Breaking: PS4 Hits Store Shelves In North America On November 15
The date is here and the showdown is set.
It's the one piece of news every Sony fan was waiting on, and it arrived today during Sony's Gamescom 2013 press conference: The PlayStation 4 will launch in North America on November 15, and in Europe on November 29. All in all, the console will be available in 32 countries in 2013.
As we already know, the new console will retail for $399 in North America, €399 in Europe and £349 in the United Kingdom. Furthermore, it was revealed that all launch PS4s will come packaged with a free two-week PlayStation Plus subscription. Then they announced a partnership with Twitch that will bring video sharing to the next-gen system. Players just have to press that nifty Share button on the Dual Shock 4 controller and then broadcast their gameplay directly via their Twitch channels. I have zero interest in that, but that's just me.
Microsoft didn't reveal an exact date for the Xbox One, but they have said it will be on store shelves in November. Therefore, the face-off goes down in a few months time! I think Sony should've tossed in a full month of Plus (two weeks is kinda lame, IMO) but other than that, I still firmly believe the PS4 has the edge. Don't you?
8/20/2013 2:36:05 PM Ben Dutka