PlayStation 4 up for pre-order
With the recent announcement of the release window and pricing for Sony’s next-gen console, the PlayStation 3, Indian game retailer Game4u has started taking pre-orders for the console. The console can be pre-ordered from either Game4u’s brick-and-mortar stores or from the company’s website.
To pre-order, those interested will have to pay Rs 3,000. Once the console is launched in the country, those who have booked the console can pick it up and pay the remainder of the cost. The company does point out on its PlayStation 4 page, however, that Sony hasn’t yet announced a release date or price for the console in India.
Pre-orders for the PS4 seem to have started already
We tried to reach out to Sony for a comment on this, but were unable to get in touch with the company.
Back during its pre-E3 press conference, Sony had announced that the PlayStation 4 will be launched in November and will cost $399 (Rs 23,300 approx) in the US, which is $100 less than rival Microsoft’s console, the Xbox One, which is priced at $499 (Rs 28,900 approx).
For the price being paid, Sony is offering the system along with a controller and USB, HDMI and power cables. PlayStation 4 Eye is not part of the package, though, and can be bought separately for $59 (Rs 3,400 approx).
All told, Sony has marketed its latest offering well. With a good software offering and a cheaper retail price, the PS4 should definitely see good sales. How Microsoft is planning to combat this is yet to be seen.[source:tech2]