Sony PlayStation 4 is one of the most anticipated releases of 2013 in the gaming world. Duking it out with the Xbox One from Microsoft, the PS4 is much more than a plain old games console, aiming to be a central hub for your digital home.
After E3, Sony looks to be in the lead with its impressive PS4. A lower price, more powerful hardware and a popular stance against DRM from the off, put it ahead of its main rival after the first hurdle.
Gaining favorable previews and plenty of pre-orders, the PS4 looks like the next-gen console to beat, and Sony says it was designed with an overarching theme of a “frictionless and seamless” gaming experience.
The PS4 will track both the controller in a gamer’s hand, as well as their face, since the console’s launch in February.
Leaks from Gamestop in the US look to say that PS4 hardware will be in good supply when compared to its competitor, but with serious gamers looking to prefer the Sony console at present, we wouldn’t take any risks.
After all six years ago a PlayStation 3 (PS3) cost £425, and you can now buy a PS3 for £299. That’s a very minor increase for a very major upgrade.
The PlayStation 4 will go on sale in November this year and it’ll be cheaper than the Xbox One – $399 in the U.S., £349 in the U.K. and €399 – compared to $499 and £429. It’ll hit stores in the US on November 15 while European gamers will have to wait just a little longer until November 29.