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Submitted by JonnyBigBoss 946d ago | opinion piece

Why the PS4 Will Likely Launch Before the Xbox One

CraveOnline writes: "As of right now neither Microsoft nor Sony have revealed the release dates of the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. All we know for certain is that by the end of the year gamers will be enjoying next-gen graphics. So which will release first?" (PS4, Xbox One)

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Wedge19  +   946d ago
Whenever it launches, I have release day delivery from Amazon. I won't have it at midnight, but it'll be in my hands that day.
JonnyBigBoss  +   946d ago
Same. It's going to be a good holiday season.
brodychet  +   946d ago
I cannot wait :3
zeee  +   945d ago
I have a question. I pre-ordered launch day edition at Amazon and also at Bestbuy.

Both came with the same default dates of Dec, 31.

When I pre-order BF4 for PS4, the date says October 29th!? How can the software be out so early if PS4 was launching in late November or something?

Also, is it me or did ND just leave an easter egg in The Last of Us regarding PS4 release date?
BatRastered  +   945d ago
@zeee BF4 is coming to 360/PS3/PC as well. They probably just copied the PS4 version's release date from that. I wouldn't read too much into it.
DarkBlood  +   945d ago
dont forget some vita games were out a week before the actual hardware so it isnt too far from the idea.
moparful99  +   945d ago
@zee That dec 31st date is nothing but a place holder so they can start taking pre-orders.. Sony is on record saying the PS4 will be out holiday season 2013 which incorporates from Halloween all the way to New Years.
greenlantern2814  +   946d ago
already paid for just want it as soon as possible.
since neither company has confirmed a release date you never know who will launch first but i doubt if you really want ps4 it coming out after xb1 by a week or 2 is going to matter. same goes for the xbox fans they arent gonna go out and by a ps4 just because it is out first. basically all the first and second shipments of the ps4 are spoken for so no bodies just gonna go and grab 1
cellur111  +   946d ago
Unless amazon is wrong, the xbox one get released November 27th. In the US anyway.
kneon  +   945d ago
Best buy bumped up the ship date for my order to Nov 30th from the original default date of Dec 31st. But I doubt they would release the day after black friday so I'm expecting at least a week earlier than that.
demonsoul  +   946d ago
Sony Got the Balls to launch while MS got their Eggs to Hide to avoid Being a Humpty Dumpty who sat on the wall only to suffer a great fall. MS Deserves it.

Mark My Word, PS4 > > > The Rest. Same Generations as the PS2 Domination Era. :)
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Chaostar  +   946d ago
"Sony Got the Balls to launch while MS got their Eggs to Hide to avoid Being a Humpty Dumpty who sat on the wall only to suffer a great fall."

This is the most hilariously random analogy I've read on here, well done.
UNGR  +   945d ago
The PS2 was great but having no competition would suck. We need all 3.
Denethor_II  +   946d ago
Nothing like opening a fresh package from Amazon, especially when there's a new console inside. I'll be going to a midnight launch personally.
Akuma2K  +   945d ago
I thought about going to the Gamestop midnight launch by my house to get my PS4 but i'll get mine the next day in the
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smokelocc  +   946d ago
Same here! Im gonna be so broke by the end of november, PS4 and xbox one pre-ordered day one. Excellent gaming holiday coming!
Campy da Camper  +   945d ago
Midnight release at GameStop for me. I figure get home by 1am hook it up go through settings and all that then pass out. When I wake up game in tray ready to go!
DEEBO  +   945d ago
yeah're going to pull a all nighter,gaming away until you pass out.i know i am.
Aleithian  +   945d ago
Same here. Just got to get from the store to my car without being mugged...
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   945d ago
Fuck gotta stop supporting these scam artist!
MuleKick  +   945d ago
I agree with you 100%. I don't understand how people can't see it. Just sell your games on Ebay or something. You get so little back for trading your games then they sell it for a $5 discount. Ripoff!!!
They're all going out of business soon (10-15 years). This is their last gaming generation. All digital is right around the corner.
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adumbpolock  +   945d ago
I have to have it shipped to an APO (Okinawa) address so I'll most likely get it a week later but still can't wait.
madpuppy  +   945d ago
I think that Sony is playing MS again, they don't release a launch date and let MS release theirs, just about 2 weeks before the launch of the Xbone, Sony will announce that it will be releasing a week before the Xbone's date of release.

