Sony launched the latest salvo in its ongoing rivalry with Microsoft with the launch of the PlayStation 4, the first of a new generation of consoles.
At an event held in the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York’s Manhattan Center, Sony revealed that the PlayStation 4 would go on sale this Christmas. It refused to set a price, or even show the console itself but it is unlikely to cost much less than £300.
Sony, while demonstrating the underlying hardware, didn’t actually show the coming console, disclose its pricing or precisely when it will go on sale, though the company said it will be ready for the 2013 holiday season.
The company did show off a new controller designed with an integrated touchpad and new button dedicated to sharing game information; it also displayed an upgraded motion-control camera product.