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

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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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What did he do take it apart

What did he do take it apart put it in the oven then put his hand on the metal casing? Otherwise, I call bullshit on this entire scenario. It's a funny story but no way is it true.


You losers really care which ones better? I bet all of the ps3 "haters" don't know 2 shits about the damn machine, ands ame for the xbox "haters" But its okay, if you want to waste your time typing up a story on how your system is better than another one, then have a great time.


i love these pussy fanboys that are gizzing all over their ps3s. (i own both) i love playing uncharted series and other ps3 exclusives on that console, and i really liked xboxs recents like AlanWake/Gears/. i'll say though when i have a chance to get a game thats out on both consoles, the fact is, that xbox wins every time. i would rent games on both systems alot of times and EVERY time the xbox had superior graphics and smoother reaction/bett3r lighting/bettersound. I had the 2 systems hooked up to the same tv and there was just no comparison... this doesnt make me like the ps3 any less, i like it just as much. i think when you grow up a bit and have your own cash to get your own systems (instead of mommy or daddy) you appreciate both of them alot more. Anyways, i love how these little feuds on here go forever until a guy that knows about programming (actual facts not blind devotion) posts something relevant/intelligent and everyone has nothing to say... i imagine that if this 14 yr old fanboy reads something truthfull that goes against what he thinks is right, and it happened to be true, his whole self worth and pride would be OBLITERATED!, so to help cope and survive, his brain erases what he just read (the intelligent comment) and starts at square 1.... " NO xbox is SO GAY! ps3 is the future of EVERYTHING! we will one day take showers with our ps3's and their graFFFics are the best and xbox's grafffics arent because its gay and is stupid and sucks all the time and ps3 is the best invention in the whole wide world... cause my dad told me so when he got it!!!!"

r u fkd

i only read half ur message, r u fkd? ps3 has betetr graphics, and its faster wtf r u on about, go do ur research, and stop wastibng ur money on a insuperior product, eg, ur riding a horse when youve got a Bugati Veyron in ur garage (1millioon dollar car)!!

You should go back to school

You should go back to school and bitch slap whatever teacher passed you to the next grade during your English exams. Wow.

i just read ur whole message

u must be blind, its fact, ps3 is a superior device in every way. now what are u gnna say, "no ps3 is SO GAY xbox is the future of EVERYTHING!" pft go get a life. Elvis has left the building.


You act like you're impartial to try and make your point sound better, but to say that there's no comparison between the graphics of same games is a ridiculous statement, which most industry professionals would disagree with. There have been games that have been smoother on the 360, or even had slightly better graphics, namely because they were optimized for the 360 and then ported to the PS3. And many people would give the edge to the 360 in the online play of same games on both consoles. But in general, PS3 is always praised by large sites like IGN and Gamespot for having the superior version of many multiplatform games, with better graphics. And there's really no argument that PS3 exclusives, games created and optimized solely for the PS3, trounce 360 exclusives graphically.

which is better

before you run your mouth about things you dont know for a fact, ps3 has better graphics as proved by ign through this article get some


Guys tell me something. Should I get a PS3 now or should I wait for PS4 to release and then buy a PS4?

Give it time

The PS4 will not be out for a long time so I would recommend getting a PS3 slim. Its affordable and fking awesome and it will improve your life tremendously. Girls will look at you differently and bags of cash will magically appear at your doorstep daily. You can thank me later.

Hahaha nice



get a PS3 befor PS4 the PS3 is great so don't wait for the PS4

As there is many pages, I do

As there is many pages, I do not feel like going through and reading all of your comments. Most of the developers know what they are talking about. In general, if you were to compare both gaming engines then you would come up with something very much alike. Now with the Xbox 360 which we all know is a Microsoft product. What does Microsoft have? What does Sony not have? Microsoft is one of the richest companies in the world. Sony does have wealth but of course Microsoft outdoes that by a lot. Therefore Microsoft will get the majority of the games due to the payment and the advertisement of the system. It is crazy to sit here and argue about which system is better because in the long run their hardware DOES compare to each other. Yes I will say it and I am a ps3 and 360 owner, that Microsoft does have better gfx in some of their games, but that's because they have more to spend in the development of the game itself. I am not going to ramble on about which system is better and you should not either. Choose whichever system you like, and use it.


