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PS4 Less Powerful Than The Nintendo WiiU? Dream On, Says Shuhei Yoshida

''Nintendo is getting the jump on Sony and Microsoft this year with the release of the WiiU. And while neither Sony nor Microsoft is ready to share official details and specs regarding their next home console, Sony Worldwide Studios head honcho Shuhei Yoshida makes it clear that the PS4 won’t be outdone in terms of power when compared to the WiiU.'' (Next-Gen, Sony, Wii U)

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Sakura_   1333d ago | Spam
NYC_Gamer  +   1333d ago
PS4/720 will both use more advanced hardware than Wii-U...
NastyLeftHook0  +   1333d ago
yeah playstation always uses high end tech, there not cheap.
live2play  +   1333d ago
neither can you with their 599 price tag
Virtual_Reality  +   1333d ago
I don't know if you notice, but one of the main reasons why the PS3 was expensive, is mainly because of the Blu ray. A stand alone Blu ray device was at $800+ in 2006.
And the PS3 was $600 including all the other features.

The PS4 will have Blu ray, and now a stand alone Blu ray device cost $200 or less.
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Moncole  +   1333d ago
You do know the PS2 was the weakest console last gen and the PS1 was weaker than the N64?
NastyLeftHook0  +   1333d ago
599 is a steal. i would have paid 1500 bucks for the experience ps3 games have given me like heavy rain, god of war, uncharted, demons souls metal gear ect ect ect ect.
Revolver_X_  +   1333d ago
How long was PS2 out before Xbox and Gamecube? Exactly. Did Xbox or Gamecube get the longevity support lasting almost a decade? Troll fail
yabhero  +   1333d ago
Guess you weren't around with PSX and PS2, when they were last tech wise. I love Sony but people need to stop pretending they were always a tech beast.
3GenGames  +   1333d ago
PSX released after PS2 idiot. Now learn that PSX doesn't mean MOTHER F***ING PS1. It never released in the USA either!!!!

Sorry, just get mad at people using that term so wrong. P***es me the f*** off.
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gaden_malak  +   1333d ago
If that pi**es you off, you need anger management. Such a small thing to get angry about.
jetlian  +   1333d ago
psx was originally known in the west as the japanese ps1. I dont know why usa mags said psx tho. 3gengames

this the first time sony really stepped up on tech
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stragomccloud  +   1333d ago
Well this generation they did. PS1 and PS2 weren't exactly top of the line when they came out. PS3 and PSP on the other hand, very advanced for their time!
Hisiru  +   1333d ago
I loved my PSX/PS1 (it's the same thing, right?) console!
EeJLP-  +   1333d ago
Intelligent/Well Said

PSX is an actual product released in Japan. It was a PS2 & DVR combo player.

PS1 (the original PlayStatin) is not a PSX.

PlayStation X [or PS-X or PlayStation Experimental] was the code name for the original PlayStation prototype, but it dropped the X before it was released.

PS = PlayStation (the brand as a whole)
PS1 = PlayStation (the first PlayStation console)
PS2 = PlayStation 2
PSX = PlayStation 2 & DVR combo released in Japan

PS3, PSP.. pretty self explanatory.

Now the only problem is the Vita. It's PS Vita officially, but that's a bit long for an acronym or abbreviation, so.. PSV or Vita?
MaxXAttaxX  +   1333d ago
People forget that the launch price for the base PS3 model was $499.
You weren't forced to buy the $599 model, like people seem to make it sound.

And yeah, it's true that PS systems weren't always the highest spec consoles aside from the PS3.
BUT what PS consoles have always delivered is GAMES.
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RevXM  +   1333d ago
Im going to expect that Sony makes the most powerful and competent machine next gen also.

Ps1 and Ps2 were not the strongest but the three latest Playstation Consoles have all been the most powerful. PSP, Ps3 and the very recent VITA.
So I reckon that PS4 will follow that trend.

I bet sony's Playstation division and Kaz loves gamers. Loves to satisfy us because they know we love them and that true gamers never die so we are a reliable market if they can please us.

And nothing is more pleasing to a gamer than a quality console packed with features, and getting a satisfying amount of supersauce exclusives. I think Playstation will be THE GAMER console and perhaps also the entertainment system.

