Submitted by BrezzyTv 534d ago | opinion piece

Does A October 21st PlayStation 4 Release Make Sense?

Junkie Monkeys: “Coming Holiday Season” were Sony’s words this year at E3, but a NeoGaf source says Sony might be telling…a SMALL fib. (2K Sports, PS2, PS3, PS4, Quantic Dream, Sony)

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allformats  +   534d ago | Well said
Yes. Any day in October makes sense to me! In fact, right now would make sense! October 21st is a Monday: Do it, Sony!
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xHeavYx  +   534d ago
The sooner the better, can't wait to get my hands on it
Treezy504  +   534d ago
Can't wait for Gamescom! Fingers crossed!
Campy da Camper  +   534d ago | Well said
An August 16th release date sounds good to me.
Boody-Bandit  +   534d ago
I'm ready right now. Already have mine pre-paid and will put it to good use the minute I unbox it and power it up. The sooner the better.
zeee  +   533d ago
October? hell yeah but here is the thing... I WANT IT NOW!!

Already placed my pre orders. I'll keep one and the other ones goes to one of you poor suckers who missed the launch edition. Gonna eBay for a small profit.
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crxss  +   533d ago
it's not gonna happen till after or on November 19. Just look @ its launch games. with watchdogs coming out on the 19th I doubt it'll be released a month earlier than their current gen counterparts.

but we can dream can't we?
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Ju  +   533d ago
I think that's quite a possibility. Sony will release before MS and the XBone releases in November.

If Sony is playing it safe it will be October for the PS4. Sure thing.

What makes me curious, though, will BF4 and CoD release on PS4 before XBone? I will laugh so hard if they do. LOL.
badboy776  +   534d ago
A 2013 Console release doesn't make sense in my opinion. Especailly with all these amazing games yet to be released. Granturismo 6,GrandtheftAuto5,Beyond Two SOuls etc...
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HammadTheBeast  +   534d ago
Giving up holiday release is suicide.
KwietStorm  +   534d ago
There will always be good games, and developers can't change their schedule to accommodate for new systems. It's been long enough. It's time.
HiddenMission  +   534d ago
why does it not make sense none of those games are coming to the PS4...so I'm confused.

If it did launch in October that would be plenty of time for Sony to get a huge number of consoles ready for a Black Friday door buster sale. As of right now we don't know what Sony's actual expected units shipped will be and if they plan on getting additional shipments out prior to launch but before the end of the year.

As of right now it's doable and could be very successful if done right.
NeoTribe  +   533d ago
All of those games you mentioned would run and look so much better on ps4 so why would you wanna wait?
gokuss122002  +   533d ago
Take into consideration the occult, and the significance of the number 13, and it does make sense lbs.

OT: I love for this to be the date.
Bolts  +   533d ago
Buying those games on a dated PS3 when I should spending it on the PS4 is a massive waste of money.
troncoparati  +   533d ago
Maybe you can do what I'm going to do...play those amazing games in my Ps3 and play other PS4 titles on my PS4. I'm keeping my other consoles so that's a no-brainer to me. What doesn't make sense???
sAVAge_bEaST  +   534d ago
Receiving unit's Mon.. Selling Tue.. -usually how that goes.
Gster  +   534d ago
All will be revealed next week @ GC
Murad  +   533d ago
I would hope so unless Sony trolls us there :P
Y_5150  +   533d ago
That day, Garfield would stop hating Mondays!
JunioRS101  +   533d ago
They should release on a Thursday, so that people can call off work on Friday and have a 3 day gamer's weekend.
rainslacker  +   533d ago
Sounds good to me.:)

Oct 22, makes more sense though. It's a Tuesday, which is when most new games release on PS3/360. Monday can be bad for retail, since they get stuff in the week prior, with Monday's for the occosional late shipment.

Here's hoping to be at GameStop just before midnight on Oct. 21 though.:)
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   533d ago
fcuk gamestop.....as usual.
Deadpoolio  +   533d ago
From what I've heard where I have mine paid off they still aren't even sure if they are going to actually have midnight launches yet....Although they better damn well do it I already have my new PSN ID ready to go I just need my damn PS4
rainslacker  +   533d ago
Yeah, I haven't heard anything either. However they mentioned they had 24 pre-orders in about 2 weeks after the reveal. My store doesn't often do midnight releases though. So I have my fingers crossed.

