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Submitted by mrbojingles 1157d ago | opinion piece

Does the PS4 need to release in 2013?

Gimme Gimme Games writes that even though they want to see the next Playstation release during 2013 that it may not be so bad if we have to wait until 2014. (Next-Gen, PS3, Sony)

SynGamer  +   1157d ago
The PS4 NEEDS to launch the same year the 360 launches, simple as that. More importantly, the price needs to be reasonable. $399 would be an ideal max, but we'll see where Sony comes in at.

Bottom-line, all signs point to the next Xbox coming out in 2013, and that is what Sony should be aiming for as well. Even if we don't "need" these new consoles, the industry has clearly spoken out on the matter and are not hiding the facts that they are working on next-gen. Some going as far as to speculate/request X features and specs be included if possible. It's going to happen and 2013 seems as good of a time as any.
LOGICWINS  +   1157d ago
"The PS4 NEEDS to launch the same year launches, simple as that."

Won't happen.
Aussiegamer  +   1157d ago
Do you own a crystal ball?
Hicken  +   1157d ago
Why not? Chances are good that the PS4 will be coming out next year; similar hints indicate that the 360's successor will be out next year, as well. I think we're likely to see them both release in the Fall/Winter of next year.
LOGICWINS  +   1157d ago
@Aussie- Yes, several actually.

@Hicken- Sony will need to wait for the price of hardware parts to drop in order to avoid launching at an expensive price point. That takes time. Sony doesn't need to launch with or before the 720 to be successful. By that logic, the PS4/720 already lost this gen to the Wii U.
Pillsbury1  +   1157d ago
Logic is right those that want a ps4 will get a ps4 regardless of whether it launches after 720. I know I will.
Muerte2494  +   1156d ago
statement actually makes a hell of alot of sense. Problem is manufacturing costs usually takes about a year or two to reduce. I don't think Sony has the luxury of waiting that long. I'm actually more concerned about the interface of the next Playstation console (not in a bad way). We already know Microsoft going to probably have a "voice command feature" to go along with the next xbox interface (Kinect built in). I hoping Sony follows more along the lines of Google Now. Regardless of when it launches, we're definitely going to hear confirmation of it in 2013.
SynGamer  +   1156d ago
If I go to Newegg right now, you cna get the following:

AMD A10-5700 Trinity 3.4GHz 65W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 and AMD Radeon HD 7660D for $127

LG Electronics Blu-ray Disc Combo Internal SATA 12X Lightscribe with 3D Play Back for $50

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 for $42.

So far the total is $219. Obviously we still need a Power Supply (~$30) and Motherboard (~50?, depends on arrangement of components), and these prices aren't wholesale prices either, so expect a generous discount since this will be produced in quantities of 100,000's.

My point is simply that we can get some respectable specs/performance gains over the PS3/360 and keep the price under $400/450. I still feel Sony will sell the PS4 at a loss when it launches, but we're talking a very small loss, one that can be made up by the sale of 1 or 2 games...
Bowzabub  +   1157d ago
My guess is it will release 3rd quarter '13 in Japan, 1st quarter '14 in North America.
DarkBlood  +   1157d ago
so early 2014? if im reading that right anyways
Genki  +   1157d ago
In a word, no.
Npugz7  +   1157d ago
Yes it does!!!
H4all  +   1157d ago
2014 we have number 4...
maybe and just maybe again...
like PSP2 rumors and photo leaks..
its not the same... when NGP out then sony put name as PSVITA..
so wait...
black911  +   1157d ago
landog  +   1157d ago
i wish it came out in 2011 and nextbox in 2010!

switched to pc lonnng ago, only really use ps3 for exclusives
(of which there are a lot of them:) and xbox360...pfff....played halo 4 and umm...gears 3....and....hmmm...well it is quite dusty

can't wait for new consoles, its long, long, long overdue!
StreetsofRage  +   1157d ago
If the rumors are true and the next xbox is more powerfull than the ps4, it better release before the next xbox. Would look pretty stupid if it came out after and it was less powerful.
IRetrouk  +   1156d ago
I think they will be on par next gen sony and microsoft will probably both be using off the shelf parts that have had a lil tinkering, i think how they market and what they provide will be diffrent.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   1156d ago
I agree. I think it will come down to games and what unique experiences each console will give the user.
Pillsbury1  +   1157d ago
Ps4 doesn't have to, I know a lot of people are impatient to wait for next gen but whenever it does release it will be amazing.
Zoron007  +   1156d ago
Honestly I think a fall 2014 release would be more likely with an announcement at E3 next year. Releasing it next year would be kind of dumb in my opinion. A console is usually announced a year at the least beforehand not a few months.
Kurisu  +   1156d ago
I agree. People need time to save for these consoles, so plenty of time would be needed in advance for the consumer. Also a fall 2014 release would give us plenty of time to complete God of War: Ascension, The Last of Us, Beyond Two Souls, plus the many third party games due out in 2013 (GTA V et al)
VonBraunschweigg  +   1156d ago
MS has to release a new xBox next year, they're not developing for 360 anymore besides Gears of War, which is the main reason I sold my xBox last week. Good times, but without new games, new IP's, I decided to get the cash while still possible.
And there's a good chance a significant portion of hardcore fans will not buy the new xBox day one because of what happened at the start of this gen, they might want to wait for the first reports on reliability this time.
Sony doesn't have that problem, enough games for next year in development, and this gen the PS3 still sold roughly the same as the 360 worlwide, despite being 1-1.5 years late, more expensive and a boatload of negative press. So once again a year headstart for xBox doesn't have to be a problem at all.
I'll buy a 500 bucks PS4 day one, but I'll probably wait at least a year before buying a 300-400 bucks new xBox. Just like this gen, worked fine for me. That said, I never experieced RRoD myself, but I can hear my fat PS3 huffing&puffing towards it's 3rd YLOD in 6 years. Sometimes the fan goes beserk, ready for lift-off and I have to remove the silencer from my gun in order to hear the game:) Perhaps I should wait for the first rapports on PS4 as well, but dayum, that could mean 2015.
csreynolds  +   1156d ago
I read that it's going to launch in 2014, not 2013...?
Belking  +   1156d ago
PS$ will launch in 2014. If they launch next year they will be forced to go into more debt.

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