comscore Sony PlayStation 4 to be available in US and Europe in the holiday season for $399, has no restrictions on used games
News

Sony PlayStation 4 to be available in US and Europe in the holiday season for $399, has no restrictions on used games

Sony walked into its E3 press conference in the aftermath of what many thought was a very good press event for Microsoft. But, Sony in this generation was playing underdog for perhaps the first time s

Sony walked into its E3 press conference in the aftermath of what many thought was a very good press event for Microsoft. But, Sony in this generation was playing underdog for perhaps the first time since it entered the market with PlayStation One. It announced that the PlayStation 4 would cost $399 and will be available in the US and Europe in the holiday season. This news has some interesting ramifications as for starters the console will not be available in Sony’s home market, Japan at launch and the PS4 is also cheaper than the Xbox One by $100. For Europe the console would cost 399 Euros, and in the UK it will cost 349 Pounds. Also Read - Cyberpunk 2077 back on Sony's PlayStation Store, with a special warning for PS4 owners

Sony went a little further to stick it to Microsoft as it explained in great detail that users could play used games, and it placed no restrictions on them unlike the Xbox One, which leaves matters in the hands of the developer. It was also announced that games did not need to be authenticated, and games would not stop working without an always on Internet connection that would run a check every 24 hours. Also Read - Nintendo Direct E3 2021: Metroid Dread, Mario Party Superstars, a new Legend of Zelda and more

Sony also announced that PlayStation Plus (PS+) memberships will carry over to the PS4, but a PlayStation Plus membership would be needed to enjoy games online. Though all single player games and media services would be usable without a PS+ membership. Also Read - Hitman Sniper: The Shadows mobile game announced: Agent 47 is missing

Notably, Sony also showcased the console itself, which was conspicuous for its no show at the February announcement. The PS4 also combines a the new Dual-Shock 4 controller that now integrates a screen and a touchpad, a new eye-toy peripheral that has two cameras and a four way microphone. Unlike the previous generation PS3 and the Xbox One, the PS4 can be used horizontally and vertically just like the PS2.

Sony also detailed its cloud strategy with Gaikai streaming to be enabled in 2014 for the US market. PS One and PS2 games will be streamed alongside a limited PS3 catalogue.

Sony also announced that its Music Unlimited and Movies Unlimited Services will be available on the PS4 at launch.

New PlayStation Plus plans were announced for $5/month that would allow access cloud saves , game discounts and exclusive content. In fact, a PS+ member will get a new free game every month including the newly announced indie game Secret Ponchos.

PS+ members will also get access to exclusive content for Drive Club PS+ edition, which will be available at launch.

Actually, Sony has announced that Kill Zone Shadowfall and Knack will also be available at launch and Infamous Second Son will be launched in Q1 of 2014.

Other new games that coming include The Order 1866, the Dark Sorcerer, Transistor, Mercenary Kings, Secret Ponchos, Audrel New and Tasty, Galaxy, OctoDad, Outlast.

Diablo III will also be coming to the PS4 with original exclusive content and Sony lined up Square Enix for a number of Final Fantasy games. Even Kingdom Hearts 3 has been announced for the PS4. Sony has also announced an exclusive partnership with Bungie and Activision for Destiny and a long gameplay demo was showed off.

Sony also made a big deal of in-engine gameplay footage and showed a number of games running in-engine footage. Sony showed off WatchDogs and NBA 2K14 running in-engine footage that looked incredibly impressive.

Bethesda’s famous Elder Scrolls RPG will now hit an online avatar with Elder Scrolls Online and its first beta will be available on the PS4. Sony also showcased a game called Mad Max.

On the whole, Sony said that there were currently 140 games in development for the PS4 of which 100 will be available in the first year and 40 games came with exclusive experiences native to the PS4.

Here’s the complete list of announced PlayStation 4 titles.

  • Abe’s Oddysee
  • Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
  • Battlefield 4
  • Blacklight: Retribution
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • The Crew
  • The Dark Sorceror
  • Daylight
  • Dead Rising
  • DC Universe Online
  • Deep Down
  • Destiny
  • Diablo III
  • The Division
  • Don’t Starve
  • Dragon Age Inquisition
  • DriveClub
  • Dying Light
  • EA Sports UFC
  • Elder Scrolls Online
  • FIFA Soccer 14
  • Final Fantasy
  • Final Fantasy
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Galak-Z
  • Just Dance 2014
  • Infamous: Second Son
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Knack
  • Madden 25
  • Mad Max
  • Mercenary Kings
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Mirror’s Edge 2
  • NBA 2K14
  • NBA Live 14
  • Need for Speed Rivals
  • Octodad: Deadliest Catch
  • Outlast
  • The Order 1866
  • Peggle 2
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
  • PlanetSide 2
  • Primal Carnage: Genesis
  • Ray‘s The Dead
  • Secret Ponchos
  • Skylanders Swap Force
  • Sniper Elite 3
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • The Witness
  • Thief
  • Transistor
  • Warframe
  • War Thunder
  • Watch Dogs
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
For the latest tech news across the world, latest PC and Mobile games, tips & tricks, top-notch gadget reviews of most exciting releases follow BGR India’s Facebook, Twitter, subscribe our YouTube Channel. Also follow us on  Facebook Messenger for latest updates.
  • Published Date: June 11, 2013 9:28 AM IST
  • Updated Date: June 11, 2013 10:39 AM IST



