GameStop CEO expecting Xbox 720 or PS4 in 2013

Top executive at speciality retailer says new platform from either Microsoft or Sony will launch next year, with the other following in 2014.

The Wii U will usher in the next generation of consoles later this year, but when will new platforms from Microsoft and Sony arrive? According to GameStop CEO Paul Raines, either the next Xbox or PlayStation 4 will arrive in 2013, but not both.

Gamers may be lining up for the Xbox 720 or the PS4 in 2013, but not both, says Raines.

"This week, I'm getting a lot of rumors that are very interesting about 2013," Raines told Polygon. "We have not been expecting two more consoles in 2013. We're expecting Wii U this holiday, another one next year, and another one in '14. These rumors change every week, but we're hearing more about next year."

In June, a 56-page document reportedly stemming from Microsoft detailed the Xbox 720, indicating the console would launch in 2013 at $299 bundled with a new iteration of Kinect, among other features. As for Sony, the company had previously said it does not expect to announce its new hardware until after Microsoft does.

Not all agree with Raines' prediction of only one new console in 2013. The analyst consensus is that new platforms from Microsoft and Sony will be on store shelves during the back-half of next year.

Written By

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

Discussion

11 comments
zatchbatch
zatchbatch

First of all this 2 powerhouse company's have changed gaming for all us gamers world wide. But to us we love when we see the competition and it gives us joy to see new exclusives for these consoles. But the new 720 and ps4 will not be in are price range. so that long line we are use to will be shorter then usual. Second most of the world isnt doing so well so not many can afford a 500-600dollar Plus console. Just saying :p

Dragazzo
Dragazzo

Am i the only one who thinks XBOX 720 sounds like a 720p-machine? ;)

bigtimemad
bigtimemad

Let's get it poppin im ready for both

IanNottinghamX
IanNottinghamX

Gamestop has been the worst thing to happen to the gaming industry since EA lol!

rann89
rann89

No shit, Sherlock.

Diasflare
Diasflare

PS4 is not good, Sony already failed on their PS3,  region locking DLC and not allowing you to continue save game data with all your games on another region account screwed themselves over. Not to mention the money they lost they are now weak. Sony also have way more over priced DLC than Xbox360. Sony were never stronger than microsoft. I have all consoles in existence to 2012 but will have to say no for the first time to the ps4, Sony scammed me with over £500 worth of DLC they said no to refund me or transfer it to USA region DLC for my USA games.  Xbox720 will be the winner yet again. Sony died with the PS2's end, the ps2 was the best console in the world.

theKSMM
theKSMM

Personally I think that having staggered launches is good for everybody.  That way people have the time to get their money right if they wish to buy multiple consoles, but the launches and game releases themselves aren't crowding each other out.  By the time the next 8th-gen system arrives, we'll have had plenty of time to dissect the Wii U and make educated comparisons.  And hopefully we'll avoid having another six-year glut with no new home consoles.

giannis196
giannis196

i can't wait for PS4, i hope it don't cost too much (i could not pay longer than 500$ for it)how many GHz it will and how many cores it will have? and how about the ram and responding time? 

wrestlinglover2
wrestlinglover2

when would it come out would they make a new gaems g155

Elaisse
Elaisse

At that price point its not going to be a powerful system, unless they plan on taking a decent loss on the system.

mAniaCinBLACK
mAniaCinBLACK

I can already hear the x-box fan boy's whine about why g.t.a is on the p.s first.

mAniaCinBLACK
mAniaCinBLACK

I just wish sony would invest a little more on hardware and graphics perfomance and less promo for the ps4. I'm sorry but the ps3 seem's to be pretty sluggish at times on what should be easy proccess's. For a, "Next Gen Console." 

