At Gamescom 2013, Sony answered the final big question about its next-gen console: the PlayStation 4 will go on sale November 15th in North America. The European release will follow two weeks later on November 29th. Priced at $399 / €399 / £349, the PS4 will do battle with Microsoft's $499 Xbox One, which is also scheduled for a November release. Sony plans to release 33 different games for the PS4 by December 31st, 2013.

November 15th for North America, 29th in EuropeSony has already received over one million pre-orders for the PlayStation 4, which will be launching in 32 markets in total. Last week, Microsoft announced a reduction of the number of countries set to partake in the Xbox One's global launch; the console will initially be released in 13 markets. The full details of the PlayStation 4 launch follow below.

November 15th markets:

  • United States
  • Canada

November 29th markets:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Columbia
  • Costa Rica
  • Denmark
  • El Salvador
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Guatemala
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom