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PS4 Available Now in North America

Jack Tretton's Avatar + Posted by Jack Tretton on Nov 15, 2013 // President & CEO

Today is a historic day for PlayStation — and gamers everywhere — as we usher in a new era of gaming with the North American launch of PlayStation 4. We have poured an incredible amount of power and innovation into PS4 to bring you the most immersive, jaw-dropping gaming and entertainment experiences imaginable. Now you get to see for yourself why PlayStation is the best place to play.

This past week we celebrated the launch of PS4 with bi-coastal events taking place in New York City and San Francisco. I can’t imagine a better way to introduce a new platform into the growing world of PlayStation than being in two of the biggest cities in the U.S. and live streaming all of the action to you.

PS4 Launch PhotoPS4 Launch Photo, 2

Since we introduced PlayStation 4 earlier this year, feedback from the gaming community has been phenomenal. With media reviews saying that the PS4 is “just shy of perfection” and that it is “an impressive package for gamers,” it’s clear that PS4′s horsepower, deep social capabilities, network features, and amazing gameplay have struck a chord. With 23 launch titles, including Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Killzone Shadow Fall, Knack, and Resogun, you have no shortage of games that enable you to fully explore PS4′s capabilities and the expansive worlds being created by the industry’s best developers.

True to our heritage, PlayStation 4 also delivers all of your favorite digital entertainment. We have thirteen digital entertainment apps available today in the U.S., including Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Music Unlimited, NBA Game Time, Netflix, and NHL GameCenter Live. With PS4, you have the best games, movies, TV shows,and sports at your fingertips.

Killzone: Shadow Fall

Of course, the PS4 journey has just begun. There are more than 180 games in development, including Destiny and inFAMOUS Second Son, and we have many more surprises to announce soon. In fact, we gave you a sneak peek of things to come last night with the announcement that the amazing team at Naughty Dog is bringing a new Uncharted game to PS4.

Thank you, PlayStation Nation, for your passion and continued support. You’re the reason we continue to innovate, explore new entertainment possibilities, and push the boundaries of play.

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+ D3m0n__89 on November 15th, 2013 at 6:04 am said:

CONGRATS SONY!!


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+ BlueBl1zzard on November 15th, 2013 at 6:05 am said:

Greatness has arrived! Much happiness to everyone who picked up/is picking their PS4′s! Can’t wait to get mine!


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+ Monterossa on November 15th, 2013 at 6:06 am said:

I won’t buy it until FF16 comes out.


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+ KirAMinh on November 15th, 2013 at 6:07 am said:

Mr.Jack – can you help me out with more stock of PS4 Standard Edition at Amazon.

I and so many PS fans from VietNam waiting for this so long, long time. Please do smthing with Amazon.com.


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+ KazeEternal on November 15th, 2013 at 6:08 am said:

@3 Monterossa

Skipping FF15?


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+ DION3TO on November 15th, 2013 at 6:08 am said:

Congrats to Sony, developers and publishers.
Let’s make this gen epic, unforgettable and, above all, fun.

PS4 rocks!


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+ musickHeals on November 15th, 2013 at 6:13 am said:

So sick hearing about the ps4 damnit. stop forgetting about the ps3 and stop making every post now about the ps4. up urs sony.


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+ mrxarry on November 15th, 2013 at 6:13 am said:

SONY WHY DID U HAD TO PUT DIFFRENT RELEASE DATES FOR US AND EU I HAVE TO WAIT TILL THE FIRST DAYS OF DECEMBER. I CANT WAIT UNTILL IT COMES TO GREECE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ MadJackPrime on November 15th, 2013 at 6:14 am said:

Grats!

Now, if only Amazon can hurry it up. Sadly I will only get my PS4 delivered on Monday, or Tuesday. Oh well.


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+ perrandy on November 15th, 2013 at 6:20 am said:

bring back mp3 and CD,dlna support and other media friendly formats and i will buy the ps4.right now there is not a single game that interest me on the launch window.hope to hear that a healthy dose of rpgs are in development for the console in the next few months.meanwhile, i’ll be using my pstriple and vita! :3


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+ IrishDude2 on November 15th, 2013 at 6:22 am said:

:( I wished EU had it today too. So sad we have to wait two more weeks. :( Congrats to all the lucky gamers that have it already


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+ RUBEN_JUNIOR on November 15th, 2013 at 6:27 am said:

yeah you bet dude waiting 2 more weeks will be a pain, its already a pain for me to see US citizens playing it already and we have to wait 14 more days grrrrrrrrrr.


