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PlayStation 4 is due for launch in October or November 2013, predicts Michael Pachter.

"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 the Wedbush Securities Analyst, talking to Play magazine.

"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."

Pachter also thinks PlayStation 3 will continue to sell beyond that point.

"The PS3 probably has a solid three years left for sales, so it should make it comfortably to a 10-year life span," he continued. "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."

For more on PlayStation 4, check out issue 225 of Play, which features more from Pachter plus Jesse Divinich and his thoughts on Sony's next console. Play issue 225 is on sale now in both print and half-price digital editions.

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If Pachter said that, it means that it will be released late 2014.

So it is coming out in 2014 as expected.


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Pachter also thinks PlayStation 3 will continue to sell beyond that point.

"The PS3 probably has a solid three years left for sales, so it should make it comfortably to a 10-year life span,"

Tell us something we don't know.

hang on.... he said he expected that one of them was pushed back to 2014 recently.

I'm not really here!

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He isnt saying anything that most people arent already thinking. I tend to agree - I think the ps4 will release late next year. The question is whether the durango will also release then, or in 2014.

seriously why does this guy get paid for making predictions that only during a blue moon come true

I thought the NX would launch in 2016, i was wrong.

Confirmed, PS4 will never be released.

Come on October launch.

I think once again Sony is not in a position where they need to put out new hardware, but the other circumstances are forcing their hand. If true through, what a year for 2013 will be for Playstation. God of War Ascension, The Last of Us, Beyond Two Souls, and PS4 plus launch titles. I think most people won't have the wallet for all of that.

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Well I suppose that puts an end to the whole argument about him knowing what he is doing. I thought it was his job to be knowledgeable, and he doesn't seem to be any more informed then your typical console fanatic. Seriously is this what it boils down to for him. I mean would it have killed him to do a little bit of digging. Seriously consoles do not materialize out of thin air. They are manufactured in factories in real places. That kind of thing leaves a paper trail to follow. Long before manufacturing even commences.