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White PS4 coming as standalone product "before Christmas"

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Glacier White PS4
Glacier White PS4

Sony has confirmed to TrustedReviews that the Glacier White PS4 will be launched as a standalone product "before Christmas".

The white PS4 was introduced at E3 2014 as part of an exclusive Destiny bundle for today's September 9 release date.

Sony's lighter hued console has proved pretty popular though, selling out at a variety of online retailers in terms of pre-orders.

Now Fergal Gara, VP and MD UK & Ireland at Sony Computer Entertainment, has confirmed the white PS4 will be available to purchase as a standalone option later this year.

"We do have plans [to launch the white PS4 separately] and plans before Christmas, but we’re going to give Destiny a good, solid breathing space with exclusive claims on the white and then bring it out as a standalone product", said Gara.

"We haven’t quite dated that yet, but it’ll be prior to Christmas."

Sony chose to launch the white PS4 with Destiny to celebrate the special PlayStation partnership with Bungie, which see the PLayStation platforms get some exclusive content.

"If you think about the first moment that we’re going to do something different with PS4, how appropriate is it to pick such an important software project and such an important partnership, it just makes total sense to bring out a special PS4 for a special new game that we genuinely see as being quite a catalyst now into peak season that lies ahead."

Thanks to the white PS4 console and the Destiny launch, Sony announced that PS4 UK sales broke through the 1 million barrier this morning.

"It’s definitely really generating excitement, so it’ll be a big week for PS4 and a huge week for Destiny. And I think it means we’re going to have a lot more excited gamers going into the Christmas season interested in many, many other games as well."

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Rubix99

September 9, 2014, 4:39 pm

This won't actually REPLACE the black PS4 will it?
I will be getting the PS4 sometime in the future when it gets games I actually want. But I certainly do NOT want the white one. White shows up dirt and grime and dust too well.....especially on controllers. Had this issue with my first 2 Xbox 360s before finally getting the black slim 360.

Keep the black model, Sony.

starscream1180

September 9, 2014, 6:21 pm

picked up my destiny bundle lastnight , ...looks much better in white

Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

September 9, 2014, 11:52 pm

so should I pick up my PS4 later this year in black or white? I love both colors

Ari Rizky Banjar Danu

September 10, 2014, 2:03 am

hey, is the LED indicator different than the black one (blue when starting up, then turning white, and another color is yellow) ?

starscream1180

September 10, 2014, 1:50 pm

havent really noticd the startup but it stays white ...

in the picture i posted thats it on standby .. so it is yellow for standby

starscream1180

September 10, 2014, 1:51 pm

unless you want destiny i would just wait for a better offer , all i got was destiny and a 30 day ps+ card

Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

September 10, 2014, 2:01 pm

No I'm not even interested in Destiny so yeah I'm waiting for a better deal.

cgaurd52

September 11, 2014, 12:31 am

Nope, the black model will still be available for purchase. :)

Tony

September 11, 2014, 3:29 pm

sounds racist haha

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