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White PS4 coming as standalone product “before Christmas”

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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