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PS4 to release locally this year with no region locking

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We’re still trying to get official confirmation but right now it very much looks like the PlayStation 4 will release locally this year in South Africa and that it will have no region locking on the console.

The first rumour comes from informal conversations with PlayStation employees and retail, not to mention that the PlayStation boss himself declared a worldwide release in November this year.

PlayStation has always been well supported in South Africa and as we have PR confirmation that the console will not be region locked there is no reason at all why at least a limited supply of PlayStation 4’s will land locally before Christmas.

I know I’ll be putting down my pre-order as soon as the retailers start accepting them. Expect a local release price of around R5500 that will obviously drop in the 2015 holiday season. Not that I could possibly wait a year just to save R1000.

Last Updated: June 11, 2013

46 Comments

  1. Jonah Cash

    June 11, 2013 at 09:52

    BT Games is doing pre orders for the PS4 I think?!?! I might also have to pop in there today to go and put my name down!!
    No region lock? That is freaking awesome!!! Holy mother of all things holy, Sony has really hit this right out of the park haven’t they?

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    • Sir Twakkus

      June 11, 2013 at 10:01

      Ja its crazy, everything the gamers has been asking for has been taken into the PS4. Microdof has really missed the mark with EVERYTHING for the next generation.

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      • Its Just a Ride

        June 11, 2013 at 10:10

        Just hope to God it doesn’t sell well anywhere, otherwise there won’t be anything to stop the others to follow suite….

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  2. mancera

    June 11, 2013 at 09:52

    And the final nail in Xbone’s coffin is this, no region locking!

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  3. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 11, 2013 at 09:55

    Oh sweet… mother of gaming… 😀 I’m going to check with BT games to see if they do preorders yet.

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    • Rinceyouropinion

      June 11, 2013 at 09:57

      You have been very quiet Banana! I didn’t see you in the hail of tweets last night!

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        June 11, 2013 at 10:07

        Indeed old man, work has kept me away from the promised land of gaming. But I thought I had to get my two cents in post-SonyE3. Dude, I haven’t been this excited for a console in years. I feel… like a young banana.

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        • Rinceyouropinion

          June 11, 2013 at 10:09

          Me too, though I don’t think I could eat a whole one… 0-O

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          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 11, 2013 at 10:10

            0_o

  4. Rinceyouropinion

    June 11, 2013 at 09:57

    My gods, the day just keeps getting better. Gavin, I believe the Xbox One WILL be region locked? Or am I just replying another nightmate of this thing called Microsoft Next gen…

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    • Uberutang

      June 11, 2013 at 10:04

      Region lock confirmed for xbone. Also Q2 or Q3 2014 Release for SA.

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      • Rinceyouropinion

        June 11, 2013 at 10:05

        I thought so. Sure I read about it somewhere the other day, just can’t find it!

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  5. Its Just a Ride

    June 11, 2013 at 10:05


    ahh memories

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  6. Vampyre Squirrel

    June 11, 2013 at 10:08

    E3 2013 should be renamed to ESony.

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    • Rinceyouropinion

      June 11, 2013 at 10:09

      More like EAish hahaha

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        June 11, 2013 at 10:10

        Muahahahaha! I think EA deserves another golden poo award.

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    • Tbone187

      June 11, 2013 at 10:12

      The only thing is the DRM and yes , we appreciate Sony’s effort in this regard but some of the Xbox exclusives are awesome…

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        June 11, 2013 at 10:22

        If they drop the DRM, then maybe… I really liked Dead Rising 3, but chances are that it’s a timed exclusive. Ryse… meh. Far too much QTEs, and I’ve never really been a fan of the recent Halo titles.

        But… I liked what I saw about Project Sparks.

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  7. Trebzz

    June 11, 2013 at 10:11

    If this happens then i just love you guys more 😀

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  8. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 11, 2013 at 10:12

    No region lock…..Sony is the ultimate keyblade master! They opened lock to my Heart

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 11, 2013 at 10:13

      ULTIMATE KEYBLADE MASTER!

