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PS4 Launch: Midnight Event in NYC, 444 PS4s on Sale

Jennifer Clark's Avatar + Posted by Jennifer Clark on Nov 13, 2013 // Senior Director, Product Publicity


Look for this sign and line up behind it. Remember: Only credit cards will be accepted, don’t bring cash.

Hey PlayStation fans. If you were unable to preorder a PS4 system, we are happy to announce that we are making 444 additional units available for sale at The Standard, High Line hotel in New York City (848 Washington St) at midnight on November 15th. Lines will start immediately at Washington and Little West 12th, so don’t wait. Only credit cards will be accepted — don’t bring cash!

To celebrate the launch of PS4 in North America, we will be holding a special midnight launch event at The Standard, High Line. Activities will include an arcade where fans can play PS4 games on up to 30 kiosks. Additionally, the entire north side and east sides of the hotel will transform into a gigantic interactive lighting installation. Starting Thursday, images depicting the creative process of developing video games will be projected on the entire north side of the 18-story building.

There will also be surprise ad-hoc PS4 games popping up all around The Standard projected on walls and other non-traditional locations. Fans will have the opportunity to meet and possibly play with industry luminaries. Who? We’re not saying just yet!

Additionally, a large art installation in the central plaza will showcase interactive content and real-time art jams. All activities will culminate with the live Spike TV broadcast at 11:00pm Eastern Time and the sale of the first PS4 at midnight. Come on down and check out the festivities, or tune in to the PS4 ALL Access: Greatness Awaits special on Spike. November 15th is almost here — let the gaming begin!

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+ SpokenTruth619 on November 13th, 2013 at 4:38 am said:

Wow sony never quits with there dedication to make the fans happy I’m stoked about this next gen release all the way from Okinawa I’ll be waiting for my ps4 next gen is upon us.

Greatness Awaits…


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+ jorge197 on November 13th, 2013 at 4:43 am said:

Im in the building for that, im from CT and im driving down there cuz my man did not get one so im going down there to pick hem one up cuz he’ll be working. Anfdyes I did pfe order my 2 PS4 months ago so im good but my man did not. Love u guy!!!!!


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    + Jennifer Clark on November 13th, 2013 at 9:47 am said:

    Awesome! it will be fun. We are opening the arcade at 1pm


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+ E10phoenix on November 13th, 2013 at 4:47 am said:

#4ThePlayers!!!!


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+ zllehs on November 13th, 2013 at 4:54 am said:

Adam Boyes said on twitter that I can come today and pick up a PS4. Is he inaccurate?


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    + Jennifer Clark on November 13th, 2013 at 9:48 am said:

    Units will go on sale at the stroke of midnight friday. First 444 get em.


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+ airpeety on November 13th, 2013 at 5:00 am said:

Nothing but two major thumbs up over here!


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+ CezarLynx on November 13th, 2013 at 5:07 am said:

Playstation app doesn’t work on my galaxy S4, any help?


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+ ruffneckc on November 13th, 2013 at 5:12 am said:

Ready!


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+ JjOoRrDdYy on November 13th, 2013 at 5:28 am said:

Why not in europe!! :, (


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+ saab01 on November 13th, 2013 at 5:34 am said:

Nice for People who live in NYC but to wait in the cold to get a PS4 thats a bit drastic.


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+ jose213jose on November 13th, 2013 at 5:37 am said:

shoot i won’t make it, i love to meet everyone and get to knowing more developer’s. :( Sometimes i wish i had my own private planes. Hope everyone else has grand time.


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+ Socomnewbie on November 13th, 2013 at 5:42 am said:

Awesome I work very close to the location of the event. Will this take place Thursday night at midnight which will be the 15th? Or on Friday at midnight? Looking forward to this even if it’s cold out.


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    + Jennifer Clark on November 13th, 2013 at 9:49 am said:

    Thursday night at midnight that leads into Friday morning.


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+ dylans0010 on November 13th, 2013 at 5:45 am said:

In Brazil FOR $4,000,00 YOU CRAZY SONY ????????????????????????????


