GRAPEVINE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
GameStop (GME), the world’s largest multichannel retailer of video games, is hosting midnight launch events for the North American release of the PS4™ system on Thursday, November 14 leading into the console’s official launch day on Friday, November 15.
GameStop is expecting thousands of eager fans to fill its more than 4,200 participating stores as they wait to be among the first to get their hands on the new console.
“The future of video gaming is here and we couldn’t be more excited to be leading it,” said Bob Puzon, senior vice president of merchandising at GameStop. “Our knowledgeable associates and our unique trade programs make us the most convenient and affordable place to purchase everything that you need for a great gaming experience.”
Events begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 14 and beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, November 15, GameStop will begin distributing the PS4 system to its customers.
GameStop is celebrating the launch of the PS4 system at its West Coast flagship store on Market Street in San Francisco and all across the U.S., where PlayStation fans will find contests, prizes, live music and food trucks throughout the night at their local GameStop. Select stores will also have PS4 demo units available to play, providing gaming fans the chance to experience the PS4 system before it is officially released.
The new, innovative system will have more than 20 first and third-party titles launching on day one, including more than a dozen disc-based games available for purchase or pre-order from GameStop. The line-up encompasses the most popular game genres and titles, such as PlayStation exclusive Killzone™ Shadow Fall, Activision’s Call of Duty®: Ghosts, EA’s Battlefield 4™, and Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag as well as new intellectual properties to be released exclusively on the PS4 system, including PlayStation exclusive Knack™. Customers can also purchase related accessories, such as the DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller, headsets and more, while at the events so they are fully prepared to game when they get home that night.
While demand is extremely high, customers who did not pre-order a console are encouraged to contact their store location or www.gamestop.com to check availability.
About GameStop Corp.
GameStop Corp. (GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is the world's largest multichannel video game retailer. GameStop's global retail network and family of brands include 6,505 company-operated stores in 15 countries and online at www.GameStop.com. The network also includes: www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer® magazine, the leading multi-platform video game publication; Spawn Labs, a streaming technology company; a digital PC game distribution platform available at www.GameStop.com/PC; and an online consumer electronics trade-in platform available at www.BuyMyTronics.com.
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