There is a long queue of inquisitive interested people for the Sony PS 4 who seem to just can’t wait any longer to have one of their own. A retailer in Amsterdam has put up a poster mentioning the date of 13 November as its release date. There is no confirmation from Sony on the release dates so far.
November the 13th has also been indicated by Media Mart as the date of release of the PS 4. Media Market has a presence in over 700 countries worldwide. They would sure have some tips from Sony to declare such a date. Another source of the probable release date comes from budgetgaming.nl forum maintained by Henri Alexander, who also states the date of 13 November as the D-date. His speculation is based on promotional material received from Sony.
The retailer in Netherlands appears to be the main source for this date of 13 November taking a definitive shape. The retailer, BoI has however mentioned that this date they have mentioned is not for sure and would be updated with time.
If we take precedence to speculate date of release of the PS4 we see that Sony had launched the PlayStation 3 in 2006 with plans of a lunch on the US to be followed by a European launch thereafter. The European launch had rolled over to spring of 2007 in that case. In case of the PS4 therefore, there could be a US release before 13 November this time.
Given the console market has the Xbox One from Microsoft coming in November, Sony would have to match that date or get their device before to remain in the competition. November is also the beginning of US holiday season when consoles are in demand.
There would be many a PS 4 Black Friday deals if the device comes into the market in the holiday season. Retailers do put up such promotional deals to get customers to their stores. The season experiences a huge buying spree in the US.
Another aspect which acts in Sony’s favor if they can keep the date of November 13 for their release is that the PS4 is cheaper than the Xbox One. A customer would get the PS4 with an additional controller for the cost equivalent to that of buying the Xbox One console.
Pre-order bookings have been opened by GameStop and Amazon in the US and they have mentioned date of release as holiday season of 2013. Amazon mentions December 21 as the release date, and this seems to be just to play safe.