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PS4 set for worldwide release in 2013 says GameStop executive vice president

Rumour Klaxon!

According to GameStop executive vice president Michael Hogan, Sony's next console, Playstation 4 is set for a massive global launch in 2013. That's this year, folk! I still think it's 2012 sometimes.?

Speaking to analysts, investors and other company executives during GameStop's fourth quarter earnings call last week, Hogan said:

"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. Even a single launch in 2013 will drive double-digit console growth in 2014; and two launches would likely drive the console category north of 20 per cent growth."

Hogan continued to mention that GameStop research shows "extremely strong consumer interest" in new next generation consoles.

"In this case, purchase interest means do they plan to buy in the next year? As you can see, purchase interest for the new PlayStation 4 is very strong. In fact, across a wide range of products, including new smartphones, new tablets, laptops, et cetera, the PlayStation 4 is by far the top scoring item.

Remember, you can preorder the Playstation 4 right now from ShopTo. Do so to avoid disappointment come launch.

Edited On 02 Apr, 2013

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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
It's most probably true really. When you consider everything tends to sell Globally now, with only 'release' dates being a tad off(Tuesday America, Friday Europe), I just hope it's true. 29th Octboer with Battlefield and AC4 hopefully being a good jump off point.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
And the prize for stating the obvious goes to......
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0000000000 4 years ago
it goes to everybody that knew this would happen :D which is everybody!
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PrometheusFan 4 years ago
US for sure, Japan probably, but Europe? I'd be surprised if we aren't kept waiting another month or two for it, with release in like Jan/Feb 2014, given the difficulties Sony have historically had getting console hardware prepped for release across Europe in the past... though the Vita seemed to avoid those issues for the most part so you never know.

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