Yes! Finally it will be here. After a lot of speculation and rumours,
next gen gaming is eventually arriving in India to the PS4 launch event to be held on December 18 in New
Delhi. The calligraphic invite appears a bit cryptic, but nevertheless
the message is clear.
Since its debut in the US and European markets last month, the PS4
has been creating quite a frenzy selling more than a million units on
day one and two million units in just under two weeks and well on its
way to achieve its target of selling more than 3 million PS4's by the
end of the year. The PS4 sales
have also outnumbered the Xbox One, which sold a 150,000 units in its
first 48 hours whereas the PS3 sold a 165,000 units in the same amount
of time. Analysts have also predicted that the PS4 is likely to sell 49
million consoles in the next five years.
While there is no information available regarding the price of the
console, given the $399 price in the US, you can expect the price
bracket to be around Rs.28,0000-Rs.30,000 mark. Sony India head
Atindriya Bose said they will reveal the MRP of the console at the
launch event, and also added that as of now, first party titles for the
PS4 will retail at 3,999 INR and accessories such as the DualShock 4
and PS Eye camera will be available but in limited quantities.
Sony has not announced the price of the console in India, but given the
$399 price in the US, we are expecting the price tag to sport a number
close to the Rs 30,000 mark. While the imminent launch is indeed good
news for gamers in the country, the PS4 has got off to a slow start as far as new titles are concerned.
PS4 has an AMD-based x86 processor will be powering the console. It
will have 8GB of unified high-speed memory and a “massive” hard drive.
The new controller—dubbed the DualShock 4. It has a touch pad with a
share button, a headphone jack and a light bar to identify players. The
Share button on the controller will let you upload any video you from
your console quickly to video services. Videos are automatically
uploaded while you play a game.
One of the coolest features of
the PS4 is that it can download games in the background, even when the
system is powered off. Games can also be played while they’re being