9w ago - Following up on some leaked PS4 pictures from Reddit user Ldominguez1986, today Sony Germany has officially unveiled the first image of their PlayStation 4 Retail Demo (Kiosk) Station below via their Facebook page alongside some pics of PS4 Retail Packaging and PS4 Demo Kiosks in the wild.
According to Ldominguez1986, Home Depot has a full PlayStation 4 demo Kiosks set up ready and is allowing players to get try their hands on PS4 early.
To quote: "I have a friend who is an employee at Home Depot and I confirm this! He said they will be setting them up in Lawn & Garden in the coming week."
From Anticitizen One of NeoGAF on Ldominguez1986's claim, to quote: "Just FYI I'm 99% certain that pic of the PS4 demo unit is in a best buy auto bay where they install new sound systems and gps it's sometimes used as assembly and storage area."
16w 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...
16w ago - Following up on the previous announcement, below is a live video stream for Sony's PlayStation Gamescom 2013 PS4 Press Conference.
From Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman: Guten tag! Gamescom, the world's largest gaming event, officially opens its doors tomorrow. But the action begins today with PlayStation's Gamescom press conference.
And lucky you - you can watch live starting at 10:00am Pacific Time (1:00pm Eastern) today with our dedicated livestream! While the conference is primarily aimed at the European market, there will be plenty of developments for North American gamers, too.
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At the conclusion of the livestream, refresh PlayStation.Blog to see game trailers and in-depth details from many of the titles revealed on stage. There will be a lot of content to take in, so consider checking out our dedicated gamescom13 Blog tag so you don't miss a thing!
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17w ago - After several recent rumors on the PS4 release date, today Sony has officially confirmed that their release plans for PlayStation 4 will be revealed at Gamescom 2013 at 18:00 BST (around 1PM EST) on August 20, 2013.
Below are the details, to quote: "For one week in August 2013, the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany becomes the centre of the gaming universe as the world's biggest publishers and developers invite you to check out the games that will light up the rest of the year and beyond.
We'll kick off the show at 18:00 BST on 20 August 2013 with a briefing to media on our release plans for PlayStation 4, as well as updates on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.
Once the Koelnmesse opens its doors to the public, PS4 leads the way as gamers get to try out the next generation in console gaming for the first time, and there's plenty to get excited about on PS3 and PS Vita too."
For those interested, here is how you can view the event:
22w ago - Today AllGames.com (linked above) reports that Sony's PS4 / PlayStation 4 release date of November 30, 2013 has been revealed by a kiosk in a local Best Buy retail store.
Previously, Sony stated that the PS4 / PlayStation 4 release date would be officially unveiled at Gamescom in Cologne from August 21-25, 2013.
Below are the details, to quote: "Exactly when will the PS4 be released?
The answer lies in what I would describe as an impressive pre-order display touch screen system located at a particular Best Buy I went to recently. Using the touch screen, you can pre-order video games and/or the new video game systems.
While I was at Best Buy, using the touch screen, I decided, on a whim, to select the video game consoles category since I was curious as to what would be displayed for the PS4. I touched the screen that showed a picture of the PS4 - when lo and behold - I saw it! There before me on the big screen was the release date for the PS4.
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so take a look and you will see what I saw as the availability, release, or launch date for the PS4. Rather than me telling you the date - check out the visual below. Pre-order touch screen at Best Buy shows availability date for the PS4 as 11/30/2013.