PlayStation 4 Release Date, Price Outed – Report

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Mere hours before the big PlayStation 4 reveal, a new report from Kotaku makes known that PlayStation 4 will be released in November in the U.S., will allow gamers to control the console using their smartphones or tablets, and will cost $429 and $529 for the base and high-end SKUs, respectively.

The rumor also states that “you’ll also be able to control the PS4 remotely from your tablet or smartphone. You’ll be able to use a mobile device to chat with your PS4 friends or buy games which are then automatically downloaded to your machine.” The latter falling in line with recent changes Sony has made to the PlayStation Store, which was expanded to browsers last month.

Another source told the site that, “every PS4 will come with a PlayStation Eye; that a new spectating feature will let you watch other friends play games from your console’s dashboard, even when you don’t own the game they’re playing; and that the console will support local network play via Vita.”

The more controversial portion of the report suggests that PS4 is “following the path first set by Xbox Live: our source says “most” of the PS4′s online features will require a premium subscription to use. Sony’s new online service will be called PlayStation World, our source says, replacing PlayStation Plus.”

It’s all happening very fast leading up to tomorrow’s epical reveal. Stay tuned.

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4 Comments on "PlayStation 4 Release Date, Price Outed – Report"

  1. nick February 20, 2013 at 4:21 am -

    hmmmmmmm, me no like the replacement of plus!
    if they want to create a premium subscription for PSN then fine, but dont get rid of plus as it is now, and dont lock out PSN features non plus members have access to now!

  2. foxton February 20, 2013 at 6:01 am -

    the rumours are really circulating Face book this morning and i have already read several different stories ranging from it being released as early as next month in Japan, til march 2014! there really is no point in looking into any of this stuff with the offiical news conference a mere few hours away.
    Ive also seen some Leaked pics from techradar of what the PS4 looks like, they look pretty genuine but still you have to take it with a pinch of salt.
    Controlling with your smart phone is nothing new either, ive been able to controll my sky plus hd box with my android phone for ages, but its pointless, why fiddle around truing to fast forward and pause and record stuff on a fiddly app when your sat right next to the actual sky controller. The only thing its good for is when your away from home and youve forgotten to set something to record that you fancy watching.
    Im just hoping there is some sort of decent compatibility with my Sony xperia z i get next week :)

  3. nick February 20, 2013 at 9:25 am -

    looking at getting the Z myself, released today and its already sold out!
    :(
    really weird i cant find any plans for it either looks like $onys only releasing it outright here.

  4. foxton February 20, 2013 at 10:51 am -

    pre ordered mine the other day so it gets delivered on release day next week. COmes with the free MDR – 1R headphones worth £300 and got first 6 months of my contract half price so got a right deal considering they going for £600 contract free. It looks absolutley bad ass, only thing that concerns me is its size!!

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