Local release date for PS4 confirmed

It’s all good news gamers! Our editor-in-chief, Darryl Linington, spoke to a representative at Ster Kinekor this morning and yes, we will be getting the PS4 along with everyone else in the European territories before Christmas! Check below for all the juicy details on the PlayStation 4 release date.

Ster Kinekor Entertainment CEO, Mario Dos Santos, has given the following official statement regarding the release date and RRP for our market:

“South Africa will be releasing the PS4 prior to Christmas, approximately the 6th of December,  we have planned it this way to coincide with the logistics of getting the stock to our shores. The price point, although not officially set due to the uncertainty around the Rand exchange rate, is currently planned at an RRP of R 6 299 including VAT and it will presumably not be higher than that at launch. We will be in touch with Retail stores and the media to confirm this information as soon as it becomes available.[sic]”

Initially there was quite a bit of confusion when Sony announced that they would only be releasing the PS4 in 32 Countries, with South Africa not being amongst them, but it seems we are falling underneath the umbrella of another country in this list:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Latin America. Launches planned for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama and Peru.

Which one it is, we don’t know, but fortunately it has all worked out for the best. So if you were planning to pick up a PS4 before Christmas, you are in luck.

Will you be picking up a PS4 after E3 and Gamescom‘s stellar lineups were announced? Let us know in the comments below.

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