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Sony: PS4 to get 2013 release in India

Monday, 24th June 2013 19:26 GMT By Debabrata Nath

The PlayStation 4 will be releasing in India this year, Sony has confirmed.

PlayStation India country manager Atindriya Bose revealed this news during an interview with IVG. He said that the company is targeting a simultaneous launch in India alongisde other European countries, but a delay of up to a month might be caused due to logistical issues.

“It will be matched with the European launch; give or take a bit to account for Indian logistics. The consoles have to be shipped in advance and currently all consoles also require certification for the India market. In terms of targeting, we’re looking to synchronise with the European launch,” Bose said.

“That’s this year.” he pointed out.

When asked if the PS4 will be plagued by the same issues which the PS3 faced while coming to India, Bose reacted sharply.

“It’s unfair to compare the PS4 with PS3 because we have come a long way,” he said. “With PS3, first the world launches took place and then we started looking at the other markets we wanted to go into. For PS4, it will have a timeline that is more aligned with what we had on PS Vita. Being a portable, the logistics had made it easier for us to launch day-and-date [with Europe]. Once we know the European date for PS4, we will work towards that, but there will be some gap, depending on the logistics.”

Bose also assured that the Indian launch for the PS4 will be late by “One month at most, unless there is an issue at the certification level.”

This suggests that a global PS4 launch is on the cards and a 2013 release date for other Asian countries such as Japan is also likely.

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  1. TrickyAudio

    Very exciting to see the PlayStation brand on the up at the moment.

    Sony have royally fucked things up in the past, especially in respect to the launch of PS3. Seems they have learned…

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Aullah

    Sony has really got his shit together. I like it.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. ps3fanboy

    they will even throw in a free curry at launch :D

    #3 1 year ago
  4. MCTJim

    well, tech support will be cheap :P

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Fin

    I dunno, this sounds like a regional manager getting over excited.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. NiceFellow

    I’m really getting the impression Sony are confident they are going to be able to produce a lot more PS4s than MS can XBones. If this turns out to be true this could be very significant for the longer term : with both consoles launching close together whichever secures an early install base lead will surely put itself in a better position long term.

    Right now, no matter how martketing, etc. goes it just feels like there will be more PS4s on more shelves in more countries and that could put MS in trouble very quickly if they don’t get themselves live (pardon the pun) in more territories.

    It’s going to be an interesting launch and first 3 months I think.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. The_Red

    I really hope they release PS4 in all territories and countries before 2014 but that’s not possible. Still, it seems that PS3′s early failures have really taught them a lesson.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Joe Anderson

    So it’s coming this year but may be delayed by a month. So that means PS4 could get a November release then.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. xxJPRACERxx

    Damn that console is ugly. Maybe IRL it’s better, but damn, this is the generation of the ugliest consoles!

    #9 1 year ago
  10. dravenkaze

    just give us a date !

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Dralen

    Looks like we’re looking at a November release then. Can’t Wait!

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Talkar

    @6
    I don’t think it is possible to determine any kind of winner of the next gen consoles. Especially based on who sells the most the first. Just look at this gen. The PS3 was sooo expensive compared to the 360, and was lacking behind the 360 for several years in terms of sale. Yet now they are pretty damn close.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. redwood

    now this is awesome.. Sony showing good commitment here.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. machy

    and the middle ease as well_^

    #14 1 year ago
  15. ganpatshinde

    i think it might launch by this month only because snapdeal start taking pre orders for PS4 … http://www.snapdeal.com/product/sony-playstation-4-ps4/703214947

    hope to get this beast in my hands this month ….

    #15 1 year ago