If not no biggie. Will be there at 10am. Have two coming from Amazon as well.
Themba76  +   533d ago
thats right before my birthday which is the 22nd
blind-reaper  +   533d ago
OF COURSE, IT IS MY BIRTHDAY!! LOL (interesting november 17 2006 was my mother's birthday and the day my niece was born, and it was the day the PS3 was released)
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Darrius Cole  +   533d ago
October 21 makes sense to me. I can't buy it until it it available for sale. And I can't play it until I buy it.
Ggame  +   533d ago
filipakos  +   533d ago
October 21st is my birthday.Seems okay muhahaha
Psn800  +   533d ago
Sooner the better I'd say .
oof46  +   533d ago
Any day before Black Friday makes sense, IMO.
nosferatuzodd  +   533d ago
Indeed give now I wouldn't complain
avengers1978  +   533d ago
It makes a lot of sense if they can continue a steady flow to stores until Black Friday, and through out the holiday, but since I order have a day one preorder, the sooner the better
PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt  +   534d ago
9 days b4 my birthday =)
tbon3man  +   533d ago
and 4 days before mine! Yes
Narutone66  +   533d ago
135 days before my.... never mind.
I would like to think of it as an early Christmas gift to myself.
ABeastNamedTariq  +   534d ago
Perfect sense! October release date would be beautiful. I just want to unbox that bad boy and eat some pizza.
Saddam_hussein  +   534d ago
G20WLY  +   533d ago
Pizza makes you laugh out loud?! :/

OT: October please! :)
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Jaqen_Hghar  +   533d ago
A man would also want to play games on it but to each his own
ABeastNamedTariq  +   533d ago
Lol, that too. Got Killzone, Watch Dogs, and Battlefield 4 preordered. I'll also be playing the PS+ edition of DriveClub. And DCUO most likely. I got that covered lol.
gamingbeast718   534d ago | Spam
matrixman92  +   534d ago
simultaneous release with AC4 and BF4 would be awesome...midnight release would be the night of the 4's
GamerGuy153  +   534d ago
I think launching a week early would be even better, that way the systems are already on the shelves. If they launch on the same time they will all be eaten up by the preoreders. However, if everybody comes in for the launch of AC4 and BF4 and they see the PS4's on the shelves, they may go ahead and take the plunge into the next generation while they are there, since both games have been highly advertised for next gen.

Whenever Sony launches, though, they are going to want to release before the Xbox One, not only because it gives them a head start, but also because it captures alot of the market that is still on the fence. They will fulfill all of their preorders and by the time the One launches, they will have all of the retail outlets filled with them, countering the power that the One launch will have.
90Supra  +   533d ago
I doubt the PS4 will even make it to the shelves...

Instant sell out day 1...
o-Sunny-o  +   534d ago
Can't forget forget Killzone 4. I also want Uncharted 4 and God Of War 4. Use the 4s Luke. ^~^
G20WLY  +   533d ago
ha, I like what you did there - the 4s is strong with this one ;)
iMixMasTer872   533d ago | Spam
Jaqen_Hghar  +   533d ago
a man lol'ed. "The night of 4" could be a great cross company advertisement for Ubi, EA, and Sony.
Rob_From_GopRant  +   534d ago
I think sony execs are certain XBOX will be released in November - so getting a head start would be beneficial.
iamnsuperman  +   534d ago
If that is true and they do sell out they best make sure that buy the time the Xbox One release they have managed to stock up the shops. A head start is beneficial but they could be ruined if they are out of stock when the One launches
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Rob_From_GopRant  +   534d ago
You are right. Hopefully manufacturing is in overdrive right now, so their wont be to much of a wait or really bad shortages. We'll just wait and see.
KwietStorm  +   534d ago
To be honest, you can't worry about that. If your product sells, then it sells. And there's a difference between selling out because you can't manufacture enough vs selling out because it's popular, and more will be in soon.
iceman06  +   533d ago
On the flip side, that could increase the demand for the console. It's the usual story around console launch. You want Console X. Console X is sold out. Media scrambles to talk about Console X being sold out. Console X is now the hot, new, gotta have thing out. Plus, the majority of early adopters are core gamers. They already know what's going on and what they want. I doubt very many will be swayed in one direction or another unless the stores start saying that the next batch won't come until after the New Year or something.
Deadpoolio  +   533d ago
It all depends I suppose, But I don't think they would have reopened preorders as many times as they have if they didn't have more than just preorders covered...I know the 3 gamestops in my area all have over 150 reservations....I just don't think MS is ready, I worked at one of them so I know the managers pretty well and they've all said GS was only given around 50 XBOs per store
xxLuckyStrike  +   534d ago
Wont matter MS is gonna come out with a cheaper console by Xmas. If they get their ass kicked like most of you Sony fanboys swear, MS will release they a cheaper than PS4 SKU. OH YOU DONT THINK MS WILL 180 ON THAT. lol DEAL WITH IT!!!!

