PlayStation 4 will be released on Feb 22 in Japan behind other countries
Sony Computer Entertainment unveiled PlayStation 4 will be available in Japan for 41,979 yen on Feb 22, 2014. To assure that people are able to get it right after the release, reservations can be made after Oct 15.
Compared with other countries like the U.S. and Canada where PlayStation 4 will be released on Nov 15 or France, Germany and Italy where it will be released on Nov 29, why will it be available in Japan so late?
Hiroshi Kono, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan President, explained the reason. They want to focus on developing their contents and titles including popular foreign title and unique Japanese titles, so by looking into the timing where they will get all of them ready, they decided that February 22nd is the best day.
In exchange for making their customers wait, they will offer 2 special packages called:
- "PlayStation 4 First Limited Pack" (41,979 yen) including a free download of the game software "KNACK" and additional 1 year guarantee
- "PlayStation 4 First Limited Pack with PlayStation Camera" (46,179 yen)