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+ badreligionbomb on November 15th, 2013 at 6:32 am said:

MP3 support or I wont buy… I know its a small reason not to buy one, but come on… this can easily be patched though… and I have a ton of PS1 and 2 games… Id like to continue playing them but I dont have a working ps2 and only have a slim ps3… this is nonsense


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+ NoGodsOnlyMan on November 15th, 2013 at 6:34 am said:

yeah… just ummm, make the time go faster so that my PS4+Killzone from amazon arrive quicker!!!

PS brand really brought a lot to this launch and that is the main reason i decided to take the early adopter risk and support what can only be described as the console gamers want AND deserve

You all at Sony PS know we love the PlayStation, so game on and hello greatness


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+ G-Force08 on November 15th, 2013 at 6:34 am said:

:)

All I can do. Congrats. This is an awesome time for Sony, gamers, and the industry.


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+ Butters360 on November 15th, 2013 at 6:40 am said:

Break the Walls Down PlayStation!


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+ Mobius2525 on November 15th, 2013 at 6:47 am said:

HAD to play cheap with shipping and now i have to wait till my PS4 is delivered on Tuesday.


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+ LuiSpartanMIMIMI on November 15th, 2013 at 6:50 am said:

Sony, please.. came back to be the Sony of PS1 and PS2 era. Learn about your wrong moves with PS3.

You have powerful franchises to win this generation, you just need to use them:

God of War
Uncharted
inFAMOUS
Syphon Filter
Killzone
Resistance
Heavenly Sword
The Last of Us
Siren
SOCOM
Twisted Metal
LittleBigPlanet
Ratchet & Clank
Sly Cooper
Jak & Daxter
Medievil
Ape Escape
Patapon
Locoroco
Gran Turismo
MotorStorm
WipEout

The are franchises people know and love, and are the face of PlayStation. Some of them never saw the light of day on PS3, so many gamers are asking for them to come strong on PS4.

And, of course, come up with new IP. You need to invest in these classics IP listed and creating new ones.

Sony need to listen more to the gamers. I wish you all of luck. I had a PS1, a PS2, PS3, PSP and Vita, and will have a PS4 soon. Please.. no more arrongance, no more untruth promises. More games, more classic IP and more new IP, better online infraestructure, better support.

Sony has EVERYTHING in hands to win this generation that starts today, you just need to manage your powerful weapons, which I listed above.

Thank you.


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+ LUCIFERSGLEAM on November 15th, 2013 at 7:08 am said:

Meh, wake me up when the Japanese games finally come out. Worst PlayStation launch ever. Virtually NOTHING to play.


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+ ShepardComander on November 15th, 2013 at 7:10 am said:

I hope you guys realize that Mexico is actually part of North America and yet we are getting the Europe release date


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+ Motherboop on November 15th, 2013 at 7:14 am said:

Always enjoy your words of wisdom after a major announcement/launch, Jack! Now, back to waiting patiently for my Amazon order, playing games Guacamelee on my Vita.


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+ iceboy9020 on November 15th, 2013 at 7:16 am said:

Mr. Tretton. When will the guys who couldn’t get it today be able to buy one?


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+ Zionine on November 15th, 2013 at 7:26 am said:

Lol @Musikheals… Dude. It’s the PS4 launch time frame.. of course they’re going to hype it.. but they even included PS3 content in their launch announcement: TLOU DLC. Rofl

I want the PS4… but whenever they’re available to the public… and not just the overly dedicated.


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+ Cheesehead_Dave on November 15th, 2013 at 7:39 am said:

The PS4 looks great next to my TV. Too bad it’s just a big, shiny black brick right now since I’ve been stuck on the “Please wait…” screen for the past hour while trying to sign into PSN.


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+ Shuklar on November 15th, 2013 at 7:45 am said:

Thank you for bringing in this next generation with the power and performance to back it up! Much desired success for Sony, as only that will bring us better games! Thank you!


