The PlayStation 4 has been leading the Xbox One on all fronts over the past two months. When it comes to developers, fan support, and even pre-orders, the PS4 has come out on top. And now Sony’s console is getting yet another advantage in the next gen console war. And a very big one.
Last week, Microsoft shocked many with the announcement that the Xbox One launch will be limited from the initial 21 countries, down to just 12 countries. Places like Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Russia, and others, will have to wait until early 2014 to get their Xbox One.
The PlayStation 4 is expected to launch in all those territories this Fall, which will give it a huge advantage of being the only next gen console in those territories for 6 months or so.
However, we still don’t know how many countries the PlayStation 4 will launch in. Sony has kept those cards close to their chests. This turned out to be a great tactic, as they now know exactly where the Xbox One will be delayed. Of course, it’s not like the smaller countries like Belgium and Denmark will account for huge sales, but getting a foothold early can be important, especially since the home console business is generally a zero sum game.
Recently, Swedish developer DICE voiced their support for the PlayStation 4 after Microsoft delayed the Xbox One in Sweden to 2014.