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Gamers, Stores Gear Up for PlayStation 4 This Week

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If your child is suddenly hitting you up for 400 dollars, or your significant other plans to hibernate this weekend, this could explain why.

The Sony PlayStation 4 goes on sale Friday at midnight, and some fans can't wait to get their hands on it.

Sony can't wait to reap the benefits, either. The gaming unit sells for $399, which comes out to $432.90 with taxes.

The PS4 does not include any games, so you will need to buy those separately, too.

Sony insists it has an abundant supply of the consoles, and expects to sell three million units by the end of the year.

"This is a marathon, not a sprint, but getting out to a nice start is a good thing," Jack Tretton told Bloomberg News. Tretton is the CEO and President of the company's U.S. computer entertainment division.  "We're very, very confident we're in great shape," he added.

The PS4 only includes one controller and it does not include the PS4 Camera, so as the video shows, you will need to buy the camera and any extra controllers separately.

This new machine also features online capabilities, where people can access movies and TV shows.

Game Stop locations in the Central Valley plan to sell the consoles on a first-come, first-served basis. But a manager says that when locations have the same number of people in line as their supply of PS4's, locations will begin to turn people away. He says the stores traditionally host a party for the launch.

Best Buy plans to open at 12:01 a.m. on Friday to also accommodate shoppers.

You can read more on the features of the PS4 by clicking here.

Consider this the beginning of gaming insanity; The Sony PS4 arrives one week before Microsoft's Xbox One.

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