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.

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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PS4 vs XBOX ONE

PS4 IS GOING TO DESTROY MICROSOFT SO CALLED XBOX ONE OR AS MY PS4 WORSHIPERS CALL IT
THE XBOX D-ONE
SONY HAS MORE TRICKS UP IT SLEEVE THAN MICROSOFT WILL EVER HAVE

totally agree

the so called xbox one got hammered at e3... also ps4 won the twitter vote 80% to 20%....and to top it all of its going to be 100$ cheaper.

PS4 vs XBOX ONE

your stupid to think that the ps4 will be better the the one

Xbox lovers are hateing so much..i love it!

xbox one will be just as impressive as the ps4 the diffence between the 2..its cheaper, no charge to go online, there will me more MMORPG'S, sony takes back its crown!

Really Fanboy?

And your stupid to think that the Xbox one will be the better one. Microsoft has to change the name. To Xbox lost or Xbox One Hundred Dollars more. Please Xbox fanboy get out of here. I played the 360 and Microsoft f'd up and I went to the Ps4.

What makes me want to switch to Playstation

The first thing that hit me was the fact that its so cheaper. Second was that the kinetic will be spying on us 24/7 some of us like to change in our rooms perverts, i know it's not their intention to do this they want to look for terrorists but seriously c'mon. Third is the Xbox is apparently always on my electricity bill would go up so much. I have a lot more reasons but I'm too lazy to write them down : - )

yeah right

and you are stupid for not knowing how to write

PS4 is better than Xbox One

How? the PS4 has better specs and its cheaper

LOL1

your stupid to think the xbox can compete to the playstation 4, its no question, the games titanfall and halo will make people think for a few seconds the relize will we screw ourselves with a terrible system that only cares about making money and screwing customers for 2 games!!! LLOOLL xbox newbs!

Titanfall on PS4

Respawn said that Titanfall will be a Xbox One exclusive for only a year. After a year of Xbox One release is coming to PS4! Yeah!

stupid

It's "you're or you are" not your. An education is the key before you call someone else stupid.

Dude ps4 can play used games

Dude ps4 can play used games xbox one cant now whos is the stupid one?

UGH

You clearly haven't done your research. Xbox One will play used games. Unlike the PS4, after you sell your game back to the store, you can still play it. It is on your console. You bought it, you own it. The reason people who buy it will have to pay a fee is because the game will need to be licensed. This has to happen because if it didn't, you could buy one game and install it on hundreds of Xboxs and Microsoft would only make money from that one game. Not even Sony would allow that. It's piracy. The fee is the result of the Xbox One not requiring discs after install. You play what you want, when you want, where you want with the cloud. No disc swapping and re-installing. The discs will likely not make you very much money, but at least you own the game. You wont regain much money on used games, but you can still buy them. With the PS4, however, you will not be able to keep a game. I realize that you may not want to keep a game, but if you invest $60+ on a game, you better be sure you'll want to keep it, even with used games as an option. This is why demos and reviews exist. With the Xbox One, it is no longer about the disc or the package quality, it is about the game. The license. As games get older prices go down anyway, and used games rarely save you much money. GameStop buys it for $2 and sells it for $55. And by the time the used game price goes down, the new game price does as well, so you're just as good buying the fresh game. The main reason the used games market exists and thrives is because people want to play games that aren't being shipped anymore, not to save tons of money. We all know that any used game sold in the same month it came out is going to be resold for the new price. So in the spirit of the market (playing old games), Microsoft has done nothing wrong. They've only broadened the amount of people that can experience old games. I guarantee you that Xbox One games will stay in stores WAY longer than PS4 games. That is because if people want to keep the game, they can, but they can still sell the disc, allowing more people to play the game later. With the PS4, if you want to keep the game, you have to keep the disc. This means that once a disc isn't in production anymore, it slowly becomes more rare. And just like how the Old Final Fantasy games can cost beyond $100 due to their rarity, so will PS4 games. Even if prices go down, the discs will be increasingly hard to find. With Xbox, everyone that has had the game keeps the game. And discs don't become rare over time because nobody needs them after install. This will make old Xbox One titles exponentially easier to get ahold of then old PS4 titles. Microsoft has an excellent plan, but no PS4 players understand it. Hardly any Xbox players do either. But a few months after release(maybe a couple of years), PS4 players are going to start wishing they payed the extra $100 for the extra experience and ease of access.

