The new PS4 and Xbox One have been heavily advertised in Black Friday ads, but Amazon has both available for pre-order now. Official release date for the PlayStation 4 console is November 15, 2013, and official release date of the Xbox One console is November 22, 2013. Amazon indicates both are in high demand and shipping is based on availability. Both consoles are expected to sell out quickly in both retail stores and online. Black Friday falls on November 29 this year so both release dates are prior to the busiest shopping day of the year.
The PS4 is offered in several bundles on Amazon including the standard edition, Battlefield 4 and PS Launch Bundle, DS4 Launch Bundle, Kilzone and PS Launch Bundle, Knack Launch Bundle, and the basic Launch edition. Amazon does not display prices for any of the PS4 options but Amazon customers can sign up to be notified when the item becomes available.
The Xbox One is offered in the standard and Day One varieties, both showing a price of $499.96. Amazon customers can pre-order and add the Xbox One consoles to their cart but won't be charged until the item is actually available for purchase. Amazon offers a pre-order Price Guarantee which states that if customers order items now, and the Amazon.com price decreases between the time the order is placed and the release date, customers will receive the lowest price. This price guarantee applies only to items stocked by Amazon.com, not third party sellers. Both the PS4 and Xbox One will be available for 2-day shipping for Amazon Prime customers.