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Earlier this week we informed you about the fact that the transition into next-generation Sony PS4 and Xbox 720 consoles had been too slow – the words of Ubisoft’s CEO. Now we have some related comments to share with you from that man Michael Pachter again. He has pinpointed a release date period for Sony’s console specifically, adding that the company will not want to make the same mistake of being a year behind Microsoft – as we saw with this current generation.

As most of you are well aware, the Xbox 360 launched in 2005, a full year ahead of Sony who only managed to release their Playstation 3 console in 2006. Sony has admitted in the past that this perhaps wasn’t the best business move in hindsight, with Jack Tretton also saying that the move is unlikely to be repeated when the next-generation PS4 finally does arrive.

That means that for the first time, we are in line to have both next-generation consoles releasing in the same period as each other and come this time next year, we could see an almighty sales pitch from both Sony and Microsoft who will be desperate to secure respective console purchases ahead each other.

This week, Michael Pachter has again echoed the thoughts of Jack Tretton, by saying that Sony doesn’t want to launch behind Microsoft again, adding that developers have already been working on PS4 games for a year now making a launch next holiday season very likely.

 

He has pinpointed a PS4 release in October or November 2013 and also believes that there will be further price cuts to the PS3 as well ensuring that the console still lives on while other gamers make the transition up to next gen. What does a simultaneous release mean for Microsoft though, if they no longer have a year’s advantage as we saw with the PS3?

Will we see a situation occur where gamers will just pick up one console or the other based on hardware and specs, or will gamers just choose their next gen console simply due to their allegiance and brand awareness? First week sales for both respective consoles are going to be key and it will be interesting to see what happens if both consoles launch around the exact same period.

Where is your money going next year? Do you think Microsoft will suffer this time around without a year’s advantage, or will the Xbox 720 still win the next-gen battle regardless? Give us your thoughts on this predicament.

*I replaced Patchers face*



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Duplicate thread. We allready agreed like 100% that whatever Patcher says is wrong. Ergo PS4 is a 2014 console.

Besides, Sony says they "want" to launch with MS, but want and actually do are two different things. Personally, I dont think Sony knows what they are doing anymore from a business perspective (Vita being the most recent example)



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your sig is annoying as hell. as to the article its self, i guess i can say we will have to wait and see before making any rational comments and predictions. we know very little about both consoles and the many many factors that will effect their sales

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bananaking21 said:
your sig is annoying as hell. as to the article its self, i guess i can say we will have to wait and see before making any rational comments and predictions. we know very little about both consoles and the many many factors that will effect their sales

Justin Bieber eating popcorn is not annoying. You take that back!



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riderz13371 said:
bananaking21 said:
your sig is annoying as hell. as to the article its self, i guess i can say we will have to wait and see before making any rational comments and predictions. we know very little about both consoles and the many many factors that will effect their sales

Justin Bieber eating popcorn is not annoying. You take that back!

Nah its pretty annoying.



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Pretend Exclusive: A 3rd party multiplat, that releases for multiple consoles in the same window, in which all press showings and marketing are catered to only one console. Exclusive console bundles, being the lead platform, as well as timed exclusive/exclusive  betas and game content also strengthen the claim. The final effect is that the uninformed gamer will be convinced that the version primarily advertised is the only and/or best place to experience the game.

X1: Titanfall, COD: AW.    PS4: Watch Dogs, Destiny

Xbox E3 Exclusives: Halo MCC, Crackdown 3, Phantom Dust, Scalebound, Dance Central Spotlight

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sales2099 said:
riderz13371 said:
bananaking21 said:
your sig is annoying as hell. as to the article its self, i guess i can say we will have to wait and see before making any rational comments and predictions. we know very little about both consoles and the many many factors that will effect their sales

Justin Bieber eating popcorn is not annoying. You take that back!

Nah its pretty annoying.

Me irl right now while talking to you,



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riderz13371 said:
sales2099 said:
riderz13371 said:
bananaking21 said:
your sig is annoying as hell. as to the article its self, i guess i can say we will have to wait and see before making any rational comments and predictions. we know very little about both consoles and the many many factors that will effect their sales

Justin Bieber eating popcorn is not annoying. You take that back!

Nah its pretty annoying.

Me irl right now while talking to you,

 

What does that imply exactly? Because going by gamer law 360 has more Lifetime sales then PS3. I should be using that gif towards you.



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Pretend Exclusive: A 3rd party multiplat, that releases for multiple consoles in the same window, in which all press showings and marketing are catered to only one console. Exclusive console bundles, being the lead platform, as well as timed exclusive/exclusive  betas and game content also strengthen the claim. The final effect is that the uninformed gamer will be convinced that the version primarily advertised is the only and/or best place to experience the game.

X1: Titanfall, COD: AW.    PS4: Watch Dogs, Destiny

Xbox E3 Exclusives: Halo MCC, Crackdown 3, Phantom Dust, Scalebound, Dance Central Spotlight

Me irl right now while talking to you,

 

What does that imply exactly? Because going by gamer law 360 has more Lifetime sales then PS3. I should be using that gif towards you.

Lol wtf bringing up sales? Do you even play video games or just talk about sales? Anyways, I said that because you told me it was annoying, so i'm eating popcorn while laughing. LOL



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The lack of a one year head start doesn't matter this gen, they are established now. So releasing together is fine for both imo.

What really matters is being 1 year late. If either is 1 year later than the other (be it MS or Sony) then they will have a mountain to climb.


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riderz13371 said:

Me irl right now while talking to you,

 

What does that imply exactly? Because going by gamer law 360 has more Lifetime sales then PS3. I should be using that gif towards you.

Lol wtf bringing up sales? Do you even play video games or just talk about sales? Anyways, I said that because you told me it was annoying, so i'm eating popcorn while laughing. LOL

Just saying Im in a better position by default. So in essence your eating popcorn in blissful ignorance.

But lets stop it here. This is a duplicate thread. If you agree with Patchers predictions then your just as lost as he is lol



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Pretend Exclusive: A 3rd party multiplat, that releases for multiple consoles in the same window, in which all press showings and marketing are catered to only one console. Exclusive console bundles, being the lead platform, as well as timed exclusive/exclusive  betas and game content also strengthen the claim. The final effect is that the uninformed gamer will be convinced that the version primarily advertised is the only and/or best place to experience the game.

X1: Titanfall, COD: AW.    PS4: Watch Dogs, Destiny

Xbox E3 Exclusives: Halo MCC, Crackdown 3, Phantom Dust, Scalebound, Dance Central Spotlight