wtf is up with all this negativity around PS3..i think ps3 has a lot of life left I just got Ni No K. and there is a lot of RPGS out there and even more coming out its like PS3 enters a 2nd life when PS4 comes out and wont be dead any time soon to me
While I think expectations are always too high for these things (from myself included), I highly doubt this is just an Asian release date.
That will be a part of it, of course. But according to Nico Nico's schedule, this thing is an hour long. It doesn't take an hour to announce the release date.
Then you have Toshihiro Nagoshi saying we'll have an update on Yakuza: Ishin, the new Yakuza game with a still unannounced platform, on the same day as the conference. And it was said before that we'd get the platform announcement prior to TGS.
Point is, it'll be more than a release date. Unless, like, they speak reallllly reallllly slowly.
Edit: Also, they're broadcasting this on western PlayStation sites, as well. Which would lead one to believe the English translation isn't just for English-speaking Asian territories. So there's that, too.