PlayStation 4 Release Date Leaked?

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E3 was very exciting time with the new consoles prices and general dates announced for both the PS4 and Xbox One. However, they didn’t quite give us an official day, just a month to look forward to the console wars. A NeoGAF user by the name of Cyborg has put up a picture in a NeoGAF thread showing a poster at a European store called Media Markt. The poster shows a PS4 and says the release date will be November 2013. Check out the pic.

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The release date of November 13th makes sense, but doesn’t at the same time. If the picture is correct that would put Sony out before Black Friday, which I think everyone knows is going to happen, but seems almost a little bit to early. If you recall the PS3 didn’t come out until significantly later in Europe than it did in the US and Japan so this date seems a little fishy to me. Also does this mean that we could be seeing the PS4 as early as October? This would beat out Microsoft’s announce date of November this year.

It could just be a harmless mistake by Media Markt to be fair, but that also doesn’t make much sense. Media Markt, if you go to their website, is not just some small time electronics store. They have stores all across Europe in the Netherlands, where the photo was taken, but also in Turkey, Spain, Australia, Germany, Italy and many more countries. Being a multi-national country has to make me think at least that they have some form of contact with Sony.

If the poster is true, and if the date is set for November 13th, I think it is a solid release date for the PS4 that could put them out the gate before the Xbox One. Sony has to still feel the sting from releasing after the Xbox 360 last generation and will want to not make that mistake again. Again this is all speculation and just kind of fun to talk about, but nothing is set in stone. We will reach out to Sony for confirmation and update the post if we hear anything back.

  • TheRoosh

    Anyone buying this should consider waiting for the bugs to get worked out. Also, versions with more bells and whistles will likely crop up. Be patient fellow gamers…great things come to those who wait.

    • LiamT

      sony dont release 20 SKUs, unlike MS. i doubt you will see any differences. plus, since PS4 can change the HDD at will, unlike xbone, there is no reason to have many versions. and you will find its MS in general that cant release a working product at launch, not sony.

    • asd

      Yeah not to be a Sony fanboy, but I bought the PS3 on January 1st of it’s release year, so it was like 2 months old. I STILL have the same 500 GB PS3 and it works like a charm. Its bulky, but I’ve gone through like, 5 or 6 different xbox consoles in comparison and I got my first xbox after my ps3

    • Manuel Granados

      I will wait because a) I have debt right now so better pay that, then save for a new console b) still a ton of games from this generation that I need to play and they’ll be worth peanuts soon c) I want to really see them working and with titles before I switch to PS4 (right now I am all for PS4, but it could change)

  • TheRoosh

    Anyone buying this should consider waiting for the bugs to get worked out. Also, versions with more bells and whistles will likely crop up. Be patient fellow gamers…great things come to those who wait.

    • LiamT

      sony dont release 20 SKUs, unlike MS. i doubt you will see any differences. plus, since PS4 can change the HDD at will, unlike xbone, there is no reason to have many versions. and you will find its MS in general that cant release a working product at launch, not sony.

    • asd

      Yeah not to be a Sony fanboy, but I bought the PS3 on January 1st of it’s release year, so it was like 2 months old. I STILL have the same 500 GB PS3 and it works like a charm. Its bulky, but I’ve gone through like, 5 or 6 different xbox consoles in comparison and I got my first xbox after my ps3

    • Manuel Granados

      I will wait because a) I have debt right now so better pay that, then save for a new console b) still a ton of games from this generation that I need to play and they’ll be worth peanuts soon c) I want to really see them working and with titles before I switch to PS4 (right now I am all for PS4, but it could change)