PS4 release date deals and bundles may be hard to find while shopping if you didn’t already make a PlayStation 4 preorder months ago.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the excitement over the PS4 release date was marred by news that PlayStation 4 assembly workers were forced to work without pay.
The PS4 release date in the United States is November 15, so you only have two weeks to plan your PlayStation 4 shopping strategy. The latest information on the PS4 release date says the PS4 bundle will cost $499 and include two controllers, the new Killzone game, and the PlayStation 4 Camera.
Amazon is also offering a PS4 bundle with Battlefield 4, but you can get a standard PS4 bundle without the camera for $399. $499 is the same price as the standard Xbox One release date bundle, which will always include the Kinect 2.0 as a standard feature, which means video game developers will support its features more.
On October 29, Walmart began offering a PS4 preorder bundle deal that guarantees it’ll come in time for Christmas. This PlayStation 4 preorder deal comes with the console, a choice of an extra DualShock 4 controller or the PS Camera, or the choice of one of ten games for $459. The selection of titles includes Assassin’s Creed IV,Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghost, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, Skylanders: SWAP Force,LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, FIFA 14, NBA Live 14 and Madden NFL 25.
A Reddit user posted up a leaked Target ad that claims Target will offer a buy two games, get one game free PS4 deal on PlayStation 4 titles during the week of the console’s release. The list of games on this PS4 deal includes Killzone: Shadow Fall, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Madden NFL 25, Battlefield 4, Knack and NBA 2K14.
But PlayStation 4 Day One will probably be a buying frenzy, with shoppers circling every PS4 like a shark. The obvious places like GameStop and Best Buy are probably not good ideas since some people may choose to camp out in advance (even the Wii U launch got one guy to wait a month). The best PS4 release date shopping strategy is to hit other stores like KMart, Sears, and other places not as well know for their electronics and games department. But if you don’t want to go PlayStation 4 shopping in person ZooAlert and NowInStock.net can both let you know the minute online orders open up.
Another option is to skip the PS4 launch day and wait a few days. Just don’t wait until Thanksgiving, since Black Friday is starting earlier now. You can also try your luck with auction sites but some people are already trying to resell their PS4 preorder for $1,000.
Lastly, be aware of the PS4 release date patch. Sony has confirmed that the 1.50 patch is 300 MB in size and will be required for core features like online multiplayer and Blu-ray playback.
Do you think the PS4 release date will make a “perfect day” as Sony claims?