MLB 14: The Show PS4 Release Date Set

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Posted March 13th, 2014 at 12:15 pm

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When SCEA revealed the April 1 release date for MLB 14: The Show on PS3 and Vita the company only stated that the PlayStation 4 version would arrive on an unspecified date in May. Now that date is known: Tuesday, May 6.

The early May release is great news for those eagerly anticipating the game. However it will also amplify the necessity of a “trade-up” deal if SCEA hopes for consumers with both consoles to buy first on PS3 before moving on to the PS4. Five weeks between the two will not be enough time for even the most hardcore fans to justify buying the game twice unless a special offer is in place.┬áBased on the earlier poll results a significant majority of consumers are planning to pass on the PS3 version altogether and wait for the PS4.

So far there has been no indication that there will be a deal offered – and the time to advertise it should there be one is quickly slipping away – but in the past the PS3/Vita combo deals have also popped up at retailers like Amazon with only a few days to spare.

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  • Keith.

    That’s awesome news.

    • Casor_Greener

      Game will be over rated…

  • smsixx

    I already have a good feeling that a few here will be bitching and moaning about the release date.
    When all is said and done SCEA is making sure that a FINISHED PRODUCT will be hitting the shelves in May rather then a half-assed, glitchy mess that we get with Madden and next-gen NBA.
    Im tired of opening up a game and 3 hours later going to message boards seeing everyone scream for patches and fixes…SCEA did things the right way here…Hopefully this move will sink in with EA and 2k dev teams…Letting them know that a WORKING GAME will always trump a release date deadline.

    • bebb

      Im not upset by the release date but if you expect this game to be perfect because it had an extra month of development you will be the one who will be upset. Its going to have a usual share of problems.

    • dhall

      Do you actually think Sony pushed the date back to make sure “…that a FINISHED PRODUCT will be hitting the shelves…”? Are you a fucking moron? This game’s development is DONE. It was DONE since early March. he only reason for the delay is to capitalize on the PS3 sales in April and non-PS4 owners that are waiting to purchase this game. Co’mon, don’t be a fucking dimpl-minded idiot, dude. THINK.

      • smsixx

        Well aren’t you a class act?
        (Probably an Xbox owner as well).

  • Skihawks

    Great news especially after I was told at GameStop it would be May 30.

    • Jon

      That was only a placeholder date.

  • rinodino

    I don’t think that many people have a PS4 yet, so I think PS3 numbers will do better than PS4…..so your poll might be off a little

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      Actually data points to the PS4 selling more since casuals are not the audience for a sim baseball game. The hardcore fan that would be an early adapter, more specifically the hardcore baseball fan, knew the PS4 was an important purchase (not just over the Xbox One but for getting the best version of the game this year) and moved on to it early.

      • buggstbone

        Well since I don’t have the funds to move on yet, I’ll be getting for PS3. Are they basically similar versions or will I get shafted like I did with NBA 2K14, pending graphics?

        • Casor_Greener

          PS4 will probably be glitch filled

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