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9:34 pm - 02/07/2013

Japanese newspaper predicts PlayStation 4 release in 2013, priced above $400


The Japanese language printing of the Asahi Shimbun newspaper wrote on Wednesday that based on the latest rumors and murmurs in the video game industry, it was predicting Sony to release the PlayStation 4 console sometime before the end of 2013, and at a price of more than 40,000 yen (approx. $427). Sony has already sent out invitations to the media for a PlayStation Meeting event on February 20th, where many expect the successor to the PS3 will be announced, however this is the first such report to predict the new game console’s launch within the year, as opposed to sometime in 2014.

In reference to the upcoming announcement this month, the Asahi wrote that “it has become clear that Sony Computer Entertainment will release its new video game console within the year.” The PlayStation 3 was first launched in 2006, and with the release of Nintendo’s next-generation console, the Wii U, last November, the next system from Sony, as well as the successor to Microsoft’s Xbox 360, have been widely expected to be announced in the first half of 2013, with releases sometime in 2014 the most likely. Launching the PS4 before the end of this year seems somewhat unlikely, with speculation of its existence only becoming concrete in the last few months, and no official confirmation from Sony. However, the February 20th press event could very well be lifting of the curtain on the hardware, along with games to unveiled in the weeks to follow, so a release in Japan before 2014 certainly isn’t impossible.

The Japanese newspaper continues that the PS4′s price “will exceed 40,000 yen,” which is certainly a no-brainer as the cheapest model of the PS3 was sold in 2006 at a price of 49,980 ($535) in Japan, and $500 in North America. Asahi‘s report also briefly mentioned that Sony is rushing to meet the expected demand for the game console in Japan and the U.S., however there was no mention of Europe, which also a number of delays for the PS3 due to hardware shortages.

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janeru_chan1993 7th-Feb-2013 02:14 pm (UTC)
Just reading the numbers behind the dollar sign hurts my heart. I brought my ps3 from Sony but at least a couple of years after its release as a bundle. I just hope developers don't stop creating ps3 formatted games. Wouldn't be fair to the people who aren't able to afford it (me) right away.
45s 7th-Feb-2013 02:46 pm (UTC)
Exactly. I waited to get mine too. Ideg this bc I would just fix ps3 issues, especially the annoying patches and improve the game library
janeru_chan1993 7th-Feb-2013 02:51 pm (UTC)
Plus half the games for the ps3 still need a good amount of patching (skyrim for example). This just actually makes some developers try working towards a new software then actually fix the current -.-
kireny 7th-Feb-2013 04:06 pm (UTC)
Ikr? I didn't buy a PS3 until 2011 with the Uncharted 3 bundle and even then I had to save up all of october and november before I bought it in December.
I wish they would just fix the PS3 problems instead of just making a new system
janeru_chan1993 7th-Feb-2013 05:49 pm (UTC)
The gaming society pushes for news things while the old is nowhere close to being fixed.
aya_sama3000 7th-Feb-2013 06:43 pm (UTC)
screw you sony...i just got a ps3 last month and ill be ok without your overpriced ps4 untill the year before you bring out the ps5
myharu 7th-Feb-2013 07:03 pm (UTC)
and shitty xbox wins again...
norringtons 7th-Feb-2013 07:44 pm (UTC)
No one is going to buy this. The PS3 is honestly seeming like it's just NOW really hitting its stride, and getting great games released.
fantaesticbaby 7th-Feb-2013 08:49 pm (UTC)
haha above $400? You didn't get my money with your overpriced PS3, you're certainly not getting it for a PS4. All I need is my trusty laptop tyvm.
ptimachan 7th-Feb-2013 10:00 pm (UTC)
why are u even here then
fantaesticbaby 7th-Feb-2013 10:45 pm (UTC)
because i have opinions :(
hisjulliet 8th-Feb-2013 12:13 am (UTC)
they cray with that price
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