PlayStation 4 launching November 15

Sony confirms North American launch date for next-generation console; will come to Europe November 29 and be available in 32 countries this year; more than 1 million consoles preordered.

During its Gamescom 2013 briefing today, Sony announced that the PlayStation 4 will launch in North America on November 15. A European launch will follow on November 29. In total, the console will be available in 32 countries this year.

The next-generation platform will be available for $399 in North America, €399 in Europe, and £349 in the United Kingdom. More than 1 million consoles have been preordered worldwide, Sony added.

Sony also announced today that a 14-day PlayStation Plus subscription will be included with all PS4 systems.

On top of that, Sony announced a partnership with Twitch that will bring the video sharing service to the PS4. Players can press the DualShock 4's "Share" button to broadcast their gameplay directly through their Twitch channels.

Competitor Microsoft has not announced a release date for the Xbox One, confirming only that the system will be released in November for $500.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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joe_chebs
joe_chebs

Greetings all, ok so I'm rather a hardcore Xbox360 kinda guy right now but I'm finding myself more and more leaning towards the PS4 (numerous reasons that i'm sure a lot of us are aware of)! I've been checking out loads of reveal vids online but I'm finding it hard to locate the official reveal video? Any chance any of you here can throw a link down would be awesome! Thanks heaps!!

afrsamurai88
afrsamurai88

Man, why isn't this top story, front page news today?  I almost missed it.  

Jimbowesker
Jimbowesker

I must say, Microsoft should be worried. I think this PS4 launch/lifespan is gonna pan out a lot different than the PS3. It would appear Sony has got their ducks in row!! I cannot wait!

Amhp
Amhp

can't freaking wait for the PS4!!!

straightcur
straightcur

I might consider it in 2015....   Next gen isn't bringing anything new to the table... especially the same ol' games redone.

LucisXV
LucisXV

November ? YES YES YES !!!! Can't wait to for my PS4 ! 

Hector T Sanabria
Hector T Sanabria

I will wait a few years just like I did for my ps3/wii ill give them time to work out all the kinks and whatnots.

daveflava
daveflava

Yesss, I"ve already PAID for mine , took that Friday off!!! WOOHOO

Stephen Berks
Stephen Berks

Why, yes! It is a joke! Congrats on noticing that! Though your tip-off should've been my mention of lizardmen, not Microsoft's use of Blu-ray, which everyone is using now, including Sony.

gamerlano
gamerlano

i already have tha money to spent on next gen but doubtful on which consoles both of them are amazing...

TheOnlyConan
TheOnlyConan

I already bought next gen.............last year. It's called PC (and it cost about the same, when you add up all the extra stuff you have to buy with consoles). And it has stronger tech. Enjoy your hand-me-downs.

Ayato_Kamina_1
Ayato_Kamina_1

Why do people feel the need to try and justify why they're getting one console over the other? It's not like either console is going to "suck". Nor is it likely that either console is going to "fail". People have their reasons for getting one or the other, I just don't see why you get childish comments from people saying the other console sucks and will fail. It's so juvenile. Like arguing over whose bike is better...

Uesugi-dono
Uesugi-dono

Excellent.  (No doubt Microsoft is scrambling to prepare to announce a lunch date for the Xbone of November 8th)

Arch Sta
Arch Sta

Got to lol at xbox babies I say babies, coz thats how they act wah wah xbox better wah wah come back when u grow pubic hair u babies.

Daan Van Belle
Daan Van Belle

@stephen; are you kidding. Xbox dominance? What a joke! It's the biggest mistake M$ made, creating a console. Remember the blu-ray, PS3 had it, now the nobox. A technology of 5 years old. They 're faaaaar behind!

Sammy Sims
Sammy Sims

it's sad to see grown ass men act like fanboys no wonder the gaming community is looked at as a joke.

Sammy Sims
Sammy Sims

@Christopher Czlapka $400 is expensive? you must be broke.

Botz Ps
Botz Ps

save ur money people

Marc Gibson
Marc Gibson

Sweet, bring on the PS4 -_ Not long now!!

toffifee
toffifee

WEEEEEEEEEEEE! I am so happy.

moshxpit91
moshxpit91

The fact that it's $100 dollars cheaper than the already doomed Xbox One is enough to get my business.  I LOVE my ps3.  I haven't loved a game console so much since my Sega Dreamcast, and that's saying a lot.  The PS4 looks like everything Sony WANTED it to be, but didn't have the means to do so at the time.  This is it, folks.  The big one, the game console to rule them all..and it's reasonably priced to add icing to the cake!  The Xbox One will go down in history as a colossal failure.  This, however, is video game God

ratchet200
ratchet200

Would be nice to know when it's coming out around to the rest of the world, but this gives an idea at least.

SiLenTWarrior29
SiLenTWarrior29

Xbox one will launch next month!!?! Lol who knows... anything could happen with Microsoft

tommybiddix
tommybiddix

Nice the weekend of my final exams and I pre-ordered it. So I get to be be distracted by a system I can't play for a week.Well I could but don't wanna fail and all. lol

Oozyrat
Oozyrat

MS is being quiet for a reason. Most likely, they we're waiting to hear when the PS4 would come out. Nov 1 would be a pretty extreme rush, but it'd be good if, as long as the quality didn't suffer. If they actually managed an Oct release, then I'd be very impressed (very wishful thinking lol).

afrsamurai88
afrsamurai88

@daveflava haha dang you even took the day off?  I'll get it right away, but I have to see if a game excites me that much.  I'll need that holiday vacation time lol.

Muanthuun
Muanthuun

Enjoy upgrading next yr to play a limited selection of games

denhoffi
denhoffi

@moshxpit91 I don't think so, personally I like the PS4 more but I don't think the Xbox One will fail, everyone considered the PS3 to be a failure at launch and now they sold nearly the same amount as the 360, and this gen will probably not be very different , in the end we will again have consoles that  are pretty much the same.

brittjoe777
brittjoe777

@Oozyrat Microsoft have already said they are launching in Nov. Just not the day.

Revl8n
Revl8n

Maybe. Way I see it, the only reason 360 did well - as in as good as PS3 at end of life cycle - is because Sony had a terrible PS3 launch. Xbone launch is worse and many PS2 gamers that went 360 (such as myself) are returning to Sony.

abdelmessih101
abdelmessih101

@denhoffi @moshxpit91 I hope consumers are not foolish enough to put their trust / money behind MS who would've turned the industry upside down with those ridiculous restrictions that they WANTED to push through on the X1.

I'm wishing that gamers worldwide, and especially in the US, knock them on their ass a little for trying to mess with the industry, restrict our gaming freedoms, and gouge prices more and more. But somehow I doubt it because consumers have proven to be idiots time and again over the years.

Oozyrat
Oozyrat

@brittjoe777 @Oozyrat Yeah, but they can change that if they wanted to. Competition pushes companies to do a lot of crazy things. But my true guess is Nov 8th or right around it. I don't think MS will come out and say a later date than Nov 15.

ShutUpFanboys
ShutUpFanboys

"Just spreading the word"

OVER AND OVER again like a MUPPET