According to Andrew House, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., this special version of the PlayStation 4 will feature a 500GB hard drive, a "glacier white" DualShock 4 controller, a copy of Destiny and a 30-day PlayStation Plus voucher. Notably lacking from House's revelation was a price point for the bundle.
Update: Sony sent along further information on the bundle, which will cost $449 (439 euros). Alternatively, European buyers can pick up the glacier white PS4 alone for 399 euros. Glacier white and "urban camouflage" versions of the DualShock 4 controller will be available for $59 (59 euros).
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 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 LittleBigPlanet 3, SingStar, and DRIVECLUB (SCE World Wide Studios). Games from independent developers continue to thrive on PS4, with upcoming titles like N++ (Metanet Software Inc), GALAK-Z: The Dimensional (17-BIT Games), Secret Ponchos (Switchblade Monkeys Entertainment), Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty (Oddworld Inhabitants, Inc / Just Add Water, Ltd.), 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. For more information, please visit http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/03/26/ps4-games-in-2014-the-ultimate-list/
*5 This feature is available only when THE PLAYROOM is being live-streamed and there are audiences viewing the broadcast.