With the new rumor that says Sony and Microsoft will announce their new consoles in March, it's fair to assume one (or both) of those machines might be ready to go by the end of this year.

However, our readers don't believe we'll see the PS4 until 2014. The majority of those polled said Sony's new console won't make it for the 2013 holiday rush, although a fair number do expect the PS4 to launch at the tail end of the year.

So far, it's just impossible to say. Sony executives have given the media conflicting signals over the past year or so; first they say the PS3 has plenty of life left, and they're not interested in releasing new technology any time soon, then they say they can't afford to be beaten to market by Microsoft again. Personally, I'd be fine with the PS3 for another two or three years but I know I'm not in the majority.

This week, I thought about gauging reader interest in Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch , which releases on Tuesday. But considering that just about everyone around here seems interested, we're gonna take the next step- Do you believe Level-5's latest could end up being your personal Game of the Year? The chances of it winning GotY at major sources are probably slim, so this poll is all about you and your opinion on the matter. 🙂

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cLoudou
cLoudou
8 years ago

I sure hope Ni No Kuni wins but because it is releasing so early it will get lost in the shuffle.


Last edited by cLoudou on 1/20/2013 10:47:36 PM

ulsterscot
ulsterscot
8 years ago

I think it would be a catastrophic mistake to give Microsoft a free run at the holiday season

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

PS4bis has a bit of a problemo, it needs that holiday money but my gut tells me the secret games that Sucker Punch, Guerrilla, Bend, Santa Monica, Polyphony and others are working on might not be quite ready by then. Vita launched after Xmas and had a bit of a problem. Still I think 2014 makes more sense unless they plan to not have many games again.

I'm certainly banking on Ni No Kuni being a personal favorite. Awhile ago I might have said Bioshock Infinite but they seem to be having lots of problems. 2013 might still be too early for Beyond Two Souls as well. I'm expecting Ni No Kuni to give an unparalleled magical experience though Tales of Xillia has a shot at being the more traditional JRPG and Graces F really blew me away.

It could hit some publications GOTY awards based on scores alone though.

Ydobon
Ydobon
8 years ago

But wouldn't the tax return season be a good time for them in 2014?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Mayhaps mayhaps.

Wrote
Wrote
8 years ago

I want ni no kuni to be my goty and it is my most anticipated game this year, its just this year has so many games I want. Gta5 will probably be mind blowing, the last of us will undoubtedly be amazing, mgs gz and dark souls 2 if released this year should also be insanely good.

Its just too hard to say, but either way I'm gonna enjoy the hell out of ni no kuni come Tuesday.

~Wrote

CrusaderForever
CrusaderForever
8 years ago

^This!

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
8 years ago

I cannot wait for Ni No Kuni, already pre-ordered and will be dropping at my door 1st Feb. (UK release date…). It just seems like the JRPG the PS3 needed, I really hope it gets out there and people realise it. I see IGN gave it a 9.4 which is very reassuring, I thought a traditional JRPG would be classed as dated, but I have yet to hear anyone say that. about Ni No Kuni.

As far as GotY, for me I am sure it will be, but for the mainstream audience I doubt it very much. Had it been out in 2012 which was one of the slowest years in recent gaming history – maybe. But 2013 is looking to be quite the firecracker which so many titles spread out through out the year, I doubt it will win a casual audience over say GTA V or The Last of Us.

ulsterscot
ulsterscot
8 years ago

even if the big exclusives are not ready – they need the PS4 out in time for the next COD – you can bet your ass microsoft will make that deadline – it would be tantamount to suicide for Sony to drop the ball and miss the xmas sales generated by the biggest game of them all.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

There's about a zero chance the next CoD won't be available on PS3 and 360 as well as any next gen platforms.

Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
8 years ago

I'm shocked to see that despite I see debates here all the time on how J-RPGs were the shit and Japan should fight back and revive their roots to dominate the gaming industry once again (which I agree with), that the votes for Ni No Kuni being anyone's personal GOTY is the lowest percentage of all options.

Shame, because according to IGN and Gametrailers, this game kicks so much ass. Level 5 are heroes in the Japanese gaming industry (with the aid of legend Miyazaki), I hope they help start a fire, and I hope it rises.

___________
___________
8 years ago

i really hope it will be out later this year.
ninty were really smart releasing the wiiu around mid to late november, by then 99.99% of the years games have been released so theres not much its competing with.
i hope it wont be within the first half of 2014, theres always just too many games releasing then.
also i just cant wait that long im too excited to see what they will bring us!
plus im getting REALLY sick of consoles holding PC gaming back, so the sooner we get a slight upgrade the better!
waste spending 5K to play games a 1K PC could play!

as for ni, i was really excited to see it when it was first announced it looked so beautifully artistic and creative.
i wish they would make a game like this but with a normal proper battle system!
sigh, why is it whenever such artistic beautiful games like this release they have to have a boring frustrating combat system?
why cant we have a combat system like kingdoms in a cartoony artistic world like this?

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