And I dont care what the Ps4 will cost, If sony makes the best I will pay a suitable price.
High spec is worth it to me especially in a console or Gaming rig because I can rest assured that I wont need to uppgrade anytime soon and the games will look great until the next gen arrives, or in the Pc world I might skip one gen or two. 1 gen is a year or so on pc's.

High spec systems always deliver more features and better entertainment capabilities such as the PS3, Xbox and the Vita.

I hope Ps4 will be pretty much just like what Ps3 was back in 06.
But instead of expensive new Gameformats and Super experimental CPU, I rather see those efforts in to more graphics, RAM and an SSD this time since a Power8 CPU and Blu-ray will do just fine for the timeframe I imagine that the Ps4 should launch in.
Shane Kim  +   1333d ago
Not true. PSX was the slim PS1 here in europe.
blackbeld  +   1333d ago
Shane Kim is right.

PSX was the PS1 in Europe. And was released after the PS2. After that they came with PS2 Slim models.
EeJLP-  +   1332d ago

Unless you can show otherwise, that's a PAL PlayStation slim.. "PSone".

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morkendo23  +   1333d ago
Make's me wonder how strong the PS4 will actually be.
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RustedMan  +   1333d ago
lol at the disagrees.
Ignorance is bliss...
bizatto   1333d ago | Spam
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sandman224  +   1333d ago
If you ask me the playstation brand is the only thing keeping Sony afloat.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1333d ago
What's that got to do with anything?
Blastoise  +   1333d ago
Its not like Sony make Laptops, TV's and MP3 players...oh wait...
Canas2010  +   1333d ago
Don't forget movies too.
andibandit  +   1333d ago
I dont know what this had to do with anything,to the other 2, he was referring to Sony's 4 billion deficit, and that Sony's been loosing profit in alot of their other departments, especially TV.
one2thr  +   1333d ago
Sony also publish movies and tv shows as well... Sony is a huge industry, it doesnt only focus on electronics you know... Just sayin
moparful99  +   1333d ago
Don't forget they are the worlds largest manufacturer of Cinema cameras and film, they also produce a BOAT load of personal cameras and camcorders. Sony has been hurting financially because their company is fragmented, no 1 division has anything to do with another and the company became so bloated that when the economy whent to hell in a handbasket they had to downsize dramatically.. Hence why they have a new worldwide president and they are restructuring dramatically.. They were always going to lose more before they gained but with the playstation brand beins so healthy and the revenue they make of of the movie industry they will right the ship, just takes time guys
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namyrb  +   1333d ago
I believe that either Kodak or Fuji are the largest manufacturers of motion picture film... I don't think Sony even makes motion picture film. They are the largest manufacturer of tape stock (Beta, Digibeta, HDCAM SR etc.) used for TV and cinema, but not motion picture film.
AIndoria  +   1333d ago
@Namyrb : Ever heard of google? Use it mate.
Game3s  +   1333d ago
Vita keeping Sony afloat?
KwietStorm  +   1333d ago
Why is this even being entertained. And look at the comments it's already produced.
NarooN  +   1333d ago
Exactly. It must suck to be a fanboy. Whatever happened to just *enjoying* games for being, y'know, games?
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Acquiescence  +   1333d ago | Funny
If the PS4 was less powerful than the Wii U...
then that would mean it would be less powerful than the PS3 too. That would make no sense.
DarkSceptile   1333d ago | Spam
kikizoo  +   1332d ago

"You do know the PS2 was the weakest console last gen and the PS1 was weaker than the N64?"

lol, some people have to learn history : ps2 and ps1 was the most powerfull at launch, competition a long time came after (you can only compare ps1 with saturn, and ps2 with dreamcast...nintendo is always late to the party, and never deliver a beast)

edit : the ps3 is making huge profits, they are selling more than microsoft since launch, without XXXXmillions$ marketing, and now they are selling even more games than competition (and don't forget bluray royalty, and sales, withtout ps3, no victory)
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Ryo-Hazuki  +   1333d ago
I imagine that Sony will have a great "next-gen" with the PS4. Easy to develop, powerful system, has all the social features such as party chat for FREE (party chat is free on the Vita), will launch at the same price at the nextbox, and won't be a year late to the party either. They will be ready next-gen
moparful99  +   1333d ago
People forget that sony survived this generation and is actually making profit off of the ps3. To think that they wont learn from their mistakes, which yes they made a few, is ludicrous....
DiRtY  +   1333d ago
This is one of the myths here on N4G.

