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It seems the initially reported date for the local release of the PlayStation 4 could have been an error; according to local videogames purveyor BT Games (via MyGaming), the latest console from Sony will actually be coming a little bit later than we had hoped.

They list a release date instead of December 12, which is when they’ll be hosting their launch party – about a week later than the 6 December date we’d expected. It means you’ll still be play to play your shiny new PS4 games over the holidays, but you’ll have to wait a while before doing so.

None of the other retailers have changed their dates though; CNA, Kalahari.com, AWX and Takealot all still have a 6 December launch date listed. Other local game distributors are not aware of any changes.

We’ve reached out to PlayStation distributor Ster Kinekor, who’ve not been able to either deny or confirm the later release date. BT Games, however, has told us that the release date has officially changed.

We’ll let you know more as soon as we do.

[Update]

Mario dos Santos, Chief Executive Officer of Ster Kinekor Entertainment said “We have received the final global shipping timelines from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc and can confirm that our release dates are aligned with the international retail calendar.”

Last Updated: September 30, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

72 Comments

  1. Lardus-Resident Perve

    September 30, 2013 at 11:43

    Hmmm, almost thought it would be a HAHA moment. Oh well, either way still not a bad date.

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    • SaintsRowNigri

      September 30, 2013 at 11:45

      Yeah, at least it is not delayed by months

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      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        September 30, 2013 at 12:36

        I think there would have been blood on the streets if it was released till some time in 2014.

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  2. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    September 30, 2013 at 11:46

    Some time in 2015! 😛 With the Bone launching late 2029.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 30, 2013 at 11:49

      Damn I would be old then!

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      • Her Highness the Hipster

        September 30, 2013 at 11:57

        well, they’re supposed to be for the next generation. #trololol

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          September 30, 2013 at 11:59

          You made a funny Zoe!

          Reply

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 30, 2013 at 12:04

            Well done Tim, you should always encourage Mac users when they make jokes like real people do. TROLLOL

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 30, 2013 at 12:07

            I have a funny myself

      • SaintsRowNigri

        September 30, 2013 at 11:58

        You are already old! By then you would be petrified wood…

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          September 30, 2013 at 12:00

          I’m still young at heart!!

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  3. Uberutang

    September 30, 2013 at 11:49

    New anti monopoly act is forcing SK to release the PS4 at the same time as the Xbone.
    12 Dec 2014.

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  4. Gavin Mannion

    September 30, 2013 at 11:49

    I can’t see how it can only be released by a week…

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    • Brady miaau

      September 30, 2013 at 11:56

      in engrish?

      I do not understand. You mean a delay of a week?

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        September 30, 2013 at 11:59

        Hehehe

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      • Gavin Mannion

        September 30, 2013 at 12:04

        Yeah I either expect a month or two delay or no delay… 1 week just doesn’t make much sense

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        • Brady miaau

          September 30, 2013 at 12:11

          Ah yes, indeed it does not. Perhaps BT Games has something planned

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        • JHN

          September 30, 2013 at 12:25

          It might come down to logistics, its possible that they just found out by their logistics provider that they cant make the date so delay by a week.

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          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 30, 2013 at 12:30

            Probably a shipping issue…

          • JHN

            September 30, 2013 at 12:31

            Yeah there are alot of delays happening with vessels and all that jazz at the moment.

        • Rincethis

          September 30, 2013 at 13:51

          Maybe they are getting a slap on the wrist for some past crime?

          Reply

  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 30, 2013 at 11:49

    Still in time for Xmas.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 30, 2013 at 11:53

      Are you getting one?

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 30, 2013 at 11:54

        Nope. I love my PC & my PC loves me.

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          September 30, 2013 at 11:58

          Does she! does she love you Trevor! Until the day that one game will change your heart forever!!

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 30, 2013 at 12:02

            My PC isn’t a she. It’s consistent, which makes it a he. 😉

            And no, the relationship is completely platonic.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            September 30, 2013 at 12:04

            Sure… I believe you..

    • Hammersteyn

      September 30, 2013 at 11:57

      That’s the important thing

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  6. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    September 30, 2013 at 11:50

    Who else has put a break on their next gen purchase because of Steam Machines?

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    • Kratos8051

      September 30, 2013 at 11:52

      Nope, couldn’t care less

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    • Gavin Mannion

      September 30, 2013 at 11:55

      Can’t say I really see the point of the steam offering.. I do think the controller could be aweesome thoguh

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      • Uberutang

        September 30, 2013 at 11:57

        Exactly the same offering as consoles, but with upgrade path and better game pricing specials?

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        • Hammersteyn

          September 30, 2013 at 12:01

          Not exactly the same. Both console and PC still has some exclusives that the other doesn’t have. It’s better to have both a PC and either console.

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          • Uberutang

            September 30, 2013 at 12:04

            If you care about console exclusives yes.

      • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

        September 30, 2013 at 11:57

        It’s the whole controller and “console” pair I am very interested in! I am thinking about getting a Steam Machines box and then obviously controllers.

        If it can act as a media center like the PS3 does then I think I will be going the way of Steam for all my console gaming needs.

        Excited about everything that is happening though. If it doesn’t pan out I am going PS4, but going to wait for the Slim…

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 30, 2013 at 11:59

          You know what I’d find really funny? Someone mods the SteamOS to support the Kinect. Which would also be pretty cool.

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          • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

            September 30, 2013 at 12:03

            I am pretty damn excited for the “openess” of it all… That controller also looks really cool!

            My 174 Steam games might have something to do with all of this xD

      • iAmWeasel

        September 30, 2013 at 12:01

        PC gamers should be more excited about Steam OS in my opinion. Operating system dedicated to gaming = best way of making most of that fancy hardware.

