When will the PlayStation 4 launch? Well, that sooner-than-expected October release is beginning to look like it’s more on than, er, that anthropomorphic primate with a tie. The final version of Sony’s next generation dream machine has whizzed through the FCC’s fusty office, making the console pretty much legal for launch in North America. Of course, the platform holder still has to actually fashion the systems out of gold dust, unicorn horns, and three-leaf clovers first.

But the real snippet – aside from confirmation that the console will boast a “max clock frequency” of 2.75GHz – stems from the fact that the Japanese giant submitted the paperwork much earlier in the year than it did with the PlayStation 3 in 2006. That not only means that the firm’s way ahead of the curve, but that an early launch is looking more and more likely. We're telling you, it’s deploying on 29th October – a heavenly figure confirmed it in our dreams.

[via apps.fcc.gov, engadget.com, qj.net, neogaf.com]