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PS4 lands 15 November, hits SA 6 December for R6300

At Gamescom in Germany this week Sony announced that the PlayStation 4 is ready for launch 15 November in Canada and the US. Two weeks after, you’ll be able to get hold of it in European and Latin American stores as well. And then, to catch the Christmas crowds just in time, the PS4 will be at long last be available in South Africa 6 December.

In South Africa, the PS4 will go for around R6 300 (VAT included) which is much more than the US retail price of US$399. For those gaming on tight budgets, we saw earlier this week that the 12 GB model of the PS3 will now be sold for US$199 (R2 000) and it’s also been announced that the PlayStation Vita will retail for US$199 as well.

In South Africa, Ster Kinekor Entertainment CEO Mario Dos Santos said “the price point, although not officially set due to the uncertainty around the Rand exchange rate, is currently planned at an RRP of R 6299 including VAT and it will not be beyond this for launch.”

If you’re one of the lucky ones treating yourself to a PS4 this Christmas, you’ll be able to enjoy Twitch which was announced at Gamescom. Similar to something like Ustream, this social sharing feature lets you livestream your gameplay when you press the share button on the PS4 controller. Engadget quotes Matthew DiPietro from Twitch saying that “you can browse by game, by channel [and] we’re exploring ways to explore by genre.” This app will be available for both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.

The US and Canada have first dibs 15 November while the 29 November crowd includes the following:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Columbia
  • Costa Rica
  • Denmark
  • El Salvador
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Guatemala
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

There are currently over 1-million pre-orders for the console worldwide and Sony hopes to unleash its newest gaming beast in over 32 countries before the year’s end. More than 33 titles are also expected to be available this coming holiday season. To wet your appetite, you can expect to have these by December’s end:

  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Skylanders Swap Force
  • Need for Speed: Rivals
  • Battlefield 4
  • Madden 25
  • FIFA 14
  • NBA 2K14
  • NBA Live
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • Knack
  • Assassins Creed IV Black Flag
  • Watch_Dogs
  • Just Dance 2014
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes

Other smaller, interesting titles to debut in the future were also announced:

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number,
  • Resogun
  • Volume
  • Guns of Icarus Online
  • Wasteland Kings
  • Rogue Legacy
  • Binding of Isaac Rebirth

Author Bio

Jacques Coetzee: Staff Reporter
Jacques grew up in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Keen to take over the world, one word at a time, he has always been interested in both politics and development and studied International Relations (BA) at Stellenbosch University. With an interest in innovation and social change, he seeks to tell the... More
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