Funny that Sony will have absolutely no answer as they already ditched their camera to undercut MS. NO WAY DO SONY DO A PRICE DROP 3 WEEKS AFTER LAUNCH.
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TrollCraftTales  +   533d ago
So you are saying that Sony won't drop in price 3 weeks after launch, which I guess you mean in time for Christmas... But that means PS4 release in December, which has nothing to do with this article... Also this article it pretty much saying Xbox will launch after PS4, so you said Xbox will go down in price but PS4 won't even though PS4 would be on shelves longer... Also Xbox just made Kinect not mandatory, next is just taking it out of the box to undercut PS4, and you are trying to insult PS4 for getting rid of the camera, when Xbox is about to do the same... One last thing, please learn how to type, I have been trying to make sense of your post for about 10 minutes and this is all I came up with, I don't want to waste time like that on a troll again so please do everyone a favor and think about what you are typing before you post it...
NeoTribe  +   533d ago
One more time in English please.
BoriboyShoGUN  +   533d ago
Apparently XBOX is going to do a price drop after 1 month!!!! of being on the shelves.

You sir are an Idiot!!!!!!
Stevino123  +   533d ago
Xbox One makes the Wii U look good. What's your point?
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Rockstar  +   533d ago | Helpful
@ xxLucky...
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Rockstar  +   531d ago
Sorry, I should also add....

@ xxLucky...

FullMetalTech  +   534d ago
Could be being that they release the PS2 in late October and PS3 in Nov. So anything is possible but it will all come down if they can meet that timeframe.
PositiveEmotions  +   534d ago
No because sony said "this holidays" and the holidays dont start until nov.

But hey sooner the better :)
admiralvic  +   534d ago
"This holiday season" is typically what they say and Halloween IS technically a holiday. Not like we don't see companies pushing Xmas gifts earlier and earlier.
HammockGames  +   533d ago
Christmas has essentially become an entire fiscal quarter (Oct-Dec).

So "holiday" release leaves it pretty wide open for anywhere in there.
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Deadpoolio  +   533d ago
Seriously...They start pushing Christmas like the week of Halloween...Holiday season has eaten up 4 months out of the year OCT thru early Jan
patsrule316  +   534d ago
Apparently, somebody has never heard of Columbus Day!

_FantasmA_  +   534d ago
You mean that day when that Spaniard Cristoforo Colombo discovered land that had already been discovered. LOL stupidest holiday ever. They can't even spell his name right and then they say he discovered a continent where there were already people living.
patsrule316  +   534d ago
Stupidest holiday ever? Someone clearly hasn't heard of Groundhog Day!
HammockGames  +   533d ago
@ Fantasm

Yeah, always found that hysterical. I seriously doubt Native Americans have much appreciation for this particular holiday.

@ patsrule

The Bill Murray movie? One of his best aye?!
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ShwankyShpanky  +   533d ago
Hell, he wasn't even the first European to make it over.
franwex  +   533d ago

Lol @ Cristoforo Colombo. I guess the real way might be Cristobal Colon since he is from Spain after all. It is funny how different languages alter the name to make it fit better into the toungue.
rainslacker  +   533d ago

Columbus day is on Oct 14th.

National Nut Day is Oct 22nd(a Tuesday)....

seems that would be a good holiday to release on. Have a special promotion to get a free can of Cashews when you pick up your system day one sounds like a winner to me. Maybe not though. Xbots will claim Sony is being inconsiderate of those with peanut allergies.

Halloween is on the 31st.

Holiday, in marketing terms, generally refers to the last quarter of the year. October through December.
gaelic_laoch  +   534d ago
PS4 has been making All the Right Moves in a Risky Business during these Days of Thunder while for M$ it has Mission: Impossible with them running around with their Eyes Wide Shut heading into Oblivion!
_FantasmA_  +   534d ago
LOL. Your comment is too much for these low IQ xbots to comprehend.
Jury  +   534d ago
I agree, ps4 will be the top gun next gen
Hicken  +   534d ago
Patrick  +   533d ago
Hey hey hey, you cant take us on a good Far and Away Cruise if it doesn't Rain Man.
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gaelic_laoch  +   533d ago
Its also all about The Colour of Money!
iceman06  +   533d ago
Wait...will that then make PS4 the Top Gun!?!? If that IS the case, then the others would be the Outsiders. I am sure to go down as a Legend if I get one on launch day. Either way, I can't wait to be sipping Cocktails while I play my new console!!! LOL

Couldn't resist...and I guess I'm a bit older going back as far as I did.
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Stevino123  +   533d ago
Oblivion was terrible btw,
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tigertron  +   534d ago
An October release would be great!
ethomaz  +   534d ago
It is the week that start at October 21th lol... not the day.
admiralvic  +   534d ago
Honestly any date a month from now (we would have too many reports of places stocking the system, displays going up, etc) could logically make sense. However, these release dates tend to change and sometimes people have no clue what is going on.

