Sony Corp. this week said it will sell the Playstation 4 at $399.99 this holiday.
The company said it will support the sale of used games on the Playstation 4.
The company said games can be traded-in, sold, leant, or kept forever without restriction.
In addition, the PS4 hardware does not require an online connection, require an online check in, or require authentication.
Launch titles include Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, and DriveClub.
Retailer Amazon.com Inc. this week began pre-order sales for Launch Day Bundles that include the Playstation 4.
New bundles include the PS4 Knack Launch Day Bundle at $459.98, PS4 Killzone Launch Day PS Plus Bundle at $$499.00, PS4 Watch Dogs Launch Day Bundle at $459.98, and the PS4 Battlefield 4 Launch Day PS Plus Bundle at $499.00.
Pre-order sales for the Playstation 4 led over Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One at Amazon.com Inc. this week following the retail price announcement of both consoles.
This week, the PS4 ranked as the No. 1 pre-order product at Amazon’s Video Games division.
The Xbox One ranked at No. 2 in the same period.
Sony this week increased internal sales estimates for the Playstation 4 amid strong pre-order demand for the hardware.
The Wall Street Journal this week reported Sony is shifting internal sales projections due to favorable reactions from the company’s press conference on Mon.
Sony this week said it will release The Order: 1886 exclusively to the Playstation 4.
The previewed a period setting in combination with sci-fi weapons to take down enemy demons.
Sony this week demonstrated DriveClub for the Playstation 4 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
The title featured strong and realistic handling and physics in the McLaren vehicle. The user could option various viewpoints, including cockpit and full exterior view.
Developed by Evolution Studios, DriveClub is a racing simulation title that features social networking functionality to allow users to form racing groups and race with friends.
Sony this week demonstrated Killzone: Shadow Fall for the Playstation 4 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
In a developer controlled preview, Killzone: Shadow Fall demonstrated new tactical abilities to take down enemies.
New options include a heat scanner to view enemy frames behind solid objects and a drone that can hack and turn off alarm systems.
A new hook shooter allows users to plant a zip line to speed to another area. In addition, users can zip and auto takedown a soldier at a lower elevation without detection.
New weapons include a charge shot that fires a piercing instant kill.
Sony this week demonstrated Infamous: Second Son for the Playstation 4 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
In a developer controlled preview, the main character could utilize a range of super powers, which included turning into smoke to beam to any enemy for a instant close-range attack, or deploying fireballs from a distance.
Many in-game structures can be destroyed and utilized to take down enemies. For example, users can fire at the structure of a bridge to have it crumble to destroy all nearby enemies.
Square Enix Holdings Co. this week said Final Fantasy XV will be released to the Playstation 4.
Final Fantasy XV, previously called Final Fantasy Versus XIII, will include action hack and slash elements in a science fiction setting.
Sony this week said it will sell a new Playstation 3 bundle that includes Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V Sept. 17 at $299.99.
Sony this week said it will release new titles for the Playstation Vita.
New titles include Batman: Arkham Asylum and Destiny of Spirits.
In addition, a new PS Vita Walking Dead Bundle, which includes Season 1 and Walking Dead: 400 Days, will be sold at retail.
Microsoft Corp. this week said it will sell the Xbox One this Nov. at $499.99.
The hardware will sell at €499 or £429 in Europe.
The Xbox One Day One Edition included the Day One Controller, Xbox Live 14-Day Trial, Day One Achievement, Premium Packaging and Decal.
Best Buy Co. Inc. this week began pre-order sales for the Xbox One Day One Xbox Live 12-Month Gold Membership.
The at Day One Xbox Live 12-Month Gold Membership includes Xbox Live Gold Membership for one year, the exclusive Shadow Jago character to be used in Killer Instinct, commemorative Day One membership card and case at $59.99.
Crytek this week said Ryse: Son of Rome will be released exclusively to the Xbox One.
The title will allow users to take control of a Roman general in epic army battles.
Capcom Co. this week said it will release Dead Rising 3 exclusively to the Xbox One.
The title will feature a brand new lead character and vast open world with a large number of zombies.
Microsoft this week said it will release Sunset Overdrive to the Xbox One.
Developed by Insomniac Games, the title is a co-op action title that will allow users to utilize various weapons to battle a range of alien enemies.
Microsoft this week said it will release Killer Instinct to Xbox One.
The download title features brand new graphics and returning fighters.
EA Inc. this week said it will release Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare to the Xbox One and the Xbox 360.
The title will include a four-player co-op mode survival mode and characters like Peashooter that can plant turrets.
Ubisoft Inc. this week said it will release The Crew to the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and the PC in early 2014.
The Crew is a persistent online world to allow users to play four-player co-op in every race, enter in timed challenges, or drive in distant open-world locations across the U.S.
Ubisoft Inc. this week said it will release Tom Clancy’s The Division for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
The new IP is a third-person action shooter that features an open world, multiple objectives, drop-in, drop-out co-op functionality and dynamic online head-to-head battles.
Wargaming.net this week said it will release World of Tanks to the Xbox 360.
World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition is a console version of the PC free-to-play title, which includes multiplayer tank vs. vehicle gameplay.
Nintendo Co. this week said it will release Super Mario 3D World to the Wii U in Dec. 2013.
The title will include four-player simultaneous co-op functionality in brand new 3D levels and power-ups including Cat Mario.
Nintendo this week said it will release Super Smash Bros. to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in 2014.
The new entry will add new challengers, including the Village from Animal Crossing and Capcom Co.’s Mega Man.
Nintendo Co. this week said it will release Wii Party U and Wii Fit U to the Wii U in 2013.
Wii Party U will be sold in Oct., while Wii Fit U will be sold this winter.
Nintendo this week said it will sell The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker to the Wii U in Oct. at U.S. retail.
The title, released to the GameCube in 2006, will feature the entry’s trademark cel-shading in updated high-definition graphics and new Wii U GamePad functionality.
Nintendo this week said it will release Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze to the Wii U this year.
The new title will include trademark platform gameplay in brand new 3D worlds.
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