The word is out, PlayStation 4 will release on November 29th, 2013 in Europe and November 15 in the US and Canada. Revealed during Sony's Gamescom 2013 press conference, the $400 next-gen console's date will compete with Microsoft's November release window for Xbox One. PlayStation 4 has already surpassed 1 million pre-orders worldwide. It will launch in 32 countries.
The release date announcement was yet another jab at Microsoft. The company recently announced delays for the Xbox One in a number of regions.
Where it is releasing, the Xbox One is also slated for a November launch. Both systems promise strong launch lineups with more news promised before release. House’s jabs at Microsoft didn’t have quite the sting they had at E3, and I wonder if the rivalry card has simply been played out at this point. Old jabs are like old jokes. We’ve heard them before and hearing them again they don’t seem quite as good.
Microsoft may deserve a dig or two for flip-flopping on used games and an internet connection requirement, but their policy reversals have certainly helped inoculate the company from this sort of attack. Sony also announced a price-cut for the PS Vita and a $199 12GB PS3 today.
PlayStation 4 See it First at E3 Teaser - 05/21/2013 08:42 AM
Prior to E3 and prior to Microsoft's Xbox reveal event tomorrow, Sony has offered up a sneak preview of what the PlayStation 4 hardware will actually look like. Blink and you'll miss it :P ...
Screenshots of PlayStation 4's user interface - 03/04/2013 09:39 AM
Still no photo's op the product itself, but here are high resolution screenshots of the PlayStation 4 user interface. The screenshots show a user profile page, some of the share functions, the video...
Sony announces the Playstation 4 - Well Sort Off - 02/21/2013 09:46 AM
Weirdest laumch ever ? Without showing even one photo of the product Sony Entertainment announced the Playstation 4 to much fanfare today in New York. The company hopes to make use of its acquisition ...