new arrivals in india

Infinix Note 10 Pro
Infinix Note 10 Pro

16,999

Infinix Note 10
Infinix Note 10

10,999

Vivo Y73
Vivo Y73

20,990

OnePlus Nord CE 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 5G

22,999

iQOO Z3
iQOO Z3

19,990

Realme C25s
Realme C25s

9,999

Poco M3 Pro 5G
Poco M3 Pro 5G

13,999

Realme X7 Max 5G
Realme X7 Max 5G

26,999

Oppo F19
Oppo F19

18,990

Motorola Moto G40 Fusion
Motorola Moto G40 Fusion

13,999

POCO M2 Reloaded
POCO M2 Reloaded

9,499

OPPO A74 5G
OPPO A74 5G

17,990

Oppo A53s 5G
Oppo A53s 5G

14,990

Vivo V21 5G
Vivo V21 5G

29,990

Realme C25
Realme C25

9,499

Realme C21
Realme C21

7,999

Realme C20
Realme C20

6,799

Motorola Moto G60
Motorola Moto G60

17,999

iQOO 7
iQOO 7

31,990

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G

21,999

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

69,999

Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro 5G
Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro 5G

39,999

Xiaomi Mi 11X
Xiaomi Mi 11X

29,999

Realme 8 5G
Realme 8 5G

13,999

Samsung Galaxy F02s
Samsung Galaxy F02s

8,999

Samsung Galaxy F12
Samsung Galaxy F12

10,999

POCO X3 Pro
POCO X3 Pro

18,999

Realme 8 Pro
Realme 8 Pro

17,999

Realme 8
Realme 8

14,999

Vivo X60 Pro Plus
Vivo X60 Pro Plus

69,990

Vivo X60 Pro
Vivo X60 Pro

49,990

Vivo X60
Vivo X60

37,990

OnePlus 9 Pro 5G
OnePlus 9 Pro 5G

64,999

OnePlus 9R 5G
OnePlus 9R 5G

39,999

OnePlus 9 5G
OnePlus 9 5G

49,999

Samsung Galaxy A72
Samsung Galaxy A72

34,999

Samsung Galaxy A52
Samsung Galaxy A52

26,499

Micromax In 1
Micromax In 1

10,499

Asus ROG Phone 5
Asus ROG Phone 5

49,999

Samsung Galaxy M12
Samsung Galaxy M12

10,999

Motorola Moto G30
Motorola Moto G30

10,999

Motorola Moto G10 Power
Motorola Moto G10 Power

9,999

Oppo F19 Pro Plus 5G
Oppo F19 Pro Plus 5G

25,990

Oppo F19 Pro
Oppo F19 Pro

21,490

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

18,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

15,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10

11,999

Realme Narzo 30A
Realme Narzo 30A

8,999

Realme Narzo 30 Pro
Realme Narzo 30 Pro

16,999

Infinix Smart 5
Infinix Smart 5

7,199

Samsung Galaxy F62
Samsung Galaxy F62

23,999

Samsung Galaxy A12
Samsung Galaxy A12

12,999

Nokia 5.4
Nokia 5.4

13,999

Nokia 3.4
Nokia 3.4

11,999

Realme X7 Pro 5G
Realme X7 Pro 5G

29,999

Realme X7
Realme X7

19,999

Vivo Y31
Vivo Y31

16,490

Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G

35,990

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

1,05,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G

81,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

69,999

Vivo Y12s
Vivo Y12s

9,990

Vivo Y51A
Vivo Y51A

17,990

Samsung Galaxy M02s
Samsung Galaxy M02s

8,999

Xiaomi Mi 10i
Xiaomi Mi 10i

21,999

Oppo A15s
Oppo A15s

11,490

Tecno Spark 6 Go
Tecno Spark 6 Go

8,499

Vivo V20 2021
Vivo V20 2021

24,990

Vivo Y20A
Vivo Y20A

11,490

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power

11,999

Motorola Moto G9 Power
Motorola Moto G9 Power

11,999

Motorola Moto G 5G
Motorola Moto G 5G

20,999

Vivo V20 Pro
Vivo V20 Pro

29,990

Xiaomi Mi 10T
Xiaomi Mi 10T

35,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9i
Xiaomi Redmi 9i

8,299

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

39,999

Infinix Hot 10
Infinix Hot 10

9,999

Vivo V20 SE
Vivo V20 SE

20,990

Vivo V20
Vivo V20

24,990

Micromax In 1b
Micromax In 1b

6,999

Micromax In Note 1
Micromax In Note 1

10,999

OnePlus 8T
OnePlus 8T

42,999

Samsung Galaxy F41
Samsung Galaxy F41

15,499

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max

1,29,900

Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Apple iPhone 12 Pro

1,19,900

Apple iPhone 12 Mini
Apple iPhone 12 Mini

69,900

Apple iPhone 12
Apple iPhone 12

79,900

Poco X3
Poco X3

16,999

Realme Narzo 20A
Realme Narzo 20A

8,499

Realme Narzo 20
Realme Narzo 20

10,499

Realme Narzo 20 Pro
Realme Narzo 20 Pro

13,999

Oppo F17
Oppo F17

16,990

Samsung Galaxy M51
Samsung Galaxy M51

22,999

Poco M2
Poco M2

10,999

Oppo F17 Pro
Oppo F17 Pro

22,990

Realme 7 Pro
Realme 7 Pro

19,999

Realme 7
Realme 7

14,999

Best Sellers