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+ lyfestory on November 15th, 2013 at 7:45 am said:

had a pre-order, but cancelled it… can’t afford it at this time and just aren’t any games i really must play right now.. I will just wait until next year to get one…


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+ xCh0z3n-0n3x on November 15th, 2013 at 7:47 am said:

Now Available but not one store has it anymore here…..smh


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+ Superstone on November 15th, 2013 at 7:50 am said:

MP3 support, 3D blu ray support and Backwards compatible. I have spent thousands of dollars on PSN title and want to continue to play them in the next gen.


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+ TwinDad on November 15th, 2013 at 7:53 am said:

Whomever on Amazon got notified that their pre-order got upgrade to Launch day, enjoy what was to be my console.

I’m not buying one until I can play a RPG game on it. I looked at the launch window games and there was not one RPG to find, and far too many shooters.


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+ Ryumoau on November 15th, 2013 at 7:55 am said:

psn was offline when i tried putting my account on ps4 after midnight, but i’ll try again. Can’t wait to get started with gaming.


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+ Jude_Government on November 15th, 2013 at 7:59 am said:

It sure is a nice looking system, I just wish the internet traffic was as state of the art. Trying to log in has been nothing but a headache. I would really like to play something on this new machine. Thanks guys.


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+ Superstone on November 15th, 2013 at 8:16 am said:

And some sort of reverse remote play so I can play my Vita games on a large screen, if it doesn’t already do so


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+ cromoto6 on November 15th, 2013 at 8:32 am said:

Merci beaucoup ! C vraiment une criss de bonne machine, fini les preview et les reviews ! au jeux !
Thank you a lot ! It’s a f… great machine, over with the preview and review and fanboy troll ! Let’s Play


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+ ThumbsOfSteel74 on November 15th, 2013 at 9:08 am said:

Great to see the PS4 is finally here.

Also, you can keep your PS3 if you want. Just sayin’. :)


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+ LUCIFERSGLEAM on November 15th, 2013 at 9:41 am said:

@34 you have to keep your PS3 because Sony made a stupid decision not to make the PS4 backwards compatible.


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+ Boyanime010 on November 15th, 2013 at 9:46 am said:

Dear Sony, I Love you please Add DLNA and MP3 support on PS4


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+ Boyanime010 on November 15th, 2013 at 9:46 am said:

Dear Sony, please Add DLNA and MP3 support on PS4


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+ Boyanime010 on November 15th, 2013 at 9:46 am said:

Pease Add DLNA and MP3 support on PS4


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+ Boyanime010 on November 15th, 2013 at 9:47 am said:

Please Add DLNA and MP3 support on PS4


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+ Boyanime010 on November 15th, 2013 at 9:49 am said:

Sear Sony please add MP3 and CD support to PS4


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+ Boyanime010 on November 15th, 2013 at 9:49 am said:

Dear Sony please add MP3 and CD support to PS4


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+ Boyanime010 on November 15th, 2013 at 9:49 am said:

Dark Cloud 3 coming to PS4?


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+ GODSNIPE on November 15th, 2013 at 10:06 am said:

My system keeps freezing. 6 hours and still can’t play. Not impressed. COD Ghosts says “installing content. Please wait.” So annoyed.


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+ retro25 on November 15th, 2013 at 10:10 am said:

I hope things goes well during launch, Sony Playstation rules!!!!!!


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+ Gehennakat on November 15th, 2013 at 10:24 am said:

How about we get the PSN to work. That would be great.


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+ sagejoe on November 15th, 2013 at 11:11 am said:

i still need to buy one, if there is someone that could help me with that it would be great thanks.


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+ nirojan45 on November 15th, 2013 at 11:23 am said:

Congrats Jack & SONY for the fantastic launch of the PS4! Full steam ahead boys :D


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+ D34DL1N3R on November 15th, 2013 at 11:29 am said:

No Blu-Ray 3D support? Nice Sony, nice that you dropped support for the Sony 3D television I bought.


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+ D-Squad3 on November 15th, 2013 at 11:52 am said:

Mr. Jack Tretton himself, would love to meet you one day.


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+ DecadanceFantasy on November 15th, 2013 at 11:56 am said:

I’m excited for the PS4 though I am going to wait until FFXV comes to the US for one. That is the game I really want to play. Other RPG’s can apply too.
I’m bad at shooters, racers, candy pop makers. Wait I might be good at the last game.

Good luck to all you PS4 users out there!


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