JustInTime09
JustInTime09

Sony will not release their new system next year or the year after that. They just came out with another PS3 Slim. Its a slimmer version of the original PS3 slim. If they are going to come out with a new console, I would say it will come out around December 2015 or Summer 2016......And Xbox...who cares about them go Sony!

naserzayed
naserzayed

i can't wait for the new xbox720 it will be amazing

Vaivod
Vaivod

I'm not expecting neither I'm interested in new gen consoles until 2014. By the time 2014 arrives, I hope my wallet allows me to be interested enough on them.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I just hope my wallet will be ready...and that the PS4 will have a great launch lineup.

JaxxRaxor
JaxxRaxor

I'd say that both Microsoft and Sony, despite being so quiet about it, will have their new systems out by the end of 2014 at the latest. I'm not sure on 2013, I think it would be awfully fast for Microsoft to announce the next Xbox at E3 2013 and then have it released the same year, but we will have to see.

avatarIVN
avatarIVN

One of the new consoles may come out in 2013, but without any good titles to play, it may be years before the gamers pass on the next generation.

theKSMM
theKSMM

If there are new consoles on the shelves by the end of 2013, I'll be mildly surprised.  But I can say with confidence that they'll be here before the end of 2014. #obvious

Wolf_BladeGX
Wolf_BladeGX

With how disappointing this console generation has been, I doubt I will buy the next gen versions for a few years. When I do though, it will most likely be the PS4 (or Orbis, whatever it'll called) because Sony tends to have a better selection of the nich games I enjoy. Microsoft sometimes releases them, Like Agarest War, but they're mainly focused on the mainstream market.

brgreen
brgreen

Hope the new consoles don't come out for atleast 2 more years. Economy sucks to bad to be buying a new system at 600 + dollars.

KingofCabal
KingofCabal

Im quite sure this Guy has absolutely no inside info and is just speculating.

Also I dont think he has ever played a game in his whole life, just a corporate stooge.

deadkingdg
deadkingdg

A console won't come out in less than a year after its announcement. No console in 2013, I'm pretty sure of that.

Wisdominsilence
Wisdominsilence

The funny thing is that out of the consoles remaining this gen the PS3 has some "untouched" potential left in it. If I were Sony I'd put the PS4 on hold until 2015. The PS3 is a beast.

Lykanthropie
Lykanthropie

guess ps3 owners have a lot of games they are still waiting for - maybe we see a lot of great games for the ps3 in the next 2 years and will see the ps3 released at the nd of 2014, or some of these games are coming to ps4 for a great linup. The games should sell better on ps3 i guess. Also Its been a while since a big home console was releases - about 6 years when the wiiu will be in stores. Guess gamers will buy the wiiu just to buy something new, All in all the step to next gen consoles have a huge lack of information, wii should be in stores within the next2-3 mounths and we still dont know something official. To much Remours about next ps and xbox. But that the wiiu would be in stores in 2012 was somehow expectable - and i think its also expactable that ms and sony wont wait to long but maybe they have to wait 2 years more to bring something that could give a noticeable better visual gaming experience- while nintendo maybe took the best point to release a new system - 

mrhappyzip
mrhappyzip

@Diasflare no it didn't. You're a fucking idiot. The oginal xbox didn't hold a candle to ps2 and xbox 360 waspacked with weak hardware, overcharging their customers and giving the illusion that your console is better because your mommy bought it for you not to mention the like 2 half decent exclusive games mean while playstation continues to fire out great exclusives at a really quick rate. Lets see Blu Ray, free internet, playstation plus which gives you access to TONS of free games. You have no idea what you're talking about so keep your ignorant mouth shut.

Diasflare
Diasflare

says the Sony fanboy's regarding exclusives or the first releases on microsoft's consoles. Sony are dying m8 in case you didn't realize they are losing the game wars too and their money is running out. Nintendo and Microsoft will be the only ones left on the market. Enjoy buying a Nintendo or M$ console in the future when Sony give up. and trust me they will give up because they failed too many times and angered a lot of Sony customers.

