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Sony Will Start to Sell PlayStation 4 Globally This Year – GameStop Executive

While Sony Corp. wants to be very open about the PlayStation 4 video game console to attract maximum attention and get positive image for the brand, the company remains tight-lipped over a number of aspects. One of such aspects is whether the firm actually will introduce the PS4 globally. According to a GameStop exec, the PS4 will be launched worldwide in 2013. However, the company will unlikely meet the initial demand. (GameStop, PS4)

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iGAM3R-VIII  +   471d ago
If this is true, PS4 will be a Day 1 for me I will not miss out because it got sold out. This also clearifies that the PS4 could be release worldwide in 2013
Xaphy  +   471d ago
Im buying my ps4 with a 55 inch 3d HD TV. Yeah Im saving from now. I want to have the full experience B).
iGAM3R-VIII  +   471d ago
Same, I'm not going to buy any game until the release of the PS4. I'm probably going to try and buy every release game :P
stuna1  +   470d ago
You are in for a treat with the 3d! And the way that specs are shaping up for the PS4 it'll all be in glorious 1080p resolution.

I think really think that the PS4 will be the must have system to have this coming generation! Already saving up for mine.
d0nT wOrrY  +   470d ago
I'm doing the same! Already got a decent amount of cash to treat myself with PS4 and a new TV.
What an amazing year ahead of us!
Donnieboi  +   470d ago
Bravia? That's what I got (except it's not 3d).

Oh and some of them are Energy Star compliant. Get that version of the Bravia, since that bastard will require a good amount of power to use it all day during gaming sessions.
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sprinterboy  +   470d ago
Would love a 3DTv with me Ps4 purchase, but cant help but wait for 4K to available around the £1200 mark in 2 years time, dicisions dicisions lol.
vet_medic  +   469d ago
but...
"*GameStop’s fiscal year ends in early February, hence in case the executive mentioned fiscal year 2013 (the most likely scenario), the chances that Sony launches the PS4 globally in calendar 2013 are high since a) no new major products are launched commercially in January, b) the company already expressed expectations to boost its sales thanks to the PS4 launching in Q4 FY2013, which suggests actual availability during a high spending season."
Muerte2494  +   469d ago
Yeah ....
I have the SONY Bravia 55HX929 (3D of course). I simply cannot wait to plug my ps4 up to it. Black on this thing are really inky. But I might invest in a VT50 plasma by Panasonic later down the line.
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NBT91  +   469d ago
Okay why is everyone getting 3DTV for PS4? I had one for almost two years and never use the 3D for PS3 gaming. It always looks worse in 3D or doesn't support it at all.

I always give 3D a go when I get a game that happens to support it but I could count the ones I thought looked truly good in 3D on one hand... Not very impressive considering I have had it for two years.

I will say it is good for films (even then, not all the time) but unless Sony have promised to step up their game with 3D, which I haven't heard, then I see no reason to buy one. It is such a gimmick, and I can say that even though I bought one unlike most who say it because they don't have one.
FlyingFoxy  +   469d ago
Already have a 65" Panasonic one ready and waiting for gaming goodness. Only used it for TV and films so far.
Kennytaur  +   469d ago
Same here, and add in a surround system while we're bragging....
WooHooAlex  +   469d ago
Just bought a 55 inch LG led TV a few weeks ago, for the sole purpose of having a nice TV for the PS4. Its amazing, and quite the upgrade over my old 32".

Now I just need a nice sound system and of course the PS4.
kingmushroom  +   469d ago
3D is a garbage gimmick that distract your attention from the main focus of the game or movie.
Monkeysmarts  +   468d ago
Sony already said they are dumping 3D as any focus with the PS4... it will support 3D, but they will not be pushing it. I wouldn't waste money on a 3D TV unless you just want 3D period. I doubt many games will feature it.
QSPR  +   470d ago
can't wait to get mine. I already have a 55" 3D bravia TV kdl-55HX800 nice TV by the way! love it.. preorder one ps4 @ my gamestop store and the other one it's gonna be on my sony store! one for the wife one for me ;)
irepbtown  +   469d ago
I can't wait either!!

I've got 37'' LG 200hz TV (LCD), full 1080p of course. Had it for a few years but still packs a punch.

I've already put a £20 deposit down for the PS4 on Game.co.uk so I'll definitely be getting it launch. Just need to save up for the rest now and the Launch day games :D
xursz  +   469d ago
If I purchase from the online Sony retailer will I have it on launch day for sure? Does anyone know?

