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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why ps4

i don't know about you guys, but i would rather see sony take ps3 to its limits and maybe expand upon it more than release an entire new console. if they truly haven't reached its full potential and computing power than i would love to see them invest in that...idk maybe bigger games, improved graphics, more downloadable content etc. why start over when you can improve on the ps3...granted the idea of the ps4 is awesome and really cool and was the reason i found this web page, i think they need to make the ps3 even better (they should also make a free emulator so that people without backwards capability ps3s can play some ps2 games, i can already play some on my mac while running usb overdrive to use a duelshock 3, also good for snes, but it would make it all the better)


i agreeeeee.

why ps4

i agree i wish they would do more for the ps3

ps3 vs xbox 360

i personally feel that the reason why xbox and wii are doing better than ps3 is because thay are cheaper. and these consoles are mainly aimed at teenagers and above and teenagers jus cant get their hand on £300 wheras for the xbox and wii you can get them for around £150 so its almost half the price of a ps3 and it plays most of the same games.

the wii is crap and xbox is

the wii is crap and xbox is equal to the ps3, but ps3 is god of the consoles, wii is the retarded cousin


If you had an intelligence of over -50, then you'd know to move the word 'retarded' over to just before 'xbox'


My fellow GAMERS. I have talked to one of my contacts, I asked about the release date of the SONY Playstation 4. He said "Just a mayby, it will be released in 2013. But all that PS4 models an pics you saw on other webpages is a lie ! It probably was someone that had nothing to do, that designed a "PS4 MODEL" My personal advise is, I dont even know if the PS4 will happen. I think Sony will just develop and build some PS3 Console with the most advansed PS3 hardware and software that is top on the range. But I totaly understand your craving to the PS4, I mean, The better the graphics and the better the gameplay, the better our gaming coureer. LOL hope this information gave you hope or rather break your false hope.


Good to know... I just hope developers start focusing on games themselves and not just the online versions. its rediculous


Come back Sega and build a console that is actually fun to play with =(.PS3 and XBOX360 are carbon copies of each other , they have the same god dam titles and its only matter of months before there exclusives get ported, christ like i have a gear of war 1 saved onto my ps3 harddrive and i play it with a xbox360 custom emulator.When sega was in the hardware business they actually had games that were fun .Games these days are nearlly all fucking first person shooters its a discrace. People moan and groan that the ps3 is more powerful or the xbox360 is better, there both fucking shit guys can't you see it , i'd rather go down to my local arcade and play the lasted virtua figter , steet fighter , dance game or racing sim , because there cheaper over time , funner ,and there built by developers (SEGA,NAMCO even BANDAI ffs) that have been in this business alot longer these people and know how to make a games.Put it this way , think back to the days when you guys played mario(i know its nintendo -_-) , sonic the hedgehog , golden axe , streets of rage and tell me straight weren't they a hell of alot more fun to play than the over rated crap that hits ourshelves these days such as Modern Warfare 2 , BFBC2(actually everything by EA with there fail servers) with the exception of god of war series ,GTA series is a fucking discrace after GTA3 with the exception of san andreas , the AI in zelda orcarina of time is better .I could go on for weeks about the current state of the video games market . I'm sorry if i make spelling mistakes , English isn't my mother tongue.. I own both ps3 and xbox360 the dust is building on both as i type.


Thanks for the post. To respond to a couple of your points, I don't necessarily think there are too many FPS's, what it seems to me is that those are simply the only games that ever get hyped up by the media and players anymore, while great games in other genres only get passing glances. Fun factor I think is hard to determine. Are games really less fun than they were years ago? Possibly, I would say I probably had more fun on the whole playing games when I was a kid, but then the next question would have to be, have older gamers simply changed or become less enamored with gaming, rather than are the games actually less fun? Hard to say. I think online play for most games is very enjoyable, and while games may not be as much pure fun as they were, there's more variety, and more to do to keep you occupied. I think the lack of exclusives will continue throughout this generation and into the next. It makes more sense from a developer's point of view to release their games on both 360 and PS3, even if it makes the existence of both consoles somewhat redundant. Even if Sega were to re-enter the hardware market, I don't really see how that would change things, it would just be one more console for companies to port their games to, and one more console gamers would have to buy to get a few first party offerings from Sega, and a trickle of third party exclusives.


