Late Night host Jimmy Fallon gets first PS4 hands-on

Craig Lloyd - Feb 22, 2013
Late Night host Jimmy Fallon gets first PS4 hands-on

Sony announced the PlayStation 4 on Wednesday in New York City, and the very next day, the company took a quick jaunt to Studio 6B in Rockefeller Center where Late Night host Jimmy Fallon was the first outsider to get hands-on with the brand-new gaming console, and to test out the system’s prowess, Fallon played a little bit of the new Killzone: Shadow Fall.

However, nothing new was unveiled during the show, and Fallon only had a look at the new DualShock 4 controller under what seemed like the tight supervision from the managing director of Guerrilla Games, Hermen Hulst, and a demo man who only let Fallon play the game for about a minute. Actor and comedian Anthony Anderson was also on scene to try out the game as well.

Chaos soon erupted, however, when both Fallon and Anderson didn’t quite have the chops necessary to blaze through all the bad guys, and the hands-on session quickly grew into a fun screaming match between the two comedians. It wasn’t quite as entertaining as, say, Conan O’Brien’s “Clueless Gamer” reviews, but it was still fun watching Fallon trying to make his way through the game.

Jimmy Fallon’s hands-on of the PlayStation 4 marks the first hands-on session of the new console. It doesn’t have an exact release date yet, but Sony says the console will be available for purchase just in time for the holiday season this year. Sony’s CEO even said that the console is still technically under development, which is why they haven’t shown the public the actual console just yet.

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