I think that now that Sony has the upper hand they are going to milk the heck out of it, just to spite Microsoft.

It won't change sales that much but, it will drive the execs at MS bonkers. :P
latoya12kimber   945d ago | Spam
ylwzx3  +   945d ago
Same. I'm glad I ordered it as soon as it was posted :D
showtimefolks  +   945d ago
It's ore ordered already so it can launch whenever. In Louisiana gamestops are getting 6 Xbox one units per store to 65 ps4's

And most if not all already sold out of both for launch day
dbjj12088  +   946d ago
Plus Sony's already sending PS4's to media.
Chaostar  +   946d ago
There was also that rumour about low ESRAM yields affecting Xb One production.
XisThatKid  +   946d ago
That sucks...
nukeitall  +   946d ago
There was also the one from "well placed development sources to Eurogamer" saying memory performance (es ram) improved for production console.

Point being, pre-orders hasn't stopped being taken for launch day consoles suggesting MS doesn't have production issues.
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   945d ago
You pretty much just confirmed Chaostars theory, Nuke.

Where would they get a slight boost memory bandwith without changing any specs unless they..*gasp* downclocked!
eyeDEVOUR  +   945d ago
The article is not saying anything about production
Did you read it?
It's saying that the "product" is better than it was first believed...
roslindros  +   945d ago
"While none of our sources are privy to any production woes Microsoft may or may not be experiencing with its processor, they are making actual Xbox One titles and have not been informed of any hit to performance brought on by production challenges. To the best of their knowledge, 800MHz remains the clock speed of the graphics component of the processor, and the main CPU is operating at the target 1.6GHz. In both respects, this represents parity with the PlayStation 4." And also downclocking would not free up memory, TruthFact....
nukeitall  +   945d ago
@DayZ :

"Where would they get a slight boost memory bandwith without changing any specs unless they..*gasp* downclocked!"


Downclocking causes a boost in memory bandwidth? That is a new one. Clearly shows the technical knowledge you have there.

Remeber kids, stay in school. If you are not a kid, oh boy!


It is saying the performance increased, which is key.

If you have yield problems, what do you do?

You start downclocking or disabling things to see if the chip will still run within those constraint. Since MS isn't disabling things or reducing ES RAM, then the only other option is to downclock right?

Seeing how ES RAM is performing better than they expected, means? NO DOWNCLOCK, which means NO YIELD PROBLEMS!

Intel does the exact same thing producing their CPUs. The CPUs that fail higher frequency is tested for lower, if it passes the test it is marked and sold as a lower specced component.
Need4Game  +   946d ago
The Quicker the PS4 launch the Quicker we can disassemble it. Show us its insides already. We want to see the Chips, the Heatsink, the fan, the PSU, the ram, the wifi, the motherboards, everything.
Gratisfaction  +   946d ago
I get it for the games sir. Not to dissect it...
zeee  +   945d ago
^ Perhaps YOU do but not everyone's just about games. Some people like to see what's under the hood and THAT my friend is actually very healthy.

It teaches a lot about how hardware was designed, how we could change things in the future, modders take it to the next level and lets not forget, we learn how to repair stuff!!
CRAIG667  +   946d ago
As someone who builds his own PC's I have to agree, it's always cool to see the guts of the beast
nunley33  +   945d ago
im not going to buy one to tear down myself but i certainly wanna see the insides. I'll be hitting youtube for those tear down videos for sure.
Merrill  +   945d ago
I can't wait to see this for the PS4 & Xbone. Very excited for that.
DarkBlood  +   945d ago
so you want Bender to jack off to the insides of a ps4 is what your saying?
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   946d ago
It will be the final part of Sony's very successful strategy and bury the ghost of launching behind the 360 this (last?) gen.
JBSleek  +   946d ago
Launching two weeks is different than a year.
ala_767  +   946d ago
ur right... lol still we fanboy are dying on this topic :D
madpuppy  +   945d ago
like I commented earlier, I think Sony will try to launch 1 to 2 weeks earlier just to drive MS nuts.

