Sony PS4 delayed for Japan, launching on Feb 22 2014

by Shayne Rana

Sony made a big announcement today regarding their upcoming PS4 console launch. During a press conference for Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJA), the company president, Kono Hiroshi announced that the console will hit Japanese store shelves on the 22nd of February next year. That’s quite a bit later than what was announced for the US and Canada (Nov 15) and Europe (France, Germany, Italy on Nov 29). For the Japanese market the console will be available for pre-order starting from October 5. The reason for the delay on their home turf is so that the company can focus harder on designing games specifically for that market.

For the price of $421.55 (¥41,979), the PS4 will be available but without the Eye Camera. The full package including the PS4 camera will retail for $464 (¥46,179). However all of the consoles available in Japan will be shipping with a free download voucher of KNACK and a one year warranty. A couple of color variants of the new DualShock 4 controller in Wave Blue and Magma Red will also be made available for the price of $63 (¥6279). A vertical charging stand for two DualShock 4 controllers for the price of $24 (¥2394) was also announced. Other than this, the company also made announcements regarding their Video and Music unlimited services that would have more available channels at the time of launch. Hatsune Miku would also get more music for fans across the globe. Video Unlimited would even have 4K content available.

For those eagerly waiting and still unaware, here are a list of titles that will be making their way to the PS4 –
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
Killzone Shadow Fall
Doki Doki Universe
Need for Speed: Rivals
Battlefield 4
Infamous Second Son
Wolfenstein: The New Order
The Evil Within
Dying Light
Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Watch Dogs
Kingdom Hearts 3
The Crew
The Order: 1886
Final Fantasy 15
Phantom Breaker
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain



[Via – Impress]

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