Official PlayStation 4 Console Release Date Announced

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The North American launch of the PlayStation 4 console is November 15, 2013. European and Latin American nations can get the PS4 on November 29, 2013. The PS4 will cost $399—$100 less than the Xbox One and requires a PSN account & PlayStation Plus subscription for online play – current subscriptions will carry over to the PS4. The PS4 will be region free. No restrictions on used PS4 games. No online requirements for single player gameplay. PS4 owners will be able to trade and sell game discs.

PS4?s drive is removable and upgradable. The PlayStation 4 will also feature an 8-core x86 AMD CPU, 8 GB of RAM, 802.11n wireless capability, USB 3.0, HDMI, Blu-ray, gameplay video sharing, social media options, and gameplay streaming options (Twitch and Ustream) using the Share button on the DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller. The handheld PlayStation Vita console will act as a second interactive tool that works with the PlayStation 4 console for remote play and other features.

Now for the games! The PlayStation 4 launch games are:

  • Assassins Creed® Black Flag™
  • Battlefield™ 4
  • Call of Duty®: Ghosts
  • FIFA 14
  • Just Dance 2014
  • Killzone™: Shadow Fall
  • Knack
  • LEGO® Marvel™ Superheroes
  • Madden 25
  • NBA® 2K14
  • Need for Speed: Rivals
  • Skylanders Swap Force
  • Watch_Dogs™

The first game in the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection will be Drive Club. No need to worry about a lack of PS4 games in the future – there are current over 180 PS4 games in development. Look for several pre-order bundle offers and other special deals until launch date on Nov. 15. So will you be getting a PlayStation 4?

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