Standalone white PS4 coming to the UK this week confirms Sony

Saqib Shah
October 15, 2014

The super-sleek white PS4 that was first unveiled as part of a Destiny bundle at E3 in June has now received a standalone release date for the UK.

Us lucky Brits may even receive the new PS4 variant as an exclusive standalone release, as Sony has not yet revealed plans for its launch in the US.

Sony says that the glacier white next-gen stunner will drop on Friday 17 October in Britain. Those interested will have to be prepared to shell out a bit extra for the console, as UK retailers will be selling the 500GB units for £350.

In the past, the white variant of the PS4 was only available as part of a bundle alongside games such as the aforementioned Destiny and the recently released online racing title DriveClub. A Far Cry 4 bundle of the console is also expected in the UK in November.


It will be interesting to see how the white PS4 will affect sales of Sony’s bestselling console. It’s higher price may be detrimental to its success in the months leading up to the crucial Christmas shopping season.

Although Sony had the upper hand in terms of price at the start of the year, which certainly impacted its sales, Microsoft has been playing catch up of late. Earlier this year, the Xbox One shed its Kinect accessory to lower its price to £350. At present, standard versions of both consoles cost £330.

For design enthusiasts, however, the new PS4 is an appealing prospect. The matching white controller with blue LED light makes an eye-catching accessory and the futuristic look of the console itself – also a mix of glacier white overtones with a sleek blue-purple strip running across its surface – will no doubt attract design-conscious gamers.

To whet your appetite, you can check out some additional images of the white PS4 below. As usual, let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

About the Author

Saqib Shah

Tech/gaming journalist for What Mobile magazine and website. Interests include film, digital media and foreign affairs.

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