After months of speculation regarding its release date, Sony today finally announced the confirmed and official PS4 launch date. Sony’s next generation console will be launched in North America on November 15th for $399. In Europe the console launches on November 29th. The announcement was made today by Sony at the Gamescom conference in Cologne, Germany.

Sony says that the console will initially be launched in 32 countries in time for the holiday season. Though it hasn’t provided concrete dates for other markets. The company also mentioned that more than 1,000,000 pre-orders have already been placed for its next generation console. Quite a lot of dates were thrown around in the past couple of weeks. It was believed that Sony might release PS4 on November 26th. One European retailer came pretty close to the actual release date. A Media Markt poster in Amsterdam suggested that November 13th will be the PS4 release date. Demand for this console is certainly high, we reported back in June that Amazon had already sold out of “launch edition” pre-orders. Customers who have signed up for this edition will receive the console on the day Sony starts releasing it, which we now know is November 15th. Mark your calendars!

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