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PS4 Release Date Could Beat Xbox One By A Month

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The PS4 release date could arrive a month ahead of the Xbox One release, adding to the appeal of Sony’s new PlayStation 4, which is already $100 cheaper than Microsoft’s new console.

Sony has not announced an official PS4 release date yet, only promising that the PlayStation 4 will be on store shelves in time for the holiday shopping season.

Previous PlayStation 4 release date rumors pointed to early November and as late as the middle of December, but the latest rumor suggests the PS4 could go on sale way ahead of the competition.

Read: PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One: Games & Features

The PS4 release date is allegedly set for October 21st.

The PS4 release date is allegedly set for October 21st.

According to a retail employee who posts on the NeoGaf forums, The PS4 release date is set for October 21. The user cites a product release schedule that includes an un-named Sony console, sharing,

Our internal product release schedule from head office dropped yesterday and on Oct 21st an unnamed Sony console will be launched. Fyi all console revisions like the ps360 slims and Wii Mini were listed as ps360 & wii mini. Previously the wiiu, 3ds and vita were also only listed as Nintendo/Sony Console in the product name column.

The source is an employee who works at a large retailer, who is verified as someone who could be in a position to know this information. This does not mean the source’s PS4 release date claim is confirmed by site, but that a moderator was able to confirm the individual works in a position where he could come across this information.

Read: PS4 vs PS3: Price, Features, Games & More

At this point it seems unlikely that Sony would be releasing another console, which points to an October PS4 release date. Based on the description of previous console revisions this is not likely a PS3 console revision or holiday bundle.

Previous PS4 release dates included a November 13th PS4 release, which appeared on signs at a Amsterdam retailer. A late October release or a mid-November release would make sense for the PlayStation 4, as it would land in time for major holiday shopping and allow Sony to meet initial demand and restock before Christmas.

A retailer leak claims the PS4 release date is set for October.

A retailer leak claims the PS4 release date is set for October.

The Xbox One Release date is set for November, but there is no specific date from Microsoft yet, only a target of a release before Black Friday. Microsoft just delayed the Xbox One release date in eight countries to maintain supplies for the U.S. and other regions.

If Sony is able to deliver a PS4 release date up to a month ahead of the Xbox One it would be another win for the company, allowing gamers to start playing popular games like Call of Duty: Ghosts, Madden 25 and others faster, without the need to buy a version for a previous generation console.

Read: Sony PlayStation 4′s True Cost of Ownership May Surprise Buyers

The PS4 or PlayStation 4 is a new console Sony hopes will lure gamers away from the Xbox 360 and Xbox One this fall.

Retailers like Amazon and Best Buy are no longer taking PS4 pre-orders for the launch console, but there are bundles and standard editions available.

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20 Comments

  1. Don_Angel_13

    08/14/2013 at 10:14 pm

    Jujujijijiji Cant wait for it…

  2. Sickiepie

    08/14/2013 at 10:32 pm

    Ps4 is gonna destroy Xbox crap one

  3. freddy

    08/15/2013 at 12:59 am

    WHOOP WHOOP! Im up for a oct releae date !

    might be the vita two realse thought !

  4. Jacob

    08/15/2013 at 1:18 am

    Sony confirmed they were releasing a $200 PS3 before the PS4 launch. This is most likely the release date for that console.

    • Don_Angel_13

      08/15/2013 at 4:23 am

      What? PS3 slim is been $200 for like 2 years already bro… And another Vita, aahhh nope… only thing is been anounce by SONY is been PS4, and 4K TVs and they already out!

    • Twan252

      08/15/2013 at 11:12 am

      That ps3 come out aug 18th

  5. SHADES

    08/15/2013 at 3:27 am

    The poster on GAF already stated previous console revisions were listed as such & only “new” consoles are defined as “Sony/Xbox/wii console” ie; un-named, hence his post.

  6. alix

    08/15/2013 at 4:59 am

    I want to come out when all the ps4 games comeout cause I pre my ps4 and games 45 mins away from I don’t want to make multiple trips

  7. TwinStripeUK

    08/15/2013 at 7:49 am

    Shame how this hasn’t been verified by any other retail source…
    Rumour, conjecture and just plain lies I’m afraid…

  8. Truth

    08/15/2013 at 7:56 am

    Woohoo Looking at these comments it would seem all the irritating 12 year old Xbox players are getting the PS4 !

  9. Sebastian

    08/15/2013 at 8:03 am

    Sony is coming out with a 12gb cheaper ps3. It’s been confirmed.

    • jsn##

      08/15/2013 at 10:09 am

      August 18th that was released.

      • jsn##

        08/15/2013 at 10:10 am

        Release* date , touch-screen :x

  10. Danny

    08/15/2013 at 8:53 am

    they need to drop the ps4 be for the xbox one because who ever drops first will have the advantage not only that but if ps4 does come out in October they will have plenty of time to stock up for the holidays. Think about it. The first one to drop will be the deciding factor for the people that are cot in the middle and don’t know wich one they want.

    • TwinStripeUK

      08/15/2013 at 4:33 pm

      Not so sure about that – they’ll need to ship some SERIOUS numbers and hope that their QA is up to scratch. All they’d need is a few disappointed owners with back orders or a few hardware failures and all the lead time in the world won’t mean squat. Take the 360 and the RROD for example – a year’s head start and it was only Sony’s shocking supply chain issues that kept them from catching up for another three years.

  11. schmassmann

    08/15/2013 at 8:28 pm

    Well considering this is on a Monday, I find it unlikely that this is the release date, stuff related to games usually comes out on Tuesdays, along with music and DVDs. I’m still hoping that I’m wrong, but if I’m right then hopefully it will still come out in October.

    • Justy

      08/15/2013 at 9:33 pm

      It could be meant to be for a midnight release of the console which usually starts around 11pm. That makes the best sense to me. I could be wrong though.

  12. Lee Tallett

    08/16/2013 at 6:56 am

    Well one way or another we’re going to to be getting our hands on the PS4 by no later than the middle of November, which by all accounts is some good shit!

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