PS4 launch date confirmed for November 15

Today Sony announced the official launch date of the new PlayStation 4 game console as November 15 in North America and November 29 in Europe.

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At the Gamescom conference in Cologne, Germany, today, Sony announced that its PlayStation 4 game console would be arriving November 15 in North America, followed by a European launch date of November 29.

The company said the console would launch in 32 countries overall in time for the holiday season, but didn't specify any other dates worldwide. Sony also mentioned that 1,000,000 preorders have been placed already.

As previously revealed, the PS4 will cost $399. Check out our hands-on PS4 first take for more information on the console.

Microsoft's competing Xbox One console first arrives in November for $499.99.

Complete coverage of Gamescom is available at our sister site GameSpot.

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Section Editor David Katzmaier has reviewed TVs at CNET since 2002. He is an ISF certified, NIST trained calibrator and developed CNET's TV test procedure himself. Previously David wrote reviews and features for Sound & Vision magazine and eTown.com. He is known to two people on Twitter as "The Cormac McCarthy of consumer electronics."

 

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