Today, in 20 countries across Europe and the wider PAL region, PlayStation 4 goes on sale. It’s a huge day for everyone here at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and, more importantly, it’s a huge day for gamers. After years of hard work from our brilliant hardware teams, the most powerful gaming console ever created is now in your hands and you can finally experience our vision for the next-generation of gaming.
Since PS4 was first introduced to gamers at our New York event back in February, we’ve been happy to see our decision to create a sophisticated, connected and gamer-focussed console resonate with both our community of players and the media alike. Critics have hailed it as “a pure gaming thoroughbred” and “an exceptionally well-crafted console”, and we’re confident you’ll agree.
Of course, it’s not just about raw power – it’s the games that matter, and with 20 titles available to purchase today, including Killzone Shadow Fall, Battlefield 4, Resogun, FIFA 14, Call of Duty Ghosts, Knack, and Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, you have a huge range of phenomenal software to choose from.
And this is just the start. With over 180 titles currently in development, including Destiny, inFAMOUS Second Son, DRIVECLUB, The Order: 1886 and a brand new Uncharted adventure, our journey has only just begun.
While the games might be the PS4’s core focus, as ever, we’re also happy to offer you a huge range of entertainment services, with 18 apps available for download today, including NetFlix, iPlayer, Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited and many more to come. Not only do you have the best games at your fingertips, but a complete library of movies, music and video too.
Whether you made it out last night to celebrate with us at one of our many launch events across the region, or are patiently awaiting the knock of a delivery man this morning, we’d like to thank you for choosing PlayStation. PS4 exists for you; you’re the reason why we continue to push at the boundaries of play, crafting experiences you’ll not see anywhere else. Please enjoy your new console – we can’t wait to hear how you, the players, get on.