less ps 4 will be selling but i did find out something about it coming out as soon as the end of next year But that might not be right Gessing ill know in 4 months or so Ill get more info then

ps4 info

Im gessing in around 3 years or less ps 4 will be selling but i did find out something about it coming out as soon as the end of next year But that might not be right Gessing ill know in 4 months or so Ill get more info then


- As I heard at the time Xbox360 and PS3 lunched, that the next generation could be after 8 to 10 years, but not less than 6 years. - Games now a day, still not talking all benefit from the consoles, as the consoles still have more power to handle, and I guess the issue is with the software technology, as Direct X 11 do not contain huge changes comparing to Direct X 10 with 9. - For consoles it is better to wait more, so a new technology for CPUs and GPUs be available, so when this new hardware used, we can really see a big different in performance and power, also this should be with a new software power that will use all the new hardware new technologies. -The most important thing when they create new consoles, is to think about energy and heat, so I hope the new Xbox will not be as Xbox360 that got Red dead light a lot ( for me I changed 4 Xbox's, and all with red dead light issue).


MAN THERES so many crap about prices now days ohh no one can afford this oh its to soon whaaaaa are you guys F N serious the people of today sound so lazy Id buy it even if it hit 500$ or more $ smacks what the hell do think new stuff is supposed to be FREE I remember the joy I had the first time I had nintendo and playstaion growin up so if I wanted something so bad to replaicate that joy Id go and WORK FOR IT yeah thats right work for it like everybody does in history of people who want somthing they want and are sucssesful they appriciate it then go for more advance stuff and make better things the hell with waiting on making just the perfect counsle there will never be a perfect game only a better as we go along kind of gen and the gaming world is doing just fine with or without you cause there billions of gamers else where so get off your spoiled a$$ and really appreciate what is I never compared all the great 3 gaming counsles and you shouldent either cause they all have there initys to them and all in all...ALL THE WAY NEXT COUNSLES HUURRAAAHHH

End of the world 2012 = No PS4

there will not be a ps4 because the end of the world is in 2012.... wii u will be the last console of this era.... there will be other era in 20000000000000000990000000887889 years...


The world is not ending in 2012 yu have to be retarted to believe tht bs. It starts a new type of genereation for the mayans. Therefore in 2012 the mayans life will come to end and start as something new!If yu are mayan than maybe but seriously that is so ignorant to think that! THERE WILL BE A PS4 COMING =] =] =] =] =] and Im READYY


Shut up about the end of the world.everyone is being retarted about it!


thats true ur all being retards

Will it be better...?

Ok, first of all where are the joysticks? How do you expect to be able to move around if you dont have joysticks? The ps4 looks good but hopefully it's better than the ps3 about getting hacked, causing more people to turn to Xbox for their game play.


it look so cool but only arrows to move


anonymous you have got to stop talking mate,so in theory im saying SHUT IT! the end is not 2012 iil give you a bet and the ps4 will come out eh by the way im canadian by

to early

i think they should let the ps3 sell a little bit more.


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