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PlayStation highlights from gamescom include Vita price drop, PS4 release date and more


August 20, 2013

The PlayStation 4 will be released in North America on the 15th November

The PlayStation 4 will be released in North America on the 15th November

Sony has announced a release date for the PlayStation 4, new games and a price drop for the PlayStation Vita, a Gran Turismo 6 release date and more at its gamescom 2013 presser.

Here's a rundown of the key announcements:

  • Gran Turismo 6 for the PS3 launches globally on December 6
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 will be available bundled with a 500GB PS3 console and headset
  • Borderlands 2 and the delightful indie game Fez are coming to the PlayStation Vita
  • PlayStation Vita will see a price drop to EUR199 in Europe and US$199 in North America tomorrow, with a "significant" (and long overdue) price reduction to Vita memory cards coming
  • The sequel to Hotline Miami is coming first to PlayStation 4 and the Vita in 2014
  • Sony is partnering with European ISPs including Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Virgin Media and Ono, offering speeds up to 200 megabits per second and a percentage of the broadband connection dedicated to online gaming
  • Assassin's Creed 4 was used in an impressive live demonstration of Sony's Remote Play functionality, which will allow you to seamlessly switch your gameplay from a PS4 to a Vita and back, sure to prevent millions of arguments about the living room TV
  • The 12GB PS3 will be available for EUR199 in Europe and US$199 in North America
  • Owners of PS3 versions of games including Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4 will be able to purchase "significantly discounted" digital versions of these games for the PS4 for a limited time
  • The PlayStation 4 will be released in North America on the 15th November for US$399, and in Europe on the 29th November for £349/€399
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1 Comment

I might get the vita now. I haven't bought a console since the Gamecube but I've gotten the PSP and DSs up to the 3DS. The vita looks great but the memory is just too expensive and with Android I can emulate all the games from yesteryear. I've been waiting for a few things: First the price of Vita memory to drop and second for the Vita to get hacked. It has kinda been hacked but no good emulators yet.

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