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Your PS3 Console Now Lets You Pre-order PS4 Games

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 5 comments

You've pre-ordered the console, so now pre-order the games.

The PS4 might be the first PlayStation console that doesn't feature backwards compatibility from launch, but that doesn't mean you can't use your PS3 to prep for the arrival of your PS4, does it?

 

The Sony PlayStation Twitter account this week announced that PS3 users can now pre-order PS4 games from their PS3 console. The company is kicking things off with Knack and Warframe, and users will be able to pre-order via PS Store (PS3) and the SEN online store. Knack is priced at $60, but Warframe is actually free, so the pre-order is a bit pointless.

Both Warframe and Knack appear on Sony's list of launch titles that was released in late August. The PS4 is set for launch next month. It packs an eight-core 64-bit x86 Jaguar CPU from AMD; a GPU with a unified array of 18 compute units, collectively capable of generating 1.84 Teraflops of processing power; 8 GB of RAM; 802.11n WiFi; Bluetooth 2.1; USB 3.0; and an upgradeable 500 GB hard drive. It'll be priced at $399 when it goes on sale in November.

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    SteelCity1981 , October 17, 2013 6:31 PM
    long time xbox fan converting over to ps4. i'm sure i'm not the only one. Sorry MS but ps4 has a lot better graphics hardware and it's 100 dollars cheaper. Better luck next time...
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    kulmnar , October 17, 2013 6:34 PM
    Interesting to see what happens to the previous gen consoles and some game titles. Will Beyond 2 Souls come to the PS4? Will Call Of Duty releases stop for the PS3/Xbox360 and move to the PS4/XboxOne or will they continue to be released for PS3, PS4, xbox360, XboxOne for the next few years?

    A huge price drop should come for the PS3 and Xbox360 regardless of what Sony and Microsoft say.
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    gigantor21 , October 17, 2013 8:44 PM
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    Interesting to see what happens to the previous gen consoles and some game titles. Will Beyond 2 Souls come to the PS4? Will Call Of Duty releases stop for the PS3/Xbox360 and move to the PS4/XboxOne or will they continue to be released for PS3, PS4, xbox360, XboxOne for the next few years?

    A huge price drop should come for the PS3 and Xbox360 regardless of what Sony and Microsoft say.


    Frankly, a big price cut on both consoles is long overdue. There's no reason 7-8 year old consoles should still be selling for over $200 in any capacity.

    I expect to see several titles release on both generations of hardware for a while. It took years for publishers to stop making PS2 games; EA is still putting out FIFA on PS2 even now (but not WiiU, LOL).
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    captaincharisma , October 18, 2013 9:03 AM
    that's interesting. doing this would make you think Sony will stop supporting the PS3 after the PS4 is released
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    g-unit1111 , October 18, 2013 9:25 AM
    Planned obsolescence.