The Xbox One vs PS4 battle is heating up more and more. The PlayStation 4 is going to arrive on November 15 in United States and for Europe, New Zealand and Australia, the release date of PS4 has been set to November 29th. The news about the confirmed PlayStation 4 release date was announced during the Sony’s Gamescom 2013 press conference.
If you are interested in buying the PlayStation 4, you can apply for a pre-order. Recent records shows that the next gen PlayStation has managed to build up over 1 million pre-orders across the globe. The gaming console will be launched in 32 countries. Also, the launch of PS4 will also mark off the launch of 33 new games. Also recent leaks reveal that some of the much anticipated PSN titles will also be officially announced and added to the list of PS4 games when the gaming console is released.
What’s interesting about the PlayStation 4 is that Sony has decided to price it at $499. The price is going to be same as that of Xbox One. When you pay $499, here is what you will get in the bundle: a 500GB hard drive, a game called Killzone: Shadow Fall, the PS4 camera, and two DualShock 4 gaming controllers. When you look at the rival gaming console from Microsoft, buyers will only get the Fifa 14 game along with the Xbox One gaming console.
Some of the PS4 games that will be launched alongside the gaming console include, Destiny, Knack, Drive Club, Minecraft, War Thunder, The Order: 1886, Kingdom Hearts 3, Halo and many more. The titles that you purchase for the PS4 can be traded at retail outlets or you can even sell it someone or give to a friend. On the other side, Microsoft did not want offer such perks with Xbox One but owing to the criticism from the gaming community, Microsoft is also offering the same kind of perks with Xbox One.
The PlayStation 4 was first showcased during the E3 event. At that time, only a black colored PS4 was revealed. We are not sure whether the Japanese tech giant has any plans to release the device in different colors. The PS4 is slimmer than the Xbox One.
At first, Sony had no plans to include the PS4 camera in the bundle to make the gaming console available at low price. The Xbox One will be shipped with Kinect 2.0. According to tech experts who have already analyzed the camera device of both the gaming consoles have concluded that Sony is offering a low standard camera whereas the Kinect 2.0’s camera is more likely to be used by Xbox One users.
It was in the news recently that Microsoft is rolling out Xbox One voice commands only for five countries out of thirteen countries where the Xbox One will be launched. However, Microsoft officially announced that will be offering voice commands for ten out of thirteen countries. Sony is going to offer some free services with the PS4 such as free games like Planetside 2, free access to online apps like Netflix and free features like party chat.