PS4 Release Date, News and Rumors

Sony is yet to confirm the existence of the PS4 games console, but it exists out there somewhere. And with Christmas 2012 upon us, we're all hoping we'll have PlayStation 4 consoles under our trees this time next year.
So the important questions are; when will the PS4 hit the shelves? What sort of hardware will it pack? And will it even be called the PlayStation 4?

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The Meerkat1920d ago

Sony and MS are engaged in a staring contest.
I just wish one of them would blink, I don't care which one.
My brain needs facts and figures to digest.

decrypt1919d ago (Edited 1919d ago )

You could probably check the with AMD what both the locked down PCs will be featuring.

AMD probably load them up with some left over tech. Leave the hyping to MS and Sony.. you will get to hear claims like:

"Its Does 4D"
"Toy Story graphics"
"Lucid Dream"

Thats the sort of technicals console makers release most of the time lol. You dont get much Facts and Figures from them :P lets stop pretending as if its the PC industry where manufacturers will throw benchmarks your way to give you some evidence on whats really coming your way.

Anyways when you do get a first glimpse of the actual boxes, things to look out for will be :

Size & power consumption.

Why the 2 of those things?

Console makers will do everything in their power not to release much details at all. It will just be blatant marketing.

Well size will determine how hot the parts in this thing run, if its a cramped box like the Wii U then most likely its got low end hardware in there, that doesnt need much ventilation.

Power consumption, because its obvious anything powerful will require a good amount of power. If the consoles are rated for anywhere near a 100 watts expect them to be weak. A rating anywhere close to 200watts and we are talking about good amount of power(for a console, In comparison to PCs it will still be about equal in performance to a low end gaming PC).

Most likely i predict it will be compact boxes designed to be cost effective. So that MS and Sony can profit day one.

extermin8or1919d ago

You're power consumption point is wrong, they may well have very low power, because the parts are all customized by the manufacturer, as it has to do very little other than play the games, unlike a normal pc :p

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1919d ago (Edited 1919d ago )

@The Meerkat

They will most likely be more powerful than wiiU chew on that for now.

This is what you want?

ABizzel11919d ago

What you want. But not going to happen.

Those GPU's alone cost more than a 32GB Wii-U.

3-4-51919d ago

good comparison.

I think they are both trying to avoid blinking until the Summer.

sikbeta1919d ago

Yeah... this is some cold war armament race $#@| can't stand no more...

No more leaks, fakes, rumors and other stuff... WANT Next-Gen Consoles NAO! bring it on please!

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Lvl_up_gamer1919d ago

Until I see a spike in Sony's R&D department, I don't believe the PS4 will release in 2013. Speculations all point to a 2014 release being the earliest.

Thatguy-3101919d ago

Well if I recall didnt activision said only one console will launch next year? The valve console is a for sure thing so maybe sony and Microsoft will go for early 2014. I hope not though because im really anxious for a new system.

BitbyDeath1919d ago

Someone posted the R&D figures the other week and showed it was no different to the PS3. PS3 didn't spike R&D remains consistent as it never stops between cycles.

extermin8or1919d ago

Sony announced at investor call last year, that R and D costs were incurred by next gen console development were in the figures, I think sony start as soon as their console launched and just slowly work on it from that point onwards?

KangarooSam1919d ago

Random thought, although somewhat on topic: how's the instant games collection gonna work with no back catalog? :/ I don't have the money for picking one up on day one anyway, but for the people who are and with the rumors of PS4 not being backwards compatible; what's up with that?

tbon3man1919d ago

Just don't get rid of your PS3 until some firmware updates or we know for sure the PS4 is or is not backwards compatible.

DA_SHREDDER1919d ago

the ps3 isn't like the ps2, like you mentioned, with firmware updates, the ps3 will be relevant for a very long time, and it wouldn't surprise me if it sold more than even the ps2 did.

jacksheen00001919d ago

Second hand games on the way out? Hope this isn't true because if for any reason your game system break down you'll be suck with a bunch of games that won't work for any other game console. That said, I hope Microsoft/Sony include a life time warranty or they'll end up pissing off a lot of PS4/720 owners.

KangarooSam1919d ago (Edited 1919d ago )

It would be connected to your PSN ID/Gamertag. Therefore, just retrieve that and you're all good. :)

On the other hand; I still don't effing want that lol. Online passes are bad enough. Registering games sounds horrible. The only time I trade in games is when I've played the hell out of it and some place offers great deals (like Gamestop just did with the 200%+ values), so it doesn't effect me hugely. But say average Joe over here spends $60 on a game day one and ends up hating it, he should be able to sell it to someone else for $50 or whatever.

They're just gonna be punishing the consumer and making us more weary of the purchases we make. So, it'll really just make business hard for trade in places i.e. Gamestop, Best Buy (won't really hurt them), etc.

So yeah, way to go damaging the economy if you follow through with this Sony and Microsoft >_>

Ippiki Okami1919d ago

"Second hand games on the way out?"

This rumor was already debunked. Not gona happen unless they want gamestop and other retailers to lose money they get from used game sales.

violents1919d ago

I like the way ubisoft does it. New game comes with voucher to unlock online stuff. Buy it used and you have to buy a 10 dollar online pass. Sounds fair. The dev still gets thier money for you playing thier game and you still get it cheap.

Other devs should adopt this strategy to avoid the whole "lock out used games" arguments.

3GenGames1919d ago

You like that? Man, it seems like every single gamer out there is pretty much just a tool today. Supporting that garbage is retarded. Only an IDIOT could justify DLC or online passes. I buy a game disk, I get the right to use the online. End of story. The person who bought it isn't evem taking up server space, FFS! F*** those publishers. And f*** people who support that.

violents1919d ago

@ 3gengames.

You are the reason developers fail. If you dont cut in the dev how are they supposed to have the capitol to make that next big game you want to play. Buying used is nice to have but when you find out you favorite series is being cut or whole developer goes under, wouldn't it seem better if everyone who is really a fan threew in there share so those people can still have jobs and we still get awsome games?

3GenGames1919d ago (Edited 1919d ago )

What a joke. How many inide games have you bought? What a crock of sh**. Developers fail because they make bad games and have bad management. Not because they're starved for money. They're maximizing profits, not staying a float f***tard. I'll buy all my games 3 months old, with online, and for $35 on steam thank you. Would games that haven't made money go for that price? LOL HELL NO.

And I do program. I make games myself. I can tell you, this is ALL just sh**. They don't need money. They maximize profits. Look at EA. You think a game that sells 2,000,000 copies NEEDS $10 more per game to stay afloat? No, you're a a MORON.

violents1919d ago


So its ok to steal now. Your straight up stealing stuff from an industry you make money from and encouraging others to do it too.

And frankly it doesn't matter who's game your buying indy or not. Your still technically stealing from that dev. People get sued all the time for downloading music illegally, but its ok for you to do it with games? So we can share games but not music?

Realistically It makes sense. Your using up server space that they have to maintain, why shouldn't you put in your fair share? O because you just some A-hole that claims to be a programmer on the internet websites and cusses at people a lot. If you actually were in the industry I think it may be safe to say that you would have better points than "i'm a tool". I would ask you to tell me some more fairy tales from you wonderful land of game programmers with anger managment issues, however I have to go support the developers I like by buying thier games.

BTW what company do you work for so I can never support your games. Matter of fact I'll pirate a few so I can steal from you too.

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Veni Vidi Vici1918d ago

I've said it before:

No used games = no purchase of console

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