The launch date of the PlayStation 4 was probably the last important thing that we didn’t know about Sony’s gaming console. When Sony announced the PlayStation 4, we had our chance to inform you about its most important features, how the first PlayStation 4 games look like and how does it fare against Microsoft’s Xbox One.
Earlier today, at the GamesCom conference in German city Cologne, Sony has finally announced the launch date for the PlayStation 4 – November 15 for the United States and the North American continent and November 29 for Europe. The price of the PlayStation 4 remains as we know it – 399 dollars for the American market, 399 euros for the European market and 349 pounds for the United Kingdom market.
PlayStation 4’s launch date finally announced
Sony announced the PlayStation 4 back in June at E3 when it also disclosed its price which is one hundred dollars cheaper than the $499 price tag of the Xbox One. Microsoft hasn’t set up a launch date for its gaming console, but it’s expected to do so in the upcoming days, maybe at the same GamesCom event.
As a reminder, here are the main technical specifications and features of the PlayStation 4:
- 8-core x86 processor
- 500GB hard drive
- Blu-ray/DVD drive
- 8GB of GDDR5 memory
- DualShock 4 controller with touchpad – costs an extra $59
- PlayStation 4 Eye – costs an extra $59
At the same press event, Sony has also slashed down the price for the PlayStation Vita, down to $199 from $249 in the US and down to €199 from €249 in Europe. The launch date of the PlayStation 4 is chosen wisely, since Nov. 15 is two weeks before Black Friday, which will be on Nov. 29 this year.
The PlayStation 4 will be launch in 32 markets in total which is much more than what Microsoft can do with the Xbox One as the console will be released only in 13 markets. Up until this moment, Sony said that it has received one million pre-orders for the PlayStation 4. If you want to pre-order it, you can do so on Sony’s website, Amazon, WalMart, GameStop and BestBuy.