Sony doesn't need to make a PS4. PS3 is as good as it gets and theres nothing to improve, its already perfect i love my PS3


With people like this, technology will never improve... We will be playing PS3 for the next 100 years while Xbox 3600 will probably be dominating the market.


Ps3 is not as good as it gets, you probaly said the same thing about ps2 also, but then there is ps3, and you change your comment again, Ps4 will blow your mind away, ps3 will look like a sega saturn compared to ps4.


I think they should release the ps4 Because we are in the age of Technology and face every day, scientists discover new inventions permission to see So lets see Where did Technologies Games reached and thank you

what about downloadable apps?

what about downloadable apps? and faster seamless browsing? i would love to be able to make calls and video chat from skype or oovoo on my ps3/ps4

They said the same thing

They said the same thing about the Apple II back in the day. lol


I do hope PS4 have backward compabilities to play all version of PS games. (PS One, PS2, PS3 & even PSN)

discs??? silly gamer discs are for kids

does anybody think that ps4 would even use cds?? for what? cds are so easily damaged and expensive to make, when you could throw way more info on say something like a flash drive and just plug it in.

Interesting concept

But not really practical considering flash drives are a lot more expensive than discs (which are NOT expensive to make and hold just as much or more data, I'm not sure where you're getting that from. A 25 GB blu-ray disc is by far cheaper than a 16 GB flash drive). If every game came on a flash drive, you'd be looking at the cost of games increasing a good $20 on average.

discs are cheap, flash drives aren't and won't be anytime soon

The mass production costs for CD's and DVD's has been less than $1 for many many years. I don't know what blu rays costs but I image it is under $3 and will probably drop to less than a $1 over the next couple of years. A comparable amount of flash is far far more expense, as someone else already pointed out. There is a reason that games started being sold on discs rather than in cartridges. The actual next medium for distribution will be online. I can't imagine any of the major players wanting to make a system that would ONLY be able download content and not actually have any type of optical disc drive yet, but that is where the future is heading. And yes, discs are more fragile than say a flash drive (in certain ways), but the manufacturers have no reason to care about this. As long as it isn't too much of a PR problem, unreadable discs only represent more sales for them.

online distribution

this will be alot longer away than you would think - If they started selling games via online for data, it would make it so much easier to steal a game. Therefore, they would only sell big games via online if they were 99.99% sure that it was almost impossible to steal.

PS3 and Xbox360

Look when both PS3 and Xbox360 was released. PS3 had blue-ray, free internet play, built in wi-fi and internet. For Xbox360 you had to buy a wi-fi adaptor and pay for online play. Xbox lags so much and look how long it took Microsoft to realise that Xbox should of had built in wi-fi, took them 2 years to finally have one built-in in the new Xbox 360 Elite. Plus PS3 works out cheaper than the Xbox, PS3 is now what £280 and the Xbox 360 Elite is £250 (new console), bearing in mind that you need to pay for online, for thats £30-£40. With PS3 all that is free and the games are more clearer than Xbox games. Therefore just buy a PS3 is far better than the Xbox360.

PS3 came later

All that crap you are spouting, it's because PS3 came out a year After the XBox. They had to throw in some extras or nobody would buy it. The XBox still has a faster GPU (google PS3 vs XBox GPU), and if you watch a lot of movies, using your super expensive PS3 is stupid. Every device has a life expectancy, why burn out your PS3 watching Toy Story 3 when you can get Blu-Ray devices on Amazon for 60 bucks now?


