Watch PS4’s North American launch live on 15th November

Not long to go folks! It’s now just under four weeks until PS4‘s 29th November launch here in Europe. However, as many of you know, our friends across the pond have a got a short headstart, with the system hitting shelves on 15th November.

Duly, to celebrate PS4’s global debut we’re inviting early birds to join PlayStation and Spike TV live on 15th November from 4.00am GMT in New York City for the PS4 All Access: Greatness Awaits special event! Tune in via UStream or right here on PlayStation Blog to see exclusive world premieres and announcements about the PS4 games that will define 2014 and beyond.

Back here on our shores, keep checking PlayStation Blog for up-to-the-minute information on all the PS4 launch festivities here in Europe and the wider PAL region. We’ve got some great events planned for the big day!

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The Last Guardian as a surprise launch title would be nice…

Scratch that, a The Last Guardian announcement alone would be nice!

can not do = working
Belgium time = 5 hr morning ( working til 6 morning )
hope to see lots of stuf ( video )on blog .

bigger plans ? give use some extra to buyers day 1 ;)

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I’m jealous they get a head start. They get to play Killzone shadow fall while we’re still counting the days for ours. :(

Seems to be some Shu/Keighley confusion on Twitter. Will there be brand new announcements/gameplay/whatever, or basically a rehash of existing info? (Not that that’s a bad thing)

Oh my god, oh my god!!! PS4 is almost here! I only wish it was releasing world wide on the 15th. Have to wait for the 29th is painful!!

“Have a got a headstart!”

No offence to the Americans but there’s no chance I’m subjecting myself to the horror of watching them get the console 2 weeks before us.

It’ll be like a hungry person watching a friend eat pie.

Scyfo100
totaly agry
+ lots of tings stil in darknes = not good

u do not nowh al u lounch games by now = ?!?!

So why does US get the PS4 earlier and as Always EU gets it last? And now they’re telling us to watch an US live stream to see how they are enjoying their PS4s while we get ripped off in quite silence. Sick of this kind of treatment. Why is it so hard with a global launch? Is Sony secretly hating Europe or what? I mean the Playstation Vita didn’t have a problem releasing the same day as in US.

reason i only want to watch new stuf = games / futures , buth not u.s gamers getting console before moast inpotent market to sony .

only + point = i hope usa gets lots of bugs on day one , so them solved on 29 nov .

supersmith2500 05 November, 2013 @ 19:44
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@Fred
Actually three weeks till launch Fred. 4am is kinda late, will there be a replay uploaded?

@Nazar_Ops
Well we’re not getting last this time. Poor Japan had to wait for their until guess what… February 2014 next year.

They launch in USA first to try and take Xbox market share as the US is the Xbox’s biggest market. Sony’s biggest market is Europe so if they can take share from the USA first, EUROPE and JAPAN are already certainties.
Basically they need to win some USA turf.
I don’t mind the wait but I certainly won’t be watching anything about it and spoiling my own experience come launch day.

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There better be some videogames.

Getting the ps4 a few weeks after US isn’t that bad really, because if theres any problems pop up within the first couple of weeks then sony can patch them and fix before we get it on 29th

ill be watching to see the buzz around the event,if your showing new games are they aaa its bad enough there is only one aaa for launch without being annoyed by more indies(there alright in there own way but not as replacments for aaa)any chance of mag 2 or a new getaway

Just hoping they will give Europe enough consoles…..

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Pretty agree with dale619,if any issues they’ll add it too patch 1.50 :)

8# Europe is a much differnt process to launch in then the US. And we in Sweden should even be happy that we are getting it this year!(unlike some other console)

I can’t wait:P + i am glad in a way the USA is getting the PS4 1st because they can be our Ginny-pigs:D So ‘if’ anything goes wrong it can be fixed before we get it;)

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@ FRED

Im afraid if things keep going the way I’ve noticed for the last week or so Greatness certainly WONT await for Playstation. Just why on EARTH aren’t PS4 adverts FILLING the airwaves? Havent SCE learnt ANYTHING from Vita’s lack of sales due to non existent marketing?

Im watching Champions League on UK tv and there have been about a DOZEN adverts for Xbox One and I still haven’t seen ONE tv advert for PS4! Champions League is sponsored by Sony and Playstation so it should be a GIVEN that you should fill its advert breaks with YOUR adverts. COME ON SONY don’t lose your momentum.

Do you know that I STILL get asked ‘whats that your playing on a PSP?’ when im playing my Vita in public? STILL! 18 months after its launch and 99% of the casual market have no idea what it is. I have to EXPLAIN its the new PS handheld n its more inline with PS3 power n if I show them Killzone or Uncharted they’re blown away but that’s not the point.

The point is they don’t know about it. Where are the ...

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@ FRED

Im afraid if things keep going the way I’ve noticed for the last week or so Greatness certainly WONT await for Playstation. Just why on EARTH aren’t PS4 adverts FILLING the airwaves? Havent SCE learnt ANYTHING from Vita’s lack of sales due to non existent marketing?

Im watching Champions League on UK tv and there have been about a DOZEN adverts for Xbox One and I still haven’t seen ONE tv advert for PS4! Champions League is sponsored by Sony and Playstation so it should be a GIVEN that you should fill its advert breaks with YOUR adverts. COME ON SONY don’t lose your momentum.

Do you know that I STILL get asked ‘whats that your playing on a PSP?’ when im playing my Vita in public? STILL! 18 months after its launch and 99% of the casual market have no idea what it is. I have to EXPLAIN its the new PS handheld n its more inline with PS3 power n if I show them Killzone or Uncharted they’re blown away but that’s not the point.

