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The PlayStation 4 will launch in October or November 2013, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter has told Play magazine.

"I don't think Sony wants to launch behind Microsoft again, so I'm confident we'll see a PS4 in October or November 2013," explained Pachter.

"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, the arrival of the PS4 won't mean the end of the PS3.

"The PS3 probably has a solid three years left for sales, so it should make it comfortably to a 10-year life span," he added. "There are a lot of people who are uncomfortable spending $250 for a console, so I think price cuts to the $199, $149 and $99 will extend the life of a console."

Source: NowGamer

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Wido's Avatar


I think Beyond is first quarter for PS3 and I swear ND said Oct, Nov next year for Last Of US.
Posted 21:33 on 27 November 2012
munkee's Avatar


Out of interest, where did you guys get Beyond and Last of Us being launch titles from? Did you pluck that from thin air, or is there a link between your suggestion and the story?

I was presuming he was referring to Guerilla Games, or Ubisoft with Watch Dogs. Perhaps Team Ico, or Sucker Punch. Maybe Polyphonic, or Namco Bandai? I didn't think he meant games that had already been announced (with the exception, maybe, of The Last Guardian).
Posted 21:19 on 27 November 2012
DancingRhino's Avatar


That's if Sony are still with us then.
Posted 16:19 on 27 November 2012
dudester's Avatar


I thought both beyond and last of us were early next year rather then later.
Posted 16:16 on 27 November 2012
Clockpunk's Avatar


'Pure guess work' - what a nice summation of Pachter's prediction!
Posted 16:14 on 27 November 2012
tvr77's Avatar


I thought beyond was the first quarter, has it changed now?
The article does sound like pure guess work but who knows?
Posted 16:04 on 27 November 2012
Wido's Avatar


So Beyond and The Last Of Us will be shipping as Launch titles then Patcher, even though they are confirmed for PS3 next year. Last Of Us out Oct, Nov next year. 2014 more realistic.
Posted 14:19 on 27 November 2012
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