The PS3 is making a tiny, really tiny profit by now. That is a good thing. The PS3 cost Sony about 5 billions since 2005 (R&D). Overall, the PS3 will never be profitable.

Even the old CEO said this in an interview.

"You have spent three billion dollars on the Playstation 3, disregarding research and development. Can you ever get your money back?

Stringer: Not for as long as I live (laughs)."

That was 2008! and the PS3 became profitable 2010, the pricecut killed these profits and it is breaking even since 2011.
Persistantthug  +   1333d ago
DiRtY.....The thing is, it's not all cut and dry like that.
Yes, the PS3 has lost a lot of $, but because Sony is way more than just a games company, to attribute it only to the PS3 and or the games division isn't quite accurate.

When Sony launched the PS3, they KNEW they were going to lose BILLIONS on it......In a manner of speaking, you could just say that in this case, Sony CHOSE to lose money on the PS3 ON PURPOSE......FOR A PURPOSE.

School grade math would tell anyone that losing $300 on 10,000,000 units = 3 billion dollars. And that's just in the first year.

That's just how bad Sony wanted BluRay to be the victor.
Now, if you want to know if it was all worth it or not, then you'd have to ask Sony. But I have the feeling that the jury is still out on it and there won't be a definitive answer for years to come.
portal_2  +   1333d ago
@Dirty they make billions from software
DiRtY  +   1332d ago
The numbers I posted are for the whole division before it was put together with other products. So this includes software sales as well. In 2008 Sony lost 3 billion USD on the PS3 WITH the profits from software sales.
portal_2  +   1332d ago
I don't think so
tigertron  +   1333d ago
Out of all the questions that guy could have asked...he asked that? *facepalm*
dangert12  +   1333d ago
SONY Is the only one I trust as of now to not let me down regarding games...even vita's current line up of games is more consistent In appeal of games to me then the 360 or Wii U is the only game that makes me want a wii u is not even confirmed an exclusive and I don't think it will be and that's rauyman legends.
WitWolfy  +   1333d ago
They did show of that Zelda HD game but that was about it.
portal_2  +   1333d ago
Personally, for me, Zelda games have gone stale since Wind Waker. Ninty need to return to their roots IMO.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1333d ago
Make's me wonder how strong the PS4 will actually be.
corrus  +   1333d ago
cpayne93  +   1333d ago
...really? You really think that this is bs? You really think the ps4 will be weaker than the wii u?
corrus  +   1333d ago
Dammit i had to read the article
the worst  +   1333d ago
wii u is already last gen
givemeshelter  +   1333d ago
And when the PS4 and Xbox720 launch, they will be last gen too LOL
Khordchange  +   1333d ago
It sure worked well for the Vita and PS3 didn't it ;)

I hope they go powerful, but not too powerful. Or they will end up in last place again
nolifeking  +   1333d ago
I'm sure it was the power that got it it's place. Not the price or launch date. No better hardware always sells worst.
alb1899  +   1333d ago
Samsung, the terror of SONY will jump to a new console........nop......but what if?
GiggMan  +   1333d ago
"And while neither Sony nor Microsoft is ready to share official details and specs regarding their next home console"

Seems like Nintendo isn't ready to share either... Where are the damn specs so we can end all the speculation???
omarzy  +   1333d ago
Wii u day one for me, but was this topic even a debate?
krazykombatant  +   1333d ago
another bunch of bunch of sony fanboys sucking at the juicy nipple of sony. Wow cannot belive some idiot said that the cell is more powerful than anything a pc can churn out wow hahaha.
one2thr  +   1333d ago
Yeah that was a ridiculous statement to say, on the behalf of said "idiot"... And this is coming from a Pc, PS3, and Vita owner. Goes to show that some people dont think before they type/talk or whatever it is they do to communicate....
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GamingTruth  +   1333d ago
well pc hasnt churned out ps3 exclusives so i guess hes not an idiot
Moncole  +   1333d ago
We dont even know the specs for the Wii U. And the PS4 and Nextbox wont be a lot more powerful than the Wii U, they will be about the same. These consoles were under development for a while now.
LOL_WUT  +   1333d ago
PS4 Less Powerful Than The Nintendo WiiU? Dream On, Says Shuhei Yoshida
Cant you read? Also Sony said last time they have never been first or cheap. So there you go. :)
Nutsack  +   1333d ago
Lol uh...

