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Video Games: PlayStation 4 Price and First Look


Sony PlayStation 4

The Sony E3, Electronics Entertainment Expo 2013 press conference started late and ran arduously long (about two hours), but in my opinion, the delayed start and extended duration was worth the wait because of the reveals that were announced at the end of the conference.

 The press conference lasted about two hours,  starting at about 6:16 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, 9:16 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and ending about 8:16 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, 11:16 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Sony used the time to promote and show demonstrations of numerous video games for both the current system as well as the new generation console, the PS 4.  As expected, the reveal as well as the price for the PS4 happened toward the end of the press conference.


PlayStation 4 revealed

The actual PS4 that was shown at the press conference was designed as the one pictured; however, the color was a combination silver and black with a silver strip lengthwise across the front of the system.  This was the first look of the system that Sony talked about during its press conference on February 20, 2013 -- prior to E3.

The  audience applauded loudly in approval when Sony explained how the company plans to handle used games; however, the loudest applause, in my opinion, was the announcement of the price of the PS 4 -- $399.99.

This price is about $100.00 less expensive than the price of Microsoft's new generation video game console, the Xbox One.

The price of the video games for the PS4 and the Xbox One  was not discussed at either the Microsoft or the Sony E3 press conferences, respectively.


PlayStation Plus Membership

An added bonus was Sony's announcement that there will not be any red tape involved if you are a current PlayStation Plus member for the PS3 and plan to purchase a PS4.  Your membership will simply be transferred over from your PS 3 to your PS4.

Pre-orders for the PS4 are currently being accepted at as well as other establishments. The expected release date for the PS4 is the holiday season, 2013.

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