Previously, we’ve made our point as to why Sony won’t announce the PlayStation 4 price and launch date at E3. But there are contrary opinions out there. Analyst Michael Pachter, in the latest episode of PachAttack, believes that Sony will in fact announce the PlayStation 4 launch date and price at E3.
Furthermore, he thinks that Microsoft will announce the price and launch date for the new Xbox as well. According to him, this will give gamers “about 5 months” to make up their minds as to which console to get this November. Sony’s E3 press conference kicks off on June 10.
While that could very well happen, we still believe that Sony will only reveal the console and some new games at E3. Then they’ll milk the suspense for a few more months before revealing the PlayStation 4 price and launch date.
Nintendo did something similar with the Wii U, where they revealed the console and games at E3 2012, but waited until September of that year to reveal the price and launch date.
Can’t wait for E3? Check out our What to expect from the PlayStation 4 at E3 article.