Rumor: PS4 and Next Xbox reveals set for late March

"Both companies want to give their systems their own spotlight."

January 14, 2013 / 08:59 AM EDT / (@salromano)

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Sony and Microsoft will reveal their next-generation game consoles during “special Apple-style press conferences” during or “near the Game Developers Conference in late March,” according to a Game Informer report (via VideoGamer).

The Game Developers Conference will take place in San Francisco, California from March 25 to 29.

“We hear that both Sony and Microsoft are targeting special Apple-style press conferences to unveil their platforms near the Game Developers Conference in late March,” reads the magazine’s February issue.

“E3 in June may be the industry’s biggest event, but both companies want to give their systems their own limelight.

“That doesn’t mean E3 won’t be without its surprises. Next-gen games will be announced at the convention in preparation for the systems’ release at the end of the year.”

The magazine also suggests PlayStation 4 will release ahead of Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox.

“We hear that Sony in particular is determined not to come out last this time like the PlayStation 3 did this generation, so we’ll have to see how soon it can get the PlayStation 4 out the door, and whether Microsoft is motivated to prevent this from happening.”

The report contradicts statements made from Sony Home Entertainment vice president Hiroshi Sakamoto, who teased a PlayStation 4 reveal for May or June at the Consumer Electronics Show last week.

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  • Shadow

    My body is ready.

    • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

      Don’t say that in public SONY and MS fanboys will eat you alive lmao.

      • Shadow

        I fear for my life!

        • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

          lol

    • rockman29

      Stole my comment! Jerk! Jk lol.

      Playstation enlighten me kekeke.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    Yes please 25 March!!!
    Will be a great birthday present :)

    • Elem187

      They won’t release their systems until the end of the year, usually one month before Christmas… anticipating an announcement is just silly.

      • Prodigy-X

        I think he was talking about the announcement would be a great birthday present.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

    I hope its true because E3 events only last one hour and if they really want to give us next gen consoles this same year or early next year they will need to fill us up as soon as possible on everything they can do. If I was them I would start right now.

    • HeatPhoenix

      Nintendo’s has been 2 hours before. I think the 3DS reveal was. But I do think that they can compress it to a 1 hour conference even with a console reveal.

      • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

        Maybe but there are just so many current gen games to cover and on top of that the next gen titles and the new consoles.. hmmm i don’t know it would be a crappy short reveal and they need to fill us up with info while the whole world watches.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano
    • http://www.facebook.com/keyvleon Leon Keyv

      You’ve been to Reddit haven’t you??

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        Guilty.

        • http://www.facebook.com/InternationalGamer1 Christopher Bosak

          LOL as I read the Ghetto Version.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Warboss-Aohd/100003803614469 Warboss Aohd

      dat woz funny silly humie.

  • paperclichepixel

    Tooth & Nail.

  • http://twitter.com/Nates4Christ Nate

    All I can think about with march is a convention in south florida I might get to meat patrick stewart and some of my favorite podcasters.

  • Guest

    You’ve been to Reddit haven’t you?

  • ShinAsura

    I wonder how ready Japan will be for the PS4. Hopefully E3 doesn’t outshine TGS

    • Prodigy-X

      You know Japan is going to be behind. Look at PS Vita, it still has yet to get Final Fantasy, Monster Hunter, Metal Gear Solid, Gran Turismo, or anything from Level-5. It will probably take Japan 2 years to move from PS3 and 360 to next gen consoles.

  • Prodigy-X

    I hope this happens.

  • KurisuMakise

    Most likely, taking this and the other comments, it might be teasers around late March, special conference in May in Tokyo (PS Meeting style), then gunho E3, followed by Japan again for TGS, then release. For MS, it’s probably GDC, E3 only since they didn’t do anything around CES time.

  • AdamBoy64

    It will be interesting to see which company introduces ‘anti-used’ technology, and also whether they’ll continue to flog motion control.

    On the upside, hoping there’ll be some good games announced with the new systems.

    • Prodigy-X

      I don’t think either will introduce or else they will fall behind the other.

  • http://www.facebook.com/InternationalGamer1 Christopher Bosak

    from what It looks like Joseph Dumary is an industrial Designer, and his job is to improve the Aesthetics of a product.

  • http://twitter.com/EcoYunix EcoYunix

    why are they releasing a new playstation when i’m sure the ps3 has not been pushed to its limits 0.0 well this is just my opinion but i think they should wait a bit more to release a new console like they could take this time to see all the errors the ps3 has and like make sure they dont do the same mistakes on it. As far microsoft well they released the xbox 360 in 2005 correct me if i’m wrong so it’s understandable if they release a new console now if they do can’t wait to get it After they reveal any issue with it

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      I get your point. While I’m not sure if the Cell has been maxed out, the other hardware in the PS3 is most certainty outdated.

      I think Sony wants to release the next PlayStation before or right alone side the next Xbox.

      They actually hurt themselves a bit allowing Microsoft to get the jump on them this generation. Now, one could argue that Sony hurt themselves in regards to launch price and proprietary hardware.

      It’s most certainly debatable, but I think all the rumors about the next PlayStation tells us what path Sony has decided to take.

      It’s also been said that both next-consoles will be similar in terms of hardware. We don’t know if any of that is true just yet, but it could play a role in this as well. A strong start might play a big role in who dominates this next generation.

      If you ask me, I think the software always controls the outcome. Typically, in the past, that has been true. This generation sorta changed things, with the Wii, motion controls, online functionality, etc. (Just to name a few things.)

      Only time will provide the answers to all of these questions.

  • PrinceHeir

    can’t wait!!!