Pachter: Expect PS4 To Arrive In October Or November 2013
If you're wondering when the new PlayStation console will be on store shelves, you're not alone. A lot of people out there are speculating.
And Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter has released his own prediction: October or November 2013.
Pachter said he believes Sony doesn't want to launch behind Microsoft again, which is why he's confident the PS4 will be available before 2013 is over. To further elaborate, he added the following statements:
"It isn't likely that they will launch earlier, as it doesn't make sense to get out too far in front of software, and I'm pretty confident that few developers have been working on PS4 games for more than a year or so. Holiday 2013 will be a comfortable window for Sony, and will give them a chance to get a head start on Microsoft."
However, that doesn't mean the PS3 will go anywhere any time soon. Pachter says Sony's current console "has a solid three years left for sales," which means it'll settle nicely into the company's expected 10-year lifespan. Obviously, price cuts will also make the PS3 more attractive in the years to come. This is a pretty safe bet, as the PS2 sold quite well for a couple of years after the PS3 launched, thanks partly to a large library of games and partly to a declining price tag.
So do you think the PS4 will be ready by the end of next year?
11/26/2012 9:40:29 PM Ben Dutka