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    My European friends, brace yourself for Epic Win!

    GameStop Executive: “Sony Will Introduce The PS4 Globally In 2013″

    “We know that Sony will introduce the PlayStation 4 globally in 2013,” said Michael Hogan, executive vice president of strategy business and brand development at GameStop, “but we are still waiting to see what Microsoft’s final plans are.”
    This was said during a quarterly conference call with financial analysts this week, in which Hogan also said that the company has “scenarios with one console introduction, as well as with two.”
    “Even a single launch in 2013 will drive double-digit console growth in 2014; and two launches would likely drive the console category north of 20% growth,” he added.
    Robert Loyd, chief financial officer of GameStop, noted that “with Grand Theft Auto V and Battlefield 4 releasing in the third quarter, and the PlayStation 4 launching in the fourth quarter, we expect a return to growth for the back half of the year.”
    With Sony keeping tight lipped over the launch of the console, many assumed the machine would only launch in Japan during 2013.
    Of course, there’s the slim chance that Hogan meant “fiscal” 2013, which in GameStop’s case would run until February 2014. However, as XbitLabs notes, GameStop appear to be banking on the launch contributing to sales during a “high spend season” – Christmas, then.

    http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2013/03/...bally-in-2013/

    Personally, I think if they get it into Europe even by February, that would still be a really good start for them. I'm hoping that they can pull it off by Christmas, though, like the article suggests the possibility of. What do you guys think? Would you take a preorder receipt under the Christmas Tree this year?

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    If Sony could pull off a global launch that would be awesome. They could hit the US market where they were the weakest this gen while still supplying the EU market that loyally supported them this gen. Win win.

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    GameStop Executive could see globally as USA not just NA.

    "Xbox is about to become the next water cooler”

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    Until Sony themselves say it will release globally, I call shenanigans.

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    Well if that's not true then it's very bold by them to say so. Wouldn't they get in trouble for saying made-up info? PR disaster?

    I'm still surprised Sony didn't mention it first...so yea we should definitely take this with a smaller pinch of salt.

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    I said I wasn't hyped for the PS4 earlier in another thread. I take that back knowing it could be in my house this year. Damn it.

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    Lol to Sony if they give a late start for EU.
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    Omfg i´m all in !!! Would be freaking great to see PS4 under Christmas tree but i doubt it cause i know Sony´s history of releasing new hardware. Japan will always first and then months after North America launch Europeans get finally their hands on it.

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    Well Congrats to our Euro brethren. I hope worldwide launch is in order for the same week. I want everyone to start the party at the same time.




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    Quote Originally Posted by bariton1 View Post
    Omfg i´m all in !!! Would be freaking great to see PS4 under Christmas tree but i doubt it cause i know Sony´s history of releasing new hardware. Japan will always first and then months after North America launch Europeans get finally their hands on it.
    With Sony's new direction, if anything, we're going to see a delayed Japan launch.

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    I'd love to have a PS4 below my tv this year but until it is 100% confirmed I don't want to get my hopes up.
    I can read your thoughts.


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    Hoping for a global launch, Would be fuming if they treated Euro customers differently.

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    Sony is pulling a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 punch if they do release before Christmas globally.

    This new menagement is looking amazing, are we entering the early 90's era Sony? Oh god I hope so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sufi View Post
    I'm still surprised Sony didn't mention it first...so yea we should definitely take this with a smaller pinch of salt.
    Well consider this: wouldn't it be a bit strange if Sony comes out and say its going to be a global launch without 1) showing the actual console, 2) announcing the price?




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    Believe nothing til it's from the horses mouth. How would gamestop know anyway?

    Don't underestimate Sony's ability to $#@! Europe over

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    Pretty much what Cyn said^

    Still expecting a late Europe release. Would love to be wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by jj03 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serinous View Post
    Well consider this: wouldn't it be a bit strange if Sony comes out and say its going to be a global launch without 1) showing the actual console, 2) announcing the price?
    Good point. I think they don't want to say it until they know for sure...like they did last time. I think Gamestop probably know the "supposed" date.

    EDIT: I mean, supposed regions they're pushing to launch in.

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    Fiscal 2013.

    In Other Words: February 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INFAMOUS8 View Post
    Fiscal 2013.

    In Other Words: February 2014.
    He doesn't clarify if he meant fiscal year or not.

    If I remember correctly Sony had planned on a worldwide release for the PS3 and PS Vita, but they ran into Bluray diode shortage for the PS3 and the natural disaster that hit Japan probably played a part in the small delay with the PS Vita. Even with the delays it was only 2 months for the PS Vita and 4 months for the PS3.

    Everything considering I don't think it is that unlikely that the PS4 could have a worldwide launch this year. If there is a delay I doubt it would be any more than 1 to 2 months(if not less).

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    Win....yes. EPIC WIN?

    You forgot to call it a MEGATON ANNOUNCEMENT like you usually do with anything Sony announces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatSpaceKoaster View Post
    Win....yes. EPIC WIN?

    You forgot to call it a MEGATON ANNOUNCEMENT like you usually do with anything Sony announces.
    No need to make it personal. PSU needs to leave that $#@! out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost-Rhayne View Post
    No need to make it personal. PSU needs to leave that $#@! out of it.
    Well he tends to overstate things. Just like when he said Sony laid down and died with the PS3 this gen..... completely ignoring the long laundry list of things Sony did right with the PS3 this gen.

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