The modern gamers are just not getting the same quality we did as kids. When it didnt matter what console you had, and online wasnt even known. Sega NEEDS to get back into the game, and nintendo should go back to their roots a bit more. Stop focusing on online gameplay which destroys the game itself... what us gamers who were born before fucking 1995 have been loyal to. It is a disgrace. And the PS3 has many years ahead of it before a new console will be released!! Lets be honest; it is the closest thing to an old school console were gonna get. Thanks god the exclusives aren't all First Person Shooters and they aren't just going for little kids like nintendo is now. I can remember playing mario, mike tyson punch out, gradius and many more, not to mention the original mortal kombat and golden axe in the arcades and they were much more fun. Enough with this new age teenie bopper shit gaming. BRING BACK THE OLD SCHOOL GAMING WHEN IT WAS STILL FUN!!!

And another caveman:))))))

Guys really, you have to make people laugh!:)) Why don't you buy those old lorries with those big black gaming machines (but don't know where to get them, they are probably gone with old Audi 100 to the same place...) and show to the world what the proper gaming can be! :))))



Who are you?Have you traveled in time from eightees?

Pack it up mate with your SEGA stuff...Clearly, you haven't got a bloody clue what you're talking about..Go and have a fun with your PAC MAN game or TETRIS...:)))) And one more thing.Make up your mind about which console and brand you'll pick the next time and don't by bought.It'll only make you even more paranoid. Good bye.


It just seems like these days people are worried about graphics and hardware more than gameplay! We will actually take a shittier game for better graphics. Goldeneye was a great game (not the best graphics now), Mario, Zelda (old and new) Sonic. All these games were fine. We didn't need the perfect graphics to enjoy them, we just want that style back. Perhaps we can start getting games with less focus on graphics and shading and more focus on the fun of the game!!! THERES A THOUGHT!!!

unlikey release

the ps4 is not going to be released in 2012 just because the life cycle has been 6 years for every console 4 sony there is on thing different. UPDATES the updates make it so that the ps3 doesnt stay the same since there is updates it might have a 10-15 year lifespan and i think that they should just make as many ps4s as possible and when the super gay overrated xbox 720 anouces its release date ps4 makes theirs 2 months sooner so they could sell more and have a head start on xbox 720 because the only reason the ps3 is losing xbox had a year head start and ps3 is only down by 7 million copies and they can be ahead of xbox within a year if they are just patient.


PS3 has a 10 year cycle ....

Playstation 4 release date

I think the ps4 will be a few years out, there is a poll on that shows that most people think the console is not likely to be released until the year 2012. Most of those votes were likely cast before the Playstation Move was released, so who knows... I think at this point the release date of the Playstation 4 is going to depend deeply on the success of the Playstation Move.

ohh really?

I never new that lol? >_

i agree

new technology will always have glitches when its release is rushed



Why would they release a ps4...look at the ps3, it has every hardware stuff that there is... talking bout graphics etc etc....then we first need a new and better tv. When they want to add 3D gameplay with glasses etc, then they will first have to depend on the global release date of real working 3D TV-screen...i dont believe in the PS4 release in 2 years....i would say it will be here in 5 years


I dont think what you said is true sir, the ps4 wont be out in 2012. Maybe 2015 or 2016, sony isnt finish with there developments for ps3, yet updates are coming in, ps3 is a good system and it wont need to be replaced for at least 8 years, If IF they do develop a blueprint for its design, what will be new on it? GRAPHICS, I think the ps3 graphics are realistic already, so slow down, and by the way I work for sony and if there was a project already planned, I would know. and wrong the ps5 and ps6 wont be a bother until later 2027.


The only thing that can be improved in the next 5 years would be the AI in game and the processor in the console itself ,at the moment , the graphics we see are probable the best we can achieve with an commercially affordable home system.The new xbox 720 has only a processor upgrade and larger hardrive its only being created to compete for a 5 years cycle .My honest opinion is the ps3 can still compete with it for atleast 4 years .


first of all the new xbox is not called 720 you idiot just cause is a 360 doesnt mean is going to be called 720 idiot..and the new xbox is out faster wfi than all the systems if you dont believe me take a look for your self..and the New xbox is out already on store cali

Microsoft is unoriginal.

