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Consumers Will Decide on PlayStation 4 - Sony

IB Times: The next-generation PlayStation 4 is a long way off and the PlayStation 3 is here to stay, according to Sony UK Vice President Fergal Gara, adding that consumers will decide when a new console is needed.

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Septic1383d ago

Yes, the consumers will decide and I think it's safe to say that the vast majority of them have decided that they are ready for the Playstation 4.

And I don't think they are concerned with:

"...continuing to innovate with the PS3, making it smaller, lighter and offering better value entry-point consoles. There's been a big engineering push in Tokyo to give it a facelift and a spec revitalization, too, so that's good to see"

Unless of course Gara isn't referring to already established consumers of the PS3 and merely late adopters, in which case, he is wrong- the current owners of the PS3 should be the ones that will decide on the Playstation 4.

kagon011383d ago

I'm one of those who got the console early and I'm not satisfied with this gen at all, with all the bs going on in the gaming industry.

The next gen will be far worse than this one I assure you that...

decrypt1383d ago

"...continuing to innovate with the PS3, making it smaller, lighter and offering better value entry-point consoles. There's been a big engineering push in Tokyo to give it a facelift and a spec revitalization, too, so that's good to see"

But its essentially just as powerful as the original PS3 :P

The situation is so bad smartphones are on the verge of challenging it. Hell they already have over taken it in the Ram department lol. Yet they still want to wait on the consumer to decide rofl.

Anyone not wanting to be stuck with half a decade old tech already built themselves a PC.

CommonSenseGamer1383d ago

@decrypt: Add tablets to that as well. this time next year we'll see tegra 4 devices hit the mobile/tablet scene and I have yo say they look impressive. 48 core GPUs!

Persistantthug1383d ago (Edited 1383d ago )

For PS4, I'm pushing for a holiday 2014 launch....that way we can get good tech instead of underpowered hardware that's in the Wii U.

That's no troll, I'm telling the truth in how I feel and why.

http://www.youtube.com/watc... <----- THIS IS WHAT NEXT GEN SHOULD LOOK LIKE. I want this type of look in my gameplay rendered at 1080p @ 60 frames.....that's what NEXT GEN should look like. So if I have to wait until holiday 2014 or later to get awesomeness like this.....then I'll wait.

jetlian1383d ago (Edited 1383d ago )

well thats not happening even in 2014! More important it wouldnt be at 1080p or 60 frames!

Based on your 2009 ps3 your not a hardcore gamer. I want ps4 now!

Persistantthug1383d ago (Edited 1383d ago )

Do you even know what the term "HARDCORE" means? It seems like you bastardized the term to something unrecognizable.

At any rate, from what I understand, 3 terraflops of total output is what it will take to render that Agni's Philosophy tech demo.
An AMD 7970 renders 3.7 Teraflops now for approx $400
By 2014, We can MOST DEFINITELY get that, sir.

You see....I've researched this, as I'm a forum member of the BEYOND3D forums, jetlian....That's how "hardcore" I am, whatever in the heck that means.

Perhaps you might do some research for yourself.

Take care.

jetlian1383d ago (Edited 1383d ago )

lol rendering cutscenes and actual gameplay are two totally different things. PS3 has a 2 teraflop output and its not even close to 20 percent that agni video.

So what you "UNDERSTAND" isnt reality. If all it cost is 400 dollars why isnt there any pc games running that right now? You dont know what your talking about

You could have 46 games but they all could be lowest of the low. Who waits 2+ years to get active in a gen if they are hardcore. My friend waited and he plays hardcore games but he isnt a hardcore gamer.

I have over 200 games this gen not including live/psn

Exoil1382d ago

@jetlian:

Your E-penis must be very big! And super hardcore!
Congrats to you!

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TheTwelve1383d ago

<---- consumer who has decided he's buying a PS4

MrDead1383d ago

I would like it for next Christmas please Mr Vice President

-MD-1383d ago

I decided a new console was needed so I built a gaming computer. Crazy how that works.

Sokol1383d ago

In all honesty, I have had my PS3 since Feb. 2008 and I really wouldn't mind another 2-3 years out of it. Last of Us, God of War: Ascension, Beyond, Ni No Kuni (first party alone) is more then superb line up for me.

I believe we could see similar games offered for the next 2 years.

There is only so far graphics can go. Good quality games are another story and for that alone, PS3 is sufficient.

Hellsvacancy1383d ago

Ive had mine for 6 years atleast, im ready for the PS4, illbuy one at launch, depending on what games there is, BF4 will be enough

Blankman851383d ago

Ni No Kuni isn't first party though. Just sharing.

GreenRanger1383d ago

"The next-generation PlayStation 4 is a long way off and the PlayStation 3 is here to stay"
I hate PR talk.
Everyone knows that the PS4 has been in development for years.

CommonSenseGamer1383d ago

Yes, but saying that will kill sales this Xmas for the PS3 and possibly the Vita.

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