PlayStation 4 marks official Philippine debut

MANILA, Philippines - The PlayStation 4 is officially available in the Philippines. 

Sony Philippines launched its next generation console at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati on Tuesday, January 14. Sony says about 1000 consoles have been sold since it began accepting pre-orders last December

The base price for the PlayStation 4 is P24,999. For a little bit more you get extras. You pay P26,999 for the Console & PS Camera bundle, P26,899 for the Killzone: Shadow Fall bundle, and P27,399 for the Battlefield 4 bundle.

We’re told limited stocks are allocated to the Philippine market, but units should still be available at Sony Centers in Metro Manila, Pampanga, Cebu, Davao and Cagayan De Oro.

Consoles purchased directly from Sony come with a one year regional warranty honored in 5 other South East Asian countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

The device has been available locally since December 2013 via gaming store Datablitz

The official release guarantees warranty and support.   

In contrast, Microsoft’s Xbox One is not officially sold in the Philippines. 

Both consoles sold 1 million units in the first 24 hours of their US launch late last year, but Sony sold at least a million more units than Microsoft in 2013.

At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sony announced it had sold 4.3 million PS4’s in 2013. Last week Microsoft on its blog announced it had sold 3 million Xbox One consoles last year. 

Sony also unveiled a host of PS peripherals including Dual Shock 4 controllers, a Dual Shock Charging Station and a PS4 Vertical Stand. The PS4 controllers are available for P3,399 and come in Magma Red and Wave Blue aside from the standard black.

Sony also announced the availability of its portable gaming device, the PS Vita 2000, available starting today for P11,999. - Rappler.com