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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But it can be played on a PS3

But it can be played on a's not like a whole new system, and plus it is just to compete with Microsoft's "Project Natal", or "Kinect". I'm sure PS Move will be compatible with a PS4, Sony'd be stupid not to have it be. It's just an add-on, why do they have to release additions to systems/new systems so far spread apart?


There is no point to coming out with a new console so soon... there will be little technological advancement versus dishing out the development costs and convincing consumers it is worth spending the extra money. It has got to be 2013 at the very earliest for a PS4 release. Develop to the PS3's full potential! Oh and by the way, I can't believe how STUPID some of the comments on here are - both in content and grammar.

some dude...

read some comments, ps4 is awsome. i think its so fn awsome, that i want it to go PS5, PS6, then at last the PlayStation 7. & then if it is to imense to contain... UNLEASH THE PLAYSTATION UNLIMITED/FOREVER!!!! (undecided)..................................... BUT this MUST be the final showdown between all gaming and entertainment systems... FOREVER...!

Seariously dudes :c

Listen. Some Dude is right...... Prepare the army... war is declaired.


the ps3 is awsome!!! but if it comes out faster there are bound to be some mistakes that were overlooked like technical problems.

Common Sense

As opposed to non technical problems that would be mistakes for an electronic device? Please, enlighten me. What other kinds of "problems" could there be?


k........................this guy sounds like some kind of pimp cuz at the end "it says check out our ps4 forums playa". ok g dog yeah we'll do that for sure first thing on my to do list buddy.

Nah :P

Xbox's OK... Sure Ps3 has Blu-ray but who gives a shit? Two awesome consoles :D You can't compare them: Thou' I would say that Ps3 is for the RPG-players and Xbox is for the FPS-geekios :P This site is about Ps4 right? You should talk about that. Don't try starting a console war ;)




It's an interesting arguement. I would say the xbox is more for people who just want the more mature games, while the ps3 offers a wide range of games. My ps3 collection ranges from a 3+ to and 18+, whilst my brother's xbox collection is all 18+. I would say, if you are looking for smart, thought through gaming, with many games continued from that of the ps2 and similar, stick with the obvious choice of the ps3, while the violent shooter game nuts should stick with the xbox. There is no clear 'better' console overall, even though i am partial to the ps3, and it is all down to factors like controller preference, game preference (god of war etc vs. halo etc), price ranges and even just the sheer appearance of each console. So, before jumping to any conclusions, try checking game lists first (you might just be surprised) and try out each console before you buy, whether in a shop or at a friend's.

i agree, my favorite system

i agree, my favorite system right now is Xbox 360, but that's only because it has more games that i'm interested in. i grew up playing playstation 1 and 2. also i'm more familar with the 360, so it's obvious that i'm going to pick 360. all i gotta say who cares which is best? just buy whichever one you want, and enjoy it.

What the F**k?

The Xshit 360 really IS just an overrated computer. If you are stupid enough buy one, then let me tell you something. You should have bought a computer with good game software. PS3 TILL I DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ps2 ps3

who can tell the Differents between ps2 & ps3


How is the PS2 the same as ps3, wtf are you on about?


i agree xbox sucks because the controls are hard and what the hell is a,x,y,b for any way


PS3 TILL I DIE!!!!!! Microsoft need to sort out that RROD because i had that and since then i hate xbox. Sony converted me. :)

why are thay making xbox 720

whats the point of them making 720,yall people say its better but all playstation system is the best of all games xbox or microwsoft i dont care the all sucks nuts ps4 will be better forget what yall say xbox fans

who remembers the ps9 commercial that was the shit

playstation rules... playstation is what its called,,,,,,, xbox is an overrated pc.. with out the moniter and mouse and keyboard ...... playstation rulez and thats final

PS9 commercial was awesome

Hopefully I will be alive long enough to play one, GTA will be so awesome on it!

i agree

the xbox 360 newer version does

3D games

Ok, Panasonic have released their 3D TV, Sony are following. Now what I really want is 3D games, anything else is simple just a little bit faster, a little bit more realistic, but no cataclismic change. 3D gaming would change everything. How much would YOU be prepared to pay for a full 3D game??? Playstation4? I won't bother if it doesnt do 3D!!!!

3D Games

Actually, they are coming out with 3D games. Nintendo released at E3 the 3DS, which is the Nintendo DS with 3D games and the ability to take pictures and they come out 3D due to the two camera lenses on the front.

too soon for both consoles

personally i think it's too soon to even plan the next console for either company, the Xbox 360 and PS3 have ALOT of room to advance on, the ps2 never reached it's limit and it's a shame that we never got to see what that console could do once pushed to the limits, so if both companies slowed down abit and worked more on their current consoles they would have time to think of things for the next generation of consoles, good things come to those that wait.

no it wudnt

let ps3 own da bisness y u trin 2 mke shit360 hve a early release date then ps4 cuz den dy wud say ps4 copied shitbox dumass fink bout release dates


Its the best of all consols and the ps4 is a new level


Really nice looking, but is that even possible? I mean glass???

there both ok

i have both consols xbox is beter than ps3 cuz more games ps3 beter than 360 cuz the internet browser and free online and better comershels playstion is the best wii just sucked i traded mine in the 3rd day i got

PS3 is BEAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS3 is the best console ever made i don't see why microsoft is even tryin to compete!!! i think Sony should take over the gameing buisness!!!!!!


i think probably to make money? just a thought?

