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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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

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.

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.

Muanthuun
Muanthuun

Enjoy upgrading next yr to play a limited selection of games

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!!