Wrong

The content will be disabled on your hard drive after you sell it to an authorized retailer or to someone over the xbox service due to the license being linked to an account. Oh, and the ps4 also has cloud, it is called Gaikai.

One question - I haven't had this answered anywhere.

If you put a "used" disk into another console, will it charge you to play the game ON-DISK? That's the problem. If that's so, then that's robbing us for letting friends borrow our games. I understand COMPLETELY why they'd charge to install - that's making a new copy of the game, if it's installed on multiple units.

And another thing - If you sell an Xbox One game to a retailer (then making it "used"), as you said, the price won't be that much lower if it's a new game. So say you pay $55 on a normally $60 game, wouldn't the install fee make you pay MORE? A way around this is having the retailer sell at a much lower price point - but where do they make their money, then (let's say if all games ran on this system)? I, personally, HAVE saved MASSIVE amounts on used games. I can usually save $10-20 on games that have been out for 9 months to a year, and GameStop has had some pretty sweet bundle deals with buying many used games at once. Now, I'm fully with you on the rip-offs of selling games to GameStop. So I don't do that. I only buy from there.

What "extra experience" are we getting with an extra $100? PSN will be just about equal to XBL on the next-gen consoles. PSPlus is required to play multiplayer online, but that pays for it's self with the free games you can get - like DriveClub. I don't know what you mean by "ease of access", either.

bulls***T

yes you might be able to keep the game but who cares the system has to be signed into everday to be validated game consoles are supposed to be fun not work I love games i hate ps3 and have 360 and love it but when the Ceo of microsofts answer to the question what if people dont have high speed internet capabilities or dont want to be online for everything they do his response is to stick with 360 thats crap there are thousands upon thousands of people who still cant get high speed internet but want to experience next gen there concept is good but its too early wait until the entire gaming community can experience next gen games i personally will buy ps4 this time i feel like microsoft has insulted its loyal fans and you say ease of access the ps4 actually has better hardware and it will be easier to play games because you wont have to deal with all the other crap that microsoft is trying to make money off of its supposed to be about games and gamers yes i know they have to make money but do they have to take away from gamers in process look how much time they spent on all other crap when they could have been improving the games themselves and the price is unacceptable compared to ps4

-_-

For God's sake...PUNCTUATION...

sigh

Looks like some typical Xbox fanboy who didn't do their research and is trying to justify the crap microsoft pulling out. PS4's games will function the same way games function on both the 360 and ps3. No restrictions, at all. Xbox one on the other hand, does allow "shared" gaming, but only on the ONE console it was installed on. No re-selling it, no lending it to your friends or family members to play on THEIR console without paying a fee. I'm sorry, thats just some commi stuff that no one is gonna want.

sigh

Looks like some typical Xbox fanboy who didn't do their research and is trying to justify the crap microsoft pulling out. PS4's games will function the same way games function on both the 360 and ps3. No restrictions, at all. Xbox one on the other hand, does allow "shared" gaming, but only on the ONE console it was installed on. No re-selling it, no lending it to your friends or family members to play on THEIR console without paying a fee. I'm sorry, thats just some commi stuff that no one is gonna want.

Fanboy

Wrong on so many levels

You have 2 pay 2 play online

You have 2 pay 2 play online with friends on the xbox one but on the ps4 it is free.

No...

