RM1799. That’s how much you’ll be forking out for the long-awaited Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4). And you can hug it to sleep (after you’re done abusing it with its 23 launch titles), starting from 20th December.
The next-generation gaming console by the Japanese electronics maker will be bundled with a single PlayStation DualShock 4 controller (extra pads cost RM249), plus the bulk of what you saw in the official unboxing video and a 500GB HDD.
The PlayStation 4 Eye camera is also available as a bundle with the PS4, and you can pre-order it for RM1899. This pre-order package includes a one-year regional warrany and a month of PlayStation Plus subscription. Alternatively, the camera is available separately for RM249.
While exclusive PS4 titles such as Infamous: Second Son and The Order: 1886 won’t be available till early next year, the console will have some of the most recent titles available in full HD glory. So if you’ve been holding off on Batman: Arkham Origins or Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, get ready to smash Gotham’s villains and challenge the high seas in full HD resolution.
Before you are all set and ready to get into a deathmatch or co-op play with your friends, hold on. You’ll need a PlayStation Plus membership for online multiplayer mode. Fortunately, the PS4 is bundled with a one-year subscription, allowing you to join your friends on a hunting spree, and have your saved games stored on Sony’s servers. Oh, and the occasional free game too, albeit old ones.