Diasflare
Diasflare

 @mAniaCinBLACK  Its because all Sony care about is money and they think more powerful console straight up will do that, thats why they waiting for microsoft to release theirs first so they can come out with better technology in the future. They are sorely mistaken its not the hardware that makes the games its the gameplay of the game. So having  the most powerful machine doesn't mean shit.

Diasflare
Diasflare

 @JustInTime09 No on all of them, Sony will release their next gen console in 2014 if they can afford it, Xbox will be ahead its got nothing to do with power as Nintendo have proven against both consoles, I said to myself if the Nintendo gets 1080p even that would be better than ps3 gameplay.  Sony will not release another version of the ps3, but they are going to deal with handheld until the ps4 comes out thats if they can afford to stay alive getting bailed out by hitachi and toshiba like that  what a noob company. It all starts off with one thing to stay alive, keep your crowd happy!  Region locking their DLC, ps1 and ps2 game blocking on the ps3 another noob move, we all would rather a fat console that plays ps1,,ps2 and ps3 games rather than a slim console that has limited gameplay yet can still play ps1 and ps2 games via digital download yeah really sony are noobs lol

Diasflare
Diasflare

 @JustInTime09 everyone with a brain cares about Xbox, because Sony are pure scammers only in it for the money fuck the customer is their motto. Enjoy waiting all those years for a super console with cool new games, Sony are already weak and lost so much money, i guarantee you will care about xbox and nintendo or either one after when Sony die biach lol

Diasflare
Diasflare

 @Wolf_BladeGX Sony are dying dude :) without Sony the game selection falls down the microsoft or Nintendo and my money is on M$ since its a better console than even PS3. sony died with the PS2 that was the best console in the world. Enjoy buying a microsoft console in the future when all Sony fanboys have only Nintendo to compare a purchase lol

theKSMM
theKSMM

 @brgreen After Sony's debacle with the PS3 launch, nobody will release a console that costs more than $500 ever again.  In fact, I dare say that the base cost at launch will be no more than $400.

 

Diasflare
Diasflare

 @deadkingdg err yeah i hate to break it to you but nintendo wii-U is out, and 2013 will be microsofts new one, 2014 will be Sony's last attempt at a console since they may or may not die before its release, but one things for certain they will no longer bother with Consoles and games by 2015. Since thats the reason they lost millions and billions of cash.

blackace
blackace

 @deadkingdg 

I'm pretty sure one of them will launch next year. Most likely the XBox 720 since developers have already confirmed they had dev kits months ago. Several of these developers have said the jump in power and speed is 3-4x's what we are using now. We just have to wait until next years E3, which is 9 months way. I'm in no rush to get one, but at $300 it will be a steal. I expect Microsoft will do a price cut at the end of this year when Halo 4 launches.

Diasflare
Diasflare

 @Wisdominsilence The ps3 is dying wake up, developers are set for Nintendo wii-U and the next Xbox console. PS3 was too annoying to program and thus why its dead as only few companies could actually do anything good with it.

BestJinjo
BestJinjo

 @Wisdominsilence LOL@ PS3 has untouched potential. Did you see Dark Souls on the PS3 vs. PC? PS4 can't get here fast enough! My wallet is itching. PS3 is obsolete pile. The original artists for Dark Souls couldn't show us the real game because PS3's GPU is from 2006 and it only has 256mb of VRAM.Here is what Dark Souls really looks like - exact same game just turned up the resolution on the PC.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=488240 

 

PS3 has nothing left. The chief technical officer of Metro 2033 said that the Tri-Core Xbox360 CPU is only 70-85% as fast as 1 Core i7 core. We can now buy a 4-core i7 CPU easily. PS4 can't get here fast enough. Once you see next generation games, you'll realize how obsolete PS3 really is. 

 

RitsukoEX
RitsukoEX

 @Wisdominsilence Sony fanboys. ALWAYS say that line! The PS3 has untouched potential! while Developers. look at them funny!.....or insane!

