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PS4 Release Date Teased by Sony

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Sony teased a PS4 release date today sharing an image on Twitter that points to a PS4 release in early November.

November already looks good for a PS4 release date as it gives Sony enough time to get the console in hands, and to replenish stock, before the holidays arrive in full force and it would match up with an Xbox One release date which will likely happen in November as well.

Sony shared the image below showing an eclipse, with the text, When Worlds Collide on Twiter without any further comment.

Update: This appears related to a Jak and Daxter release, not the PS4.

Sony teases a PS4 release date.

Sony teases a PS4 release date.

This teaser doesn’t line up with any specific games, which leads us to believe Sony is starting a marketing campaign for the PS4 release.

November 3rd is the date of a total solar eclipse which will be visible in North America, Asia, Europe and other locations. New York City will see a partial solar eclipse this day.

Given the imagery in the PS4 teaser image, it’s possible that Sunday November 3rd is the PS4 release date or the kickoff of a major campaign that leads up to the PS4 release. The image below shows a total solar eclipse, which looks a lot like the teaser image.

A NASA photo shows a solar eclipse that looks like the Sony teaser image. CC BY 2.0

A NASA photo shows a solar eclipse that looks like the Sony teaser image. CC BY 2.0

November 3rd is a Sunday, which isn’t out of the question for a PS4 release date, though Sony launched the PS3 on a Friday in North America. A Sunday PS4 release would put Amazon behind on deliveries, giving retailers like GameStop which recently sold out of basic PS4 pre-orders a small lead.

A previous leak pointed to a PS4 release date of November 13th. That leak came not from Sony, but from major European retailers that printed up a sign for the PS4 release with November 13th on hand. The sign below from Media Markt, by way of the NeoGaf forum, shows that at least one retailer is planning on a PS4 release before the middle of November.

A poster at a major retailer shows a PS4 release date of November 2013.

A poster at a major retailer shows a PS4 release date of November 2013.

Previously Sony released the PS3 in North America before Europe, so there may be truth to both dates. While the PS3 european release came months later, a closer release makes more sense in 2013.

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Sony has yet to officially announce the PS4 release date, but it looks like we are on the cusp of a marketing blitz for the PS4 release date that could include more teasers and viral images and videos.

Sony is showing off parts of the PS4 user interfaces, as seen in the video below and sharing details about the device.

The Sony PS4 price is $399 for the entry-level bundle, $100 less than the Xbox One.

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16 Comments

  1. ps4best

    07/09/2013 at 5:35 pm

    u dont know for sure tho , its all speculation.. i hope it is for the release date, but it could be for a new ip game exclusive for the ps4, or planet side 2 with talkings or cross gaming with pc and ps4 . but i really hope its the release date. would be almost a month head start against spybox180

    • supermosh1990

      07/10/2013 at 7:43 am

      i think yu might be right about planet siders 2

  2. Jevith Damoui

    07/09/2013 at 10:59 pm

    Sarcastically speaking I though it was a Halo game for the Playstation :)

    • Phil

      07/10/2013 at 1:44 am

      That magazine cover is from 2009 and Dust 514 is already out.

  3. Bruno

    07/10/2013 at 2:27 am

    You’re right, but look at the image, there’s the sun behind the planet like an eclipse and there’s also the same text! Dust514 coming to PS4 with cross-play with PC? Sorry for my english, i’m luxemburgish :-)

  4. Maya Mayfield (@WiiLove_U)

    07/10/2013 at 10:27 am

    The total eclipse on November 3rd, would be a perfect date to launch the ps4, but http://www.ps4.sx has a countdown to the playstation 4 release date, so I don’t know.

  5. totalchaos1105

    07/10/2013 at 12:45 pm

    just promoting future game of Insomniac Games

  6. Durian

    07/10/2013 at 3:06 pm

    Lol what a load of bull, this is from the latest edge magazine.

    It’s for Dust 514 and cross platform gaming with the pc release…..

    • Xavier

      07/10/2013 at 4:19 pm

      It’s not from the latest edge magazine and it’s not for Dust 514.

  7. clint

    07/10/2013 at 10:49 pm

    Its for ratchet and clank nexus it says it right there on twitter

  8. luke

    07/11/2013 at 9:22 am

    On amazon possible nov. 5 leak cod ghost ship date ps4 edition

  9. BoQuan Nauqob

    07/12/2013 at 8:44 am

    Is 12/31/13 on gamestop

  10. Yolo

    07/12/2013 at 8:24 pm

    Ummmm it actually ratchet and clank, not the releases do any other game. At least update you’re article with proper info. Even better pull the article because you got all wrong.

  11. Video Games

    07/20/2013 at 6:39 am

    PS4 will hope bring something new interms of graphics, i always thinks that the graphic is too much downgraded for console games.

  12. Fuhq

    07/23/2013 at 10:00 am

    Way to make me look like an idiot with your shitty misinformation

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