Sony’s big GamesCom press conference brought plenty of huge announcements this evening, but the platform holder ended with an appropriate show-stopper, confirming that the PlayStation 4 will launch on 15th November in North America and 29th November in Europe. Considering that the rumours pointed to an October launch, we can’t help but feel a little disappointed.

SCE president Andrew House made the announcement, reconfirming that the console will cost £349.99/$399.99. The well-spoken gaffer even took a moment to take a swipe at the Xbox One, stating that the manufacturer’s stuck to its original vision throughout the pre-release period. But will the late release date give Microsoft time to pip the Japanese giant to the post? Let us know in the comments section below.

Do you intend to purchase a PS4 on launch day? (21 votes)

Yes, I’ve already got my pre-order locked in

90%

I’m still considering it

5%

No, I’ve decided to wait until a later date

5%

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