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      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 11, 2013 at 10:14

        It might be Taboo, but I wana make love to the PS4 …. I wana have a forbidden love with this glorious machine

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          June 11, 2013 at 10:15

          All night long!

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          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 11, 2013 at 10:17

            With a photo of Kaz on the wall…wait……….

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 11, 2013 at 10:20

            That’s kind of romantic…

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            June 11, 2013 at 10:26

            kinda is hey,some Neo in the background playing…Just need to be careful not to hit the share button

          • Andreavich

            June 11, 2013 at 10:30

            Good thing you making love to the PS4, If it was the Xbone, it would record the love making on the Kinect and share it to all its buddies at Microsoft…

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 11, 2013 at 10:34

            I think with the xbone… it’s not consensual… 🙁

        • Kieron

          June 11, 2013 at 12:03

          Or or… you can buy both the PS4 and the Xbone, but just use the Xbone to watch you play and make love to your PS4…. And have a tramp stamp that says : “You wanna F**K on me”

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  9. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 11, 2013 at 10:12

    I think Microsoft’s problem is that the console was designed by MBAs… greed guided them, and I’m glad the gaming fraternity rose up… 😀

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    • Rinceyouropinion

      June 11, 2013 at 10:23

      Totally with you here. I was told that we shouldn’t speculate on what may come, and that we should’t get angry about it before we know. And while I agree about some aspects of this, I cannot help but feel that if we had all remained quiet, SONY may have done something very different. We all shouted, with one voice! We were heard!

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        June 11, 2013 at 10:26

        Exactly, I think had there not been an uproar, Sony would have gone the same route with the disk-locked account-locked DRM. I suppose it also helped that EA gave them the cold shoulder, and SONY went the “F-U” route.

        But don’t discount the power of Kaz!

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      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 11, 2013 at 10:28

        Agreed, I kinda feel that all the anger from gamers helped in telling sony what they need to do. They were taking stabs at MS in the video above, which they clearly made because they know how angry gamers are

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  10. DadGamer

    June 11, 2013 at 10:19

    Well, Sony has won the South African market – that’s for certain. The used games, lower price, region-freedom, and no online connection requirement guaranteed that.
    And we all know Japan is all about Sony.
    So X-bone’s only hope is the US/europe market, but considering the recent financial hard times, it ain’t looking good for Microsoft.

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  11. Khulani Ndlovu

    June 11, 2013 at 10:23

    Can’t wait for end year, Sony are going to rule the gaming world that’s for certain, 😉

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 11, 2013 at 10:24

      Same here, Mr Ndlovu, same here. Fortunately my savings account lies ready… waiting… eager for a PS4

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      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        June 11, 2013 at 11:07

        My body and bank balance are ready

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  12. Stiggie

    June 11, 2013 at 10:41

    Thank God I pre ordered mine months ago.

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  13. Brady miaau

    June 11, 2013 at 10:44

    I do wonder about the figure of R5500. We have customs duties, local staff to pay or whatever. I have the feeling it will be more.

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  14. Sageville

    June 11, 2013 at 11:15

    Where are the Xbone trolls when you need them??

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  15. Ryan Michael Kenny

    June 11, 2013 at 11:32

    Was up at 2:30 waiting for the show. Totally worth it. Pre order in with Bt Games. Rock On!

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  16. Happy Hamster

    June 11, 2013 at 12:16

    PS4 Multiplayer Tournament in South Africa Vs Xbox One Multiplayer Tournaments in South Africa

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  17. fred

    June 11, 2013 at 12:16

    Sony it is then … who wants to share some games , I saw on the video it is not that complicated.

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  18. Edwin le Roux

    June 11, 2013 at 14:03

    Just a question. Do you guys think, that it will be region free for movies as well. Meaning I can watch my non-American movies without a problem.

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