PS4 release date is holiday 2013

Next-gen console launching this year in unspecified territories

Sony has announced a holiday 2013 PS4 release date.

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The launch timeframe was shown in a presentation slide at the end of Wednesday's PlayStation Meeting in New York, where the company officially announced the console.

It wasn't specified whether the system will launch globally this year or only in certain territories, as has been rumoured.

PS4 pricing details weren't revealed, nor was the console itself shown at any point.

Sony did reveal the PS4 controller, the DualShock 4. It will feature a touchpad in its centre body, a 'Share' button enabling enhanced social interactions and a light panel along the top for a sensor bar included with PS4 to detect the controller's movement.