Just asking because GS is expecting not enough in production to meet demand and I've heard one too many stories of people having to wait weeks, even months, to get a system after preordering at GameStop or BestBuy.
Drekken  +   469d ago
I have this TV too. I love it!
PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt  +   470d ago
tell me about it.. im thinking about buy alot of the lunch titles also =))) they just look so damn goodd.. i just love great games

is it me or GTA5 is losing its spark with all this next gen talk...
the game isnt looking as good as it did, compared to next gen games lol..
im sure itll still be a great game tho
Drakesfortune  +   470d ago
of course a multiplat game gta 5 isnt going to look as good as games on next gen..

if games didnt look any better on the next generation consoles then there would be absolutely no reason to move on to next gen
WeAreLegion  +   470d ago
lunch titles?

God, I'm hungry...
FriedGoat  +   469d ago
This is a great lunch game.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
_QQ_  +   469d ago
does it matter? it will still be an amazing game. Probably better than most "next gen" titles for the next year to be honest.
Bhuahahaha  +   470d ago
good for you. me?. not that i dont want it, but im still content with my good 'ol ps3~ still got dozen of unfinished and havent played yet titles(too many good games not much free time).and beside all sony console i bought is the slim model(psone>ps2>psp>p s3>w8ting for slim vita>ps4 hopefully
thedon8982z  +   470d ago
Yeah got my money already just making my campout arrangements now because it looks like it might be about 10 per store.
hazardman  +   469d ago
I don't think so I read somewhere Sony is trying to have 16mil units shipped by end of yr. I forgot article but I'm sure you did some research you might come up on it. Either way always better to play it safe just incase 6 is all you get....
BlmThug  +   470d ago
I'm really hoping it releases in october. Best birthday gift ever :'D
thechosenone  +   469d ago
my birthday is also in Oct :D and hell yes it would make it the best bday ever!
Nilemonitors13  +   469d ago
Ps4 is going to be an awesome gift for myself, my bday is apr 26, soul sacrifice should suffice, but Ps4 is what im waiting 4. Everyone will have an awesome christmas, it just can't come soon enough.
nthstew  +   470d ago
I might preorder. Fingers crossed may be killzone shadowfall bundle or infamous bundle for me
:]
die_fiend  +   469d ago
Guys 3D gaming isn't all that. You all know that graphics take a big hit from having to render each image twice? Uncharted 3 is a good example.

Wipeout however looks pretty amazing in 3D but this isn't the norm. Day 1
4lc4pon3  +   469d ago
I run x2 3d tvs. A 42 inch and a65. I beg to differ on 3d is not all that. Finding Nemo, lorax, monsters Inc are amazing in 3d.

Can't wait to hook me ps4 up.
die_fiend  +   469d ago
If you're trying to argue with me:

Which part of 3D gaming includes finding memo, lorax or monsters inc.

Since you didn't get the first comment I should probably spell it out. Those are films
NBT91  +   469d ago
I agree. I was browsing the comments here while playing Tekken Tag 2, which prompted me to give the 3D a go on it for the first time since I bought it. Dusted off the 3D goggles and yep... What would you know, it looks poor. Frame rate takes a huge hit and the game just looks poor. Nowhere near good enough to do the game's otherwise fantastic graphics any justice.

I do agree with the other guy, though. If you are going to watch enough films it is worth buying into, because films (though mainly animation) look great. Gaming... Not there yet but I guess the point is the extra power of next gen will make 3D that doesn't kill the game's visuals as bad?
jetlian  +   469d ago
actually TTT2 frame rate is very close to the non 3d version. But it maybe your tv or system. I love 3d and more games are welcome
NeoTribe  +   469d ago
I agree. 3d is more of a gimmick than anything. Cant stand to look at it for more than 15 mins. Heard its bad on the eyes aswell.
miyamoto  +   469d ago
Let Your Voice be Heard when PS4 launches.
Expect MS to launch an all out war against Sony PlayStation in its last ditch effort to stop and kill the PlayStation brand.

With all these stuff Sony is doing to keep core gaming alive and not letting casual gaming take over.

I will let my voice be heard when PS4 launches.

I love Gaming! Forever may he reign.
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Dark_king  +   469d ago
This should be true since they don't have anything like the cell are brand new disc drive to slow production down.I really don't see any reason for it not to be available world wide.
abzdine  +   470d ago
this is great news, they shouldnt delay the release in Europe like they always did cause it's the biggest PlayStation market.

i'm getting mine day one for sure, i really cant wait for that day to come
miyamoto  +   469d ago
I have never been an early adopter.
I got my PS3 in 2009 when Uncharted 2 broke loose.
but the PS4 is very compelling as of late to break my personal rules.
I wonder what game will make me get it...
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TheKayle1  +   470d ago
whats the news?
coolmast3r  +   470d ago
no news for you here. get out of here.
TheKayle1  +   470d ago
we didnt know already that ps4 would go out in 2013?!?!?!
DigitalRaptor  +   469d ago
There's been rumour that PS4 would release in Japan and U.S. this year, and European, Australia, UK etc next year.