It won't effect sales but, it will have an impact. :P
C-Thunder  +   946d ago
I'm expecting some jaw dropping when the date is given.
Rockstar  +   946d ago
I feel like it's going to be October
MizTv  +   945d ago
I fn hope so
Insomnia_84  +   945d ago
Me too! I think it will release the same day as Battlefield 4!
You heard it from insomnia first!!
SynestheticRoar  +   946d ago
I just want to play the new killzone.
WeAreLegion  +   945d ago
I just want my kids back.
Biggest  +   945d ago
I'm not homeless. I'm Tom Jane.
WeAreLegion  +   945d ago
Bubbles, my friend.
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   945d ago
madpuppy  +   945d ago

Man! I love that short! would love to see Jane as Frank Castle again!!
PositiveEmotions  +   946d ago
I just want it to come out soon as possible so i can get my hands on it.

And i finally pre order my ps4!!! I put a $100 deposit at gs :D
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   946d ago
I'm saying this much my GameStop is already gonna have a midnight release so I'm gonna buy booze, smoke a fat bowl and game all night long
avengers1978  +   946d ago
I like your idea, sounds very similar to mine... KZSF multiplayer all night long
greenlantern2814  +   945d ago
hell yeah kz mp hope it is like 2 and that will be great
PositiveEmotions  +   946d ago
Same here but without the drugs. Im still debating on getting watch dogs idk if its worth it. Ik ima buy knack for sure even tho is not a game that i want badly but im only getting it because its the only game that i might enjoy.

Im also gonna get the ps4 eye to test it on driveclub (free from ps+)
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   946d ago
With drugs or without drugs still gonna be a great night, but a toke here and there keeps my irritation levels at a minimal and well makes everything more enjoyable :)

@avengers yup will be a kill zone night for sure. I just hope it's more like kz2 than 3 otherwise it will be collecting dust
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supraking951  +   946d ago
i say late October launch date, maybe day BF4 and AC4 is out? Im hoping they go for The Last of Us "Date of Evacuation" launch Oct 17,2013 :D
Rowdius_Maximus  +   946d ago
That'd be great
Jaqen_Hghar  +   945d ago
Too bad all the preordered bundles will be pushed back then :( Oh wait a man didn't get Watch Dogs, AC, or BF4 one he got the KZ Shadowfall with a year of Plus! A man will have KZ and Knack launch day!

Until then he just got BF3 and SR3 on Plus and still has to finish collecting and MP on LoU for platinum. A man has a busier Summer than he thought.

Also Puppeteer, KH HD, and GTA5 are all coming early September so a man will be very busy until PS4 launch since he's getting the pre-order bonuses for those and the CE of GTA5 on Amazon (just $20 more as opposed to the stupid $150 Gamestop one with plastic crap. A man just wants the bonus unlock codes for the actual game to be better/easier). A man will sell the art books and make bank just like he did on the LoU one ($36 on Ebay) so he can pay less than the usual editions ($80-36=44<60). Same thing happened with GoW Ascension CE ($80 and a man sold his statue and PSallstars code for over $30). A man just likes steel cases.

Also a man has Beyond 2 Souls CE on preorder for its steel case and actually got that one from Gamestop for the extra 1/2 hour of gameplay and it's still $60.

A man has a busy holiday to be sure but has kept costs down by saving some purchases for BF (SR4 and BF4 or Watch Dogs or something else that comes out this year if AC4 is any good) and selling art books.
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ala_767  +   946d ago
Sony will not do the same mistake with the ps3!!! Sony will take every chance to win this generation!!! HELL YEAH SONY!!!
Metfanant  +   946d ago
How about July 16th? awesome...sounds good to me
JonnyBigBoss  +   946d ago
You are so right...

