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PlayStation 4 set to launch December 17 in Korea, priced at ₩498,000

Thursday, 7th November 2013 03:26 GMT By Ewan Miller

According to Japanese news agency Yonhap, the PlayStation 4 now has an official Korean launch date of December 17. The unit will be priced at ₩498,000, which translates to roughly $500 US. If Google Translate is at all a reliable service, there will be 19 launch titles, of which five will be fully localised into Korean.


At Tokyo Game Show, Sony announced in one sentence that the PlayStation 4 would launch in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Korea before it launched in Japan in Febuary, so perhaps those other regions will share Korea’s December 17 date.

Although we don’t have confirmation of any kind, presumably the price listed does not include the PS Eye camera.

Thanks, Yonhap News via NeoGAF.

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2 Comments

  1. Digital Bamboo

    According to my oldest Korean student, the 498,000won price does indeed include the PS Eye camera, and between 8-10 of the 19 launch games will be localized.

    It may also be telling of Sony’s marketing (or lack thereof) in Korea that a 16-year-old boy who plays video games on weekends and watches TV daily was not aware the PS4 was launching soon & has not seen any commercials for it.

    #1 9 months ago
  2. Yanyan31

    I’m starting a Korean teaching contract within the next month and am pleased to know that I will be able to get a PS4 in the country.

    Interesting to note that it will supposedly be bundled with the camera. It’s a shame about Sony’s lack of promotion in the region though.

    #2 8 months ago

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