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.

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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!

Playstation 4 Release Date News

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Happy Fans Receiving their PS4's

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Older Release Date PS4 News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Better start saving up now!

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

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

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

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

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

PS4 Release Date

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

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

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

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I think there's a while to go on the PS4 yet, i mean the PS3 hasn't been out that long. I don't even know if the next console will be called a PS4, maybe a new name is needed?

come on sony

I just bought the ps3 last year and now the ps4 is coming really soon i thought it wasnt going to be in stores for another 7 years . because i had my ps2 for 6 years.

PS4 Release

I Think That The PS4 Needs A Time To Come On Stores

I want it

f it i want it (>.


call of duty vs medal of honor there's a war! but MOH wins hands down in fact with the new MOH coming soon COD is going to get curb stomped as the stories and game play have always been better and LONGER with MOH than COD and now with the online that will be with the new MOH, COD does NOT have a chance of making it out of the octagon in one piece....

ps3 to ps4

well, the ps3 hasn't made it to their full potiential like the graphics on god of war3... sony hasn't reach 65% of its power yet. microsoft xbox360 only makes games easily and has more all because they use cd rom. Im sorry xbox360 fans but xbox 360 has no more hardcore games. playstation4 will be release first because they're lacking on ps3 and getting the next generation console ready. Their was news on the newspaper that sony is creating a 6,000 gb or 1 terabyte blu-ray disc so it has storage with even more incredible graphics.... FYI people Sony is going to win this console war. So enjoy what u have if u have a ps3 or 360. PS3 may have problems for now but SONY IS JUST ABOUT TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT GENERATION...uuuhh PS4 IS WHAT THEIR WORKING ON THIS IS THE REASON FOR PS3 IS LACKING .... lEAVE COMMENTS ON MY EMAIL---

stupid posts

I read alot of the posts here and came across jackasses talking about 2012 end of the world and god. you stupid idiots stop posting your inferior thoughts and comments go to church where people will listen to your dribble. as for ps4 it will rule and natal is stupid to all the msfanboys out there hope you like casual gaming because thats all it is. my 8 yr old sister and her friends will love natal they will be able to talk to eachother and digitalize eachothers clothes woooooooooowwwwwwwwww, natal will be the coolest ever. the only people that will be playing with natal is 10 and under kids. x360 sucks and all the ms fanboys suck, have a nice day.


dude youre so right lol haaaaaaaashaaaaaaaa x360 hella sucks i work for gamestop and everyday for the past 3 years i get at least 5 customers wanting help because thier 360 broke 3 out of the 5 buy brand new 360~dumbasses the other 2 buy a new wii or ps3 and of course that doesnt include the other people who are able to use ms warranty and wait for months until ms fixes it and ships it back to them or the other poor guys who just leave away sad knowing they bought apiece of shit system. anyone who thinks x360 is better than ps3 is retarded. ps4 will be the king just like ms is sonys biatch.


MS SUCKS!!! i have a right to say this as i have both a PS3 and a 360 and well my 360 just collects dust when my son doesn't use it. the only real thing i think it has going for it is the fact you can play your own music while playing games (unless you're playing an exclusive) a nice feature that i have been wanting Sony to incorporate into their systems. i still can't believe the amount of suckers out there that wasted there money to help the 360 rise above Sony in the sales war. P.S. the only reason why they rose above was because of all the sales from those who suffer the RROD's

Not Forthcoming

PS4 in three years? I seriously doubt it. MS drop the original Xbox almost immediately after the X360 launch. So did Nintendo with the much under rated GameCube. It took a long time before MS was willing to make the X360 backward compatible while Nintendo had the Wii backward compatible from day one. The latest version of the PS3 have lower production costs but it is not compatible with PS2 and PS1 games. However PS1 games are now reformatted to DLC format. I don't see why Sony won't make PS2 games the same way. I can see Sony officially retiring the PS2 as the best selling video game console of all times by end of the year. They will focus their resources on making the PS3 more attractive especially to the causal gamer market for which Nintendo had dominated since early NES days for nearly twenty five years now. The PS3's life cycle had barely begun. I am giving Sony's "most advanced home video gaming and home entertainment system" in the world to stay in production for at least ten years before we see the next gen game console come onto the market. Check back in 2015. Maybe we will have something to talk about at that time.


I'm sorry but you got it all wrong. You cannot play ps2 discs on newer ps3's however ps1 discs can be played on any ps3. And as for the dlc you can already get ps2 games just look up buzz junior on playstation store.