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    • frikkenator

      September 30, 2013 at 12:12

      The Verge said it best. “You will never see a 360/PS3 owner wondering whether the latest 360/PS3 game will play properly on their console”.

      Valve is creating the Android of the console world, which will lead to fragmentation REALLY quickly. That in turn will lead to them losing the one thing consoles have got going for them, the ability to optimize and release for one specific set of hardware, guaranteeing a certain performance level.

      Like Gavin I don’t really see the point of it all and I don’t think it poses a big threat to the PS4/Xbone.

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      • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

        September 30, 2013 at 12:17

        Well they will be making specific hardware specs early next year… If they stick to like 3 models then it does narrow it down a lot more for devs…

        I get what you are saying though. I think consoles are safe for console gamers, but they are pulling someone like me away. I like a PC WAY more than console. I just had a PS3 because getting my TV connected to a gaming platform was a must for me… Steam Machine will replace that for me.

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        • frikkenator

          September 30, 2013 at 12:22

          The bigger problem is the fact that they’re not touting their own consoles as much as they are the fact that anyone can now make a console that runs SteamOS.

          But yea, I think you’re right when you say they are going to get hardcore PC players to finally consider a console (or console like PC).

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          • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

            September 30, 2013 at 12:26

            I am just excited for something new… This whole PC vs Console war has been going on way too long. This is just Valve deciding they are going to invade the living room!

            Finally more choice! o/

          • frikkenator

            September 30, 2013 at 12:27

            Yea, more choice at this point in time is most certainly not a bad thing!

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        September 30, 2013 at 12:34

        I have to agree with you, it’ll end up like the Ouya, a fringe console for a very fringe and overly vocal fanbase. PC gamers are annoying now, just wait till they became annoying console owners through Valve’s console.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          September 30, 2013 at 12:36

          We have the best couches!

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      • Rags

        September 30, 2013 at 13:23

        I disagree. Valve OS is not like android. Valve OS is like err any PC OS with little constraints. You can run it on a 10 year old machine or a new one. Android versions on the other hand is almost device locked and thus a nightmare to develop for.

        One thing I can’t stand about consoles is forcing you to play at a graphic level at 20-30 fps, where I would rather want to tune down the graphics to run at 60+ fps.

        Console users often say they can just insert the disk and play and that is somehow a great advantage. But I’d rather spend 2 minutes to adjust the settings to match the performance of my pc/preference before I jump into a game I could spend 100 hours on. In the end higher FPS will give me a much better experience than playing at sluggish low fps.

        The Verge is wrong performance is a concern of console gamers and if a game performs crappy like the latest gta you can’t do shit about it.

        tl:dr PC > Consoles.

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        • Zubayr Bhyat

          September 30, 2013 at 13:37

          Consoles are for lazy people like me 😉 PC works better for some things, such as FPS. I recently played Quake Live again and I do miss the accuracy of the mouse / keyboard combo.

          Then again, in terms of an optimisation lesson there’s nothing better than a console.

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          • Rags

            September 30, 2013 at 22:40

            You say you are a lazy gamer? Then you have come to the right site mister!

        • Uberutang

          September 30, 2013 at 13:47

          Exactly! Tone down the god rays and go for 4 x AA over 16 AA and boom 60fps vs 30 fps. Options.

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      • Uberutang

        September 30, 2013 at 13:45

        Tell that to the folks that found out that their Xbox360 arcade and Xbox360 4 gig units cannot play GTA5. Forums are full of tearfull stories.

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      September 30, 2013 at 12:28

      lol not me, while I’m excited for the Steam consoles, I’m more excited for a PS4. I’ll probably get a steam box later, because that controller is amazeballs.

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      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        September 30, 2013 at 12:38

        Agreed

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  7. SaintsRowNigri

    September 30, 2013 at 11:59

    Man, if I was that ugly I would also try anything to delay myself going out in public.

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  8. Hammersteyn

    September 30, 2013 at 12:00

    Cant wait anymore! Please oh please let this be the last of the delays.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      September 30, 2013 at 12:03

      In Latest News: Due to unforeseen shipping strike, PlayStation 4 has yet again a massive delay! expect it April 1st 2014

      Reply

  9. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    September 30, 2013 at 12:35

    Hey at least its before Christmas

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  10. iAmWeasel

    September 30, 2013 at 12:41

    Ah I think I understand this.. obiously the PS4 is so powerful that Sony wants to give us an extra week to prepare to have our pants blown off. Thanks Sony! 🙂

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  11. DaxterZA

    September 30, 2013 at 12:44

    Awesome, now I have 6 more days to save up for it….

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    • Kratos8051

      September 30, 2013 at 13:02

      I don’t know how 6 days will improve your financial situation, but I want in on that action

      Reply

      • DaxterZA

        September 30, 2013 at 13:06

        If I told you….I would have to kill you….

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  12. Sargon

    September 30, 2013 at 13:00

    BT Games has a history of releasing things late, though. Could just be them.

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  13. Thomas Squara

    September 30, 2013 at 13:28

    Kalahari is now saying 13 December on the pre-order page.

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  14. veggiesaurus ZA

    September 30, 2013 at 13:35

    phoenixTech will be cheaper and on-time, it seems

    Reply

  15. Melasco

    September 30, 2013 at 15:15

    Meh, not the best news ever, but since I only really care about BF4 at launch, and since I’m already getting it on PS3 (Will do the upgrade thing) it’s not really an issue.

    I think we should just be thankful we are getting it in 2013…

    Reply

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