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Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that cumulative sell through for the PlayStation 4 video game console worldwide has surpassed 2.1 million units as of December 1, 2013. The number includes the 700,000 units sold through in Europe and Australasia launching on November 29. The PS4 is now available in 32 countries globally.

“PS4 delivered the best launch in PlayStation history with the North American release and we’ve continued this incredibly successful start in Europe, Australasia and Latin America. Demand remains incredibly strong and continues to overwhelm the supply worldwide, but we are diligently working to meet those growing demands and to deliver additional PS4 units to our retail partners throughout the holiday season. We are extremely grateful for the passion of PlayStation fans and thank them for their continued support,” said Andrew House, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment.

Sony PlayStation 4 arrives with a lineup of over 20 first- and third-party games, including exclusive titles like Knack and Killzone: Shadow Fall. PS4 system is supported by a host of blockbuster games like Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag from Ubisoft Entertainment, NBA 2K14 from 2K, Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Need for Speed Rivals and NBA LIVE 14 from Electronic Arts. PS4 also launches with a diverse list of indie games including Blacklight Retribution from Zombie Studios, Warframe from Digital Extremes, and Super Motherload from XGen Studios.In total, the PS4 system will have a library of over 30 games by the end of the year.

Sony PlayStation 4 is based on a semi-custom AMD Fusion system-on-chip that integrates eight AMD x86 Jaguar cores, custom AMD Radeon HD graphics core with unified array of 18 AMD GCN-like compute units (1152 stream processors which collectively generate 1.84TFLOPS of computer power that can freely be applied to graphics, simulation tasks, or some mixture of the two), various special-purpose hardware blocks as well as multi-channel GDDR5 memory controller. The PS4 comes with 8GB of unified GDDR5 memory sub-system (with 176GB/s bandwidth) for both CPU and GPU as well as 500GB hard disk drive.

Sony PS4 is equipped with Blu-ray disc drive capable of reading BDs at 6x and DVDs at 8x speeds, USB 3.0 connectivity in addition to a proprietary aux port, Gigabit Ethernet port, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR wireless technology as well as HDMI, optical and analog outputs. The new system utilizes new DualShock 4 game controller with integrated touchpad as well as better motion sensing thanks to new PS4 tracking cameras (sold separately for $59).

The PlayStation4 (CUH-1000A series) computer entertainment system became available on November 15, 2013 in the Canada and U.S. From November 29, 2013, it will be available in Europe (PAL region) including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The PS4 will also launch in ten Latin American countries on November 29: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama and Peru.

The PlayStation 4 is available across all major markets, it is sold at a recommended retail price (RRP) of $399, CAD$399, €399, and £349.

Tags: Sony, Playstation, PlayStation 4, Orbis, AMD, Fusion, Radeon, Jaguar, x86


Comments currently: 7
Discussion started: 12/04/13 12:30:25 PM
Latest comment: 12/06/13 10:28:21 AM
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I just got the playstation4 CYBER MONDAY & Many other ELECTRONICS deal from 40% to 80% OFF!!
0 2 [Posted by: Megan Sashyl  | Date: 12/04/13 12:30:25 PM]

Except in Australia of course where they bleed us dry at $550.
2 0 [Posted by: JBG  | Date: 12/04/13 07:42:24 PM]
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What's worse in AU is not the cost of the console but the cost of games. My friend in Sydney tells me the games regularly go for $99 AU. That is just mind-boggling. With such ridiculous pricing, Steam gaming all the way for you guys. And with Radeons, specifically R9 280X/290/X series' ability to do litecoin mining, you can now build a very fast PC that pays for itself in a couple months. I am personally waiting for at least 5 must have exclusives on PS4 before considering buying it, which I don't think will happen for another 2-3 years. For now, I'll keep enjoying cheap PC game sales.
1 1 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 12/05/13 04:05:06 AM]
In Europe is the same in Euros. Typical EU ripoff...
0 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 12/05/13 03:34:27 PM]

The price is set by what the market will pay. Some markets are willing to pay more than others it is just a fact of life and once the suppliers and or retailers are forced to accept a price set by online suppliers prices will generally equalize. This is a very difficult for some shoppers to digest., also exchange rates and countries taxes and delivery costs differ.
0 0 [Posted by: tedstoy  | Date: 12/05/13 12:08:00 AM]
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Capitalism only works well in big markets. In Australia, we pay higher prices for technology from American Corporations. This has historically been the case. In 2012, the Australian government held the equivalent of a Congressional Hearing into the over charging practice, with particular focus on online service and software prices. Microsoft, Adobe, Apple and Oracle were forced to submit evidence of their pricing structures to senators. The hearing found that their prices were not justified and it was a plain old case of price gouging. However, in the case of the PS4, @JBG must bear in mind that at shop front level, Australian shop assistants get paid far higher than their American cousins (because it is a partly socialist state, called a mixed economy). For example, the electrical retailer JB Hi-Fi pays its staff approx. $18.00 under minimum wage awards. I dare say that in America, that same shop assistant would be paid $8.
5 1 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 12/05/13 04:07:25 AM]


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