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+ Psycho_Strider on November 13th, 2013 at 5:59 am said:

How about San Francisco Event? :/
Can anyone answer how many will be available for purchase?


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+ Psycho_Strider on November 13th, 2013 at 6:01 am said:

also, it says credit cards only. Does that mean if i’m about to purchase a ps4 in SF will i not be able to use my debit card?


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    + Jennifer Clark on November 13th, 2013 at 9:49 am said:

    Debit cards are fine.


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+ letherclad on November 13th, 2013 at 6:19 am said:

@Psycho_Strider

Your debit card can be used as a credit card, you should be good


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+ WoodyWrecKs on November 13th, 2013 at 6:49 am said:

Greatness awaits, NYC


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+ gojeff99 on November 13th, 2013 at 7:04 am said:

Looks like a fun time. If anyone go’s maybe share some pic’s and/or video and post it in forms for the rest of us to see!


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+ i_Bi4NC4 on November 13th, 2013 at 7:32 am said:

It’s good that they’re doing this but sucks that i live in Georgia. Oh wells


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+ yesikareyes on November 13th, 2013 at 7:36 am said:

Wait so there’s an event open to gamers on November 15th? What time can we go?


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+ gojeff99 on November 13th, 2013 at 7:38 am said:

“Lines will start immediately “


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+ ShadowFox014 on November 13th, 2013 at 8:53 am said:

Arg, now I wish I could find one available here on the west coast, haha.


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+ phinnv8 on November 13th, 2013 at 8:55 am said:

Love the High Line Park, think I’ll stop by to take a look at the installation. But it’s Thursday night only? Or Friday night too?


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+ Socomnewbie on November 13th, 2013 at 8:59 am said:

I’m surprised not many people have commented on this. On the bright side tomorrow will be 50 so it won’t be freezing like today but once the sun goes down party time!


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+ Harerazer on November 13th, 2013 at 9:06 am said:

Those comments make me laugh. Us New Yorkers don’t cry about a little cold. LOL


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+ Peritas on November 13th, 2013 at 9:18 am said:

Are they selling now or just starting at midnight on 15th? I have a pre-order but I can give that to any of the numerous people who didnt pre-order yet. Would love to come grab it in person today!


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+ RoyalYeo on November 13th, 2013 at 9:53 am said:

I hope no body hears about this and goes to bestbuy :|


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+ stegelec2121 on November 13th, 2013 at 9:59 am said:

So do you just get a ticket if you are one of the first 444 and pay now, or have to stand in line until midnight on the 15th?


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+ ck2875 on November 13th, 2013 at 10:18 am said:

This should be fun.


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+ Socomnewbie on November 13th, 2013 at 10:32 am said:

@RoyalYeo. This has been posted all over social media so nope plenty of people know already. The question is how badly do you want it? I’m curious as to whether there is a line yet?


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+ RoyalYeo on November 13th, 2013 at 10:40 am said:

@Socomnewbie , one can hope . im playing on showing up around 5-6 am since i have stuff todo


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+ Richelieu on November 13th, 2013 at 10:43 am said:

Will people have to wait the entire time or will there be a ticketing system so I don’t have to wait in the literally freezing cold for 30+ hours?


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+ Portal-X on November 13th, 2013 at 11:04 am said:

IS THAT GOING TO BE A BUNDLE ONLY OR $399.99 IS ALSO AVAILABLE TO BUY?


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    + Jennifer Clark on November 13th, 2013 at 1:04 pm said:

    we will have hardware and most software and peripherals – your choice what you want to buy


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+ Rezolution77 on November 13th, 2013 at 11:18 am said:

What a joke.

What is amazing is how many people will actually be there, and yet, have the hardest time doing the simplest things.

Think I might try the Doritoes challenge, but this ???, you still have to pay for them.

Ahahaha.


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+ Rezolution77 on November 13th, 2013 at 11:22 am said:

The ad hocs sound interesting.

And if you go, I would take a backpack of food/water, and should the line be impossible,
don’t be a standard american and instead help out those that went without anything because of “needs”.


