The PlayStation 4 console will be arriving in South Africa in December, and hopefully in time for a 6 December launch. The expected price is being pegged at R6,299.
Mario dos Santos, Chief Executive Officer of Ster Kinekor Entertainment, said in a press statement that he is confident the PS4 will arrive in South Africa before Christmas. In addition, dos Santos revealed fifteen games will be available for purchase on launch day on both Blu-Ray and digital download formats.
At E3 2013, Sony’s Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, Andrew House, revealed that the company was working with developers to field more than 150 games from both big-name publishers and indie studios to the PS4 platform.
The confirmed launch titles for the PS4 are listed below. Note that the list does not include any indie games that will be available on the Playstation Network. Many free-to-play titles will also make their debut at launch, namely Planetside 2, DC Universe Online, Warframe, and Blacklight: Retribution.
|NBA 2K14||2K Games||Sports sim||Disc & Digital|
|Call of Duty: Ghosts||Activision||FPS||Disc & Digital|
|Skylanders Swap Force||Activision||Platformer||Disc only|
|Need For Speed: Rivals||Electronic Arts||Racing||Disc & Digital|
|Battlefield 4||Electronic Arts||FPS||Disc & Digital|
|Madden 25||Electronic Arts||Sports sim||Disc & Digital|
|FIFA 14||Electronic Arts||Sports sim||Disc & Digital|
|NBA Live||Electronic Arts||Sports sim||Disc & Digital|
|Killzone: Shadowfall||Sony Computer Entertainment||FPS||Disc & Digital|
|#Driveclub||Sony Computer Entertainment||Racing||Disc & Digital|
|Knack||Sony Computer Entertainment||Platformer||Disc & Digital|
|Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag||Ubisoft Entertainment||Action adventure||Disc & Digital|
|Watch_Dogs||Ubisoft Entertainment||Action adventure||Disc & Digital|
|Just Dance 2014||Ubisoft Entertainment||Rythm||Disc & Digital|
|Lego Marvel Superheroes||Warner Bros. Interactive||Platformer||Disc & Digital|
To play these games online in their respective multiplayer segments, PS4 owners will need to purchase a Playstation Plus subscription which will be valid for a year, with 90 free days added on by Sony if you use it for your PS4. All PS4’s will ship with a coupon for a 14-day trial of PS Plus.