Sony announced the launch date for the PlayStation 4 at Gamescom yesterday, August 20, 2013. The PS4 will launch in time for the holidays. It will debut in the United States and Canada on November 15 and will be released in Europe on November 29.
Sony was excited to announce that 15 disc based titles will be available between launch and the end of the year, including digital downloads. According to Sony 33 games will be available for the PS4 by the end of the year. They release a list of games that will be available at launch:
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Skylanders Swap Force
Need for Speed: Rivals
NBA Live 14
Killzone: Shadow Fall
Just Dance 2014
LEGO Marvel Superheroes
John Koller, Sony's VP of Marketing took the PlayStation Blog yesterday and added to our excitement stating "More than 180 PS4 titles are in development, including Destiny from Bungie, Inc./Activision Publishers, Inc., Mad Max: Fury Road from Warner Brothers, Witcher 3 from CD Projekt, The Division from Ubisoft Entertainment, Dragon Age from Electronic Arts, and also Helldivers and The Order: 1886 from SCE Worldwide Studios – so you’ll have plenty of great games to look forward to in the coming months."
Sony has successfully promoted their next generation console. They have already pre-sold more than 1 million PS4 systems. They have even cut prices on their PS3 consoles as well as their Vita. Sony has effectively marketed their product to their core audience. Not only did they beat their competition's prices but they managed to showcase their system in a way that made you feel like it was meant to highlight your gaming experience. Well done Sony!