Sony finally gave us a release date for its hugely anticipated PlayStation 4 at the Gamescom gamer conference on Tuesday and said that the PS4 would launch on November 15th in the United States and on November 29th in Europe with a price set for $399. Sony also announced that it was dropping the price of its PS Vita portable gaming console to just $200, which is likely a reflection of the stiff competition dedicated portable gaming consoles face from smartphones and tablets. The Vita has experienced a small renaissance since it first cut its price earlier this year so the latest cut is likely to boost sales even further still.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.