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+ A10A_Messi on November 13th, 2013 at 12:09 pm said:

Hmmmm wondering what time that line will start to heat up???


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+ DPtheGod on November 13th, 2013 at 12:33 pm said:

Good luck to those who will attend! I have my PS4 pre-ordered since the day of the E3 event, and have it paid off and ready to go with Killzone, NBA 2K14, and Assassin’s Creed IV. Plan to get Knack very soon as well.


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+ jvilchez on November 13th, 2013 at 12:53 pm said:

I went to the PSVITA launch event in NYC and almost everyone got a free t-shirt and a Mod Nations racing game with the purchase of the system. Is the PS4 gonna come with a free game or something free???? (Another system is gonna come with a game ad 6 months free and something else) can you answer this question please???


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+ AizawaYuuichi on November 13th, 2013 at 12:59 pm said:

This is great news for those who can get to the event who don’t already have a PS4 pre-ordered. I’m on the exact opposite coast, so there’s no way I’m making it to this. I definitely plan to tune into the livestream through ustream, though, so I’ll be there in “spirit”. Greatness Awaits in 35 hours and 10 minutes! (PST)


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+ Jennifer Clark on November 13th, 2013 at 1:05 pm said:

Illl post some photos soon. If you want to play on a 50 foot wall tonight, come down at 730. Almost launch!!


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+ ecv4072 on November 13th, 2013 at 1:23 pm said:

i was wondering, do you have to buy a PS4 in order to attend? and how much are the tickets to this launch? or you can just go there and attend


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+ Philaroni on November 13th, 2013 at 1:25 pm said:

Question, is there any word on an official Bluetooth headset for PS4 ATM to my knowledge there are none. Some information on that would be nice.


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+ Richelieu on November 13th, 2013 at 1:36 pm said:

@Jennifer Clark, will you guys be giving out tickets at any point or will you have to stand out there the entire time if you want to get a PS4? Also is someone keeping count and going to cut the line off once you have your 444? It would suck for people to wait for hours and hours just to find out it was sold out at midnight.


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    + Jennifer Clark on November 13th, 2013 at 2:45 pm said:

    we will wrist band people and will let you know when we have maxed out.


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+ medenko1975 on November 13th, 2013 at 1:41 pm said:

steal 1 for me, will you? :)


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+ dcpresspass on November 13th, 2013 at 1:50 pm said:

I want to second Richelieu’s question. If I line up at 7 tomorrow night, will there be somebody or some system that lets me know whether I’m in position to buy a ps4? Thanks.


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+ Animanga87 on November 13th, 2013 at 2:04 pm said:

Be sure to check out the Biergarten at the Standard. One of my favorites spots for a drink here in NYC!


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+ Budapesti on November 13th, 2013 at 2:58 pm said:

I would say ‘Aww, we never get anything good like this in LA!’, but the truth is we’re pretty spoiled over here on the West Coast.
Good luck being one of the 444, New Yorkers!


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+ Richelieu on November 13th, 2013 at 3:19 pm said:

@Jennifer Clark thanks for the reply :-). Last question I guess I have. Will there be any other freebies with the console? I’m really thinking about going just to experience it all, but I have to be a bad parent and try to get a sitter, and possibly pull my kid out of school for Friday a ton of other things to make it happen so I just want to know if its going to be worth my while :-)


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+ sonicnehe1000 on November 13th, 2013 at 3:24 pm said:

Hello. I will already be getting a PS4 but not from the event. I have one pre ordered at another place but I WOULD like to meet the developers and maybe play some inFAMOUS? (Hopefully its there). What times will this whole celebration last on thursday and will it go on through the day of Friday?


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+ XxRayze_FuryxX on November 13th, 2013 at 3:34 pm said:

Will other bundles be available or only the standard launch edition? and will games be sold too?


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+ eltibu1986 on November 13th, 2013 at 3:38 pm said:

went is the psvita playstation plus free games for this month is going to be on the psstore am waiting to play some soul sacrifi and the other games come on please


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