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PS4 To Recieve price Cut In Europe

Posted on October 21, 2015 by Fionna Schweit

It often seems that with consoles Europe gets left in the dust, so it usually comes as no surprise when months after a US price decrease the same thing is finally applied to Europe. Such is the case again with the PS4, the MSRP will not be €349.99/£299.99.  A spokesperson for Sony said “Since the launch of PS4 our aim has always been to provide players with the best gaming experiences at the best value, and we’ve been thrilled with the amount of players who have joined our world,” Most of those players joined at a price point close to double the standard US prices.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe boss Jim Ryan said:

“With this year’s biggest blockbusters and next year’s best exclusives such as Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End set to thrill players, there has never been a better time to join the PS4 community.”

Truly this can not come at a better time, as Sony continues the push of the current generation in to the holiday season.



Sony Shocks The Gaming World With $399 PS4 Price

Posted on June 10, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Andrew House could have just dropped his microphone and walked away from the end of the 2 hour PlayStation E3 press conference, after announcing that the PlayStation 4 will retail for $399 USD. Sony has single handedly given themselves a giant advantage over Microsoft, whom this morning priced their console at $499. It’s almost as if this end of conference surprise makes up for the “$599 U.S Dollars” controversy seven years ago.

Sony’s execs also took shots at Microsoft by announcing, via slides, that their console will support used games, has no online activation or the need to “phone home” every 24 hrs and you own all of the software you’ve purchased. You’ll be able to buy PS4 games, rent them, loan them to friends or just shove them in the microwave. Traditional used games and the rights of gamers are firmly understood by Sony, it seems.

The first two major players have fired their shots, Nintendo is up next tomorrow morning, and the expo hall opens at noon. Who do you think “won the show”? Let us know in the comments section.


Global Release Dates & Pricing For WiiU

Posted on September 13, 2012 by Rae Michelle Richards

Nintendo have revealed the worldwide plans for the launch of the WiiU. Holding two livestreamed events, one in New York City and the other in Japan, Nintendo took the wraps off of their launch strategy. Mark your calendars because Ninty hopes that this November will spark a second Wii craze!

WiiU will come in two configurations, the first offering 8GB of built in storage, one Wiiu gamepad, an HDMI cable and console. The more advanced “premium” package will include all of the above as well as a premium subscription to Nintendo’s online service (hopefully more details will be available soon), 32GB of system storage and a charging cradle.

Here’s a brief rundown for all territories:

North America – November 18th ($299 for basic / $350 for premium)
Europe  – November 30th (No prices as of yet, varies by region)
Japan – 
December 8 31,500 Yen/ 26,200 Yen


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