The Playstation 4 Will Release This November
By Zack Wheat on August 20th, 2013 (3 comments)
November 15th is now set to be a very big day for the video game industry: after much anticipation and speculation, Sony announced at Gamescom today that November 15th will be the day that the Playstation 4 releases in North America. Europeans will have their shot at the console not too much later on November 29th.
The Xbox One's specific release date is currently unknown, though it is also set to release this November, continuing this generation's already contentious rivalry between the two consoles. Though the Xbox One was originally going to release in 21 countries, that number has now shrunk to 13. This gives Sony a bit of an edge in Europe, as the eight European countries without November launches will have to wait until 2014 in order to get their hands on the Xbox One. This timeframe could hurt the console, but it should be remembered that in the previous generation, the Playstation 3 released a full year behind the Xbox 360 and has bounced back just fine.
The announcement of the Playstation 4's release dates comes amidst a flurry of news from the conference, including price cuts for the Playstation Vita and its accessories, as well as Minecraft as a launch day release for the new console.
Zack Wheat is a Staff Writer at 4Player who fights the urge every day to make sweeping statements about video games using as many words as possible. He has an unbridled love for anything Metal Gear or Ace Attorney, a fondness for JRPGs, and an embarrassing affection for J-pop. Follow him on Twitter, because he loves you.
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