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.
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.
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
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|
|Blacklight: Retribution (free to play)||Zombie Studios||PSN|
|Call of Duty: Ghosts||Infinity Ward||Retail|
|DC Universe Online (free to play)||Sony Online Entertainment||PSN|
|DiveKick||One True Game Studios||PSN|
|FIFA 14||EA Sports||Retail|
|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|
|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.
We’ve also taken a look at local pricing to see how it all measures up.