On the PS3 it's free, on the PS4 it isn't.

are u that lazy

man its hard to get off ur ass and put a game in i want to pay extra to play a used game

also to mention that PS4 is

also to mention that PS4 is $100.00 LESS then scatbox One. lol

The xbox one makes you pay to

The xbox one makes you pay to use a game that you want to borrow from a friend and they are increasing the amount that you have to pay for xbox live per month whereas Sony is lowering the price for the PSN Plus membership and is making the device semi backwards compatible with ps3. Plus you are required to use the kinect at all times in order to actually us the xbox one. The ps4 won't completely destroy your wallet whereas the xbox one.

Ignorance is bliss.

The Xbox One does not make you pay to use a game you want to borrow from a friend. In fact, you can give up to 10 people access to your shared games library. That is, without them having to come to your house to get the disc. They can play it from the cloud, and they save gas and time with the Xbox One. You can also give each game you have to one friend who has been on your friends list for at least 30 days. So you both have a copy, which you cant do on the PS4. You'll just both have to buy the game, or sprint back and forth swapping discs. Also, PSN Plus has not been lowered, PSN standard has just gotten multiplayer dropped from it. Standard PSN will now be exactly the same as Xbox Live Silver, and Plus will be like Gold. Priced almost exactly the same per month. Also, Kinect is not required. It ships with the console, and only adds to the experience. You dont have to have a huge room or even utilize motion controls, you can just leave it hooked up and use voice commands. If you have a problem with keeping Kinect hooked up and entirely dormant (assuming you don't use it because you don't want the added experience), then I have no suggestions. Give me 3 reasons why leaving Kinect hooked up is a hassle. Annnnnd, since when has a step from $400 to $500 made your wallet go from intact to demolished? The Xbox costs more because it does more, whether the PS4 is faster or not.

Your right your Ignorance is bliss

You are complaining about how we say the Xbox is too much but your poor a** can't even afford games so u have to borrow them. Nuff said.

Ignorance is bliss.

The Xbox One does not make you pay to use a game you want to borrow from a friend. In fact, you can give up to 10 people access to your shared games library. That is, without them having to come to your house to get the disc. They can play it from the cloud, and they save gas and time with the Xbox One. You can also give each game you have to one friend who has been on your friends list for at least 30 days. So you both have a copy, which you cant do on the PS4. You'll just both have to buy the game, or sprint back and forth swapping discs. Also, PSN Plus has not been lowered, PSN standard has just gotten multiplayer dropped from it. Standard PSN will now be exactly the same as Xbox Live Silver, and Plus will be like Gold. Priced almost exactly the same per month. Also, Kinect is not required. It ships with the console, and only adds to the experience. You dont have to have a huge room or even utilize motion controls, you can just leave it hooked up and use voice commands. If you have a problem with keeping Kinect hooked up and entirely dormant (assuming you don't use it because you don't want the added experience), then I have no suggestions. Give me 3 reasons why leaving Kinect hooked up is a hassle. Annnnnd, since when has a step from $400 to $500 made your wallet go from intact to demolished? The Xbox costs more because it does more, whether the PS4 is faster or not.

Still wrong

It works like a library, junior. One person checks out your game, and they have privileges to it. You can no longer play that game until they check it back in.

Utopia does not exist....

