The PS4 Release Date is now Official and it’s all about the Games…

Gaming headlines are flowing thick and fast from Sony’s publicity machine this week. The news that every PlayStation fan has been waiting for is now sending waves of excited chatter around the web.

The PS4 (CUH-1000A series) will be released in the US and Canada first on November 15th, Europe and Latin America will have to wait two weeks till November 29 before they can get their hands on the Sony’s new dream machine.

Included for your viewing pleasure is possibly the most amusing announcement video of all time, the PS4 Announcement – the Abridged Version. Produced by VideoGamerTV who manage to distil the 2 hour snooze fest into 3 minutes of hilarity. If only all product announcements could really be this entertaining.

highpants-next-gen-gaming-PS4-3The complete list of the November 29 release countries includes for the European market: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. While the Latin America launch countries include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama and Peru.

While the PS4 may be stealing headlines the rest of the Sony gaming family also have news to share. The PS3 is destined to continue life as Sony’s cheaper entry level console with the release of a 12GB Flash PS3, on sale now for the rock bottom price of $199 USD. Sony’s portable gaming console the PS Vita, a fistful of gaming, has had its price slashed to $199 USD for the Wi-Fi only model. All designed to tempt us with their gaming goodness.

Sony is aiming for the gamers this time around, the PS4 hasn’t abandoned the living room completely but Sony has returned to the PlayStation’s core business, hours and hours of gaming fun. It’s all about the games people.

Games to launch alongside the PS4:
highpants-next-gen-gaming-PS4-Dualshock-4-1Call of Duty: Ghosts (Infinity Ward)
Battlefield 4 (DICE)
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft)
Killzone Shadow Fall (PS4 exclusive by Guerilla Games)
Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Montreal)
Need for Speed: Rivals (Ghost, Criterion)
DriveClub (PS4 exclusive by Evolution Studios)
Minecraft (Mojang)
Skylanders Swap Force (Vicarious Visions)
FIFA 14 (EA Sports)
Madden NFL 25 (EA Sports)
NBA Live 14 (EA Sports)
NBA 2K14 (2K Games)
Just Dance 2014 (Ubisoft)
Knack (PS4 exclusive by SCE Japan Studio)
DC Universe Online (Sony Online Entertainment)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (TT Games)
Warframe (Digital Extremes)
The PlayRoom (Sony)
War Thunder (Gaijin Entertainment)
Tiny Brains
Shadow of the Beast

Games Scheduled for release before March 2014:
Basement Crawl  (Bloober Team, iFun4all)
Blacklight Retribution (Zombie Studios)
Contrast (Compulsion Games)
Daylight (Zombie Studios)
Doki-Doki Universe (HumaNature Studios)
inFamous Second Son (a PS4 exclusivee by Sucker Punch)
Mercenary Kings (Tribute Games)
Octodad: Dadliest Catch (Young Horses, Inc.)
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (Just Add Water)
PlanetSide 2 (Sony Online Entertainment)
Pool Nation FX (Cherry Pop Games)
Primal Carnage: Genesis (Lukewarm Media)
Ray’s the Dead (Ragtag Studios LLC)
The Crew (Ivory Towers and Reflections)
The Order: 1886 (Ready At Dawn Studios – SCE Santa Monica Studio)
The Pinball Arcade (FarSight Studios)
The Witness (Thekla Inc.)
Transistor (Supergiant Games)
Wolfenstein: The New Order (Machine Games)