The PlayStation 4 will launch across Europe and in Australia and New Zealand on November 29, Sony has announced.

The US will get it slightly earlier, on November 15.

All up, the console will roll out in a total of 32 countries over the holiday season.

The system has attracted more than a million preorders, said Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House.

He also unveiled a new next-gen upgrade program, wherein gamers who purchase a game on PlayStation 3 will have access to the digital version for PlayStation 4 at "a significantly discounted price".

Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Assassin's Creed: Black Flag are all confirmed for the program, with more games to follow suit.

The Xbox One is also expected to be available locally in November.