That is how Sony distributed the PS3. So yes, this is news.
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coolmast3r  +   470d ago
well, for example i live in Russia and PS3 hasn't been available till late 2007-early 2008. So it's good to see PS4 is coming out this year worldwide so everyone can purchase it.
MakiManPR  +   470d ago
I'm also saving for the PS4 since Feb 20! Will try to get every launch game so will have to control myself and dont buy any other games or consoles so sorry The Last of US, GoD Ascension, Bioshock, etc. I already have a nice Monitor so no need for a TV.

I only wished it could have play PS3 games out of the box...
SAE  +   469d ago
I send PM to you ^^
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M-M  +   469d ago
^Lmao.
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clintagious650  +   470d ago
This prolly the most exciting playstation system ive been waiting to buy since the ps2. I just have a great feeling that the ps4 is going to be the system sony wanted the ps3 to be. Not that the ps3 was a bad system, its just everything just seems positive with sony learning from the mistakes they had with the ps3 & Kaz is a big part of turning the ps3 around. Cant wait to grab my ps4.
imsocool1234  +   470d ago
I'm going to hold off on buying a PS4 for a bit.
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TheTwelve  +   470d ago
If I could do sooner than Day 1...
Neko_Mega  +   470d ago
So far my list of games for PS4 is at six, I been telling are GameStop they need to hurry and start taking preorders.

Fun part is, I'm getting b!@# by one of the girls that work their because I can buy this stuff and she can't.
GABRIEL1030  +   470d ago
First day for me¡ with a 40" 1080HD 3D TV, Killzone, Infamous and Destiny =)
Twinzclipz  +   469d ago
i already got a FullHD TV 1080p 22'' and i can't wait for PS4 day 1 with KILLZONE SHADOW FALL
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sdplisken  +   469d ago
LONG LIVE PLAYSTATION
PROUD SINCE PS1
DAY ONE RIGHT HERE
Twinzclipz  +   469d ago
ME TOO
VforVideogames  +   469d ago
YEHA LONG LIVE X720-PS4
PROUD SINCE SEGA GENESIS-SUPERNINTENDO
DAY ONE RIGHT HERE
AJ Hartley  +   469d ago
Ive still got a 1080i 26inch sony bravia from 07 haha old school should be thinking of upgrading dont you think.
T2  +   469d ago
Prolly upgrade too ive got a 42 " LG 1080p but im keeping my 5.1 harmon kardon surround with 2- 8 " drivers in each tower ... No bookshelf speakers here lol
AJ Hartley  +   469d ago
Been thinking of 3d led but want another sony but they re hella expensive, might just go for a samsung or viera.
WickedLester  +   469d ago
I will be there at launch with bells on!! PS4, extra controller, Killzone: Shadowfall, Infamous: Second Son, Watch Dogs, Knack, and Capcom's Deep Down (if it's a launch title) will all be mine!
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KwietStorm  +   469d ago
Man I feel bad for people who keep saying they're not buying any games between now and PS4. I'm getting it at launch too, but there is a metric shit ton of games coming before then. I hope there aren't a lot of gamers who are taking that route, because developers also will suffer potential sales losses, on what looks like very good games too.
KrisButtar  +   469d ago
My friends and I have all done this as we are trying to get through are backlog of games before the new system arrives, if the PS4 had of been native backwards compatible we would have happily kept buying new games and increasing are backlog, but we are letting 1 system to die before we move to the next and the only way to do that is to stop buying games for it.
KwietStorm  +   469d ago
Is there some philosophical reason that you cannot use your PS3 after PS4 releases? Or is that against your pact?
KrisButtar  +   469d ago
@KwietStorm, no philosophical reason, more like a ritual since we were kids, we have always Donated are systems to the foster homes,group homes, hospitals,community centers, etc when the new gen of consoles have arrived.
Sevir  +   469d ago
For Me
The Launch Titles ill be getting is KZ:Shadow Fall, WatchDogs , inFamous:SS and Knack. I may get Battlefield 4.

Once they say Preorders are a go at Game Stop, I'll be putting down $100 a month towards the purchase, in addition to Second DS4. :)

I'll have games already paid off and the system. I'll likely start trading in old games for store credit! Man this year is gonna be sick for Sony Fans.
danny818  +   469d ago
Same here. Thinking of selling my ps3 tho. But first i should buy the last of us
CRASHBASHUK  +   469d ago
I rely hope this is true after the PS3 was delayed in EU from not making enough Blu-ray disc lasers http://n4g.com/news/8239/ps...
Sevir  +   469d ago
I cant wait.
I've already got my 42in 3D HDTV ready. So the moment Sony Announces the price for the PS4 along with the DS4 Consider it preordered. I think I'll put $100 Towards it Every month until its paid off. As for games I'll buy 4, KZ:Shadow Fall, Watchdogs, Infamous:SS and Knack. Depending on how the year goes I may just cave and Get Battlefield 4 and Driveclub as well! Maybe for Xmas I'll get those 2 games!

