Creston wrote on Jan 14, 2013, 10:29: This year? That seems an awfully short time for either company to get the hype machine going.
I guess they could do big reveals at E3 and release in time for Xmas, but it still seems a very short lead time.
It's the same lead time the 360 got. Announced in May, on shelves for Christmas. The PS3 was announced the same day but released a year later, which many felt hurt them by reducing PS2 sales and giving the 360 a year of momentum over the PS3.
Wouldn't be surprised to see both do 6 months from announce to release this time. Less cannibalization.