So great news from ITFGaming who have posted the confirmation of the local release date and price for the PS4. Set for a December 6th release and with a fairly high price of R6299.00 South Africa will be getting the PS4.
As you may know last night Sony held their press conference at Gamescom in Germany and finally revealed the release date. Set for a November 15th in North America and 29th November for Europe. Seeing as we fall under Europe we will be getting the PS4 this year before Christmas, as to the amount coming in lets hope that it can sustain the massive demand for it already.
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]”
Sony first mentioned that the PS4 will be releasing to 32 countries (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) none of them South Africa, but as mentioned before, thank goodness we fall under England.
I must admit that I’m a little disappointed about the price though, I was really hoping that it would come in at around R4500.00 or even R5000.00 as this is a little closer to the $399.00 price tag it with a R10 to the dollar exchange. None the less I will still be getting one ASAP.
Are you pre-ordering one? What are your thoughts about the news?