PS4 games now available to preorder through PS3

Sony begins rolling out PlayStation 4 preorders through the PlayStation Store and SEN starting with Knack and Warframe.

PlayStation 4 games are now available to preorder through the PlayStation Store on the PlayStation 3, as well as the Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) store, the company has announced.

The first two digital PS4 titles available for preorder are SCE Japan Studio's Knack ($60) and Digital Extremes' multiplayer shooter Warframe (free).

The PS4 launches on November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe. One of the platform's previously announced launch titles--Watch Dogs--was recently delayed to spring 2014.

Sony previously announced an official launch-day Watch Dogs PlayStation 4 bundle that would include a copy of the game. With the game delayed, a Ubisoft representative told GameSpot, "Our partnership with Sony remains strong and we will have more details to share about the specific benefits of this partnership for PlayStation customers at a later date."

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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38 comments
mr_nee
mr_nee

Why do people pre-order digital downloads? Why is there even an option to pre-order free digital download?

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

With watchdogs getting delayed I will take the f2p warframe thank you Sony.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

How many people do you think will pre-order a PS4 only game, with no intention to buy the new console at launch, thinking it will run on their PS3?

wookiegr
wookiegr

Digital downloads for full retail shelf pricing of $60. WHY OH WHY do companies still charge full retail price on virtual content that requires virtually no overhead? If they want a digital future they can't charge physical prices anymore, period! I will gladly pre-order and buy digital content once they come to their senses and stop raping their customers.

Javier
Javier

Where can I find the link on sharing digital downloaded games for the PS4?

dipdish
dipdish

Oh, I guess it's only for US gamers now. Because, I could not see any of the titles, mentioned above, on my European account.

Fursnake
Fursnake

This could be ironic, but it's definitely debatable.

megakick
megakick

No thanks I will keep my money. Sony = Screw Up

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Digital pre-orders just makes me laugh unless you can preload the damn thing.

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

Seriously considering canceling my pre order ....

Nothing there except Watchdogs is £56, damn console gaming is too expensive i'm dreading the price of PS4 games, might cancel and stick with PC, can get almost 2 AAA for that price or 3 - 4 when on sale , feel like i'm constantly being ripped off by console companies, not to mention launch day issues with firmware, drivers software & hardware.

But i want infamous, killzone and FF 15 :(, arggh, guess that's the price you pay for being an early adopter of next gen tech, decisions decisions.


Joeguy00
Joeguy00

So how do you find the PS4 page on the SEN store?

Is it an American update to their store only or what?

Sundberg_man
Sundberg_man

One does not simply pre-order what is already free.

Pre_ordered_PS4
Pre_ordered_PS4

Well I guess might aswell pre order Warframe, as it's free lol

soulless4now
soulless4now

@Dannystaples14 Only the ones who have been living under a rock, but I'm sure it'll happen, especially to parents buying games for their children and not knowing the difference between a ps4 and a ps3. 

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@wookiegr I don't mind the initial price. Prices are what they are. I just wish the depreciation on them was better. Buying a three year old game for like $50 is just not right.

If I am stoked enough for a game to pre-order it chances are $60 is probably worth it but if I am just bored and want to play that game I never got around to playing when it came out, you need to be able to do it on the cheap. It is the reason I play PC games, I use Steam to fill in the back catalogue of games for a fraction of the price on console. Otherwise I wouldn't go near PC.

PodXCOM
PodXCOM

@wookiegrIt's because GameStop told them to. GameStop doesn't want anyone else to give lower prices.

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

@megakick please name those "Screw Up" about the PS4 because I dont see any

robertcain
robertcain

@megakick How? Most of what Sony has been doing since the PS4 announcement has been adding more perks to their system and taking advantage of Microsoft's setbacks. If anything, what you've said is the other way around as the Xbox One may still struggle as a result of vague PR practices even after all the changes that have been made.

mr_nee
mr_nee

@SteamyPotatoes console games are not that expensive if you buy secondhand games of sell them after a playthrough. 

Pre_ordered_PS4
Pre_ordered_PS4

@SteamyPotatoes I agree with you, games are ridiculously expensive (gaming in general is an expensive hobby)

But the thing is, games lose value so quickly nowadays. Within a month, you can probably pick up a game at over half the retail price. Very rarely do I buy a game at launch these days

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

@Joeguy00 go to games>PS4> scroll all  the way to the right where it says PS4 pre-order, only Knack and Warframe is there, Warframe is free

Pre_ordered_PS4
Pre_ordered_PS4

@masterace101 Cant understand all the hate towards Knack. Its a mix of Crash Bandicoot and God of War; whats not to like?!

robertcain
robertcain

@Pre_ordered_PS4 @masterace101 I'd say PS4 needs it's first mascot out of the gate, considering how Crash Bandicoot is nowhere in sight and it'll be a little while before Ratchet, Jak and Sly make their transition to the system (hopefully!)

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

@Pre_ordered_PS4 Yes, but that means nothing. 

Look at it this way; I like what I saw of Knack at E3, but I never liked Crash, and I only "liked" GOW. Telling me that Knack (in your opinion) is like a combination of both does the exact opposite of making me more interested in the game (IMHO).