GameStop: PS4 Global Launch In 2013, Unsure About Microsoft
Sony said to expect the PS4 to arrive for this year's holiday season, but they didn't specify which regions would see the new console in 2013.
Apparently, though, that's because the electronic giant is preparing a global launch for their new console. During GameStop's latest earnings call, executive vice president Mike Hogan said they know the PS4 will enjoy a global release in 2013. Here's the statement in question:
"We know that Sony will introduce the PlayStation 4 globally in 2013, but we are still waiting to see what Microsoft's final plans are. We have scenarios with one console introduction, as well as with two."
So essentially, they're saying Sony is locked into a worldwide launch of their new machine in every region in 2013, but Microsoft hasn't made the same commitment. We've also heard rumors about further Xbox 720/Durango manufacturing delays, even though we're supposed to get the official announcement some time this month. As for the PS4, this would be the first PlayStation console to receive a simultaneous global release.
Are we excited yet?
4/2/2013 10:11:17 AM Ben Dutka