The WiiU is about on par with the 360 and PS3 in terms of power.

Why would Sony make a PS4 thats about the same power as current gen?

You make no sense Moncole. Nintendo just took older hardware to pay less, nothing cutting edge. They made the WiiU about similair to the 360 architecture for easy porting.

Sony, as a hardware company, will always focus for cutting edge hardware. Like they also beat Nintendo in the handheld market in hardware specs. Go see that weak 3DS hardware compared to what the PSVita brings.

Xbox 8 and PSOrbis will give the WiiU a beating, it'll get raped from left and right like the Wii got it this gen in graphics, physics and good games.
yabhero  +   1333d ago
Cool Story Bro
Can I see your WiiU spec sheet?
Hisiru  +   1333d ago
Cool story bro. 3DS has more games than PS Vita and 3DS is also selling much more but yes, Vita has more specs, must be great for Vita (and for your ego).

As a vita owner, I do think it has an amazing hardware, but I bought it to play some new games and not play ports I can already play on my PS3.

I am enjoying my 3DS much more because it has more to offer (still trying to finish Resident Evil Revelations on hard). At the end of the day it's all about fun and software.
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givemeshelter  +   1333d ago
They always beat Nintendo when it comes to hardware for handheld systems.
But higher specs NEVER win in sales and the "console generation". Never have.
Sony still misses this point with handhelds.
It has never come down to hardware. Just games.
PSP,Sega Game Gear, Lynx, Turbo Graphic 16 handheld...
All of those were more powerful than Nintendo offerings at the time and yet they all did not outsell the Gameboys or DS systems.
Price is the biggest factor for handheld game systems. Most of these handheld are bought by parents for their kids and most of the time they will not buy a unit that is $250+ when the console system costs less or the same.
It's a double edge sword.
Nutsack  +   1332d ago
Both Hisiru and give me, you don't get the point I made.

This was about companies that push high spec hardware. Not about how many sales or games it gets or 3DS has them. Are you retarded fan boys or something?

What Sony proved once more with PSVitas hardware is that its prepared to go waaaaaaay beyond Nintendo in specs. I made this connection to the WiiU and upcoming PS4. Get it, got it? Jeebus.

Sad too saying 3DS has more games, its freaking a year earlier on the market. At launch it had virtually no games and cost 250 too. While Vita has a wide launch line up giving real good hardware for 250. Sure, a price drop will be good, like Nintendo gave its under powered handheld one after 6 months. And Mario isn't a port? Or another Zelda? Damn Wiiboys are retarded, Nintendo systems only have
20 year old IPs and recycled stuff... Maybe you should buy Gravity Rush and Escape Plan. I doubt you even own a Vita. Lololol and then mentioning Resident Evil, god you're funny, that game is ported till death.

Back to the WiiU and Ps4, PS4 releases at the end of 2013, of course its stronger than a 2012 Nintendo machine, duh... Nintendo looks for easy ports from 360 and PS3, PS4 will change the game back to how it was with difference in power between PS3 and Wii up till now.
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   1333d ago
You got to be stupid to actually think that the Wii u will be more powerful than the ps4
DialgaMarine  +   1333d ago
Don't underestimate the stupidity of Nintendrones. I recently had one telling me the 3DS was more powerful than PS3 because the CPU was newer, and he meant every word of it... True Story.

He also tried to tell me that 3DS ran Crysis on High settings at 20 FPS. Nintendrones aren't exactly the brightest when it comes actual gaming machines vs. children's play toys.
omarzy  +   1333d ago
ummmm try to make you stories a little more believable?? you try so hard to make us nintendo fans seems stupid, it is quite pathetic. also your "children play toy" is childish. see what i did there? they do the same damn thing which is play video games. i will probably get a replay that says nintendo games are not games because they are from nintendo. 7 year olds get bolder with online statements every new generation
DialgaMarine  +   1332d ago
@omarzy You honestly think I made that crap up? It blew the hell out of my mind the second I heard it. I wish I was that creative. You want me to send you the Youtube PMs?

