Sony Corp., the U.S. videogame console maker, is expected to announce its latest product in January.
The announcement will be followed by the launch of a PlayStation 4 that will run the upcoming version of Microsoft Corp.’s Windows 10 operating system.
The PlayStation 4 will cost $399.99 and will ship in April of this year.
The company will sell the console in three tiers of “value” bundles.
The cheapest, which includes the PS4, the DualShock 4 and the PS3 controller, is set to be $349.99, the company said.
The next tier will cost as much as $499.99.
The new model of PlayStation 4 is said to include 4K video and support for cloud-based services.
The console also has a new touchpad that is able to track movement on the screen.
The device will support the next-generation “enhanced graphics” system, which has not been announced.
“We’re excited about our new PlayStation 4, and we are also excited about what the new generation of gaming and entertainment experiences can bring,” said Jeff Hensley, chief operating officer for Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, in a statement.
“We have long believed that consumers have the ability to have the most immersive and rich gaming experiences possible with the new PlayStation.
And with the launch and release of our next-gen gaming console, we can’t wait to bring our gaming world to life with the next generation of games and entertainment.”
A new generation, a new type of console and a new price are just a few of the expectations that PlayStation will face during the next 12 months.
In the U-S., the console will ship on January 27, 2019.
In Europe, the new console will be released in October, while in the U: Australia, Brazil, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.