Editorial: Why the Playstation 4 isn't coming out this year

Drew Bergmark of I don't think the 'Playstation 4' will come out in 2013 for several different reasons which all of them include the concurrent success of the Playstation 3.

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000011914d ago (Edited 1914d ago )

this article makes some valid points but i disagree. i think Sony isn't going to want to make two launches in a row as the last one out of the gate. also it seems from all the rumors microsoft and sony will be vary close in specs so im sure any longer time waiting wont give any advantage on the tech side to sony. especially when it comes to specs and cost ratio, no way is sony in this american economy going to launch a system with significantly better specs than the nextbox, they just can't afford a high launch price when they know the nextbox is targeting that $350-$399 sweet spot. so i think that whole, "we'll let microsoft announce their console first" is all marketing and competitor talk just to get hype and throw jabs at microsoft's marketing team.

next are the games, most exclusives for the playstation 3 are going to out buy summer 2013, any other announced exclusives with no release date (last guardian) most likely slipped into the launch window of the playstation 4. also i would bet that with all the HD remakes of past playstation exclusives, any playstation 3 exclusive titles shipping later in 2013 will be ported as playstation 4 launch window titles.

lastly the different system bundles and playstation 3 models are telling me they want to go after as many late adopters BEFORE the playstation 4 announcement. they did a similar thing back with the playstation 2 slim. i think this is sony's last stand in big sales with playstation 3 before the steady decline aer the playstation 4 announcement and launch. the only other marketing gimmick to get more juice out of the system would be a spring/summer price cut, which would make a lot more sense after the inevitable playstation 4 announcement.

iamnsuperman1914d ago

"Sony isn't going to want to make two launches in a row as the last one out of the gate. also it seems from all the rumors microsoft and sony will be vary close in specs so im sure any longer time waiting wont give any advantage on the tech side"

Sony have already come out and said they will nto launch last. So when Microsoft says they are releasing theirs then you can bet Sony will be doing it at the same time as well. It will be interesting if we get same day launches.

000011914d ago (Edited 1914d ago )

exactly, its no longer 2005/2006. gaming has become a huge market especially in the u.s. and both Microsoft and Sony have seen large growth in audience and profits, not to mention the larger install base of gamers in general. this year will definitely be a huge match up between console giants at E3 and launch later this fall. i keep cracking up, because people thought console wars and fanboys were bad this year, wait until these fucking consoles are both announced and launched. the internet will quite literally explode.

Ezz20131914d ago (Edited 1914d ago )

actually, most members of this site read what Kaz said in the wrong way
He did not say he will leave MS launches xbox720 first

BUT he said sony will let MS to *unveil* the new xbox first

key word here "unveil" not "launch"

And this in order to know what the price MS will have for the new Xbox
and that would give sony a chance to give a price close to nextbox or similar to it

both will launch in the same year (whatever that year is) but sony will let them show xbox first

kingmushroom1914d ago

the console will launch when its ready

Larry L1914d ago

Games launch "when they're ready".

Consoles launch when the market's ready.

And I don't think the market's ready for new console hardware just yet.
I think the market's ready for new consoles to be announced, but not even close to ready for release.

Game development takes alot of time as well, and most devs are still busy with current gen hardware with big games scheduled to come out through the Fall.

Also, I really doubt either MS or Sony is going to announce and reveal new hardware at E3 or earlier for Sony at Destination PlayStation that's going to come out just 6 or so months later (this Holiday season).

The very earliest PS4 is going to come out is Spring 2014, and I really suspect it's going to be Fall 2014. Because I think there are still plenty of big current gen titles that havn't even been announced yet....and there are plenty of others we know about but still don't have dates.

My prediction for E3 is both MS and Sony will reveal and both will launch Fall 2014, though one of them may fast-track it to Spring 2014. Anyone who thinks this year is out of their mind.

socialkarma1914d ago

I'm still skeptical about a 2014 release, only beacuse we have no details on games coming at the end of this year and so many games in the first half. Until that happens or we're offically told otherwise im going to go with a November 2013 release.

Plagasx1913d ago (Edited 1913d ago )

The system will be out this year with an E3 unveil.

It'll be pure suicide to go another year without a PS4. Not only that, but MS will have another head start on Sony and they clearly don't want that again...

Zoron0071913d ago

Doesn't it seem like a bad marketing idea to announce a console and release it only a few months later? Most consoles are announced a year prior at least.

socialkarma1913d ago

The official unveiling of the Xbox 360 occurred on May 12, 2005 with a November 22, 2005 release date in the U.S and to say they've done well this gen would be an understatement.

WooHooAlex1914d ago (Edited 1914d ago )

Based on Kaz Hirai's comment of letting Microsoft announce first, I'm guessing Sony is pretty much ready to show the PS4 whenever. The only way the PS4 will come out in 2014 is if there is a major manufacturing problem that forces them to delay the launch for a few months.

I'm still gonna say it will come out in early November for $399.

BitbyDeath1914d ago

Also already been said that they're ready to show it as early as May.

blackbirdi1914d ago

i m sick of this next gen blabla

WooHooAlex1914d ago

I'm sick of the dumb rumors of which console will be most powerful, but I LOVE all this speculation, predictions and debate leading up to the announcements.

blackbirdi1914d ago (Edited 1914d ago )

exactly what i feel man !!! let sony and M$ make their announcement and then let'S debate

araman1914d ago

Then might I suggest you frequent another site for the next 6 months or so!

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