While many gamers were chomping at the bit there were quite a few including my colleague Dani who were sold on the “Glacier White” PlayStation 4. While I personally like all my consoles in black to match my home theater I have to admit that the overall look of the system in this color is quite nice. If you are on the fence about a PlayStation 4 and want to pick up Destiny as well then I recommend waiting until the fall to pick up this bundle. Here is a more detailed look at the console and the Dualshock 4 as well.
Let’s take a look at the DualShock 4 now
DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller To Be Available in “Glacier White” and “Urban Camouflage”; PS4 Game Portfolio Will Continue to Expand, and YouTube Support to be Added by the End of This Year
Tokyo, June 10, 2014 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that it will introduce the first color variation for PlayStation®4(PS4™) in “Glacier White,” which will be available worldwide starting this fall. Peripheral lineups will also expand with the “Glacier White” DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller and Vertical Stand*1, in addition to DUALSHOCK®4 in the color “Urban Camouflage.”
In North America, Latin America and Europe, PS4 in “Glacier White” will be available as part of a bundle pack featuring Destiny, a highly anticipated title developed by Bungie, Inc. and published by Activision. The bundle also includes a free 30 day membership to PS Plus*1, and comes at a recommended retail price (RPP) of US$449/ €439. Furthermore, PS4 in “Glacier White” will also be sold separately in Europe at an RRP of €399. The Vertical Stand will be available in Europe at an RRP of €19*2, and DUALSHOCK®4 in “Glacier White” and “Urban Camouflage” will both be available at an RRP of US$59/ €59. The pricings for each product in Japan and other Asian regions will be announced on a later date.
Gamers now have a variety of colors to choose from when selecting PS4 systems and peripherals, as users can choose from both the original “Jet Black” and the new “Glacier White” PS4 systems, as well as a range of colors for DUALSHOCK®4 including “Urban Camouflage” and “Glacier White” in addition to the existing colors*3.
The PS4 system’s game portfolio will continue to expand with over 120 titles to be available worldwide by the end of this year. These include highly anticipated titles from first- and third-party publishers such as Destiny(Activision), Far Cry 4 (UbiSoft), Gran Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games),BattlefieldTM Hardline (Electronic Arts), LittleBigPlanet 3, SingStar, and
DRIVECLUB (SCE World Wide Studios). Games from independent developers continue to thrive on PS4, with upcoming titles like Futuridium( MixedBag ),Hotline Miami 2(Devolver Digital), Minecraft (Mojang), and The Witness (Thekla, Inc.).* 4 New content for THE PLAYROOM, a title pre-installed in all PS4 systems, will be offered for free starting this summer. Using the PlayStation®Camera, gamers can display themselves on their TV screens and use either their PlayStation®Vita or a mobile device installed with PlayStation®App to add music or original objects to their surroundings. The new content adds a variety of customization options, like the ability to add special lighting and smoke effects, as well as personalized banners. Gamers that enjoy live broadcasting their sessions with THE PLAYROOM using PS4’s built-in ‘SHARE’ functionality also gain new options, including the ability to add user generated polls on specific topics, such as their favorite videogame or character. * 5
Furthermore, YouTube is coming to PS4 this year. PS4 gamers will be able to quickly upload video captures to their YouTube channel with a simple press of the DUALSHOCK®4 Share button. Users can also see their friends’ shared YouTube videos in their “What’s New” feed. In addition to the integrated sharing functionality, a YouTube app on PS4 will become available where PS4 users can access their favorite YouTube channels, videos and personalities.
Along with exciting upcoming titles and the enhancement of network services, SCE will further expand the PS4 platform through the introduction of PS4 in “Glacier White” and the broadening of peripherals.
*1 In Europe, the bundle includes one month PS Plus Membership.
*2 In North America, a limited number of Vertical Stand will be included in the bundle featuring Destiny, and will not be sold separately.
*3 Includes “Jet Black”, “Wave Blue” and “Magma Red”. The lineup of DUALSHOCK®4 colors differs by region.
*4 Number of titles based on information available as of 6/10/14.
*5 This feature is available only when THE PLAYROOM is being live-streamed and there are audiences viewing the broadcast.