It has taken too long for the transition to the Sony PS4 and the Xbox 720. This was recently said by the CEO of Ubisoft Michael Pachter. He spoke up and gave hints at when we might expect to see the PS4, when he said that he didn’t want to be behind Microsoft by one year, this time, which was what happened with the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Gap between Xbox 720 and PS4 release may not be as large as predecessors saw
The Xbox 360 was released in 2005; this was one year in front of the PS3. Sony did have to admit that they had made a mistake and said that this wouldn’t happen with the release of the PS4.
This would have you believe that the two next gen consoles will be coming out at around the same time, which means that the two companies will be showing offe their latest creations almost together.
Sony is working on games for the PS4, according to Pachter, and the console will be out in good time. It is thought that this would be in October or November of 2013, in time for Christmas.
This should mean that the price of the PS3 would drop, even though the console is still in the limelight. So what does this mean to the Xbox 720 and Microsoft, if they don’t have a time advantage?
Gamers will choose which of the two consoles they want based on the features and the specs, rather than the availability. There are some that will upgrade their current consoles to the next generation, without a thought. These would go from the PS3 to the PS4 or the Xbox 360 to the Xbo 720. This should make for interesting sales figures in the days and weeks following the release as we may not see defectors from either side.