Agreed PS3 is a beast!!!

Yep total beast! Microsoft should just bow down already.

Thats true. The PS3 is the

Thats true. The PS3 is the best. Microsoft sucks and there have been more problems with the Xbox 360 than any other console. SONY KICKS MICROSOFT'S ASSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i know right its the awsemost

i know right its the awsemost thing alive just imagine a dumb xbox 3-watever u cant do internet youtube or even make hot dogs a ps3 can just play a game for a hecka long time like 6 hours and put cold hot dogs and walah hot dogs or you can freaking have real life games like xbox395439549 crappy graphics microsoft shud go 2 hell and give me there money " wooo hooo im rich 53 billion dollars $_$ " playstation is dope and so is playstation 2 theres no reason to make ps4 its a waste it can problobly kill your eyes by the way why dont we talk about ds or nintendo or my favorite capcom


can anyone tell me does the playstation 3 80 gig ave an sd port in it


All the early PS3 models had the SD slots, but I believe they were removed in newer models, as well as the slim. You would have to confirm whether the system you're going to buy has them or not yourself.


USB= Universal serial Bus port USB send info in and out


Why would microsoft even try to compete with Sony? those idiots at microsoft just can't accept that Sony is better. I don't care that Xshit 360s have game room, avatars, facebook, that music thing. PS3 has multiplayer games and chatrooms. You can go on facebook too. I have gone on facebook and twitter with the PS3. The Ps3 also has better graphics. I used to use my friend's Xbox a lot until I got my PS3 but then I noticed the graphics. Compared to the PS3 Xbox graphics suck. I know some kid who was using his Xjunk 360 one time and the (boring) game just froze and his TV screen turnd red then it just shut off. After hearing that I never used my friend's Xbox 360 again. Who would want to have to pay for a piece of shit like that? Now the Xshit 360 elite? That can't be any better. I HATE YOU BILL GATES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

. . . . . i dont even know

. . . . . i dont even know what to say, but you sound like a kid, so i won't say a damn thing.

you don't?

seems like you just did.

very true

atleast ders 1 person ho really h8s microsoft like me and those goons and noobs ho own xbox 260 say that we copied the xbox 360 by mkin a ps3. fkin dumasses ps 3 better al tha way through. weve got totally differnt fings then xbox nd shitbox 360 copied ps2 ahhay basterd!


There both just sytems that just play's different games.

P S 3

As far as i am concern P S 3 is very rugged and in Nigeria market today we play games as if we live in it and that is why the X Box series has never been a match in anyway you look at it. Because i have been in both world's (SONY and Microsoft). And i have made research based on customers..... Regards, Kingsley from Nigeria


I would not get a 3D TV or ANY console that is made to play in ONLY 3D....or 3D games..... its utterly useless and lame... I am NOT about to wear Headphones/Bluetooth/and 3D Glasses just to play a freakin game.... HELL NO....! Its not appealing to me and it will NEVER be.... Now on the ShitBox vs. PS3..... PS3 wins everytime....YES ShitBox does have some kool games, but PS3 outbeats every console out there simply because "It ONLY does EVERYTHING" Movies/MP3's/Internet Browser/Photos/Music Player/BluRay/USB/SD Card(older models)........are SOME of the better things that NONE of the other consoles can overcome. As far as the PS4 being made of glass, its just a kool concept, and most likely wont be. Even if it is, its will prolly be the tough bulletproof glass or acrylic coated or just plain acrylic. It would look pretty neat, but then as always you haveto worry about scratched and nicks from normal wear and i DOUBT HEAVILY it will be made of a clear material... With all this said, SONY PLAY STATION 4 EVER!!!!!

sony 4 ever!

Hells yea bro! i've been playin the playstation since ps1 came out and although i did get an N64 and gamecube, i must say that playstation fucking stomps ass on both of them. i cant afford a ps3, and now the great debate is whether to wait and see if they push it to max potential and get the pimped ps3 or just grit my teeth and wait out the release of the ps4? as a fellow follower of sony, what would you do in my place?

sony 4 ever

save if u can and just be happy u hve wat u hve some people hve alot less

gaming 4 ever

dont be fanboy, just love gaming.. both console are great ps3 & xbox360!!! why? bcoz i hv both.. i was use to hv nintendo (to play mario) gameboy, ps1,ps2, psp, now wii, ps3 & xbox360 even a pc games i also play. stop war about console, just enjoy the product.!!!