Sony Computer Entertainment announced during E3 that the PlayStation 4 would see release during the 2013 holiday season – though an exact day of release remains unknown. On Aug. 1, Sony reported their first quarter FY13 results and it would seem that the company may not release the PS4 in Japan this holiday.
According to Sony’s first quarter FY13 consolidated financial results, there is a blurb discussing the praise Sony received at E3 regarding the reception of the PlayStation 4. Within this write-up are Sony’s plans for releasing the PS4 in North America and Europe during the 2013 holiday season, but it fails to declare a holiday release for Japan.
The slide from the financial results reads:
In the game business, at the June Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in the US, Sony received accolades when it announced the details of PlayStation 4 (PS4), which is scheduled to be available during the 2013 holiday season in the US and Europe.
PS4 not only delivers the ultimate gaming experience, but it also deepens connections between users through a combination of gaming and social connectivity. Sony aims to further move the game business forward by enhancing peripherals and the software lineup, and fully preparing for the launch of the PS4 this holiday season.
Could this just be a case of weird wording? That is certainly a possibility.
Sony will once again focus on the PS4 later this month when the company hosts its annual Gamescom conference on Aug. 20. Recent rumors suggest Sony may announce the PS4’s official date during Gamescom – full story here.
If the PS4 is to miss a release in Japan this year, we should have official confirmation in the coming weeks. For now, consider the possibility of a delay as a rumor.