Rumour: PS4 could launch in October

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#1 Posted by bassman2112 (834 posts) -

Hey guys,

I don't know if you guys keep up with Neogaf at all; but on this thread, as well as this thread, there are a lot of people talking about how components for the PS4 are being shipped in June, as well as getting e-mails/hearing at Gamestop (from internal e-mails) that the PS4 could launch in October - the 29th, specifically.

If this is the case, this would be absolutely huge for Sony, and would blow my bet of "two weeks before Black Friday" out of the water.

I'd love to hear what you all have heard/seen, and if you believe in the October launch date =)

#2 Edited by Animasta (14677 posts) -

If it was october I'd assume the date would already be announced to be frank.

#3 Posted by FunkasaurasRex (847 posts) -

That would be cray cray.

#4 Posted by Strife777 (1556 posts) -

That would be both crazy and great.

#5 Posted by Lord_Xp (602 posts) -

I'll become friends with my local Best Buy workers just so I can get some internal info. I have friends from High School working there, so I'll reconnect with them and dig into this rumor.

Detective Xp is on the case!

#6 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2365 posts) -

Two days before my birthday? That would be sick, also another blow to MS if true.

#7 Edited by Colourful_Hippie (4339 posts) -

Considering how much MS is slipping up on deadlines for hardware/software finalization and manufacturing this would be a great move for Sony.

#8 Edited by mrfluke (5131 posts) -

IF thats true thats INSANE. considering sony overall is financially not doing to hot, this wouldn't surprise me that they would need to collect on their early lead asap, especially now that they will be turning a profit on each system.

some true genius are up in the new sony if thats true, then that would mean that they would have to make this announcement in the next 2 months though as you would need the time to build up a Advertising blitz for launch.

......but now that i think about it, apple's next line of ios products are supposed to debut around that time, i know that crowd is not directly the ps4 crowd, but its still dangerous for the ps4 regardless as it could potentially detract potential buyers of the ps4.

interesting times ahead folks.

#9 Edited by Commander_Crichton (155 posts) -

@lord_xp said:

I'll become friends with my local Best Buy workers just so I can get some internal info. I have friends from High School working there, so I'll reconnect with them and dig into this rumor.

Detective Xp is on the case!

You know what happens to nosy fellows? Do ya detective Xp?

#10 Posted by Quarters (1685 posts) -

That would be magically delicious.

#11 Posted by hidys (1029 posts) -

That would put the screws in Microsoft.

#12 Posted by peritus (995 posts) -

I hope.

#13 Edited by mrfluke (5131 posts) -

to add more credence to this being legit, just look at how directly they are combating Microsoft (adam boyes bringing the damm ps4 just to trump E bringing only the xbone controller, so crazyy)

with the fact that the xbox is launching in november, id say its very likely that the ps4 is on for october, but thats still dangerous regardless with apple bringing their next wave of ios products around that time. but i guess you could say thats still dangerous regardless

#14 Posted by SpaceRunaway (861 posts) -

@mrfluke said:

some true genius are up in the new sony if thats true, then that would mean that they would have to make this announcement in the next 2 months though as you would need the time to build up a Advertising blitz for launch.

I bet it's all the doing of that crazy mofo Adam Boyes, single handedly piloting the Sony ship.

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#15 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19331 posts) -

Feasible. I believe it if the report that PS4 components start shipping in June and Xbox One components start shipping sometime in Q3 is genuine.

#16 Posted by Humanity (9076 posts) -

Rumor: Sony to include a free car with every Pissfour purchase.

#17 Posted by jimmyfenix (3853 posts) -

All hail Kaz Hirai

#18 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1242 posts) -

That would be awesome but honestly, I don't want them to rush it to market and have hardware problems like a RROD or something.

#19 Posted by mrfluke (5131 posts) -

@mrfluke said:

some true genius are up in the new sony if thats true, then that would mean that they would have to make this announcement in the next 2 months though as you would need the time to build up a Advertising blitz for launch.

I bet it's all the doing of that crazy mofo Adam Boyes, single handedly piloting the Sony ship.

lol you would think, but nah, there are a bunch of very recent journalists that help pilot sony now, so its a collective of them probably making these decisions

#20 Edited by Cold_Wolven (2217 posts) -

That would be pretty good even if it's at the end of October, smart too as XBOne's release was announced to be in November and Sony would be able to attract early sales.

#21 Edited by Pr1mus (3876 posts) -

Microsoft is DOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMEED.

