The rumor mill has been in full swing for about an year now, spinning tales of next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft. Speculations are flowing again with many touting summer as the release window for those two consoles.
According to the new report we might see both companies exposing their hardware in summer and then placing them on shelves around October and November for customers.
Baird Equity Research has estimated a price tag in the range of $350 – $400, and says Autumn would be the right time of release, with the Holiday season closing in.
Their assumptions are based on the research they did during the CES 2013, during which time they spent talking with companies that are actively involved in developing and distributing video games. The research firm’s report also outlines some details that we have guessed all along.
Sony and Microsoft are expected to equip their hardware with high-end PC configuration, enhanced voice-control, motion control and better multi-media capabilities. Game Informer’s February issue talked about Sony and Microsoft following Apple’s footsteps in hosting a press conference around the Game Developers Conference in late March.
The Game Developers Conference will be held in San Francisco from 25th March to 29th, and both the companies might use the event to declare their consoles, instead of staging it during E3. But then again, all these are speculations, as we haven’t anything from the companies.
But in all probability, Sony and Microsoft would be looking for a fourth quarter launch window, eyeing to make high sales during the holiday season.