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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The XBox controllers are completely crappy compared to that of the PS3. The XBox controllers are too bulky and weigh like 10 lbs!! Not to mention it's way easier to charge the PS3 controllers and their battery life is longer.

to xbox owners

look when the 360 came out it was cool but there wasnt any competition at the time. the ps3 is far more advanced in alot of ways. for example blu ray, not only is blu ray the best picture quality the disks have anti scratch resistant coating. this is awsome because it is very hard to scratch them. got kids. probably not but a dog maybe. not to mention the 360 used to scratch the disks itself. the playstation network is free and for free it isnt that much worse that xbox live come on its free and they are still getting the kinks out. you can connect your psp to the damn thing and play on the ps3 from anywhere and watch blu ray movies. it also has blu tooth connectivity which i can sit on my toilet 50 feet away from the console and still change music. the xbox remotes have to be infront of the xbox. I am a shooter fan though and like the triggers better on the 360. lets see what else. oh yeah i used to have problems with the drawer load on the 360 as it was standing vertical. sometimes it wouldnt line up right and would not play games. the playstation has more like a car stereo disk insert this is much better because the disk dosent have to sit on a drawer which also leads to scratching of the disk. what was microsoft thinking using an ordenary dvd drive. the ps2 played regular dvds. the playstation also has more settings for your home theater needs such as surround sound and visual out put. the xbox is good for kids that cant afford hd. the playstation is the smarter buy clearly unless your a hillbilly and worried about buying american. oh yeah one more thing i can think of is the harddrive on the ps can be directly swapped with a hard drive of any size you can imagine as long as its the same kind. try getting a tb hard drive for the 360. I dont think so microsoft is one of the richest companies because it feeds off you dumb basterds that want to pay for stuff that directly goes to feed the already weathly. xbox live is a rip off.


You sir, are completely right.

RE controllers

If you think xbox controllers weigh 10 pounds your just a puss, and yest the xbox controllers are better


i saw the PS4 it looks like 4 ps1s tuck together :(

lol its not the PS4

I know which one you are talking about. Its not that on e:p That's a modified PS2 for high performance.

PS3 Missing... Something...?

The only thing that the PS3 is lacking right now is the built in breakfast maker for those days of gaming that carry on through the night and into the A.M because of the other worldly performance that we all know and love....LONG LIVE THOSE PLAYSTATION CREATORS......

Sony next console name is not PS4

When Sony release their next console system, they will named it PS3D. It makes more sense to named it PS3D. All consoles are focusing on 3D world. I hope everyone agree with me.


the ps3 already has 3d just gotta download the firmware update..

Future Game Developer

As true as that maybe, I wouldn't like the name at all. If adding one little component will have people change the name then as crazy as it sounds they would name PS2- PSDvD, PS3- PSBR(Blueray), and of course PS4- PS3D. Personally I don't care for 3D and I would hate it if everything on the PS4 had to be viewed in 3D. That would pose a problem for people's eyes in the long run. Besides people would still call it PS4, that is its true name. It makes too much sense PS4- Playstation "4th" Generation. The systems are presented as family generations and it's already generally established as a tradition for Sony and the World of Gamers to name it Playstation and then the next number. Think of it as a son who was given he's father's full name- John M. Smith, it could be John M. Smitg Jr. or John M. Smith the 2nd. The son of the son would be John M. Smith III. It's traditional so please respect that as a fellow Playstation Fan.

