PS4 set for a November 13 launch?

PS4 Release Date: November 13? (Media Markt Poster)It looks like a European retailer may have given up the release date of the PS4: November 13. A poster by Media Markt shows the console with the tagline “Release: 13 November 2013.” Sony has already stated that the system will arrive in the holiday season, and will retail for €399 in Europe and £349 in the UK.

Sony reps have been close-mouthed about it, but if the release date is correct, than we may see it be released stateside around the same time (just in time for Black Friday)!


Black Friday: 525k PS3s and over 160k Vitas sold

While the Xbox 360 sold 750,000 units on Black Friday, Sony’s Black Friday sale also proved to be a success (a highly needed one), with the company moving over 525,000 PS3s and 160,000 Vitas (finally, some more positives for the handheld). On the shopping holiday, PS3 bundle sales increased by 15%, while total hardware, software, and peripheral sales increased too. Sony attributed the success to the Ultimate PlayStation Value Bundle, which included a 250GB PS3 and the Uncharted Dual Pack and inFAMOUS Collection for $199, and “Quickly sold out at retailers across the U.S.”

The Vita, which really needed the boost in sales numbers, also managed to move units off store shelves. The Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation bundle sold out at retail in less than five hours, while the Black Ops: Declassified and Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Bundles were gone by week’s end. Also, PlayStation Plus subscriptions jumped by 259% compared to last Black Friday’s number.

Well done, Sony.