When Did The PS4 Come Out? Release Date & Timeline

Milton Dsouza
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Name a better eighth-generation video game console that isn’t the PlayStation 4, we’ll wait. Sony’s PS4 was first announced on February 20, 2013, 7 years after the lackluster PS3’s introduction. And no, we don’t want to discredit the PS3 in any way. It was quite a power-packed console that sold close to 90 million copies worldwide. However, it was simply no match for the mighty Xbox 360. But the sole reason why PlayStation can go head to head with Xbox even today can be attributed to PS4’s success. If you want to know about the PS4’s release date and timeline, then keep reading!

PlayStation 4 Release Date (All Models)


Here is the release date of the PS4 and all its following models –

  • November 15, 2013 – The first set of 500 GB PS4 consoles releases in North America.
  • November 29, 2013 – PS4 consoles are introduced in Europe, South America, and Australia.
    February 22, 2014 – The PS4 console makes its debut in Japan.

PS4 Slim Release Date

Sony’s range of consoles of a particular generation always receives an upgrade in the form of newer and better models. The PS4 got its first new model in the form of the PlayStation 4 Slim. If it is not evident from the name already, the PS4 Slim is a thinner variant of the original PS4 console.

PS4 Pro Release Date

Sony released its last model for the eighth generation of the console with the PS4 Pro. It is undeniably the best version of the PlayStation 4. The model offered gamers faster loading times, improved graphics, and higher frame rates.

Also Read: Best PS4 Exclusive Games To Have 

PS4 Timeline – A Trip Down A Fantastic Memory Lane

There were several notable milestones in PlayStation 4’s amazing timeline. We will touch down on some of them right here:

  • July 29, 2014The Last of Us Remastered is launched worldwide. It became the face of the PS4 and the most loved game among players.
  • May 10, 2016 – Unchartered 4 is released on the PS4 thereby bringing an end to Nathan Drake’s saga. The game sold over 16 million copies.
  • October 13, 2016 – The PlayStation VR is announced and becomes a perfect partner to the PS4 console.
  • February 28, 2017 – Horizon Zero Dawn quickly becomes
  • April 20, 2018 – God of War cements its place as the final landmark release of the PlayStation 4. It becomes the best-selling PS4 game racking up a staggering 19.5 million copies!
  • June 11, 2020 – PlayStation 5 is announced to the public, ushering in the 9th generation of video game consoles.

That’s everything you need to know about the PS4 release date and timeline. We hope you loved reading this article. While you’re still here, do take a look at our Video game guides section for tips and tricks on several trending PlayStation 4 games.