The PlayStation 4, an eighth-generation console from Sony, arrived on North American retail shelves on Friday, more than two years after PS4 rumors first surfaced
Although Sony officially announced the faster, more powerful console on Feb. 20, speculation began as early as 2011
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Our timeline, below, documents the very first whispers, the much-anticipated launch day and everything in between to help you relive the hype
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