PS4 now available in 48 countries, Xbox One only in 13

Sony's new system launches in 16 new markets today, including Greece, Venezuela, and South Africa.

The PlayStation 4, the "most powerful video game console ever created" according to Sony, is now available in 48 countries around the world, following the system's launch in 16 new markets today.

As of today, the PS4 is also available in the Czech Republic, Greece, Slovakia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, and South Africa. The PS4 also goes on sale today in Bolivia, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

The system will be released in even more countries later this year and into early 2014. "If you're still waiting, thank you so much for your patience, we are doing our upmost to ensure availability in your region as soon as possible," Sony said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the Xbox One is available in 13 markets around the world. Despite the availability discrepancy, the PS4 and Xbox One are in a dead heat in terms of worldwide sales with 2 million each.

A report this week suggested that gamers in the Xbox One's delayed regions would need to wait until the end of 2014 for the system to arrive, but Microsoft is not confirming or denying this claim.

Written By

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

Discussion

295 comments
komuchen
komuchen

No shit, what kind of news is this? Everyone knows after that time when and how it was released.

xantufrog
xantufrog

I feel like Sony is misplaying this a bit - I appreciate the benefit of getting an early foothold in as many countries as possible, but given their serious supply shortages it seems like they need to consolidate a bit before straining their supply line further. But maybe it doesn't matter much in a long run

gam3r80
gam3r80

the PS4 is giving the xbone the D

dpclark
dpclark

GameSpot's artsy photo of the erect PS4 is just providing more evidence why gaming is a female unfriendly environment run by adolescent boys.

Sl4cka
Sl4cka

Is that male genitalia in the picture, forgot my glasses.

hadlee73
hadlee73

Sometimes I'm a little slow on the uptake, but I just realized what that photo of the PS4 with the controller in the front of it looked like.

blue_shift_91
blue_shift_91

good news. sony fans love counting the number of countries a console sells in.

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

Great, so now it'll be out of stock in 48 countries instead of 32.


How about filling stores Sony?

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

The fact that the X1 is still going toe to toe with ps4 with all these countries and MS is only in 13 is incredible.

Fursnake
Fursnake

Being of the Glorious PC Master Race and thus having no interest in the next-gen consoles, I didn't bother to look into why the Xbox One is so limited in which countries it is available. Anyone have any insight into this?

SurlyPotato
SurlyPotato

Greeks can afford a PS4 in this trying times?

Furwings
Furwings

It actually IS the most powerful system ever created so Suck It Eddie you Micro$haft fanboy extraordinaire :P

willjohnboy
willjohnboy

Both systems are doing great however I'd be interested to know how many PS4's have been sold since the 2.1 million sold in just November maybe Sony will wait until a week after these new launch countries to reveal how many they have sold, plus it will give them a chance to restock in the US (Apparently the PS4 has been largely been sold out for a while now due to overwhelming demand and having to make consoles in more countries) apparently this Sunday Gamestop will be receiving their largest amount on PS4's, I predict that the PS4 will sell close to 4 million by December 25th and Xbox one will sell just over 3 million and as an owner of both I'm a very happy gamer right now, like i said they are both are selling great especially when you consider a lot of people (non gamers) said that gaming on consoles and selling hard copy games was dead this is proof that it's stronger than ever video games FTW!!!

electrichobo99
electrichobo99

In most of those countries, people are so poor that they might sell like 2 consoles.

Vinnvn
Vinnvn

NSA can now only spy on 13 countries this year, But micosoft will expand the NSA infrastructure in 2014. 

BehemothBlade
BehemothBlade

I feel bad for all those people who had to get the XBONE only because PS4 was not available.

philip6k
philip6k

@xantufrog No, it's smart. In all these countries someones friend has a ps4 and when they go over and check it out they are going to be like wow this is awesome, I'll get one too so I can play with you online.

themc_7
themc_7

@dpclark wow, I think you may have read a little bit too deep into that photo.

camverge
camverge

Not to mention Sony announces they'd hit the 2 million mark some time ago and have not updated their numbers since. All we know for sure is that this far their supply cannot meet the demand. They are selling out quickly.

dysonlu
dysonlu

@bunchanumbers  

That's the simplistic view.


This is based on official sales figures and launch dates:


Sony PS4:
2.1M sold as of *Dec 1*. 

