PlayStation 4 will cost Rs 39,990 in India

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 - 7:13pm IST Updated: Wednesday, 18 December 2013 - 7:14pm IST | Agency: dna Web Team

Sony Computer Entertainment declared the details of the much-awaited launch of PlayStation®4 (PS4™). The PS4 system will be available to the Indian consumers from January 6th 2014 onwards at a retail price of INR 39,990. The launch will be supported with a lineup of over 20 first-and third-party games, including exclusive titles like Knack™ and Killzone: Shadow Fall™.  In totality, the PS4 system will have a library of over 30 games by the end of the year.

The PlayStation 4 is powered by an eight-core AMD Jaguar CPU, and features 500GB hard drive, 8GB of unified memory, built-in Blu Ray drive and the new DualShock 4 controller. The PlayStation 4 also features 802.11 b/g/n WiFi connectivity option, an Ethernet port, Bluetooth 2.1, and two USB 3.0 ports.

With a press of the "SHARE" button on the DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller, images and videos can be shared with other players in the activity feed on their PS4 system Dynamic Menu, or on social networking services such as Facebook®. In addition, players can broadcast their gameplay in real-time using live internet streaming services such as Ustream and Twitch.  During live broadcasts, friends can even make comments on the streamed gameplay. The PlayStation App is now available for free on the iOS App Store and Google Play.

"It is an exciting time for all of us at PlayStation and after the successful launch across United States and European markets, we are putting in all our energy behind a successful introduction of the PlayStation 4 to the Indian consumers. It is quite overwhelming to see the unprecedented demand for PS4 across the world and amongst the Indian gamers," said Atindriya Bose, Country Head - PlayStation India. 
 
The PlayStation 4 was released in the US market in November for $399. The eagerly-awaited PlayStation 4 sold more than 2.1 million units within a short span of three weeks on the market and Sony said it was on track to hit a worldwide target of 5 million units by March.
 
The device competes with the Xbox One, that has been priced a $100 higher. Microsoft also claimed it sold 1 million units in in 24 hours after it's November 22 release.



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