GameStop: PlayStation 4 to Launch Globally in 2013

by playstationiso on April 2, 2013

GameStop executive vice president Michael Hogan spoke to investors at the retailer’s fourth quarter earnings call, which took place last week. Seeking Alpha has a transcript of the call. Hogan stated that Sony is planning on launching the PlayStation 4 globally in 2013. This is a change from the PlayStation 3 which launched in North America and Japan in holiday 2006, but wasn’t released until March 2007.

“We know that Sony will introduce the PlayStation 4 globally in 2013, but we are still waiting to see what Microsoft’s final plans are,” said Hogan. “We have scenarios with one console introduction, as well as with two. Even a single launch in 2013 will drive double-digit console growth in 2014; and two launches would likely drive the console category north of 20 per cent growth.”

Hogan also said that GameStop PowerUp Rewards members are looking to purchase a PlayStation 4 more than “new smartphones, new tablets, laptops, et cetera.”

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