Sony reveals SA launch date, price for PS4

2013-08-21 11:06
(Jae C Hong, AP)

(Jae C Hong, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - The new Sony PlayStation 4 will be launched in South Africa before the end of the year, gaming website El33tonline reported.

"South Africa will be releasing the PS4 prior to Christmas, we are planned to go on the 6th of December 2013 due to the logistics of getting the stock to our shores," Mario Dos Santos, CEO at Ster Kinekor Entertainment (distributors of PlayStation in South Africa) is quoted as saying.

"The price point, although not officially set due to the uncertainty around the Rand exchange rate, is currently planned at an RRP of R 6 299 including VAT and it will not be beyond this for launch. Retail will be communicated to plan at these levels," Dos Santos added.

Sony has had more than one million pre-orders worldwide for its new PlayStation 4 console, the head of its SCE computer entertainment division said on Tuesday.

"The response we have received is nothing short of incredible," SCE chief executive Andrew House said at a news conference on the sidelines of Gamescom, Europe's biggest videogames fair.


He added the console will be available in 32 countries worldwide during the holiday season.

Microsoft has said it will start selling its latest console at some point in November, intensifying competition ahead of the year-end holidays and gift-giving season.

Sony has priced the PlayStation 4, its first new console in seven years, $100 lower than the new Xbox One by Microsoft at $399.

Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One in May, its first new gaming console in eight years, marking its strongest push so far to dominate consumers' living rooms with an array of exclusive media content.

Microsoft Europe's Vice President of Interactive Entertainment Chris Lewis said on Tuesday pre-orders for the Xbox One were "unprecedented" but declined to give more details.

- For more gaming news and reviews, check out El33tonline
Read more on:    sony  |  microsoft  |  gaming
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.