Sony Launches PS4, the Newest Generation of PlayStation

The PS3 hit the market in November of 2006. Over the last few years, the market has been looking towards the next generation of PlayStation, the PS4. Today, after months of teasing us with photos, unboxings, and demonstrations, Sony officially launched the PS4. It's only available in select markets right now, but the PS4 has arrived.

The PS4 console 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; 8GB of RAM; 802.11n WiFi; Bluetooth 2.1; USB 3.0; and an upgradeable 500GB hard drive. It'll set you back $399.

Sony says there will be 33 PS4 titles available by the end of the year, 15 of which will be Blu-ray titles SCE World Studio. The rest is made up of digital download titles. Sony is calling them the 'launch frame' line up, which means not all of them are available starting today, but they will be out in the next six weeks. Check out the full list below for what you can expect over the next month and a half:

  • NBA 2K14
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Skylanders Swap Force
  • Need for Speed: Rivals
  • Battlefield 4
  • Madden 25
  • FIFA 14
  • NBA Live
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • #DRIVECLUB
  • Knack
  • Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Watch_Dogs
  • Just Dance 2014
  • LEGO Marvel Superheroes
  • Basement Crawl
  • Pool Nation Extreme
  • Contrast
  • Warframe
  • Pinball Arcade
  • War Thunder
  • N++
  • Minecraft
  • DC Universe
  • Planetside 2
  • Counterspy
  • ResoGun
  • Flower
  • Doki-Doki Universe
  • Hohokum
  • Tiny Brains
  • Super Motherload
  • Blacklight

The PS4 launches in Europe and Australia in two weeks, on November 29. UAE and Saudi Arabia will follow, on December 13, with Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia getting the console on December 17, 18, and 19, respectively. South Korea, South East Asia, South Afrida and India are also suppsed to get the console in December, though Sony hasn't talked about specific release dates for those markets. Bringing up the rear, a whopping 99 days behind the North American launch, is poor Japan.

Head on over to Tom's Guide for their PS4 review, and stay tuned for our in-depth technical analysis of the new consoles coming soon.

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  • cubebomb
    they launch it and you cant even buy it.
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  • Innocent_Bystander
    That's pretty normal at launch... wait a few months, get others to beta test it for you, get the first hardware rev and you'll be set.

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  • jimmysmitty
    That's odd. The country that is the home of Sony is behind a US launch. Normally Japan gets the new Sony/Nintendo consoles and we have to wait it out.
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