#22 Posted by believer258 (11817 posts) -

That would be awesome but honestly, I don't want them to rush it to market and have hardware problems like a RROD or something.

Honestly, nothing about the PS4 seems "rushed" thus far. As opposed to Microsoft, where everything about the console feels at least a little "rushed". Maybe that's just me.

Why would this be crazy? Launch a little while before the competition that you've already swayed some consumers away from at a cheaper price. Sounds like a great idea to me.

#23 Edited by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

Could also be that the PS4 will arrive in stores October 29th and then be ready to go on sale November 1st. So the whole "Both consoles will launch in November" thing people kept saying for a while would be true.

#24 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1242 posts) -

@noobsauceg7 said:

That would be awesome but honestly, I don't want them to rush it to market and have hardware problems like a RROD or something.

Honestly, nothing about the PS4 seems "rushed" thus far. As opposed to Microsoft, where everything about the console feels at least a little "rushed". Maybe that's just me.

That's true, plus if they are getting components now for manufacturing now and it is released in the fall, then that should be plenty of time.

#25 Posted by Pr1mus (3876 posts) -

@noobsauceg7 said:

That would be awesome but honestly, I don't want them to rush it to market and have hardware problems like a RROD or something.

Honestly, nothing about the PS4 seems "rushed" thus far. As opposed to Microsoft, where everything about the console feels at least a little "rushed". Maybe that's just me.

Why would this be crazy? Launch a little while before the competition that you've already swayed some consumers away from at a cheaper price. Sounds like a great idea to me.

Also Sony is an hardware company first. Their software can be pretty weak at times but if anything the hardware at least is reliable. They made a much more complex and more importantly different architecture with the PS3 and managed to make it way more reliable than the more traditional Xbox 360.

#26 Posted by mrfluke (5131 posts) -

@pr1mus said:
@believer258 said:

@noobsauceg7 said:

That would be awesome but honestly, I don't want them to rush it to market and have hardware problems like a RROD or something.

Honestly, nothing about the PS4 seems "rushed" thus far. As opposed to Microsoft, where everything about the console feels at least a little "rushed". Maybe that's just me.

Why would this be crazy? Launch a little while before the competition that you've already swayed some consumers away from at a cheaper price. Sounds like a great idea to me.

Also Sony is an hardware company first. Their software can be pretty weak at times but if anything the hardware at least is reliable. They made a much more complex and more importantly different architecture with the PS3 and managed to make it way more reliable than the more traditional Xbox 360.

i can back this up, still have my 1st ps3, and ive had 3 360's died on me. and i know im not the only one with these stats.

and i agree sony's software can be weak, but this round it seems to be more about quantity than quality (thats not to say the 1st party ps4 lineup isnt looking solid, knack, infamous second son, and actually the new killzone look very solid) , they are looking for the next "minecraft" thats why they are openly courting everyone to their platform.

#27 Posted by mrfluke (5131 posts) -

@mrfluke said:

@pr1mus said:
@believer258 said:

@noobsauceg7 said:

That would be awesome but honestly, I don't want them to rush it to market and have hardware problems like a RROD or something.

Honestly, nothing about the PS4 seems "rushed" thus far. As opposed to Microsoft, where everything about the console feels at least a little "rushed". Maybe that's just me.

Why would this be crazy? Launch a little while before the competition that you've already swayed some consumers away from at a cheaper price. Sounds like a great idea to me.

Also Sony is an hardware company first. Their software can be pretty weak at times but if anything the hardware at least is reliable. They made a much more complex and more importantly different architecture with the PS3 and managed to make it way more reliable than the more traditional Xbox 360.

i can back this up, still have my 1st ps3, and ive had 3 360's died on me. and i know im not the only one with these stats.

and i agree sony's software can be weak, but this round it seems to be more about quantity than quality (thats not to say the 1st party ps4 lineup isnt looking solid, knack, infamous second son, and actually the new killzone look very solid) , they are looking for the next "minecraft" thats why they are openly courting everyone to their platform.

plus look at mark cerny, he's the lead architect of the ps4, that dude seems to be of john carmack levels of intelligence, id be very surprised if the ps4 launches with hardware issues.

#28 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1242 posts) -

@mrfluke said:

@mrfluke said:

@pr1mus said:
@believer258 said:

@noobsauceg7 said:

That would be awesome but honestly, I don't want them to rush it to market and have hardware problems like a RROD or something.

