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Sony Confirms PS4 / PlayStation 4 to Release on November 15, 2013

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70w ago - Following previous rumors and their Gamescom 2013 Press Conference, Sony has officially confirmed that the PS4 / PlayStation 4 release date will be on November 15, 2013 in North America (US and Canada), on November 29, 2013 in Europe and on February 22, 2014 in Japan.

Right from the start of the conference, aspects of the new console's menu system was on display, showing a modified Cross-Media Bar that seemed to focus more on games in related content than multiple static menus and the new controller based keyboard that uses a free-moving crosshair than the current setup.

Additionally, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Andrew House confirmed that gamers who have already bought the PS3 version of specific games such as Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Watch Dogs will be able to purchase the PS4 version for a severely discounted price. Sony did this to "reward gamers for their loyalty" and to ensure the system is as "simple and accessible as possible."

The PlayStation 4 will launch in a total of 32 territories around the world by the end of the year with the PS4 console retailing for $399 / €399 / £349 just in time for the holiday season.

Finally, from Sony VP of Marketing Home Consoles and Handheld Platforms John Koller:

If you watched our press conference at gamescom, you’ve already heard some of the great news we’ve just shared that gamers everywhere have been waiting for. Today, we’re happy to confirm that PlayStation 4 (PS4) will launch on November 15th in the U.S. and Canada - in time for the holidays!

PlayStation fans in Europe and Latin America will also be able to get their hands on a PS4 system on November 29th, so you’ll be able to connect with your friends and fellow gamers worldwide on PS4 this year, taking advantage of all of the deeply integrated social features and incredible gaming experiences that PS4 has to offer.

PS4 truly provides the best place to play. By the end of December, we’ll have 33 titles available for PS4, including NBA 2K14, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Skylanders Swap Force, Need for Speed: Rivals, Battlefield 4, Madden 25, FIFA 14, NBA Live, Killzone: Shadow Fall, #DRIVECLUB, Knack, Assassins Creed IV Black Flag, Watch_Dogs, Just Dance 2014 and Lego Marvel Super Heroes.

We are proud of our relationships with game creators and pleased to be working with nearly 620 developers and publishers from around the world. More than 180 PS4 titles are in development, including Destiny from Bungie, Inc./Activision Publishers, Inc., Mad Max: Fury Road from Warner Brothers, Witcher 3 from CD Projekt, The Division from Ubisoft Entertainment, Dragon Age from Electronic Arts, and also Helldivers and The Order: 1886 from SCE Worldwide Studios – so you’ll have plenty of great games to look forward to in the coming months.

As we’ve previously mentioned, DualShock 4 makes it easy for you to easily edit and broadcast your gameplay using the wireless controller’s “Share” button. That’s why we’re also happy to introduce our new partnership with the popular video platform Twitch, to give you another channel to livestream your gameplay to fellow gamers anywhere in the world.

We can’t wait for November 15th to come so you can get your hands on a PS4 system and see for yourself all of the breakthrough gaming experiences our new platform has to offer. So tell us, how many of you and your friends will be waiting in line on November 15th to get your hands on a PS4? Greatness Awaits!

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#7 - elser1 - 70w ago
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so is driveclub 100% free at ps4 launch with ps plus. i've heard it will be free but in few months.can anyone confirm 100% please.. cheers

#6 - shadow8517 - 70w ago
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Just payed off my pre-order and ready to play some drive club since that the only thing i can get at launch since i have plus. Maybe some one will get me watch dogs for Christmas (fingers cross)

#5 - elser1 - 70w ago
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i've already pre ordered my ps4 and games so i'll be expecting to pick it up nov 29th. end of story or a refund and that will be the end of my sony story. they will lose a top 1k trophy hunter and 10k a year

#4 - SwordOfWar - 70w ago
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You could always import one since they are region free anyway.

You would have to be crazy to miss out on YEARS of gaming on PS4 just because the release date is a little further out.

But, you should also build a gaming PC as well. I already have a gaming PC, but I want a PS4 also, because there are a good bit of very fun games that only come out on Sony consoles.

#3 - elser1 - 70w ago
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of course usa first. sony are idiots

by then aussie will be delayed til next year, if so i'll be swapping to pc gaming...


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