I never said anything bad about Nintendo games, but the fact still remains that the Wii is nothing more than a children's toy. The best selling Wii titles are games like Carnival games and Wii Fit. Games that appeal to children and fat stay at home soccer. I mean really, that's 85% of the Wii's demographic right, hence why it has actually sold this gen. Nintendo games are not core games because they don't appeal to actual core gamers. Only to casuals who don't mind playing the same exact sh*t for 3 decades straight. The last fresh title that actually attempted to be a hardcore gaming experience on Wii was Conduit, and look how well far that went.
PopRocks359  +   1332d ago
The 3DS is projecting very nice graphics twice over with the use of 3D. It also has two games that are running the Resident Evil 5 engine.

Regardless of what or what any "Nintendrone" tells you, the 3DS is quite powerful for a "children's toy."
Xx-ADITYA-xX  +   1333d ago
The Wii U has worse graphics than the PS3 lol the PS4 would RAPE every console out there.
AO1JMM  +   1333d ago
Get your eyes checked asap!
Khronikos  +   1333d ago
No Wii game is running better than 720p with zero AA and games like KZ3 and U3 spank the Wii U at the moment in terms of what they are doing. Give the Wii U a couple years but by then no one will care. They should have put better tech in their system and that is all. Another jaggy fest with low framerates lol no thanks my beast PC and PS3 do just fine.
Xx-ADITYA-xX  +   1333d ago
frostedjuly  +   1333d ago
what the f#@$ is Wii U ?
gk07  +   1333d ago
wii mopped up 360 , ps3 with old tech we will see what happens this time lmao : ) i hate this site somtimes : )
moparful99  +   1333d ago
The wii only sold so well because it was cheap,and had a gimmick that drew in casual gamers by the truck load.. If the wii was a traditional control format then the ps3 and 360 would have used it to clean their toilet... But Because it was CHEAP and had a motion control setup the casual gamer ate it up... Case and point..
omarzy  +   1333d ago
case and point is that sony and micrsoft were beaten by inferior hardware. it is called business. do not try and justify xbox/ps sales with made up theories about what would have happened if this or if that happened
ChickeyCantor  +   1332d ago
"The wii only sold so well because it was cheap,and had a gimmick that drew in casual gamers by the truck load.. "

No, Sony and MS just have sh/tty marketing.
If everything is driven JUST by price then most companies would be gone then.

Sony and MS simply failed to appeal to this so called casual crowd.
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FyouseeK  +   1333d ago
to many hackers and bullshit with playing on a pc. thats why consoles will always lead
3GenGames  +   1333d ago
Find a unhacked game on COD4 on ANY system. You won't.
AO1JMM  +   1333d ago
Wont be getting a PS4 on launch though. Doubt It will cost as much as the PS3 at launch but will definitely cost more than a wiiu
majedx9  +   1333d ago
F*ck PC....sorry i had to say it.
Stallion  +   1333d ago
Da fuck? How is this even an article. No shit the PS4 will be stronger. Hell, the PS3 is stronger than the WII U. What a stupid question.
Game3s  +   1333d ago
How is the PS3 stronger than the Wii U?
QuickdrawMcgraw  +   1333d ago
This gen I have a PS3 and a 360.Next gen it will be a Wiu and a PS4.When I heard that almost all 3rd party games will be coming to the Wiiu,plus being able to play their exclusives sealed the deal for me.I was fooled by my Xbox friends this gen about all their exclusives.I'm not big on online play so my Xbox has sat idle since Allan Wake(which was awesome).I'm still waiting for Allan Wake2.So for me it's not all about power or graphics.It's about games.I borrowed a friends Wii,played Zelda and gave it a standing O when I was done.It took me about a hour to stop noticing the inferior graphics and just enjoy the game.
Colonel_Dante  +   1333d ago
Wii U, Its next gen to Nintendo, cuz atleast they'll make a profit as their using off the shelf 2005 pc components.
leemo19  +   1333d ago
For sure ps4 will be more powerful than the WiiU, giving Sony will have extra year or two to improve things that WiiU has. Articles need to stop about rumors of what the ps4 or 720 specs have till MS and Sony official announce there new consoles
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