Honestly, nothing about the PS4 seems "rushed" thus far. As opposed to Microsoft, where everything about the console feels at least a little "rushed". Maybe that's just me.

Why would this be crazy? Launch a little while before the competition that you've already swayed some consumers away from at a cheaper price. Sounds like a great idea to me.

Also Sony is an hardware company first. Their software can be pretty weak at times but if anything the hardware at least is reliable. They made a much more complex and more importantly different architecture with the PS3 and managed to make it way more reliable than the more traditional Xbox 360.

i can back this up, still have my 1st ps3, and ive had 3 360's died on me. and i know im not the only one with these stats.

and i agree sony's software can be weak, but this round it seems to be more about quantity than quality (thats not to say the 1st party ps4 lineup isnt looking solid, knack, infamous second son, and actually the new killzone look very solid) , they are looking for the next "minecraft" thats why they are openly courting everyone to their platform.

plus look at mark cerny, he's the lead architect of the ps4, that dude seems to be of john carmack levels of intelligence, id be very surprised if the ps4 launches with hardware issues.

Yea you are totally right. I am on my third 360 but still on my launch PS3 (even though it gets really loud and hot when I play it but looking at the back of the PS4, it is one big vent), Yea I mean there is always that seed of something can go totally wrong but I hope it doesn't since that along with everything else will be a killer launch for the PS4.

#29 Edited by Reisz (1483 posts) -

This would fit in with their aggressive positioning. I f they pull it off that could be huge.

#30 Posted by sarahsdad (1087 posts) -

Their current quarter ends in a few weeks, the one after that ends September 30th. If they're being business-y about it, I could easily see them budgeting for the July-September quarter to be all about advertising, and then launch the console in early October, to get as many sales in as soon as possible during the quarter.

#31 Edited by Ezakael (936 posts) -

Man that would be pretty awesome, if it launches in October that means I don't have to wait that much longer.

#32 Posted by Hunter5024 (5640 posts) -

I would be happy if they did. I don't really understand why everyone's so certain about November anyways, its just good business to get a couple extra weeks before the holiday rush. That way you get the initial launch rush out of the way, and you still have enough time to restock for all of those black friday shoppers.

#33 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2296 posts) -

Sony releasing the PS4 is a wild dream and completely crazy and would never happen

Therefore, it will totally come out in October

#34 Edited by hughesman (312 posts) -

Well my pre-order is already in. So the sooner the better as far as i'm concerned.

#35 Edited by MetalBaofu (1374 posts) -

I was kinda thinking about that earlier. I could see them launching it in October, especially since MS already said November for Xbox One. I imagine they would want to be as far away from the launch date of the Xbox One as possible, and before it is definitely better than after it. For some reason, I'm still kinda thinking it won't hit until November, though, but my pre-order is already in, so I sure won't have any complaints if they prove me wrong.

#36 Edited by Krakn3Dfx (2489 posts) -

Sony seems to be on a roll, so this wouldn't surprise me at all if they get the jump on release dates.

Every U.S. Playstation launch has fallen on a Saturday in the past, will they release on a Tuesday this time?

#37 Posted by Zornack (194 posts) -

Watch_Dogs has a 360/PS3 release date of late November, no next gen release date yet. There's a WD PS4 day 1 bundle on Amazon. Could WD end up being a 1-month exclusive for the PS4, or does its current-gen November release date signify that the PS4 won't actually ship until then?

#38 Posted by mrfluke (5131 posts) -

@zornack said:

Watch_Dogs has a 360/PS3 release date of late November, no next gen release date yet. There's a WD PS4 day 1 bundle on Amazon. Could WD end up being a 1-month exclusive for the PS4, or does its current-gen November release date signify that the PS4 won't actually ship until then?

that would be cool, but i doubt, the dates that are on amazon now for at least ps4 stuff is placeholder.

#39 Posted by tourgen (4478 posts) -

@bassman2112: That would be CRAZY! I'm all for it though. I can't wait to get it.

#40 Edited by Chibithor (574 posts) -

@mrfluke said:

@zornack said:

Watch_Dogs has a 360/PS3 release date of late November, no next gen release date yet. There's a WD PS4 day 1 bundle on Amazon. Could WD end up being a 1-month exclusive for the PS4, or does its current-gen November release date signify that the PS4 won't actually ship until then?

that would be cool, but i doubt, the dates that are on amazon now for at least ps4 stuff is placeholder.

