PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4 was released on 15 November in North America.Facebook

Sony's much anticipated eighth-generation gaming console, PlayStation 4, finally went on sale in North America on 15 November and recorded a staggering one million units in sales within 24 hours of its launch.

Gaming enthusiasts in India who are anticipating to get their hands on the PS4 may not have to wait much long. E-retailer Snapdeal has reportedly claimed that PS4 would be made available in the subcontinent next month and has already begun taking pre-orders for a down payment of ₹1,999.

The website has also opened the pre-order window for Microsoft's new Xbox One as well. Prospective buyers are can place pre-orders for the console for ₹1,999.

Interestingly, the firm has priced both devices for a whopping ₹40,000, which is a bit exorbitant compared to the official prices declared by the companies. Sony PS4 in the US costs $399.99 (₹25,000), where as Xbox One which is set to go on sale in America on 22 November, is priced $499 (roughly around ₹31,270).

As of now, neither of the companies has officially revealed any launch plans for their consoles in India. Hence, buyers are advised to wait for the official confirmation before placing their orders. Rumour has it that Sony may release PS4 in India by the end of the year, while Microsoft's Xbox One is slated for late launch in 2014.   

Key Specifications of Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One:


PlayStation 4

Xbox One





Semi-custom 8-core AMD x86-64 CPU architecture

8-core AMD processor (two quad-core jaguar modules),X86 PC style architecture


Customizable PlayStation Dynamic Menu

Xbox OS with Windows custom kernel and hyper visor (provide virtual operating system platform support)


Semi-custom AMD Radeon GPU, contains 18 computing units which can top 1.84 TFLOPS (Tera-Floating-point Operations Per Second)

AMD Radeon, Direct 11.1 graphics with 32MB embedded ESRAM


Advanced GDDR5 (unified ) 8GB RAM

8GB DDR3 (5GB available while playing games)

Storage capacity

500GB HDD, with options for upgrade



PlayStation comes with two HD 1280x800p cameras with motion sensors, aperture f/2.0, 85-degree field of view,

Wide-angle full HD Kinect camera with motion sensor to take user's gesture as input

Video support

Full HD (1080x1920p) as well as 4K (3840x2160p) video resolutions

Full HD (1920x1080p) as well as 4K (3840x2160p) video resolutions

Video player

Blu-Ray and DVD

Blu-Ray and DVD


DualShock 4 controllers with built in two capacitive touch pads with light-bar with number of colours to signal player's health as such, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR, USB v3.0, optical S/PDIF, HDMI port

Controller having four-way design with impulse trigger motor , Three USB v3.0 ports, HDMI v1.4 port, Wi-Fi (802.11n), Wi-Fi Direct, Xbox Smart Glass (allows Windows Phones and Tablets to act as second screen)

Price [In USA]

$399.99 (around ₹25,000)

$499 in US, approximately ₹31,270 in Indian denomination