Nov 15 in NA (2 countries) ->  17 days since launch -> 2 x 17 = 34

Nov 29 in 29 other countries. -> 3 days since launch -> 3 x 29 = 87
Total days on sale:  121

MS Xbox One:
2M sold in 18 days
Nov 22 in 13 countries ->  18 days x 13 = 234

Total days on sale: 234

So in a per-day-per-country basis, the sales rate is higher for PS4.

veryDERPY
veryDERPY

@Fursnake and being the true master race i have everything form the past 10 years and a better pc than you. get a job you pleb

Furwings
Furwings

@Fursnake So why comment on this thread then? Do us all a favor, Pi$$ off!

stormare1980
stormare1980

@SurlyPotato i am greek and trust  me the ps4  is already sold out and out of stock here.greece is a playstation country since the first playstation.lots of die hard fans here.the economy sucks but i think its not so hard to save 400 euros since the e3 announcment if you are really interest into it.

rasterror
rasterror

Besides an overclocked core i7 with 3 Titan GPU's, and 64 GB of Ram, sure it is. Even my PC is more powerful than a PS4 and it only has 2 660's in it.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@Furwings To be fair to Eddie even though that is clearly what he is doing, no one has actually shown any real evidence to say the PS4 is massively more powerful.

Put the two together at the same resolution and they look identical in every single way.

Besides what good is all that power if you get 90% Indies for the next 8 years?

willjohnboy
willjohnboy

@Furwings Gamespot obviously uses Eddie to write these articles to anger (flame) the readers, especially because they have a web show based on angry comments (feedbackula) he does do a good job there are not many articles written by him that doesn't get less than 1000 comments most are full of angry fans.

willjohnboy
willjohnboy

@Furwingsthe only reason Gamespot uses Eddie to write these articles is for flame bait, no matter what it's about he always seems to make a comment that gets people mad, it's probably part of his job if so he does he's doing an amazing job.

instigator81
instigator81

@BehemothBlade PS4 is available in way more places than the XBONE.  Given the disparity between where it is available, if the PS4 market share isn't soon double the XBONE, I think that would be disappointing and shocking for Sony.

Fursnake
Fursnake

@Furwings@Fursnake 

Sorry can't take you seriously since you took me so seriously and you had to spell 'piss' using dollar signs and a capital 'p'.

camverge
camverge

Greeks are good people, unfortunately their economy is absolutely wrecked.

Furwings
Furwings

@rasterror Don't you have better things to do like install some drivers or clean some viruses?

Furwings
Furwings

@Dannystaples14 No one said "massively more powerful" but it's basically an accepted fact across the industry that the PS4 is the more powerful of the 2 and since both are more powerful than any game console that came before them, the PS4 IS actually the most powerful console ever created.


And your indie statement is hilarious. I find it funny how non-PlayStation gamers and the gaming news media act somehow surprised or even skeptical that Sony (who had a ton more exclusive games on PS3 than 360) still has so much stuff under wraps yet to reveal? Hello?! McFly?! Anybody home?! 16 internal worldwide studios - SIXTEEN! ALL working on PS4 games - most of which are full-retail $60 games...Duh!

Fursnake
Fursnake

@Furwings@Fursnake 

Third time's the charm . Also, don't take the term 'glorious PC master race" so seriously...I don't.

Furwings
Furwings

@Fursnake I spelled it that way to avoid the Mod's genius. 'piss' off - there you go ;P

snaketus
snaketus

@camverge And paid by everyone else in EU. So pay your bills before buying PS4! Or anything other than food.

rasterror
rasterror

Sure, I might as well try my hand at losing money again due to Sony 's network. My account had $400 taken out thanks to SOE I might as well lose another $150 playing Fifa.

snaketus
snaketus

@Dannystaples14 @Furwings I kind of agree with you on indies, but there's also lots of good stuff, but indeed great amount of shit.


What comes to exclusives, without them consoles would die, it would be PC all over after that, I admit it, if I could get my favourite exclusives from Playstation to PC, why the hell I would by a console anymore?


But yeah, every gamer should be able to play all the games on their preferred platform.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@Furwings Indies are shit, that is why I said it. They are over saturating the market place with shit titles and the chances of any decent titles coming out and thriving is broken by the fact they are drowned in the sea of shit Indie titles have become.

Exclusives need to die and quickly. I enjoyed playing Halo and Gears last gen and know a lot of PS fans would as well. I know I'd have played Uncharted and some of the others if I owned a PS3. But I didn't and because I didn't I was cut off from those games. That isn't a good thing, just like it isn't a good thing PS fans should be cut off from the odd Xbox exclusive. No one wants to buy a console for one or two exclusives a year. Which even if there are 16 titles being worked on, those titles will come out in dribs and drabs over the next four years or something.

Also I doesn't surprise me at all that you would like Biff just from how your tone comes across even on the internet.