When Anarchy Reigns got delayed for 6 months, Platinum Games said they were unaware of this and confirmed the game was done / this delay was pointless. Rayman Legends was a lock to release in 2 weeks and then OUT OF NOWHERE it became a multiplatform title with a 6 month delay.

The same thing can easily happen here and generally a company only announces a date when they're quite certain that is when it's going to happen. We will probably hear it at Gamescom and it will probably be close to November. This would be fantastic news to us Gamers, since that would give companies a chance to do some BF deals on gales. Would love a B2G1 (would love a B1G1, but I am being realistic here) or something sale to load up on games.
porkChop  +   534d ago
An October release would help get a jumpstart on the Xbox One. Would be a very smart move for Sony along with the cheaper price and launching in more countries.
Saddam_hussein  +   534d ago
Where does it say what Countries it's releasing in?
brandonb21  +   534d ago
all the Triple A games come out november they may want to have there console out before then
KontryBoy706  +   534d ago
They could release it tomorrow and I'd be happy
Dunban67  +   534d ago
Why would an October or even September release be considered too early by some? I understand you want to hit the holiday season- but wouldn t releasing a week, month or more before your competition be a good thing
BrezzyTv  +   534d ago
As it was stated in the article, November is the "norm" for console release dates now a days. Some may not be expecting this and may not have their pre-orders paid off. I've already seen some saying that it's to early.
DevilishSix  +   533d ago
November is the "norm" for console launches is just NOT true. It was this past gen, but lets look at past history for US launch dates:
SNES - 8/23/91
Sega Saturn - 5/11/95
Playstation - 9/9/95
N64 - 9/29/96
Dreamcast - 9/9/99
PS2 - 10/26/00

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carmelo43  +   534d ago
Lets be serious do you guys really think Sony would have enough systems to launch with by October? No I don't think so most likely it will be around mid to late November
s8anicslayer  +   534d ago
Because you know how long the system has been in production for? Because you know what factories and how many factories will be pumping out systems? Because Kaz reports directly to you on the status of Playstation and all related revenue? Please tell us how you know such a thing cause honestly no body knows exactly with the exception of those directly involved with development.
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carmelo43  +   534d ago
First of all Sony just got FCC approval a few weeks ago, do some research dude they will be pumping out 1million units a month now do the math times that by people and countries they are shipping too
s8anicslayer  +   533d ago

Unless you can tell me when they http://transition.fcc.gov/m... have gave the PS4 the greenlight then don't speak on the matter! FCC is for the United States, and if by your numbers (which may even have a possibility of being correct) and if Sony releases the PS4 in November that would allocate betweeen 4-5 million units available for purchase. Here is another link http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... and another http://www.ign.com/articles... and another http://www.escapistmagazine... and another http://www.gamasutra.com/vi... I do my research son, maybe you should to before you speak on a companies manufacturing capabilities! Especially a hardware manufacturing company like Sony!

***Past launch sales and system shipments to retailers***
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carmelo43  +   533d ago
Like I said November so I donno what your showing me dude

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KwietStorm  +   533d ago
Yes, let's be serious. You think a whole other month is really going to make the difference? It's not like they need a specific allotment before they're allowed to go on sale. If they have more on shelves in November, then it wouldn't even matter.
jonboi24  +   534d ago
As long as they don't pull a Sega Saturn release at Games con, haven't saved up enough cash.
rainslacker  +   533d ago
Hmmm...I get paid on the 21st...could extend a car payment.:) Got half my GS pre-order payed off. Luckily I saved up $1500 in anticipation of next gen though. Was planning on both X1 and PS4, but now just PS4.
nooneknows  +   534d ago
launching a month earlier and $100 cheaper would be HUGE for Sony, I can't imagine what else they're going to do.
sprinterboy  +   534d ago
October would be great but Nov 15 is my guess
brianunfried  +   533d ago
I don't really care, I won't get one till 2014 anyways. I'll be to busy getting lost in the crazy world of GTA V.
gamertk421  +   533d ago
Late November/Early December
THC CELL  +   533d ago
Too many people forgetting about beyond 2 souls first. November might be a better release date
Indo  +   533d ago
October 21 would be nice and right on my birthday too. Got the PS3 phat on my 2006 bday and it made my day along with my friends and family.
WeAreLegion  +   533d ago
From September 1st to January 1st is "the holidays" in my book. I celebrate Halloween for two months.
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bsquwhere  +   533d ago
It makes sense because its my birthday!
MiasmaDodo  +   533d ago
Please god October 21st...

I need this now!!!
Supermax  +   533d ago
Lizard lick n4g
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