UPDATE: It looks like you’ll be spending your 13th cheque on some Sony merch after all. ITNews Africa says that the console will be out December 6 locally.
The next generation console war was all but won; the Xbox One was ridded with DRM and was launching later than the PS4 in South Africa. Microsoft did several 180’s regarding their console – but people would still end up getting the PlayStation 4, because they’d be able to get it earlier. Only now, the choice of which consoles to get has become even harder – because we won’t be getting Sony’s new black box when the rest of the world does.
At its Gamescom press conference, Sony announced that they’d be launching this November in 32 countries – and surprise, surprise…we’re not one of them.
Here’s the list of countries that’ll be getting PlayStation love this November.
- United States
November 29th – Europe
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
November 29th – Latin America
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
If you’re insistent on playing some Killzone or Driveclub or something else that isn’t Ridge Racer on your shiny new PS4 this holiday season, then I’m afraid you’re going to have either import or slap a “4” sticker over the 3 on your current console and just pretend. Of course, it could just be that we’re so small and insignificant a market that we just get lumped in under the UK, because the local PlayStation site lists a 29 October release date.
We’ve fired off mail to Sony’s local agency for some clarification.
The decision about which next gen console to pick up has just become that little bit harder. Mostly because we don’t have a confirmed local release date for either of them.
Last Updated: August 21, 2013
August 21, 2013 at 07:51
“because the local PlayStation site lists a 29 October release date. ”
Correction: 29 November. Just like the UK territories. Which leads me to believe we are just lumped in there like a conjoined twin that didn’t fully develop so has short arms or something like that.