The PlayStation 4 has arrived in the US, drawing crowds to midnight sales events that saw fans camping for days to make sure they were one of the first to receive Sony's next generation console.
With the Xbox One launch coming on November 22nd, this will easily go down as one of the biggest months in industry history.
It's been six years since the PlayStation 3 hit store shelves and sold out almost immediately, prompting a wave of mainstream media coverage – especially when fans began coming to blows over the last remaining units.
Hopefully Sony will have better supplies this launch so the press can focus on the changes the PS4 and its rival console promise to the millions of households worldwide with a gaming console.
Speaking to fans gathered outside a few opening events, it became obvious that core gaming is still quite healthy - and driven by a good deal of brand loyalty.
When asked why they were going with the PS4 as opposed the the Xbox One, the crowd replied simply, "Because it's better."
Doubtless those in line to buy Xbox One will say the same next week.
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Sony's next-gen console will launch in 32 different countries
Andrew House said to date, more thanone million PS4s have been pre-ordered.
The console will retail at $399 in North America and £349 in the UK. Across Europe it will sell for €399.
"Interactive takes major leap forward with launch of PS4. Our goals are clear, ambitious and unwavering," said House.
"We sought insight from best develoeprs in the world to build a platform where they’re inspired to create."
Sony finally showed off their impressive PS4 console last night and as you can see above it looks great.
Sony also took a rather big swipe at Microsoft by introducing a price thats $100/£80 cheaper than the new XboxOne.
The console has no specific release date but the holiday season is being touted, we expect the console to be released before Xmas to go head on with the XboxOne and for the Xmas rush.
Big features include the streaming of PS3 games onto the PS4 which will come out in 2014, the console will be region free and used games will be playable without any problems, in short Sony have listened to what the public want.