PS4 launches in SA: pricing, bundles, games detailed

The PlayStation 4 has hit SA retail – here’s what you can expect to pay and which games are out in the wild

December 13, 2013
PS4 SA news

The Sony PlayStation 4 console has launched in South Africa today (13 December 2013) at a suggested retail price of R6,299 for the standard package (PS4 console + 1 DualShock 4 remote).

The launch lineup includes 20 first- and third-party games, with platform exclusives such as Knack and Killzone: Shadow Fall. Over 30 games should be available by the end of 2013, says Sony.

PS4′s games portfolio expands in 2014 with exclusive games such as inFAMOUS: Second Son and new IP, including The Order 1886, Watch_Dogs, and #DRIVECLUB.

DualShock 4 remote and PlayStation 4 console

DualShock 4 remote and PlayStation 4 console

Ster Kinekor Entertainment, distributor of Sony products, previously confirmed to MyGaming the following launch pricing on bundles, peripherals and games.

PS4 Killzone Shadow Fall Bundles RRP

  • PS4 console, 1 DualShock 4 remote, Killzone Shadow Fall – R6,899
  • PS4 console, 2 x DualShock 4 remote, PlayStation 4 Eye, Killzone Shadow Fall – R7,799

Third party PS4 bundles

The following launch bundles include the standard PS4 package (console + 1 remote) and one third-party game, all with an RRP of R6,899.

  • FIFA 14 PS4 bundle
  • Battlefield 4 PS4 bundle
  • Need For Speed rivals PS4 bundle

While PS Plus subscriptions are typically bundled as well, the details on the duration of bundled subscriptions is not available at this time.

DualShock 4 controller

DualShock 4 controller – RRP R899

PlayStation 4 Peripherals RRP

  • DualShock 4 remote (Black, Red, Blue) – R899
  • DualShock 4 charging dock – R399
  • PlayStation 4 Eye – R899
  • PS4 vertical stand – R299

PlayStation 4 launch titles RRP

  • Killzone Shadow Fall – R799
  • Knack - R799
PlayStation 4 hero shot

PlayStation 4 hero shot

Below is a list or currently available PS4 launch titles.

PS4 launch title Developer Format
Angry Birds Star Wars Rovio Retail
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Ubisoft Retail
Battlefield 4 DICE Retail
Blacklight: Retribution (free to play) Zombie Studios PSN
Call of Duty: Ghosts Infinity Ward Retail
Contrast Compulsion Games PSN
DC Universe Online (free to play) Sony Online Entertainment PSN
DiveKick One True Game Studios PSN
FIFA 14 EA Sports Retail
Flower (Cross-Buy) ThatGameCompany PSN
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition NetherRealm Studios Retail
Just Dance 2014 Ubisoft Retail
Killzone Shadow Fall Guerilla Games Retail
Knack SCE Japan Studio Retail
LEGO: Marvel Super Heroes TT Games Retail
Madden NFL 25 EA Sports Retail
NBA 2K14 Visual Concepts Retail
NBA Live 14 EA Sports Retail
Need for Speed: Rivals Ghost, Criterion Retail
PlayRoom Sony Pack-in
Resogun Housemarque PSN
Skylanders Swap Force Vicarious Visions Retail
Sound Shapes (Cross-Buy) Queasy Games PSN
Super Motherload XGen Studios PSN
Trine 2: The Complete Story Frozenbyte PSN
Warframe (free to play) Digital Extremes PSN

“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,” Said Mario Dos Santos, CEO of Ster Kinekor Entertainment.

“PS4 has been designed with gamers at its heart, and it is the PlayStation fans that help make these occasions so memorable. We have been overwhelmed by the unprecedented demand for PS4 and we are committed to try and meet those demands.”

Since launching on 15 November 2013 in North America, we’ve had to chance to learn what international press think of the console and what’s under the hood.

PS4 reviews – the early verdict
PS4 tear down – cost of building a PS4

We’ve also taken a look at local pricing to see how it all measures up.

PS4 price in SA: it could be worse
SA PSN prices reduced on PS4 games
New PS4 games hit SA PSN store ahead of launch
Sony explains overpriced PSN games

More PS4 news

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Dualshock 4 controllers work on PS3

2.1-million PS4 units sold

InFamous: Second Son SA release date confirmed

PS4 tear down: Sony’s next-gen strip tease

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