Listings published on the Toys R Us UK website appear to confirm both the Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 release dates and prices in the UK. These highly anticipated next-generation console systems launch dates and prices, as revealed by Toys R Us are pretty much in line with earlier leaks, rumours and estimates.
Microsoft Xbox One
The Toys R Us UK website lists the Xbox One at a price of £419.99. While all pre-orders are spoken for the general availability 'to be released' date is listed as 29th November. The Xbox website says the release date will be sometime in November so Toys R Us' listing seems very plausible.
Toys R Us sum up the Xbox One as "Where your favourite games, live TV, movies, music and sports come together in one place." Also the new Xbox controller is said to be packed with "over 40 innovations," furthermore "it’s simply the best controller Xbox has ever made".
Extra controllers with play 'n' charge will be a painful £89.99 each, we found out from Amazon UK pre-order pricing earlier this week. SlashGear says US residents will only have to pay $75 via Amazon for the same kit.
Sony PlayStation 4
The Toys R Us UK website lists the PlayStation 4 at a price of £339.99. While all pre-orders are spoken for the general availability 'to be released' date is listed as 13th December. This date is a fortnight after the Microsoft console and perilously close to Xmas for Mums, Dads and gamers. I hope for Sony's sake there are no production issues, big storms at sea or volcanic air pollution getting in the way of its timely shipments.
Toys R Us sum up the PlayStation 4 as "the best place to play with dynamic, connected gaming, powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization, deeply integrated social capabilities, plus innovative second-screen features". Also looking at the new controller "The DualShock 4 controller features new innovations to deliver more immersive gaming experiences, including a highly sensitive six-axis sensor as well as a touch pad located on the top of the controller which offers completely new ways to play and interact with games. The new Share button puts video streaming and sharing a tap away."
Extra controllers for the PS4 are on pre-order on Amazon UK for £54.99, significantly undercutting the Xbox One equivalents. In the US they are just $60 according to SlashGear.
The dates and prices from Toys R Us are, as usual with pre-releases, "subject to change" and might not be entirely accurate so should be taken with a grain of salt.