The "new" 360 is just a smaller version with WiFi and is "ready for Kinect". There's nothing new about it. It's basically an XBox 360 Degrees of Unoriginal Slimness. Sony released the PSOne, a slimmer PSX and slim versions of both the PS2 and PS3, yet they didn't need to add benefits to sell them, did they? All Kinect is is in fact an updated EyeToy. Yeah, PSMove might be copying the Wii, but atleast Sony is redefining motion control based on real movements rather than flicking a wrist. Okay... Let's think of some great Sony exclusives. -Kingdom Hearts franchise -InFamous -Metal Gear franchise -Almost all of the Final Fantasy franchise Microsoft has only two of honorable mention. -Halo franchise -Fable franchise, which has talk of spreading to more platforms Face it. Sony may be behind in sales because of 360 fanboys, but they have dominated and accomplished much more than the Xbox. Not to say the 360 isn't revolutionary, but it doesn't even have what may soon replace standard DVDs: Blu Ray. It goes beyond movies; Blu Ray means better quality AND quantity. The PS3 remains to have untapped potential, while Halo Reach is the best the 360 can do. There is absolutely no need for the PS4 as long as the PS3 still has untapped potential; however, the 360 is nearing its end. I know you fools will try to compare the nextgen Microsoft system to the PS3, however, just remember that the PS2 is equivalent to the Xbox, the PS3 to the 360, and therefore all of you Microsoft fanboys will just have to wait for the PS4 to copy ideas from.


dont be a moron freakin retard its just slim doesnt mean its new. new would be with a different name and that slim 360 is out everwhere in the USA dumbass


You don't work for Sony. You are some dumb-ass kid trying to give his story credit. You sound like you are 10 years old.

playstation vs xbox

it clear that the ps3 is better but i think some of the games on xbox are amazing though i heard xbox is talking about not putting blue ray in there new system. I think that's suicide there can hardly keep up now ware as the games can't keep up with ps3.

here's a reason

I personally think that Microsoft doesn't put Blu-Ray players in there systems because they don't make ones of their own unlike Sony


that is true.

Xbox all day

bro good of war sucks ....gears of war is better... all the games that ps3 have we have it too so. ps3 lags a lot and the u have to pay more for faster internet and for a better router. ps gears of war 3 all day bruh coming straight from northern cali..Stockton bruh

ps3 all the way

both games suck AKA G.O.W both of them modernwarfare is better than those lameass game

maybe true, maybe not

The PlayStation 4 maybe coming out soon but it depends, since the 3D TV's have come I have heard rumors that they will upgrade it to be compatible. That maybe the new PlayStation 4 or just a regular upgrade just like different hardware. I also heard that the hardware might have 320GB but it's just a guess.


Xbox has it's network even though it does cost it is faster and better in someways, PS3 has it's Blu-Ray

PlayStation 4 Not Coming Even After 2 Years

It has been confirmed by playstation at the E3, that there'll be no updates for the playstation 3. Only that PlayStation 4 trailer with some 3d Goodness. I guess we just need to wait on 2011. *

I agree

the ps3 is still recieving updates that make it better if connected to the entirnet. the june update gave a video editer. in my mind, i think the ps3 can last a long time with these updates every 1-2 months. why a ps4 so soon? sure, i'd love a ps4 asap, but the ps3 is still THE BEST!!! with the ps2, you play games online. with the ps3, you can have entirnet, download movies, games, free demos, addons, ect. and from what I've heard, they haven't even made a design for a ps4. so people, just wait & be patient. the ps3 is the best. when the ps4 comes out, it will mostlikely be when the ps3 can't get anymore updates and the network starts to change. that may be awhile because the network is just fine as of right now. P.S.- the Wii and Xbox suck!


guys i'll give it to you straight. i don't think the ps4 is gonna come out any time soon. wait mayb 4 or 5 years. we need to develop the tech to make it as awesome as we want it to be. in short the sooner it comes out, the crappier it will be. straight up.


we need to develop the tech to make the ps3 as good as we all want it to be. the sooner the ps4 comes out the crappier it will be. straight up.


PS3 , PS4, X-Box, X-box 360, Wii, Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft. I dont care what the system, it should be about the game and your kickass good time with them . PS4 can show or not but that wont stop me from playing PS3 or anything else I want but it would be a total waste of money to buy my PS3 now if the PS4 is released soon so here's crossing my fingers.

Red Ring

Atleast PS3's don't get redring. lol

wrong dude

actually the ps3 does get the red ring but instead of red its yellow. AKA the yellow ring of death so both systems have problem especially the ps3 even though i own one.

Ya but Yellow light of death

Ya but Yellow light of death happens 2% of the time n RROD gets a 32% chance


I have had my ps3 since when? 4 years now, and it's still running strong!

I had the Yellow light of

I had the Yellow light of death and paid $150 to fix it out of Warranty. I sent my console in and they sent me a new one.

i did too

i had my ps3 since maybe 2 monthes after it came out and just 2 monthes ago yellow light then we got it back and it happened again yesterday with my favourite game in side but it gets fixed for free and i accually get my game back


the new playstation needs to be at least 3D, if not, panoramic =D