OK, the fight is, XBOX vs PS3 vs Wii, the XBOX to start with, it has pros, great games, which every system does, pay for online service with extra goodies attached, I admit, it can be worth it for like 6 months, better voice chat then any system, not super better, just better. Those are major pros, cons being maintenence issues, not that other systems don't, but the XBOX seems to have more issues then any other system, less good games, PS3 and the Wii have been making tons of even games that keep up with games that match that of their previous games, the XBOX is running out of good games. The PS3 knew how to make their good games last, XBOX through them out their. And one more battle con, the prices and accessories of XBOX, different system choices, PS3 and the Wii have come down on acessory prices. The PS3 pros, the PS3 has continuously great games, hit classics, MGS4 GTA4, Fight Night Round 4, Uncharted 1&2, MAG, Assasins Creed 1&2, the list goes on and on, not to mention sport games. Continued in next post


The PS3 also has great applications, you could have dualbooted it to Linux and PS# not so much now, its overall cheaper with superiour features, Blue-ray doesn't make the system that much greater, but you can watch blue-ray movies on it, no need to buy a Blue-ray DVD player, more savings, I own the PS#, but don't ignore the Wii or XBOX, I don't say XBOX 360 because we know what im talking about, MS dumped the original XBOX as soon as 360 came out, shame shame, Sony does't give up on systems that easily. The Pros of PS3 seem longer, maybe because I only own a PS3, I own the 80GB model that plays PS1 games, its pure gold to me, never a problem, never a noise, either im really lucky, or all PS3s are like that. I can't say I know that the Wii or XBOX are quiter because I don't know, I know that people rip on the PS3s RAM because its low, but its actually better RAM because of what its designed to do. Now the cons, the PS3 doesn't have the best voice chat, "apperently had overheating problems" Con't next post.


As for overheating, must be earlier model issues, the PS3 also has a more... complecated controller system, which, I personally LOVE, some say it uses too many combinations in TEKKEN games, well, thats another great game, TEKKEN, I find to many buttons to be ridiculous, but then again i love the N64 game controller, old thing gave me blisters, so I guess thats not too bad, by the way Wi-fi and internet being free, I like that, we don't have the internet at my house, so the PS3 is great for that. Now for the Wii, which I didn't involve much into the fight between XBOX 360 and the PS3, the Wii is in a class of its own, unique gaming style, appeals to a entirely different audience, and has a different play format. Growing up with super neintendo, Super Mario was the greatest, a history that can never be beaten, some systems come of age, the Wii is a class act, one for the books, it may not have many flaws, but truly a childrens wonderland for fun, on that, it can't be beaten, don't try to fight me on it Con't NP


All of the Playstation consoles rule!! :D Don't need to say anymore or have anything to back it up, everyone already know.

They will come out with it later

Since Sony is a perfectionist company, I feel that they will hold off on the PS4 until they can put out a product that will be far beyond the current PS3. If the PS2 was a single core 660MHz processor and the PS3 is eight cores at 3.06GHz, I feel that the PS4 will be an equivalent step forward. Maybe something like a 20 core processor or beyond. I am just hoping that the PS9 is what they showed back before the PS1: Won't it be great when we can simply inhale our game system, have it plant itself in our brain, and be able to control it with our minds?!

PCs can be controlled with your brain already

OCZ NIA or Neural impulse actuator and that was almost 3 years ago. The only difference being no nanobots or direct display display

playstation 4

hey dudes the ps4 will be the best wooooo.

when is it coming out ?

when is it coming out ? much is it going to be ? it going to have the xbox the wii the sp3 dvd and cd ?....



You must be rich!

If Sony puts all of that tech into one machine, I have no doubt the price on the day of release will be $1000. Start collecting cans now!

No problem , it will be

No problem , it will be better instead of buying an Apple ipad

HD DVD is no longer

HD DVD is no longer around.... check your facts


PS4 WLL COME IN 2015 AND IT WLL BE 2000 USD I MEEN 899 USD AND IT WLL 2 BE 200 GB AND 400 GB IN 2016 FOR 1000 USD BUT WHY 899 USD ITS BECOUS ITS 200 GB FOR ALL YOUR PS1 PS2 PS3 FANBOYS AND SNOY FANBOYS AND IT WLL HAVE DVD HD DVD BLUERAY CDS AND TV AND 3D FOR 3D TVS WHICH WLL BE HEAR IN 2012 AND AND SLIM IN 2020 FOR 699 USD AND Games in it wll be war whish wll be R and ps4 home in 2016 on 400 GB and xbox wll be done in 2015 for xbox fanboys by /\/\/\/\/\\/\/\/\


Well I also heard a few rather odd comments. Not that I'm a sports jocky but the ps4 is said to come out. 2012 late. I'll just guess the release date would be X-mas of 2012, it would only make sense for there hugest event to come right out, during that time. also the games that would be coming out with the ps4 would be a new GTA and 2013 Basketball probably foot ball to. according to rumors. no real facts but I'm 97% sure. if it wasnt ovbious.


