Sony will start selling the PlayStation 4 in the United States on Nov. 15, ahead of the holiday shopping season, as the company moves to lure consumers away from playing on smartphones and tablet computers. The player is Sony’s first new console in seven years.
Console makers are betting that faster machines with new features, from motion capture to immersive graphics, will entice consumers to spend on hardware as well as games.
Microsoft unveiled its new Xbox One console in May, with plans to begin sales in November.
Nintendo Co. began selling its most recent console, the Wii U, in November.