The Wii U is luring the PlayStation 4 out early

PlayStation 2According to what Jim Ryan, the boss of Sony of Europe, told Eurogamer TV at a recent PlayStation Vita press conference, the PlayStation 4 may be released a bit earlier than everyone expected. He states that, in relation to the Wii U 2012 launch and the rumored Xbox 2013 launch:

I think we would consider it undesirable to be significantly later than the competition [with the next PlayStation].

‘Undesirable’ is a bit of an understatement here. History has shown that companies that get their console out into the market earlier in a generation tend to do better. Waiting until the near end of the planned 10-year PlayStation 3 life cycle would not only forfeit the next generation, but essentially skip it outright.

So are you going to wait out the PlayStation 4, or will the Wii U keep you happy for most of the generation?

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Comments, Reactions, and General Hooliganism

  1. Andy

    I’ll probably end up getting both, as I do enjoy some of Sony’s franchises. I just hope it doesn’t take them so long to put a Sly Cooper game on it. lol

  2. Biohazard

    It depends on the quality of the library, which will most likely be good because Sony always put out some great titles on their consoles.

  3. THE I

    I’m thinking about 35-45 million PS4 lifetime sales. The following generation depends entirely on how much (if any) money they have left/gained after that one. I think they’ll leave though, unless thay start making cheap consoles.

  4. nintendofan8887

    No way! Id rather buying Wii U! I dont like sony franchises at all either.. So yeah…

  5. Rayleigh

    The PS4? I don’t know about this.. the only confirmed game atm is Lester the Unlikely…(i wonder if anybody gets the joke lol)

  6. randomizer

    Does Sony think of the WiiU as competition? Because I wouldn’t be surprised if they were refering to the NextBox

    • there scared

      there scared because they know all the awdome things the wii u can do reggie said it showed 10% of its power just think how much powerfull it is plus the online is being made by EA kind of hard to beat and zelda for goty

  7. Nub Cakes :D!

    They will likely launch it later. Gives the a chance to see what the competition has and improve on it.

  8. Jon

    Well, it certainly puts Sony in an unfortunate situation: if they wait to release their new console, then they miss out on a lot of revenue, but if they release it at the same time as the others, it could end up being an “unfinished” product with few games at and around launch. I just hope that Naughty Dog prepares something for the console upon its release. 😉

  9. Captainhowdy

    Wertville. I’m just going to buy both 🙂 . I can’t wait for the next gen.

  10. hardcoreUfan

    wiiu is going to be boss! I find it funny how nintendo is pretty much making microsoft and sony to make new consoles to compete with wii u when they said the current ones are just hitting their stride which is totally untrue

  11. Temptress

    I’ll get the Wii U console first. Just recently bought the PS3 console and I’m not planning on buying another Sony system until 2014 – 2015.

  12. I hate Microsoft for several reasons outside of mere gaming, largely their monopolizing practices and a 7-letter word (spelled “W-I-N-D-O-W-S”), though I find the XBox brand a bit overrated. Besides, knowing Microsoft, the “XBox 720” will most likely just be a amped-up copy of the Wii U, since Microsoft are heading this way anyways with their move to Smart TVs (Smart TVs use a control similar to the Wii U’s controller).

    Though I personally think the PlayStation line offers generally better consoles over Microsoft, I hate Sony as a company for being rather pretentious in copying whoever they bash and then act like they’re original and “cool.” Besides, they’ve already said that a “PS4” wouldn’t be significantly more powerful than the current PS3, and I doubt they’ll break away from their control scheme or practice of simply amping up horsepower.

    Nintendo has been about gaming for 122 years, has made more impacts in my gaming life than any other gaming company, and at this moment, the Wii U interests me in a way that I sincerely doubt a “PS4” or “XBox 720” will.

    The Wii U controller just might be the universal controller I’ve been dreaming of. It’s not only a controller than practically any game genre can benefit from, but it’s a controller that practically any level of gamer can use. It’s PERFECT for RTSes, online racing games, action-shooters and RPGs–some of my favorite genres. That controller calls me.

    • Well, “hate” is a rather strong word…let’s just say that I don’t like Sony and that I hate Microsoft. Ah, there.

    • Revolution5268

      it is the reasong they put the U on the wii u because its all about us, our turn to be the gamers, core… you guys know what i mean.

  13. zx81

    there never was a 10 yr plan that was made up after wii destroyed the ps brand