Ok, you didn't hear this here. :O But, the PS4 will not be called the PS4. Currently, 2 name options are floating around the shop: PS4-3D PS-3D Just saying :) ssshhhhhh


watever your making that up n o b head


Ooops, I forgot. My suggestions weren't accepted. :( But I still like it. What do you think? >> PS Virtual 3D >> PS Depth 3D ok, not so great :| other info (options): - yes, 2TB is optional ;) - yes, full use of new motion controls :) - yes, full Virtual Reality 3D HD Wide Screen Visor add-on (wireless and very light weight-no need for exteran TV/Display) - yes, use of Dual Cameras to put you in the game in 3D as well as to interact with games without controllers :) very sweet! - disk player will have more format options and newly designed laser system (good stuff coming up for that) As for 3D games costing a lot more? Not really. A little more, but not much. Why? Because what most people don't know, unless they are involved in game design, is that games are designed in 3D from the outset. Designers use 3D displays when programming. That's how depth can be resolved and corrected. Once a game is completed, it's "flattened" down into the flat "3D rendered" that you see in games. The 3D information is retained in most games. The new firmware upgrade for the current PS3 will "explode" to full 3D many of the games currently out there... SURPRISE!! :) Ok, nuff said


Wow dude games are rendered in 3d at runtime and the flattened at runtime. If they were "flattened at design time" like you say then there would be all kinds of angles and stuff they would miss. Even if they ran some algorithm to catch every possible angle you could look at the game world and then had a flattened version of that good luck fitting your game on a blu-ray let alone a dvd. Devs don't use 3d monitors although I'm sure they will start to. Also generally graphics designers are not programmers nor are programmers graphic designers. We would end up with either ugly, or unplplayable games if they were. I could just go on and on about the assumptions that you made in this comment but I'm not going to go any furthur than this. Before you start telling people what they don't understand about something why don't you educate youself before "corecting" them.

Playstation 4 release date

with the launch of the psmove it looks like it could still be several years before the playstation 4 is created. The psmove release date is set to be sometime late in 2010 and is going to add years to the life span of the playstation 3 console. has a poll where users have determined 2012 or 2013 as the most likely launch dates, i hope for a playstation 4 sooner... but now i need to learn the move so it could take a couple of years.


The disc are diamond coated with a super super super thin layer which makes them practically unscratchable, the bluray does make it more expensive though

i'm getting tired of buying ps's

because when u buy a ps and its games. next u know they come out with a new one etc. waste of money

obviously your a dumbass

If you know anything about ps that a new system comes out once every 6 years and a sequel to one game is usually released every 1-2 years. Sony does great with its release dates and if you think they release the games too quickly, then I'd like to have the time machine you have.


ps3 is much betr.. sick of ppl seyn awh.. xbox is much betr.. suck me cock.. its shi lyk.. smel of da yoke.. big waste of money... xbox is a load of BOLOX..!!!


Yeah X Box Sucks playstation is so much better, cause i remember when i played x box for the first time it was a spiderman game and the building looked like cardboard boxes.

ps3 all daii

absolutly 360 is literally a whaste of money a crappy systm that breaks down

To The MS fanboys

its funny how the amount of MS fanboys come on playstations forums and trash talk shit, its also funny how ms fanboys come on a PS4 speculation thread/article . Conclusion :gaybox180+180=360 fanboys will probable end up getting a ps3 when mircosoft tells them there not going to replace there broken console .53% FAIL RATE OUT OF EVERY 500,000 XBOX 360's TESTED IN 2009/10


I think ps3 still has more than 3 years because as the article mentions the games didn't even come close to the ps3's full potential . after achieving the fullest potential its rational to release a new console . Maybe the ps3 could even compete with new consoles for a year or so with new software updates and gadgets .

true that

2012 is rediculously close and whats different with the PS3 is the upgrades technically speaking sony can go on forever with these upgrades until you run out of disc space!!

Date of release

I actually heard that it was around 2015 that was the closest date that sony was going to release the next gen system

the truth and nothing but

where do u get that math, by the comment ps1+ps2=ps3=ps4 still equals ps3 and ps1+ps2+ps3=ps4 actually equals ps6 so either u suck at math or ur looks 10 years into the future.... xbox blows, i predict within 5 years microsoft drops their losses with their console gaming base, that is after they loose halo and gears 2 sony, and they will go back 2 strictly making games for pc. sorry xbox gayboys but that what happens when u follow a mass of retards, some of witch will realize their stupidity and get a sony console thats actually worth the money u paid

Logical Option

Sony ,microsoft and nintendo develop a console together and bring gaming into a new age=P

And the world explodes

And the world explodes because the concentrated awesome is to much for our planet to handle.

that makes sense considering

that makes sense considering the xbox has outsold the ps3 every year its been out and we run our xbox live and games and consoles so much better than you ps3 owners

Well Well Well

If you like xbox why you on a PS4 forum, xbox only outsells ps3 because its a cheaper system CHEAP=INEXPENSIVE=OFFBRAND=BREAKS EASILY=FUN FOR 30 DAYS, then you returrn it, by then its broken=waste of money

Lol you fail at life son

Bungie ( Halo creators ) are in contract to make Halo games ONLY for Microsoft. If they breach it by creating Halo games for the PS3 then they get sued for lied. and gears of war is going to stick with Xbox 360. They are trailing by 3 millions sales, 30 > 27 Oh and I own both consoles.