The point is they don’t know about it. Where are the PS4 adverts guys? SCE need to employ different marketing “experts” because Vita’s is/has been non existent n so is PS4s so far.

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@FRED

OMG!!!!! Now there are adverts for COD Ghosts and Battlefield 4 for Xbox One and NO MENTION of PS3 and PS4 versions. I know it might seem as if im getting wound up over nothing but its SO FRUSTRATING to see when your as big a PS fan as I am. Each time I see an Xbox advert after seeing absolutely ZERO PS4 adverts it really frustrates me cos there is simply NO reason for you guys at Sony to pull your finger out and get the airwaves FILLED with PS4 promos.

How about the trailer I saw a week or so back that opens with ‘This is your next console’ quote from EDGE and it goes on to say its the worlds most powerful console with Remote Play for 99% games on Vita etc etc.

Why is so hard to figure out for SCE to get adverts like that in peoples minds non stop?

Its common sense.

People don’t know that they want something until you show it to them! Give me a job Sony guys I’ll boost sales for PS systems TEN FOLD just by using common sense.

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Yep xbox plough money into advertising , the conference I went to they went over board with cod and battlefield, lucky u have so many loyal fans like myself and others, onto the launch .. A dream day would be
Last guardian announcement
Yakuza ps4 date
Versus now only on ps4 as it should b :)
Oh and vii being made into hd

Any chance there will be a replay available on the Blog?
Can’t see myself staying up to watch it at 4am

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Yes, we’re hoping to offer a replay asap after the event.

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I am not going to bother watching this conference, especially as they are probably going to keep going on about the “low $399 price” and the fact that ps4 games are “still $60” while in the UK ps4 games are INCREASED TO £60 and I will probably have to wait until at least November next year to get a ps4 at the same price US gets at launch.

I will probably check the blog though, to see which new games are being announced, because maybe the ps4 might actually be a FAIR PRICE by the time those unannounced games have been out a few months.

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@evilwitch83 comment 23

Although I whole HEARTEDLY agree with you about our prices being DISGUSTINGLY extortionate compared to SCEA region, retail prices for PS4 games are more or less in line with launch games on PS3 and even PS2. RRP for PS2 and PS3 games was £49.99 but this gen its going to be £59.99 but already you can get them for £47-£49 and that will no doubt drop again as we get further into the systems lifespan.

Just stick with retail and only ever buy digital when a sale is on. Its the ONLY way these greedy companies are going to listen, if we don’t buy their products.

ANYBODY who pays £60 for a digital game ESPECIALLY a PS3 game (as EA and Ubisoft jumped the gun and started to charge next gen prices since last year) ANYBODY who pays that is taking part in the DEATH of gaming in Europe for consumers.

@Coody-Baroody I’m sure Sony can’t even get to fulfil all pre orders that are out there and their consoles are already sold out upon the second or third shipping batch. Making more demand and pumping more money in advertising wouldn’t be a good choice.
Ever wondered why MS is giving away a free game (announced at the German show)? It’s because pre orders where very low, they need to advertise a lot because of that.

I’m glad the PS4 get it first. We finally get the truth about the PS4 that Sony is lacking to deliver. Still enough time to cancel my pre order and wait until all promises are delivered on and the beta testing is over.

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@OttoT

That’s not how business works at all. So just because PS4 has had a good start they just leave as is and HOPE the sales come rolling in? Never heard of striking while the iron is Hot? Make hay while the Sun is shining?

It was the same with Vita so what’s your reasoning there?

And as for the free game of Fifa with Xbox pre orders, Sony are also doing bundles here in the UK that has effectively given me a free item or 2. Instead of £349, £55 for an extra DS4, £55 for the camera and £50 for Killzone totalling £510, I changed my pre order to the Gamer Pack and got ALL that for £429.

Sony HAVE to corner the market while they have such a good start and advertise their BUTTS OFF to get PS4 on everybody’s lips.

So far ALL I’ve seen are Xbox One ads and even for multiplatform games!!!!

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@OttoT

Also, why will we be Beta testers? Sony products are always superb quality, even at launch and I speak from buying the last 4 Sony systems on day one that are all still working perfectly.

60$=60€=60£ This is the biggest joke in the world. :-D

@OttoT
Exactly my thoughts. I’m still holding onto my 2 pre-orders and I’m glad that the US will experience the system 2 weeks before us. Ideal pacing for us to decide if it’s worth it to step in at launch, while we don’t have to wait too long.

i normally watch these but its going to make zero difference to me getting a ps4 as its already ordered and i wont cancel it so sitting up till 4am is just not required this time :)

WELSHDRAGON_74 06 November, 2013 @ 17:17
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FRED as i dont have ps4 on pre-order will I be able to walk into my local uk (wales) retailer game, tesco, sainsburys, argos, currys/pc world and pick up a ps4 of the shelf at any of these retailers on the 29th? please answer fred as not knowing if I can get my ps4 on the 29th is killing me I am counting the days down its torture.

i cant wait till christmas as im getting a ps4 for christmas im also in england add me as a friend but say u read this note im notnef01

i cant wait till christmas as im getting a ps4 for christmas im also in england add me as a friend but say u read this note im notnef01

post 31 the chance of you picking one up is about the same as you winning the lotto

JUNGL3WH1TE101 11 November, 2013 @ 22:15
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So why does US get the PS4 earlier and as Always EU gets it last? And now they’re telling us to watch an US live stream to see how they are enjoying their PS4s while we get ripped off in quite silence. Sick of this kind of treatment. Why is it so hard with a global launch? Is Sony secretly hating Europe or what? I mean the Playstation Vita didn’t have a problem releasing the same day as in US.

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Grr so provocative :d

not impressed … to much broadcasts, to few infos and finally a black-screen

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