Tensions are rising as the world’s biggest gaming titles go head to head with the Xbox One gamer console’s imminent release in the UK and around the world at midnight tonight, 22nd November. The release of Sony’s latest gaming console the PS4 follows a whole week later in the UK on the 29th November, although it is already on sale in the US and Canada.
Both consoles are hotly anticipated by gamers around the globe and the current financial situation shows no signs here with gamers seemingly happy to cough up an eye watering £349.00 for the PS4 and a budget busting £429.00 for the Xbox One. Gamers will be forced to part with more cash as each console only comes with one controller as standard in the box.
Sony’s early release in the US and Canada saw the new PS4 flying of the shelf with a reported 1 million sales in 24 hours, making it the world’s fastest selling console ever!. It’s unlikely that UK sales will come anywhere near so many so quickly for either of the new arrivals but people will literally be queuing out the doors to get their hands on what is surely going to be the most wanted must have gift this year regardless of the high price tags.
The upcoming games and entertainment Expo in 2014 will be the place to be in the coming New Year, with the release of these two new games consoles, surely all eyes will be on this event as the rivals showcase their new titles for the future. The E3 2014 held in Los Angeles is the must-attend event where the video game industry unites to debut, showcase, and experience the future of games. This trade Expo convention will be held on June 10th-12th 2014.
Both consoles have the big titles ready to run on the new platforms, games such as Fifa 14, Assassins Creed, Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty-Ghosts, all red hot releases for this year, and worthy titles too. Along with these generic releases both the PS4 and Xbox One have exclusive titles too. Microsoft’s Killer Instinct and Sony’s Resogun certainly look like good fun titles whilst PS4’s Killzone looks to outshine Xbox’s Ryse: Son of Rome although to be fair they are both amazing games when showcased on the new respective platforms.
Gamers around the world have an exciting year ahead with many Expo and convention meetings being held around the world. Here is a few exhibitions, conferences and Expo to look out for in 2014
Global Electronic Entertainment Expo 2014 AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong, Date: Tue 18th Feb – Thu 20th Feb.
Amaze/Interact 2014 Venue TBA Berlin Germany
New Media Expo Las Vegas USA January 2014
Pocket Gamer Expo-Conference London UK January 2014
Global Game Jam (multiple venues) January 2014
Independent Games Festival and Expo- San Francisco March 2014
Gamescom Cologne August 2014
Eurogamer Expo London UK Sep 2014
There are many more events going on around the world, from games developer’s conferences to gamer fan events so there will be probably one near you, search online for local and national events.