Rumor: GameStop Expects PS4, Xbox 720 To Hit In 2013
Well, you know...GameStop employees. How the heck do I know if they're telling the truth? Maybe they're about ready to quit and they just want to have some fun. Maybe they're freakin' delusional.
I don't really know; I only know what a few of them have told me in the past week. In digging around, trying to see when the retailer is expecting to stock either the new PlayStation or Xbox, a handful of employees said GameStop is indeed expecting both next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft to be on store shelves some time next year.
Not that that would be a huge shock to anyone, but it's interesting, especially because neither new system has been officially unveiled just yet. But it seems the company has been informing managers of stores that they'll begin "prepping" for the next generation in January, and they're even talking about early hardware pre-sells. Anyone who has walked into a GameStop in the past few years knows just how hard they push their pre-orders, so that isn't surprising, either.
As for when, from what I could gather, it seems the retailer is actually expecting the PS4 and Xbox 720 to launch relatively close to one another, perhaps in the same financial quarter. That, I'm not buying. I believe there may be another gap of at least a year between the two systems, but that's just an opinion. Anyway, take this with a grain of salt...like I said, you know...GameStop. 'rolls eyes' Fun to think about, though, isn't it?
8/29/2012 9:08:14 PM Ben Dutka