Hard to believe, but PlayStation 4’s North American launch is mere days away. We’re tremendously excited for everyone to pick up the system starting Nov. 15 and help usher in the next generation of gaming. If you want to be among the first to pick up a PS4 – and if you are reading the PlayStation Blog, it’s a safe bet that you do – retailers across the country will be open when the clock strikes midnight on Nov. 15. Check out the information below to find a store nearest you.
In addition, we are doing something extra special for the PS4 launch in our home turf of San Francisco. We’ll be at the GameStop on 830 Market Street near San Francisco’s Union Square in full force with a midnight launch event.
We have fun activities planned for attendees, including contests for the chance to win PS4’s, PS Vita’s, games, and more. You’re invited to show your PS pride and come dressed up as your favorite character, whether that’s Nathan Drake, Sweet Tooth, Kratos, or even Knack (good luck with that costume!).
Spike TV will also broadcast from the San Francisco event as part of our live PS4 All Access: Greatness Awaits launch event. The show starts in New York City on November 14th at 11:00pm Eastern Time/Pacific Time on regular cable providers and 11pm Eastern Time/8pm Pacific Time on DirecTV and streaming.
Here’s how to find a PS4 at midnight in your hometown:
- Best Buy – Many Best Buy stores around the country will have midnight PS4 events. Visit their Midnight Store Openings page to find one nearest you.
- GameStop – All eligible GameStop stores will remain open the evening of November 14 for the midnight release of PS4. For a complete listing of all U.S. GameStop store locations, visit www.gamestop.com.
- Walmart – Walmart stores will hold PS4 midnight events at locations across the country. Visit Walmart’s store locator to find your nearest store, and call to ask whether they are holding a PS4 midnight event.
- Meijer – Select Meijer stores will be hosting PS4 midnight events. Visit www.meijer.com/videogames to learn more.
- Sony Store – Sony Stores will hold PS4 midnight events at locations across the country. Visit their store locator to find your nearest store, and call to ask whether they are holding a PS4 midnight event. Or, click here for a list of stores opening at midnight.
Here are the details of our San Francisco event:
PS4 San Francisco Launch Event
830 Market St, San Francisco
Activities start at 6:00pm
PS4 demos & contests
Wear your PS gear, bring your PS Vita, and show your PlayStation pride.
- Giveaways include:
PS4 Grand Prize Pack, which includes a PS4 signed by Jack Tretton, and a Mark Cerny autographed Knack poster
PS Vita Prize Pack, which includes a system and a wealth of games
The Last Of Us Prize Pack, which includes the Post Pandemic Edition, The Last Of Us polo shirt, and The Last Of Us Infected Bust
Follow @HeyPlayStation for all of the details on the giveaways and contests
We want to say a big THANK YOU to our longtime fans that lined up for our past consoles and are planning on lining up again for PS4. None of this would be possible without your support, and we hope you enjoy the PS4 as much as we do.
PlayStation Nation – the wait for the PS4 is almost over. Greatness Awaits all of you!