playstation yeah

xbox sucks ive tried it and it sucks!!!!! everyone should just get a ps3 and dump their other rubbish consoles


i have tested it and i have one i had to pay £9999


i agree without a dout the ps4 got my mind running fuck a xbox lol


it is the best one ever and it will have better grathics than the other and because i have played on the ps4 in japan to test it

ps3, ps4

the main reason i like the ps3 more is cuz, you can play online free (xbox 360 u have to pay a redicilouse $50 bucks a year), for the games that are just meant for the ps3 the graphics are fu***** amazing like heavy rain, GOW3 and a few others. Sony will probably release the new supposably "ps4" probably by 2011 cuz microsoft will make something better and then sony will want to be better than MS so they will make something amazing like put a wireless mic/video chat built in or something crazy like that. I owned a xbox 360 for 3 years and i liked it but not as much as the ps3. Oh and another reason i like the ps3 more is cuz the new slims have a les chance of breakin down rather than the xbox 360 gets the common "RROD to easily. Ive only had my 120gig ps3 slim for about 4 months but i think it will last a long time. Any1 wana add me ps3 tag is BeAsT_killa4lyfe


i think you're wright mate that is exactly what i was thinking microsoft main opponent is sony you know (ps3 vs x box) i mean sony came about with ps3 slim 120gigs and 250gigs editon not even 3 months later,micrososft produced there new products (xbox 360 pro and elit) in short xbox like compiting with ps.If you disagree with me, prove me wrong.


yeah ps3 last way longer i had mine for 4 months. REALLLY??? u had it for four months and nothing happen yet so u think that makes it indestructable. lol

360 is junk

Had mine over a year now with no problems. Friends with 360's have gone through as many as three consoles. Microsoft = junk.

old games

I want the ps4 to have backwards compatibility. As ps2's wont be around in the second hand market for that much longer, classic games like Black and Resident Evil 4 will be lost forever. Or they could just remake them...mmmm...Res Evil 4 in me the horn...


Both those games aren't exclusives. And RE4 came out on the gamecube first. Hmmm. Classic games will never "be lost forever", they just might be harder to find. But with all the systems putting out classic games on their online markets, i doubt that will happen.

When will the PS4 be available?

I heard it is already out in Japan and the States. But when I asked I was told the newest is the PS3 move. Does anyone know when the PS4 will be released?

Not for awhile yet

The PS4 is not out yet, either in the U.S or Japan, or anywhere else for that matter. I wouldn't expect it to be released for at least another 2 years. When Nintendo and Microsoft decide to launch their new systems, that will likely influence Sony's decision to push the PS4 out the door, as they won't want to be too late to the party with a new system.

Not ready for the ps4

The Ps4 may sound exciting to hear that its in the works.. but I honestly don't think the people are ready for another game system.. I mean the ps3 is awesome already, and I'm sure there's a lot more that the ps3 can do.. ps4 shouldnt even been thought of right now.. I mean I understand the whole 6 year thing with sony but its just too early for a new system.. In my opinion I believe they should hold off until like 2013 or 2014.. let people enjoy the ps3 for awhile...


You are so right. I believe you. I'm with you there.

You just don't get how good is the "today technology"

You can live with it and satisfy because you have never play with anything better. If you have a friend or someone you know that do play PC game, and who use "almost the latest" video card and fast CPU, ask or pay him/her $50 to try the gaming PC for 30 minutes, you'll change your mind "RIGHT AWAY." Graphic isn't everything but it does make a huge different. Compare with the new video card(for pc), PS3 graphic is 6.5/10. Don't believe? Find a way to try it. Don't just watch the youtube video and think you know or you disagree what I'm saying. Find a way to try it then you'll understand what I mean.

PS3 is way too outdated

current hardware technology is way ahead and PS4 should be released as soon as possible so it can keep up the pace with pc. PC gaming is now clear choise for me, because average computer has at least 3 or 4 times more power then old PS3. And it is really visible on graphics...


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It's a question of payback

The PS3 has cost soooo much it would be commercial maddness to even think about attempting to release another major console in the next few years. They are only just now getting to grips with the hardware the online elements and starting to produce games that justify the massive investment. Given the 2007 release date in Europe/UK I would say that 2014-17 would be a reasonable estimation of how long Sony will keep the ball going. The 360 has been tipped for a 10 year life which is understandable, Sony won't release another one before that. Manufacturers I think will face an interesting choice as to balancing the rapid developments in technology in terms of going totally online which in 5 to 7 years will be a different arena, or releasing another solid state console which in all likley hood will be the last one ever from any manufacturer.

