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August 16, 2013 // 6:22 pm - After several recent rumors on the PS4 release date, today Sony has officially confirmed that their release plans for PlayStation 4 will be revealed at Gamescom 2013 at 18:00 BST (around 1PM EST) on August 20, 2013.

Below are the details, to quote: "For one week in August 2013, the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany becomes the centre of the gaming universe as the world's biggest publishers and developers invite you to check out the games that will light up the rest of the year and beyond.

We'll kick off the show at 18:00 BST on 20 August 2013 with a briefing to media on our release plans for PlayStation 4, as well as updates on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

Once the Koelnmesse opens its doors to the public, PS4 leads the way as gamers get to try out the next generation in console gaming for the first time, and there's plenty to get excited about on PS3 and PS Vita too."

For those interested, here is how you can view the event:





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#16 - vegeta777 - August 15, 2013 // 6:38 pm
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Your right they should do that but you know it also comes with a price when you are in a hurry consoles have glitches.

That's why I'm not in a hurry to get it even though the graphics alone makes my mouth water lol

#15 - Natepig - August 15, 2013 // 6:19 pm
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If they could push it out in October they could really hit Microsoft with another big blow. They could grab a lot of on the fence gamers, who were put out by Microsofts earlier mistakes.

#14 - vegeta777 - August 15, 2013 // 5:26 pm
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That's great in all but I'll wait for the second batch of consoles to come out or have plenty of games I like, because nothing is worse then buying a new system and your favorite games aren't made yet you know lol.

#13 - PS4 News - August 15, 2013 // 5:07 pm
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Contrary to the previous rumor, today a Tiny Brains PS4 developer stated that the PlayStation 4 system will be launching in November, 2013.

Below are the details, to quote: If you’ve never heard of Tiny Brains before, it’s an upcoming title from Spearhead Games (made from ex-EA, Ubisoft, and Eidos devs) for the Xbox Live Arcade, PC, and PlayStation 4.

In a press release issued today showing off that Tiny Brains will be playable at PAX Prime, they also revealed that it would be released as “a PlayStation 4 launch title in November.” They later continued by saying, “However, PAX Prime attendees won’t have to wait until November to get their hands on PS4 controllers and play Tiny Brains: they can try a demo at the show in booth 6305.”

Before you take this as confirmation that the PlayStation 4 will launch in November (I’m still hoping for a shocking October launch), this could be them just taking previous launch history and guessing when the PlayStation 4 is releasing. Or maybe they know something we don’t and it’s true. Either way, we’ll just have to wait and see if anything happens at gamescom starting on Monday.

Update: Spearhead has told us: “We have no special knowledge of the launch timing for the PlayStation 4, and the reference to November in our press release was our own guess, based on the past.”

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#12 - Pretikewl - August 14, 2013 // 8:13 am
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I hope the date is real. Really want to get my hands on one.

#11 - Liongooder - August 14, 2013 // 7:55 am
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The sooner the better.

#10 - PS4 News - August 14, 2013 // 5:21 am
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Following up on the previous rumor, today an anonymous retailer schedule purports that the PlayStation 4 will be launching on October 21 although the PS4 was listed as an unnamed Sony console.

Below are the details, to quote: "Here's a juicy rumor for potential PlayStation 4 buyers. According to a NeoGaf user by the name of Nealand Liquor a listing for an unnamed Sony console notes the release date as October 21. Barring Sony working on a PlayStation 3 revision or a PS Vita 2, this release date falls within the rumored release window for the PlayStation 4.

Nealand, however, is persuaded that the listing is absolutely the PlayStation 4 and believes the release date to be officially confirmed by Sony. He states that in previous product release schedules revisions like slim consoles are listed by their official names, where new platforms like the Wii U, 3DS and Vita are only referenced as a Nintendo / Sony console. He also states that release dates, if unconfirmed, are listed as TBA. If a release date is listed, it has been confirmed by the product's company.

"Rumor: Our internal product release schedule from head office dropped yesterday and on Oct 21st an unnamed Sony console will be launched. Fyi all console revisions like the ps360 slims and Wii Mini were listed as ps360 & wii mini. Previously the wiiu, 3ds and vita were also only listed as Nintendo / Sony Console in the product name column.

Disclaimer: I just work at a very large retailer, managing the electronics sales force and nothing more. I have nothing to do with purchasing, nation wide merchandising or shipping. I am not trying to play this off as I have connections at Sony, or I am some sort of insider. It's that just yesterday we received a product release schedule from our head office and I thought this is OT itt.

These schedules btw, are for internal use only, designed to allow us time to create our instore merch plans. If the launch date for a product is unknown, it's simply marked TBA. The only time a date is ever included is when we have received confirmation of said date from the product company."

Keep in mind this rumor comes from an anonymous forum, though NeoGaf mods have verified the account of Nealand Liquor. He claims to work for an electronic sales for of a very large retailer, which may or may not be true. Naturally, we shouldn't assume the rumor to be true until officially verified by Sony. Still, this one seems pretty solid. It's about as verified as these sorts of rumors get online."

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#9 - JeoWay - July 16, 2013 // 12:50 pm
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I went ahead and pre-ordered it at Best Buy. I wanted to do so at GameStop, but since they ran out I couldn't. I mainly just wanted the power up rewards points to get a PSN card or something

Oh well, still get the PS4 though

#8 - kaitokidH3M - July 14, 2013 // 7:48 pm
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can not wait to have PS4

#7 - GrandpaHomer - July 14, 2013 // 2:14 am
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Most likely only placeholder like at million other stores - nothing to really get too much excited I'm afraid ...