Playstation 4 Release Date Finally Announced!

After much hype and speculation, Sony Computer Entertainment has announced the release date for the Playstation 4, one of the next generation consoles (which includes the Nintendo Wii U and Xbox One), at GamesCom 2013 in Cologne, Germany. At the end of their conference, Sony CEO Andrew House announced that the new system will be available in the United States on November 15th while Europe, Australia, and New Zealand  will get it slightly later on November 29th. This gives customers plenty of time to save up and buy it before Christmas. The system is still priced at $399 and will have 100 game titles available during its first year. This is no doubt due to the fact that Sony has over one million pre-orders already and will gain more as the holidays draw near.

Unfortunately, the system will not be backwards compatible like many (including myself) had hoped. Though that probably discouraged a lot of fans, Sony went on to announce that the PlayStation Vita, their handheld gaming console, will be getting a price cut to $100. Microsoft’s Xbox One has yet to reveal a launch date, but it is expected to be released sometime in November in order to compete with the PS4. If it’s anything like getting a system in 2006, I think I’ll just order mine online.

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