Diasflare
Diasflare

@mrhappyzip  no you're a fucing iidiot, you don't understand what I'm saying lol da fuck you smoking? I never said xbox is better than ps2 you dumb ass lol PS3 is what sucks, hardware doesn't make games that is a fact, and lets not forget how hard it is to program ps3 games that made xbox360 own Sony via games. Just because of the ps2 reputation is the only reason PS3 stayed alive, people like you are stupid and you go spending money on Sony products like a Fanboy with his hand stuck in his pants. I'm down with any console that has heart and PS2 was the last best sony product that was any good. Sony started to scam everyone after that to make money. What goes around comes around, thats why they lost so much money overall they had to get bailed out by toshiba and hitachi their rival companies to stay a float lol noobs they (Sony) are weak they almost went bankrupt, they will lose the game wars its only going to be Nintendo and Microsoft now, and I'm supporting both of those companies over Sony. Since Sony have lost heart in my eyes and many people are also leaving Sony.

justfitz2
justfitz2

 @Diasflare  @Wolf_BladeGX Again...  PS3 has better games.  The only reason to purchase an Xbox 360 as of right now is because it's controller is more FPS friendly, and as someone who cares about more than just FPS's i'll gladly take my Playstation.  Better games, who really cares about much else?  Better games... 

brgreen
brgreen

 @theKSMM Even $400.00 I think is pushing the envelope still.

deadkingdg
deadkingdg

 @Diasflare 1. Wii U wasn't out when that comment was made.2. I said no console would come out in 2013. Wii U was released in 2012. Thus the release of the Wii U does not invalidate my comment.3. Sony's gaming division is one of its most profitable, so I doubt they would stop before the whole company dies. It's mostly the electronic departments that is in the hole.

deadkingdg
deadkingdg

 @blackace Devs always get dev kits way before the announcement. I work in the game industry (but I work on iPhone/Android games) and I have a lot of friends at big studios such as EA and Ubi. They had the Vitas and 3DS kits before they were announced. Unless a console is announced by the end of the year (which I doubt), no console is coming in 2013. I'm pretty sure they'll be announced at next E3.

justfitz2
justfitz2

 @Diasflare  @Wisdominsilence Look at God of War 3, and Killzone 2/3.  They look damn near as good as PC games.  Yes the PS3 is a challenge to program for, but as time goes on programmers are starting to figure it out more and more so we'll get to see a steady improvement in the graphics department as far as PS3 exclusives go.  Many developers who do multi-console games are just too lazy to finely tune their games to properly take advantage of the hardware.  Instead they just "slap" it on there as quick as possible; this being the only major reason you'll ever see an Xbox game with better graphics than a PS3 game.

Marky360
Marky360

@RitsukoEX I kinda have to agree with him on this developers are still doing amazing things with the PS3 things that just a couple years ago ppl thought wasn't possible on the PS3 I mean look at the Last of Us it looks 4x as good as Uncharted 3 which just came out last year but some how Naughty Dog was able to get more out of the PS3 so yea I think the PS3 at least still has a little oomf left lol.

Diasflare
Diasflare

 @justfitz2  @Diasflare  @JustInTime09  Not Sony hate If i hated Sony that much I wouldn't have had a ps1, ps2 and Ps3 and I wouldn't have classified the ps2 best console in the world. now let me clarify another thing as now you know unbiased opinion, you probably don't own an xbox360, so let me explain something to you, Xbox360 is by far the greatest console at this current time, it has way more better games than ps3 has very little, Xbox360 has also better online experience you might have to pay for it but its better than the ps3 network, you can chat anytime during loading a game even while on ps3 you get cut off what a pile of crap. I'm only down with who's got heart not Sony hate and PS3 just fucked up, they even  blocked u from playing your currently owned ps1 and ps2 games so yeah Sony shot themselves in the foot, the arm the chest and their brains for region locking DLC. Xbox360 all the way its taken the ps2 's  heart, soul of the games now.