Videogame fans had an early Christmas this year as the most anticipated game console came out in the market. Sony released PlayStation 4 on Nov. 15 in North America and Canada. It will be released in other continents such as Europe and Australia on Nov.29.
In the US, long awaited fans camped out till the midnight launches to get a chance to grab one of the limited number of PlayStation 4’s offered at the stores. In 24 hours of its release, just the United States alone sold over 1 million consoles all over the country.
The PlayStation 4 has become a part of the eighth generation of game consoles with the Xbox One that was release earlier this year. The PlayStation 4 has many features and improvements that the previous models never included. For example, there are free features such as party chat, free-to-play games like Planetside 2, along with online apps.
Some apps that are included in the console are Netflix, Amazon instant video, Hulu Plus, and many more that the user can install. Now there is an app that lets you control your PS4 on your mobile phone where you can stay up to date on your games.
One of the new items that came with the console is the main controller;, the DualShock 4. It is retailed for $59.99, and will differ from DualShock 3 in that it will connect to Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR and has a touch pad where users can guide the home screen easier while playing on the console.
Just buying the PlayStation 4 alone with a controller is $399. Best Buy offered a bundle which includes the console, two controllers, and Call of Duty retailing at $568, which sold out before it hit the selves. On the day PlayStation 4 was launched, 23 games were released for the console.
Over 180 games are ready to launch or currently in development from a number of gaming companies who want to get on board on with the new console. According to Sony’s site, games that will be released exclusively for PlayStation 4 include KillZone: Shadow Fall, The Order: 1886, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Infamous Second Son, Call of Duty: Ghost and many more.
So far the console has received an average of four out five stars on Amazon and Best Buy. Some users who already bought the console experienced minor hardware problems when they started it up. PlayStation 4 may be young in the market but already has strong reviews that are better than the previous console, PlayStation 3.