GameStop predicts just one next-gen game console in 2013

There have been tons of rumors and speculation about when Microsoft and Sony will launch their successors to the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 game consoles. There certainly have been no lack of rumors and leaked information about both consoles. There's even been attempts to sell off a Next Xbox hardware SDK.

Most people have expected that Microsoft and Sony would launch their next game consoles in late 2013. However, that's not what GameStop CEO Paul Raines has been hearing. In a chat on The Verge, he states:

This week, I'm getting a lot of rumors that are very interesting about 2013. 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.

It's hard to believe that Microsoft would wait until 2014 to launch the successor to the Xbox 360. The original version of the console was released back in 2005 and is now seven years old, although the company did revamp the case of the Xbox 360 a couple of years ago. It's more realistic to believe that Sony may not be ready to launch the next Playstation console until 2014.

Meanwhile, the next generation console era will officially begin later this fall, when Nintendo is expected to release the Wii U.

Source: The Verge | Image via GameStop

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That is true about gamestop! lol They may not be around then.

Have sony released and comments about the possibility of an upcoming playstation release? Whether it be a year away or 2?

And surely Microsoft will release a new xbox next year? Would tie in with everything else they are doing and get a good headstart on Sony.

neufuse said,
I'm predicting that GameStop won't be around in 2014

I can't stand GameStop, but that's more from the employment POV than the other.

BizBo said,
It will happen when it happens...like the iphone5 rumours...rumours are rumours....

Rumours are rumours? I guess water is water and air is air then. Sheesh so much non information spewed out to make word counts larger.

BizBo said,
It will happen when it happens...like the iphone5 rumours...rumours are rumours....

well if there's one thing I've learned from gadget blogs it's that tech rumors are true more often than not