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E3 2013: PlayStation 4 cloud starts 2014, is "region free", #PS4NoDRM 'victorious'
Posted: 11.06.2013 13:49 by Simon Priest Comments: 8
The cloud-based features for Sony's PS4-bound PlayStation Network is to begin overcasting our virtual skies early next year as the next-gen console launches this holiday for North America and Europe.

Shuhei Yoshida has also confirmed that PS4 is "region free", followed by a smiley face. That means you can import a PS4 on the cheap. PS4 has 'no DRM' for used games.

The price for the next PlayStation has already been revealed as $399 in the US, so if a UK customer imported it then it would be around 250ish, instead of 349 domestically.

"And yes, PS4 is region free :D" tweeted Sony's Shuhei Yoshida. The cheaper than Xbox One price announcement already has fans tearing up, but now this - coupled with their clear and concise game sharing guide - PlayStation is on fire with terrific news. Xbox One is region-locked and has an RRP of 429 in the UK.

PlayStation 4 also doesn't require mandatory connections to the Internet, unlike Xbox One.

It's safe to say the #PS4NoDRM campaign is a total success story. It's like Sony want to impress us or something, just listen to the foaming-at-the-mouth applause in the clip below of Sony's E3 2013 press conference.

Comments

By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jun 11, 2013
SirRoderick
Victorious my shiny metal arse, Sony confirmed this before that entire campaign even started.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jun 11, 2013
nocutius
For now there's not much of a reason to get an Xbox over PS they win in pretty much every category. It's more powerful, cheaper, and consumer friendly.

The only thing that comes to mind are game exclusives, if they have a killer lineup that would provide an actual reason (outside of fanboyism) for people buy it over PS4, other than that it's PS4 all the way.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jun 11, 2013
SirRoderick
They already revealed lineups, besides maybe a handful of titles not ready for announcement. Sony has a much stronger showing IMO
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jun 11, 2013
JonahFalcon
There's plenty of reasons: games. And I've never one gave two craps about region free. Never needed it in my entire life.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jun 11, 2013
SirRoderick
Just because you don't does not mean it is not significant Jonah.

As for me personally, none of the exclusive titles would get me to buy either console so far. PS4 has a couple interesting titles but nothing machine selling as far as I'm concerned. OF course I don't represent the general populace either :P

Most games I was interested in are also PC releases, so there.
By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Jun 11, 2013
HenoKutus
Sony rules!!
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Jun 11, 2013
JonahFalcon
Hooray Faceless Corporation!
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jun 11, 2013
SirRoderick
Ah, Heno, impartial as always aren't you? x3