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Sony announced 11/15 for the North America, 11/29 for Europe as the release dates.

I would've bet on both being around 11/29. They can still be late and not miss Christmas. And if they hit 11/15, maybe enough time for the supply chain to replenish? Sony's saying 1 million have been preordered already.

A lot of places were already not taking preorders because of shortages - this page has a good list of where to go if you're like me and thinking of finally putting money down now that there's a date.

Sony is also saying selected PS3 games will be offered for 'significantly discounted upgrade' prices for a limited time. This appears to be coming to XBox One as well. Details would be nice but maybe it'll get a few more people to buy a Watchdogs a few weeks earlier.

Other news:

Minecraft is coming to PS4 for launch (and PS3/Vita) and the Twitch gaming video service will work with PS4's Share button. Both really just bring them into line with XBox.

Gran Turismo 6 (on PS3) comes out on 12/06 and the Vita officially has dropped to $200.



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.52
    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    I would've bet on both being around 11/29. They can still be late and not miss Christmas. And if they hit 11/15, maybe enough time for the supply chain to replenish? Sony's saying 1 million have been preordered already.

11/15 gives them 2 weeks of "OMG it's here" hype, as well as a chance for the miraculous restocking, for Black Friday on 11/29. I suppose it's too much to hope for Black Friday discounts on PS4 games and accessories, but hopefully they'll have decent PS3 deals.




Unless the discount is huge, this doesn't seem really beneficial, does it? For the PS3, GameStop has Call of Duty: Ghosts coming out 11/5. Assassin's Creed IV and Battlefield 4 are 10/29. Watch Dogs comes out after the PS4 is released, on 11/19! I had been hoping Rockstar would announce they're getting a PS4 version of GTA V ready for November/December and Playstation would include that in the upgrade discount group, meaning there's a 2-3 month gap between the releases for each console's version, which would seem more reasonable than paying to upgrade on a 2-week-old game.


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    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    A lot of places were already not taking preorders because of shortages - this page has a good list of where to go if you're like me and thinking of finally putting money down now that there's a date.


To tack on to that list - the Sony outlet I just went to put down a deposit said today was the last day they were doing launch day pre-orders. Options are dwindling.


    For the PS3, GameStop has Call of Duty: Ghosts coming out 11/5. Assassin's Creed IV and Battlefield 4 are 10/29. Watch Dogs comes out after the PS4 is released, on 11/19!


When you put it that way, it seems more like just an extra way for them to make money. Call of Duty (and maybe Battlefield?) seem like they have communities where the hardcore people just can't wait 2-3 extra weeks to get into the game, but not so sure about the others.

Maybe we're meant to look at it the other way - these aren't inducements to buy the PS3 games, but to buy the PS4 systems. I know I'd like to be 'finished' with all my PS3 stuff before moving to PS4, but a COD player might put off buying a PS4 for months until they're done with the game. Now they might be interested in moving sooner.



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