In a perfect world.
6DEAD6END6  +   946d ago
That would be sweet since that's my birthday.
JonnyBigBoss  +   946d ago
Happy birthday!
6DEAD6END6  +   945d ago
Thanks man. :)
Campy da Camper  +   945d ago
Dude if they release on that date there will be a global collective of bowels emptying at once.
WolfOfDarkness  +   946d ago
Remember this date " 30/10/2013's the release date of PS4 .
WolfOfDarkness  +   946d ago
Is it possible ?
Is it possible that Sony can upgrade the current PS4 specs ? If no , why ?

Can anyone answer please ,


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Metfanant  +   946d ago
No, its not possible at this point without a SERIOUS (think a year) delay...components will have begun manufacturing quite some time ago...Sony would have to eat all of that cost, plus R&D on new hardware, plus the backlash from saying its going to be delayed...

just no way...and this goes for the PS4 and Xbone
WolfOfDarkness  +   945d ago
Thanks bro .
Williamson  +   946d ago
Sonys more prepared this time and from various rumors/reports it seems microsoft were caught of guard by the ps4 and have been rushing with the X1.
cunnilumpkin  +   946d ago
I am hoping for September

my birthday month!

plus, the wait has been sooooo long, 8 long years of jaggies, screen tearing, bad performance, low res textures and sub-hd

sure, there have been some simply AMAZING ps3 and xbox360 exclusives, but they look so dated

the time is long overdo for console games to get close to pc level graphics for a while!
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C-Thunder  +   945d ago
I don't think September is impossible, but it would depend on wether their first party titles ate ready.

If they could put it out a month before the major third party titles are out, it'd be a huge boost for their own games, not being forced to compete.

Only problem is they keep saying "this holiday" and I doubt they count Labor Day as part of the holiday season, of course, it could just be misdirection on their part.

They've come out swinging on all fronts, a September release would be a major advantage on top of everything else they've got going for them.
My_Outer_Heaven  +   946d ago
It might have to launch earlier because of the sheer amount of pre-orders they have to fulfill.
CRASHBASHUK  +   946d ago
I agree with everyone when they oct I do see them doing it too BUT I been very shocked If its sep I mean at aug gamescom 2009 they showed the ps3 slim and it came out in sep 2009 so u never know
and the same for slim 2 sep TGS 2012 then came out oct 2012
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RIP_Cell  +   945d ago
with all that exclusive NFL content I would think MS want to launch it near the start of the football season, by November half the season is already over.
Hicken  +   945d ago
What was the last smart thing MS did?
Insomnia_84  +   945d ago
Smartglass? lol :D
tigertron  +   945d ago
Fingers crossed for October.
stage88  +   945d ago
Lets hope it releases befor the xbone.
ceedubya9  +   945d ago
Would be fine for me. Already have the ps4 paid off as it was the cheapest. Gives me more time to save money for the Xbox
azshorty2003  +   945d ago
"It's a safe bet that Microsoft engineers are still working tirelessly to deprogram the system to comply with the new consumer-friendly policies."

I've been wondering this. To completely change what the foundation of the console was about can't be easy to change. There is no switch to just turn it all off. They must be working like crazy to reprogram everything.
Supermax  +   945d ago
Ps4 will be launching last week in sept.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   945d ago
I hope so only because I don't have an Xbox One pre-order.
vlonjati77vlonjati  +   945d ago
I dont care about ps4,as long as ps3's successor comes out I will be happy .already preordered it :p
cellur111  +   945d ago
Um the ps4 is ps3's successor.
FAT MAN GO BOOM  +   945d ago
OCt 17th si when we will see the PS4... that is the day that I think we will see the ps4 released...

I know it is early than most but I really think that it is going to be than... I think they are way ahead of what MS is as far as development...
LeRise  +   945d ago
I perfectly understand why PS4 must be launched before Xbox One, tell me HOW it can be launched before it.
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airgangstarr  +   945d ago
4 months give or take from launch an still no word on a launch date thanks sony an microsoft wouldnt want ur customers to take off work in advance ... i personally dont like both consoles launchin at same time its like spygate out here
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