If they both release within a year of each other, it will not be who offers it *FIRST* But who offers what *BEST* at a reasonable price.
And Sony has a history of providing that on a consistent basis worldwide every time because they have invested into the game industry and put in the work. You don’t give an “A” for participation. You give an “A” for effort and the results of that effort.
There will never be a gap in time like PS3 had against the 360 worldwide launch ever again. Even if bluray, hdmi, larger hdds, built in WiFi, wireless controllers,bluetooth, etc were worth it in the end that we enjoy the fruits of today.
Near simultaneous launches are expected.