I have both, and got to say PS3 is better, everyone has an opinion. Everyone is different. So it doesn't matter. So in my opinion Playstation 3 is the best. Plus, It only does everything!


the ps3 is better in every single way possible ya the gpu is weaker but who gives a shit i have ps3 and the gaybox elite THE PS3'S GRAPPHICS ARE WAY BETTER face it gaybox fans ps3 dominates


The PS3 DOMINATES!! The graphics are way better and that's all I care about! That's all anyone cares about as far as I'm concerned! I can't think of a single thing with worse graphics that has been more successful lately. The PS3 DOMINATES!! Except in sales. But I'm sure that's not an indicator of the opinion of most people face it gaybox and gii fans ps3 dominates

You know whats the best????

Ps1 Lol.... the PS father and the OrIgInAL PS... the seed of it.. LoL but now.. it is fogotten. poor poor ps1 xD.. ok gudbye lol im here to just give u guys some "advice" ...

oh my god!

you people are so dumb..........i have 2 words 4 u ºremote playº dont know what it is? ur probably an xboob owner look it up on google! lol u dont even have a handheld. (this message brought to you by remote play)


high five!


i have an xbox that i bought 3 years ago when i got back from boot camp. played it for a year then bought a ps3. my xbox has about an inch of dust on it. thats how much i like the ps3 better than the opinion


I would like to say that there isn't one console that beats all. Hear me out, yes the PS3 is the most powerful out of this generation but power isn't everything, it how that power is harnessed. So to stop babbling on i'll say this, the console you think is best is the console that suits your needs best. Whatever those needs may be, one console this generation is surely going to fit them, it may be the Nintendo wii (which is good for those casual gamers who like to play a game of Mario here and there) or the xbox 360 (for those who like a good stable first person shooter series/franchise) and finally the PS3 (For those who have a high definition television and watch blu-rays, and surround for all the media they have stored on media servers and like the great exclusive games and some equally great 3rd party games out there). A bit biased there lol, you can see which console I have xD but you get my drift. I chose the PS3 because it suited my need better than the xbox or wii. So lets stop all this hating and animosity, spread the love we are all wise for choosing what suits us. And also join the community, use the forums people! Thanks again, Henry.


there are more people on xbox 360 live with mics my cousin has a ps3 and when she plays there are 1 to 4 people who have a mic ingame xbox makes u pay cause online gaming is better than ps3 and ill tell you why i can hook my xbox up next to my cousins ps3 play online on the same game and ps3 has shitty hosting abilities i have watched many games end on the ps3 cause of pour connection and shitty hosting on the other hand xbox 360 barely has that problem


but the failure rate of the ps3 is only 5 percent while the 360's is 47 percent and you have to pay for live on 360 and if you want wireless then you have to buy and adapter for and extra 100 dollars.

xbox slim

True about the wireless adapter,but I sold my 360 and getting one of the Halo Reach slims. All of the new xbox slims have built in wifi. I never used it with my previous xbox 360,I was NOT going to pay 100$ for a damn wireless adapter..I used an Ethernet Cable. Yeah I did get a Red Ring of Death on mine,but it was within the first 3 years so they fixed it free. As for xbox live,yeah you have to pay but its way better than PSN. I own both systems.

Xbox 360 Internet Browser,etc.

The one thing that I cannot get though is why does the 360 not have an Internet Browser? Its made by Microsoft so why could they not just make it compatible with Internet Explorer? The controllers are far better than the PS3 controllers,I have yet to find one for PS3 that has a permanent internal rechargeable battery like the PS3's dual shock controllers. I suppose I could use rechargeable batteries.....though I like having the option of using a cable to plug into the controller and then the PS3 (or xbox 360) and be able to keep playing if I forget to charge the battery pack or controller.

