Originally Posted by iYen
I was talking about xbl's "free" to play games.
I haven't played any free to play pc games.
Oh Right, my bad.
Yea MS policies and F2P don't get along. That's why Warframe, Tekken Revolution, Ridge Racer Driftopia are console exclusive to PSN.
Originally Posted by SinnerP
Was chatting with the staff at a gameshop today... dunno how accurate his info is, but he said that the Asian (non-JPN) release for the PS4 will come in 2014, after
JPN, US and EU... Oh well.
It wouldn't surprise me if this is true. America is priority since they want to take over MS there and Europe is Sony's strongest territory so they'll want to please the fans over there so if the demand is high in those 2 regions then that's where all the consoles will be going.
Japan really only cares about handhelds and Xbox doesn't sell there so they can take their time over there and that would probably apply to HK and surrounding countries.
Still there's hope.
Sony's PS4 has passed through FCC inspection. A week ago the development kit version passed with flying colors and now Sony has been authorized for commercial release in the United States.
In comparison, the PS3 received FCC approval on September 15th, 2006. It would release on November 11th, marking a two-month difference between the FCC process and the console's debut.
If the same is the case for the PS4, then it's well on its way to releasing in October. If so, it would be in-time to take advantage of the month's big releases such as Battlefield 4 and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. It would be timed perfectly to arrive after the PS3's last big exclusive for the year: Beyond: Two Souls. It would also be early for Call of Duty: Ghosts' November 5th release.
Meanwhile, the Xbox One is still in development and neither its development kit or commercial product have passed an FCC inspection. Microsoft's reversal on its Xbox One policies didn't help, creating additional work for its engineers. Evidence suggests it will release after the PS4, and that could mean that its third-party blockbuster, Call of Duty: Ghosts, could release on PS4 hardware first. If that's the case Sony will have a huge upper hand in the holiday season market.
As part of the inspection some details regarding the system's clock frequency and vitals were revealed, which can be seen below:
Maximum clock frequency in the system: 2.75GHz
Size: 275 x 53 x 305 mm
Sony is well on its way to having a timely release for the PS4. Stay tuned for details on its official release date.
If it releases late October here then I can see a December launch happening for Japan and maybe even for Asia as well.