Can you feel the electricity in the air? That’s an atmosphere that only a next-gen console release can bring. So, now that launch day is finally upon us, let’s give you a quick recap of what you can expect from your new PlayStation 4 (if you’re actually reading this and not playing it already).
At midnight, the console went on sale with a price tag of $399.99 and features a custom eight core processor, AMD next-generation Radeon based graphics engine, 8 GBs of GDDR5 memory and a 500GB hard drive. The system ships with one wireless DualShock 4 controller and headset. The HD PlayStation camera is also available in select bundles or as a stand-alone item.
Of course, hardware is really the potatoes of this meal, as the real meat for gamers will be the games library. So, (via the PlayStation.Blog) here is a list of all the great next-gen launch titles you can pick up for the PS4 right now:
- Angry Birds: Star Wars
- Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag
- Battlefield 4
- Blacklight Retribution
- Call of Duty: Ghosts
- DC Universe Online
- FIFA 14
- Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition
- Just Dance 2014
- Killzone Shadow Fall
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
- Madden NFL 25
- NBA 2K14
- Need for Speed Rivals
- Skylanders SWAP Force
- Sound Shapes
- Super Motherload
- Trine 2: Complete Story
These are just a few the titles currently available (many free-to-play) either in stores or online. Also, expect more equally awesome games released during the “launch window” over the course of the next few weeks and months.
On a personal note, it’s a bit surreal writing news about the PlayStation 4 in the present tense, as for so long we’ve been referring to it as an upcoming release. I hope everyone is enjoying themselves as we celebrate this huge milestone in gaming history.
Now on to next week, where the “war” side of things truly begins with the launch of the PS4’s competitor, the Xbox One.