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PlayStation 4 priced, dated; all the details here

At Sony’s E3 press conference, Sony not only announced a release date and price for the PlayStation 4, but they also announced a bunch of features that were met with a standing ovation.


Here are all the highlights:

  • PlayStation 4 will launch worldwide this holiday season.
  • PlayStation 4 will be priced at $399, hundred bucks cheaper than the Xbox One.
  • The PlayStation 4 will be region free.
  • The console will ship with an HDMI cable, a DualShock 4 controller, a headset and a 500 GB hard drive.
  • PlayStation Eye will be sold separately for $59, and will not be required to start or run the console.
  • The PlayStation 4 will not require an always online connection, nor will you have to log in to verify your game every 24 hours.
  • The PlayStation 4 will allow gamers to trade games, buy second hand games or freely exchange games with one another.
  • An existing PlayStation Plus member ship will carry over to the PlayStation 4 as well.
  • Becoming a PlayStation Plus member, now or even when the PlayStation 4 launches will get you one free PS4 game ever month.
  • Multiplayer unfortunately will no longer be free on the PlayStation 4. Gamers will require an online subscription to play with or against friends.
  • Nearly 140 games are currently in development for the PlayStation 4.
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall, Drive Club and Knack will release alongside the console at launch.
  • Gaikai, the cloud service that Sony will be using for the The PlayStation 4 will not be available at launch, instead launching sometime in 2014.
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