Between now and then I'll only get 3 big games for the PS3, The Last of Us, Remember Me, and Beyond:2S.
4lc4pon3  +   469d ago
everything you said I am with you on this. except for the fact of paying 100 per month. I have my funds already. I have a 2 3dtv sets and I love watching 3d blurays using my PS3. They say the Bluray drive in the PS4 is 3 times faster I wonder what that will do to current 3d movies. Im thinking a little smoother with easily faster load times.
creized1  +   469d ago
SONY! My wallet is ready for you! BRING IT ON!
Red_Devilz  +   469d ago
Well well, thats a news! oh wait, its not. I knew it in Feb. Well try.
Akuma2K  +   469d ago
If this is true, Sony can really jump ahead of the next xbox console (or whatever its gonna be called) in sales by a massive margin.
BaSeBaLlKiD721  +   469d ago
My 1080p 60" TV is all ready for me to play PS4 on it! :D

and it was for $800 with amazing picture so it was a great steal!
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josephayal  +   469d ago
i paid for a PSX, a PS2 and a PS3...won't be different for PS4
evilbart  +   469d ago
I am really hoping we see a European release this year but I have a feeling we will be let down yet again
DonFreezer  +   469d ago
Long live Sony.Long live the PS4.Long live since there's not a single thing in life than can compare to a ps4.Like MasterCard said Having a ps4 priceless.I'm getting a ps4 day -1 (stealing it before it releases). I don't care if all my family turns out slaves at one of their factories or if my friends die because of a alien radiation the ps4 comes with.All I care is Sony.Sony is the best they rock and they are better than anything on this planet.God please pray upon as believers.Sony is the true god of the world.Amen. By the way let's get the disagrees since most ps drones think all of the above is true.
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2v1  +   469d ago
hey don i am tired of stupid people..hope u get the hint
DonFreezer  +   468d ago
No I don't get it.Most ps drones on here are hard to understand.
lllll-lllll  +   469d ago
I'm number 23 in the line of PS4 pre-order @ one of netherlands biggest gamestores :)

My 50 inch full hd panasonic and high-end surround system can't wait, nore can i - it's going to be a long wait untill the joyous moment where i fetch my new Sony console :D

God - 2 months to go to e3 - the tension is killing me...
Novistador  +   469d ago
My big concern is that we have some amazing games planned for the Ps3 still, with an early release for the ps4 will that hurt sales? Since there is no backwards compatibility, i find myself in an odd position. My Ps3 broke about a year ago (give or take)since console gaming has declined (for me), i decided to not buy a new one. It's a damn shame seeing the last of us, god of war and other titles that i really want to play but i cant get myself to buy a new ps3 with the ps4 right around the corner, and even then i cant play those game for quite some time. Or could i download the games via the PSN and play it on the ps4?
LOOK_AT_THIS_I  +   469d ago
I'm right there with you on the games for ps3. The last games I will pick up for the ps3 will probably be defiance and injustice. It's a shame about the backwards compatibility because it is affecting me and a few friends from picking up a few of the big releases coming out or out now because of the backlog already.

I'll make use of the gamefly discount later on or will pick em up dirt cheap from amazon or eBay after the ps4 release. Don't want to miss them but can't justify 60 bucks for them to sit on a shelf while the shiny new system hits the entertainment system.

Ps3 multiplats (battlefield/cod/etc...) that are releasing on the ps4 also are probably gonna be ghost towns if they actually have ps4 systems in stock to sell around the release of these games as most will probably get the ps4 version. I know I will get the ps4 version.
VforVideogames  +   469d ago
and why are this news when we all know the xbox720 and ps4 are goin to be release this year?
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DivineAssault  +   469d ago
The PS4 will be as popular as the PS2 nx gen i think.. Its getting a lot of attention from not only Sony fans, but all gamers all together.. I know theres a great number of ppl jumping ship from MS this time around because they know whats coming with the nx box.. I dont blame em cuz MS burned a lot of ppl this gen (myself included).. Started off great with good exclusives & everything but slowly stopped getting the 3rd party exclusivity.. Also the xblg $60/yr is getting tougher to swallow when psn is completely free to play games online... We will see however the only way i think MS has a chance is if they go their own route like nintendo offering a different type of machine.. Going toe to toe with sony over the core market is suicide this time around..
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