Posted 11:21am on Wed 22 May 2013
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It's never happened before, maybe because there is a danger that the universe might implode or something, but what if both the PS4 and the Xbox One came out on the same day?
Physical game shops would be in chaos, early adopters would be hard pressed to stump up cash for both devices and heavy boxes would have to be laboriously carried from stores, bundled on top of each other (with games and peripherals in tow). But...
Wouldn't it be great?
Posted 11:27am on Wed 22 May 2013
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it would be an amusing spectacle... but as you say, a complete farce
Posted 11:31am on Wed 22 May 2013
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Yeah that would be amazing to hear. The closet to something like this ever happening was the Wii launching 2 days before the PS3, or the Xbox (original) launching days before the GameCube. If it was the same day it would be maddness.
But it would either be one of the most profitable days in Video Game industry History, or the least profitable console launches ever.
Posted 4:25pm on Wed 22 May 2013
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Imagine how hectic the midnight launch would be.
Posted 6:39pm on Wed 22 May 2013
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There would be blood on the streets (well, in the shops) if this happened... and for once the Daily Mail could DIRECTLY link it to videogames!
Posted 8:23pm on Wed 22 May 2013
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Imagine if both consoles launched on the same day, and thousands of folks all queued up for midnight store openings... and they all walked out with Wii U's...
Posted 7:44pm on Thu 23 May 2013
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It's definitely an interesting thought.
It's rare enough that consoles are released with a couple of months to be honest.
Sure the Gamecube and Xbox came out near to each other, as did the PS3 and Wii...
But I think this would be the first time that the two heaviest hitters of a console generation, both of which are firmly established as brands, hit the streets around the same time.
Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!
Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes... The dead rising from the grave!
Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!
Or, you know, instant sell-outs and massively inflated prices on eBay.
Posted 9:02am on Sat 25 May 2013
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I imagine it would be a really funny midnight launch. All the Xbox people booing every time a PS4 was purchased to the sound of PS4 people cheering and visa-versa. It would be theatrical fun that would likely receive a lot of laughs
Posted 12:24pm on Sat 25 May 2013
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I asked a friends kid who works at Game this question and witnessed the utter terror in her eyes at the thought of such a thing happening.