i have both, and 22 of my freinds have both

The thing is, PS3 is plainly and simply better then exbox 360 in every way, im not bias, its a dm fact. Online: PS3 if free, and is really good- Xbox 360 is payed, is really good Games: PS3 has God of War 3. (full Stop), and if u say halo, call of duty will slap you. xbox 360 has some unique title to- fable etc...halo... Ps3 has blu-ray player, xbox does not majority o fpeople like the look of ps3 more then 360. ps3 -wireless controller, easy charge, no need to goto petrol station for batteries -_- 360 - wireless controller, batter powered, has a unique feel to it, (not bad) Ps3- internet browser 360- none - Ps3 HEAPS of stuff u can do on it, bluetooth and some more unique features, can also collide with psp :D, - 360 - alot less features then ps3 D: more people like ps3, its more advanced, speed is better, games are made on bluray anti-scracth disk - 360 - none , its just simple can u guys stop agruing and jst admit that ps3 is better, dam man its common sence nowadays, but i no how yous feel, i only had 360 for 1 year and i argued to my freinds that it was better, i believed myself to, but when the oppurtnity to get ps3 came, we got it and i figured it out for myself ps3 is better. its how it is, xbox makes next xbox(360), playstation guys look at it )hmm how can we make it better), then ps3 comes out. (srry 4 my fail spelling xD)


hell nah i had both xbxo an now ps3 i say ps3 run shyt xbox is a rip off ps3 is a powerful system u all jus need 2 admit it an get over it u need 2 understand wat kind of technology is used CHINESE PEOPLE MAKE PS3' everything in america we get from them an it works when we try 2 do it it either fucks our cash or it dosent work at least the ps3 didnt drop wit the red ring of death ps3 guranteed twice the lenght the xbox was b4 it will even show signs of of anything like that let alone it happing another 2 yrs dwn the road b4 it breaks i even dout that PS3 IS INDESRUCTABLE AN REMARKABLE TECHNOLOGY CANT WAIT 2 SEE THE PS4 ITS mind bogoling lol....

Can anyone understand this?

Im sorry, but through-out the whole message there aren't any full stops till the end after 'lol', which makes me think of creepy laughter o.O I can't read something like this - idiot writing from PS3 owner. Perhaps whoever wrote this could be educated? It would severely help society, rather than having idiots like this running around. I'm not even goin to bother about all the spelling mistakes... *vomits over a PS3 owner*



ummmm GT5?

wasnt that set to come out shortly after the PS4 as a release title? I feel bad for the people who pre ordered GT5, I wont buy a PS4 untill they come out with GT5.. for all we know it will end up being a release title for the PS5 lol..

ummmm GT5?

I ment to refer to the PS3 as the current, and PS4 as the new system not out yet..


To everyone who says gt5 is coming out WITH the ps4 your wrong. It's release date is november 30th 2010. BAM I'm right your wrong

ummmm GT5?

Agreed on the GT5 thing. It's the one thing that'll make me buy it, just because I know I'll spend so much time playing it, especially since it finally has what looks like good online racing.

ps3 ftw

ive been a serious gamer my whole life... ive always been a ps fan so im definately biased... however, i know of 5 different instances where friends of mine used to have an xbox then had the money to own both systems... and in every instance all of them came to a final decision that they like their ps3s better than their 360s... even the ones that said they just bought the ps3s for exclusive games but will always like their xboxs better because it is a better system all finally admitted that they like their ps3s a lot more... hmmm..... yup. oh, and they all say their ps3s look better and sharper on the same tvs.


I have to agree with that one! Been a diehard xbox fan from the beginning, grew up playing halo 2 on live like a drug lol. Xbox 360 was amazing and still is, but recently i decided i could afford both so i bought my ps3. To make this story short I gave my 360 to my lil bro and never look back lol. And yes ps3 looked much better on the same tv I had my 360 on.


i have to agree that the xbox controllers are better cause yes, they're ergonomically designed for the hand, when the dual shock controller is trying to stay true to it's root's.