Yeah, hopefully they'll release the PS4 before 2012

Compare with the new video card of PC, the PS3 is just too weak (6 years technology vs today's) The funny thing is my middle class (with i7 and 330m) run better in gaming than a PS3.(at least real 1080p with 2xaa) The GTX 480 video card (today high-end video card) runs at least 3-5 times faster than the PS3's. I think if they use something like GTX 680(future model) and something similar to the fast i7 to build the PS4, over 90% of the gamer will have a huge wow factor and can't wait to get it emotion. And they should stop the "move" investment, just leave the family and kid marketing target to Nintendo and focus at the real gamers. I think I'll only buy the Grad Turismo, CODs, and maybe the metal gear solid rising before the PS4 come out, not even Crysis (I'm a big fan of the Crysis) ;I know the PS3 can't even handle 60% of the game, they'll have to degrade it to fake 1080p or 720p without AA and lower lever of texture... Hopefully the economy will gets better before 2012 and they'll release the ps4 earlier...

of course pc graphics are

of course pc graphics are better thats why they cost 1000s more

pcs suck

pcs are horrible. MACS ARE WAAAYYY BETTER!!!!!!

If you're designing a website

If you're designing a website for your cat, MACs are awesome for that. If you're doing advanced coding and anything that requires more processing power, it will be on a PC. Remember, Macs were created by PCs. Don't get ahead of yourself.


You're such a moron. Use wikipedia, learn the truth. Macs WERE NOT created by PCs. On a related note: PC > Mac. Apple is trash, no true freedom and overpriced legacy hardware.

PCs are best

PCs are no doubt the best out of Macs and PCs. I mean just compair the ratio of even the computers that run XP to any Mac OS. But I must admit, Vista and 7.... well they could have done better, a lot better.

Learn the truth?

Wikipedia can be updated by a 2 year old. It's one of the worst sources of information on the net. Most of the information on there is incorrect!

Partly true

I'm not advocating anyone take anything said on Wikipedia at face value, cause yes it can be altered by anyone, but to say most of the information is incorrect is...incorrect. There are thousands of people closely monitoring every single article on there to make sure any new information added is legit and properly cited. People can make up whatever and add it but chances are it will be reverted almost immediately.

mac sucks

dude if you want to game zou don't use macs ?! wtf where you thinking.

Macs R Lame

The world uses PC's. Artists and fruit cakes use Macs.

I hate PC gaming

I find gaming on the PC to be very generic and the graphics to actually look cheaper not better

ps3 or ps4

hi there ive had all of the ps consels. the first ps, ive had it for years and its not gone wrong and when the ps2 come out i got that still. then i waited for the ps3 slim to come out and i only had it for 5 to 6 mouths and i got a fattle error on it and the dise drive went on it and there still is aload of bugs still wrong with the ps3. my ownly consern is how fast sony r moving with the ps4 will that have the same problems as the ps3. GET THE PS3 SORTED BEFOR THEY BRING OUT A NEW PS4.

Not really.

Slim versions of Playstation or X-Box consoles have never really been reliable.


That's interesting how I've had my PS3 slim since launch, played 4-7 hours per day, and I haven't had any issues with it once. Never, eh?

true that got my ps3 the day

true that got my ps3 the day they came out been thrashing it daily scince the no probs


I m satisfied with my psone and ps2 with 160gb harddisk u want 2 play great game go play online. I think ps3 is to expensive n cost four times than ps2 in indian rupees and has a decent future ahead. By the time it outdates psextreme err ps4 will launch i am a fan of rpg remember parasite eve 2 psone or dino crisis2 until those title shows up i m not interested.


Its not expinsive at all. Actualy pritty cheap.

PS4 is better than sex

Think about it. The PS3 gets me all hot and bothered just imagine what the PS4 will do. Who needs sex when you have the PS4?