Watch Dogs is a confirmed PS4 launch title ("Watch Dogs will release “at the launch” of the PS4."), so it could be a timed next gen console exclusive. Potentially a good get? Though without this rumor it points to the PS4 releasing later. We'll see, I guess.

#41 Edited by LiquidPrince (15919 posts) -

Hey, the sooner the better. Can't wait to get my hands on that bad boy.

#42 Posted by Lord_Xp (602 posts) -

@commander_crichton: They have to watch old movies with bad special effects? Alright alright, you convinced me to not be nosy! I'm sorry!

#43 Edited by djou (874 posts) -

Could also be that the PS4 will arrive in stores October 29th and then be ready to go on sale November 1st. So the whole "Both consoles will launch in November" thing people kept saying for a while would be true.

I think this is a lot more likely.

I'd almost prefer they wait and make sure all their ducks were lined up before launching. e.g. Try to get as many launch titles as possible including some of those indie PC ports. And make sure the PSN is fully upgraded and ready to handle the extra load. If the PSN goes down day 1, I can already see the horde of Xbox devotee lining to say "see, PSN sucks..."

#44 Posted by Lord_Xp (602 posts) -

@djou said:

@zeforgotten said:

Could also be that the PS4 will arrive in stores October 29th and then be ready to go on sale November 1st. So the whole "Both consoles will launch in November" thing people kept saying for a while would be true.

I think this is a lot more likely.

I'd almost prefer they wait and make sure all their ducks were lined up before launching. e.g. Try to get as many launch titles as possible including some of those indie PC ports. And make sure the PSN is fully upgraded and ready to handle the extra load. If the PSN goes down day 1, I can already see the horde of Xbox devotee lining to say "see, PSN sucks..."

I can also foresee PSN not working at first and every Xbox deserter is like "Sony should be more like Xbox Live." But my reply would be "Xbox would probably do the same thing, but the difference is that I can play my games offline until the Network is fixed"

#45 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Both systems launch Black Friday to cause even more fuckery in the electronic wold.

#46 Posted by rebgav (1429 posts) -

@mrfluke said:

@zornack said:

Watch_Dogs has a 360/PS3 release date of late November, no next gen release date yet. There's a WD PS4 day 1 bundle on Amazon. Could WD end up being a 1-month exclusive for the PS4, or does its current-gen November release date signify that the PS4 won't actually ship until then?

that would be cool, but i doubt, the dates that are on amazon now for at least ps4 stuff is placeholder.

Watch Dogs is a confirmed PS4 launch title ("Watch Dogs will release “at the launch” of the PS4."), so it could be a timed next gen console exclusive. Potentially a good get? Though without this rumor it points to the PS4 releasing later. We'll see, I guess.

Are the game bundles "official" or just retailer bundles? There does not seem to be any consistency among the offerings from one retailer to another. Some are offering bundles for the Infamous game which is a 2014 release. There are bundles for The Order 1886. It seems like it would be easy enough to ship console and game separately, both dependent on availability.

@djou said:

@zeforgotten said:

Could also be that the PS4 will arrive in stores October 29th and then be ready to go on sale November 1st. So the whole "Both consoles will launch in November" thing people kept saying for a while would be true.

I think this is a lot more likely.

I'd almost prefer they wait and make sure all their ducks were lined up before launching. e.g. Try to get as many launch titles as possible including some of those indie PC ports. And make sure the PSN is fully upgraded and ready to handle the extra load. If the PSN goes down day 1, I can already see the horde of Xbox devotee lining to say "see, PSN sucks..."

I don't think that they're going to ship enough consoles on day one to bring PSN crashing to the ground. Stranger things have happened but it does seem pretty unlikely.

#47 Posted by AlKusanagi (917 posts) -

I fully expect it to launch before the XBONE just because Sony seems to gleefully be enjoying dick-punching Microsoft at every opportunity now.

#48 Edited by djou (874 posts) -

@rebgav: I guess by crashing PSN, I mean I want PSN to work better on the PS4. If it works the same I'm going pissed. Sony needs to be bring more servers online or whatever it takes on the back end to get it working better.

Having a smooth launch will be a decisive blow to the Xbox since I imagine they will struggle with the same problems. And the always online element will make it trickier for them to manage the load.

#49 Posted by GnaTSoL (793 posts) -

Sony trying to commit murder....

Coming out in Oct, with the xbox coming out in Nov, will likely keep MS at a far distance in sales for a while..

#50 Posted by JouselDelka (967 posts) -

@pr1mus said:

Microsoft is DOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMEED.

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