PS4 launches on November 15 in U.S., PS Vita gets $50 price drop

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In June, Sony won gamers over by announcing the PlayStation 4's $399 price — $100 lower than Microsoft's competing Xbox One. Needless to say, fans went ballistic. One thing Sony didn't reveal was a firm launch date.

We now know when we can start camping out for: November 15 in North America. Our European pals will get the PS4 on November 29.

In addition to the launch date, the company also revealed a slew of new PS4 games, including Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, Rime, Helldivers, RESOGUN, Shadow of the Beast, Guns of Icarus Online, Hotline Miami 2, Rogue Legacy, N++, Starbound, Fe, Velocity 2, Minecraft (yes!), War Thunder, and the new free-to-play LittleBigPlanet Hub.

Sony also showed new trailers for inFAMOUS: Second Son, Driveclub, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Watch Dogs, all of which looked more polished than previous builds shown on the PS4 unveil event in February and E3 in June.

Also, more good news: if you buy the PS3 version of a game that will also launch on PS4, you can buy the digital version of the PS4 copy at a heavily discounted price. Sony didn't say how big the discount would be, though.

Beyond PS4 news, Sony also dropped the pricing on the PS Vita from $249.99 to $199.99 in the North America. Proprietary PS Vita memory cards will also get a significant price cut as well. Oh, and Borderlands 2 is coming to PS Vita. If that isn't big news for the struggling handheld, we're not sure what is, other than the price cut.

And lastly, some news for automobile and PS3 fans: Gran Turismo comes out on December 6.

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