PS4 officially launches in SA today: here’s all you need to know



Update: Ster Kinekor has announced that all PS4’s in South Africa have sold out, in under 24-hours no less.

PlayStation 4 officially launches in South Africa today for R6300, says SA-based cinema company Ster Kinekor. Since the official launch in the US 15 November, Sony’s next-gen console has broken sales records across the globe and is being hailed by gaming critics as being a console built for gamers and inspired by developers.

At the beginning of this month, Sony announced that the console has “broke the record” by selling more than 2.1-million PS4 consoles sold since launch.

Sony’s next-gen console will be available together with a saucy lineup of over 20 games including Knack, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. In total, the PS4 system will have a library of over 30 games by the end of the year.

The PS Plus membership service is required for online gaming and further enhanced the PS4 experience. For instance, PS Plus members have access to Resogun and Contrast to download for free today. PS Plus is available for either US$50 for a 12 month subscription or US$18 for three.

For a full list of both first and third-party titles available at launch take a look at this. For a list of exclusives to look forward to including Uncharted 4 and Infamous: Second Son take a look at all the teaser trailers.

CEO of Ster Kinekor Entertainment Mario Dos Santos says, “It has been an exciting time for all of us at Ster Kinekor Entertainment, and after the successful launches across United States and Canada we could not be any more proud to be introducing the PlayStation 4 to our region today.”

During the announcement of Sony’s record-breaking console sales President and Group CEO of Sony Andrew House said, “The best part: the PS4 journey has just begun. In addition to an incredible line-up of PS4 games from the best developers in the world, we will continue to introduce valuable new features and services to PS4 in the months and years ahead.”

It’s greatest rival, Microsoft’s Xbox One, still hasn’t received an official release date for South Africa and other emerging markets.



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