PS4 launch date revealed! Mark November 29 in your diary
The PS4 has a release date! You’ll be able to buy the console on 29 November – that’s two weeks after our American cousins get their hands on it.
Sony announced the release date at games industry conference Gamescom 2013 in Germany.
The next-gen console war is hotting up, with Microsoft announcing its launch line-up for the Xbox One. Both consoles will offer some of the same titles, including Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4, and Watchdogs.
If you pre-order an Xbox One before Christmas, you’ll get a free copy of FIFA 14, too. Though Microsoft’s console will be more expensive than Sony’s – £429 compared to £349. Critics point out that buying a PS4 and paying full price for a copy of FIFA 14 would still be cheaper than the Xbox deal.The Xbox One comes with a Kinect camera, which is thought to have bumped up the price.
You can pre-order both consoles now. Sony has warned that that won’t guarantee you a PS4, as it’s expecting shortages come launch day. You can always get yourself down to whichever shops open at midnight to pick up the console.
Are you looking forward to the PS4? Or is your money on the Xbox One? Let us know in the comments.