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Unsurprisingly, Sony Already Has a Release Date in Mind for the PS4

Posted by Sammy Barker

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In arguably the least surprising snippet of PlayStation 4 news thus far, Sony’s Worldwide Studios vice president Michael Denny has admitted that the company already has a release date in mind for its next generation system. Chatting with EDGE magazine, the company executive noted that the platform holder “knows [its] launch date”, suggesting that production’s going well behind-the-scenes.

Other than announcing a ‘Holiday 2013’ release window, the Japanese manufacturer has been frustratingly coy about its launch plans for the system. Way back in February, SCEUK’s Fergal Gara confirmed that the console would definitely deploy in at least “one territory” this year, prompting us to pen a short article about why the company must favour Western regions.

It’ll be interesting to see which date the organisation actually opts for. The most obvious candidate seems to be 12th November. Not only does it fall on a Tuesday – which is the same day that new video games launch in North America – but it also sets up the obvious ‘11/12/13’ branding line. We suppose that it depends on which territories the organisation is actually targeting, though.

Do you have any better prospective launch dates in mind? Share your theories in the comments section below.


User Comments (12)



Ps4all said:

My bet is on 9/17/13, side by side Killzone launches. Also i am predicting gta v as a launch title. A long shoot for sure but that is my bet.



Epic said:

In a bussiness point of view I think should be 1 week after black friday.
Dicember 6 is my bet.



Ginkgo said:

I am convinced that it will launch in Japan and US this year. For the rest of us...maybe.



InsertNameHere said:

November 12th, huh? Slap on another 24 hours and that's my birthday, so I can buy it as an early birthday present



BlueProxy said:

Maybe after showing the actual console they'll announce launch window and price. I think their holding their next announcement until after the MS event. Can't be later than November though. People need time to same money.



Zombie_Barioth said:

Sometime before or on black Friday would probably be a good time to launch a new console, right before the major shopping season. I'd be a terrible idea to launch right after black Friday when everybody's already spent from buying things for themselves and stocking up on gifts.



SilentJ said:

November 12th is a few days before my birthday so that would be a perfect release date.

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