This is all available to you when your X1 is connected online. It will need to be connected to the internet AT LEAST once a day in order to even play single player campaign offline for 23 hrs of the day. Cloud gaming is beneficial for customers who have fast internet at home. Which it may be hard for you to understand but, over 40% of residents still have no access to high speed internet or internet AT ALL. What does that mean? It means they are unable to play X1. ONCE you sell/trade your game to a participating retailer they will RENEW the authentication code on the disc. MEANING YOUR copy which was downloaded to your HDD will no longer be functional. Also another thing about your friend playing your games from the cloud. I know for a fact that you are def or just did not pay attention. Users who share games to 10 other people in cloud OR when you use your gamer tag in ANOTHER CONSOLE to PLAY your games. The allotted time for you to play is ONE HOUR. Yes, ONE HOUR. Your "cloud" crap you are trying to feed people even YOU do not fully comprehend it. Only 1 person can play YOUR games at a time for a maximum of ONE HOUR. Do some digging before posting all of this non sense. Do you know how much money they would lose if they let you keep it? This basically translates to have 2 copies for the price of one. If that's the case then the games would sell for an EASY $80 plus a pop. The lending the game to a friend who is on your buddy list for 30 days rule is bull. What if you change jobs or even make new friends? Let's role play this shall we? James: Dude, That new halo 5 is sick!!! Dave:REALLY!!? Damn, i really want to play it but i just bought Madden so i can't afford it at the moment. James: No worries just add me to your buddy list and ill lend it to you in a month. Dave: Ummm, Well i guess there is no harm in that. If i purchase it before then still thank you. James: Sure, Anytime. - Now, do you see how stupid this sounds? Also, The life cycle they WANT for these console are 10 years which we all know translates to 7-8 TOPS. When those servers stop supporting X1 then what happens? You have a paper weight. Yes, I know you will say "But at that time ill buy the new console so idc." You fanboys are ALL predictable. Unlike you MANY of us STILL enjoy playing our old games whether it may be emulated on the PC or hooking up our old systems. You DO know disc based games you will NEED the disc to play it right? You MAY install the game on your HDD BUT, That is just to speed up your load times not to FULLY play your game from the HDD. Now that X1 has Blu Ray that holds 8-16 Gb PER GAME until NEW blu ray discs are released which hold 50-100GB per disc "look it up it does exist (Pioneer is already making a 500GB disc). How long do you think a 500GB hard drive will last you? Smh. Should i keep going? I honestly don't feel the need to sit down and do hand gestures and look like Timmy from south park just because i want to see a show full screen or want to do something. I can already see how fat America will get if they buy the X1. Their commercials should say "Are you too skinny? can you see your rib cage and feel the Call of Duty dogs want to play with you for the wrong reasons? Well, We have a solution for all your problems! Buy the X1 it will clog your arteries just as fast as you gobble down that triple cheeseburger which will translate to slow heart function and metabolism. Which means you will put on that weight!! To put on even more weight we are giving you a Kinect 2 FOR FREE!! but wait! There is more. You also get this instructional video showing you how to be Timmy from south park and how to order a cheeseburger in 25 different languages. Call NOW!! Smh dumbasses. I have all of this generation consoles. Xbox was better than ps3 online but not for hardcore games. This time around Microsoft shot themselves in the foot. Sony will rule over the gaming industry and, At this point the only real competitor is the Nintendo 3DS and its not even the same market.

Thank you!

Dude finally some clearance!

Nov 11

Ps4 will come out Nov 11, 2013.

Wrong

October not November

I WANT IT SO BADLY D:

GIMME IT!

you want the

D

what???

what's it look like?????

Sony Release Ps4

Sony Please Fast Release Ps4 Can't Wait

Grammar Nazi

What is this? No commas? No periods? Every first letter is capitalized. This comment bothers me the most.

cost

the console seems over priced for the current financial climate around the world

Overpriced? So, then, you

Overpriced? So, then, you know what it's going to cost? Please tell us! Many, many gamers are anxiously waiting to find out what the price is going to be! But if you can so confidently state that it's overpriced, you must know what the price is going to be! Tell us! Tell us NOW!

I think it about 600-1000

I think it about 600-1000 dollars

-.-''

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.

tag

Im going to wait untill it' gets on lower price

sweet

i cant wait untill it comes out and i only have the ps1 ps2 ps3 but waitin for the ps4 yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy hurry ps4

Sadd

Four months to wait

Hurry SONY My wallet Barking and i have to feed them Coins

Sadd

Four months to wait

Hurry SONY My wallet Barking and i have to feed them Coins

=(

4 months
='(

Shut Up and take my money SONY!!!!!!!

Cross compatable

Will the new systems ur coming out with be able to play older ps3 games bc its just a pain buy new systems and having to pay outrageous prices for new games to...

cross compatible

I have read that the PS4 will not play older version games. Sony does plan for in the future to download older games.

142 days its coming out so thats september 27

142 days its coming out so thats September 27

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