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Sony Announces Destination Playstation 2013

We're excited to announce the 13th Annual Destination Playstation event, hosted by Sony Computer Entertainment America, February 25th-28th 2012.

This year's destination brings us back to the picturesque Sonoran Desert and the luxurious Fairmont Scottsdale Princess resort. As our guests, you'll be treated to food, drink, play, and a first look at all the amazing new releases coming from Sony Computer Entertainment America in 2013. (Industry, PS Vita, PS3, Sony)

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Lucreto  +   1136d ago
I am expecting the PS4 announcement.
Mintyrebel  +   1136d ago
Doubt it, E3 or Gamescom would be the only place they would announce their next gen console now. TGS maybe has an outside chance but that show has been on the decline recently, so thats doubtful too.
mrshooter2k12  +   1136d ago
I agree, but Sony could possibly hold a Playstation Meeting in Tokyo early next year, in the same vein as the PS Vita announcement in January 2011.
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Mintyrebel  +   1136d ago
They kind of already announced that the Playstation 4 was in development at a share holders meeting so....
jaosobno  +   1136d ago | Well said
No, Sony needs their own event to announce PS4 where they don't have to share the spotlight with Microsoft. Destination Playstation will be ideal time to do that.

An announcement with a few tech demoes on Destination, and full reveal on E3 2013.
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Lucreto  +   1136d ago

The 360 was announced on MTV so a special event just for the console is a good idea. E3 would be good but the 360 would also be announced so it would have to share the spotlight.

The last Destination Playstation was back in 2009 so something it up.

If it was me I would announce it at CES and do a whole PR campaign through the year.
Riderz1337  +   1136d ago
When was the last time a console was announced at E3? Exactly. They announce them before E3 to get the hyped built up so that people go and watch E3 to get more information.
Tapani  +   1136d ago
TGS has absolutely not been on the decline. It has simply changed with the market.

And this year was better than last.

Check your facts. The game is played by the numbers, not by random assumptions.
scofios  +   1136d ago
They can do the same microsoft did with the 360
The official unveiling of the Xbox 360 occurred on May 12, 2005, on MTV Presents hosted by Elijah Wood.The system with some playable games, was shown off at E3 2005.
ABizzel1  +   1136d ago
I doubt it as well, it's too soon. They won't announce anything about the PS4 until After their fiscal year which ends in March.

The earliest we'll hear about the PS4 is April - May in a formal announcement, and we'll get more at E3.
UltraVegito  +   1136d ago
The lack of any mentioning of the Vita in the comments disturbs me.

Tease the ps4,show the last gaurdian and beyond two souls and give the vita some fcking love(moar games!annnddd a price cut)dammit T.T cmon sony.
calis  +   1136d ago
Why exactly do they need to wait until a big show to announce something?

Something about the gaming world I don't understand, like secrecy about a game, why does it need to be done at a big event?
What difference does it make?
TristanV1  +   1136d ago
Sony never ever announced a new console/handheld at e3. ps2 march/99 ps3 may/05 psp may/04 psvita jan/11
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DeadlyFire  +   1135d ago
Wrong. E3 is the only place ever to announce a console. Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo have NEVER revealed a console outside of E3 to the public ever.

If Sony show any PS4 material it will be a game or two with a Playstation logo at the end of its trailer.
grailly  +   1136d ago
feels weird to think we might be so close to a next-gen announcement. I'm really hoping these announcements will arrive very soon, but then I feel awkward thinking that I might know what's coming up next in a month or two.
JoGam  +   1136d ago
Expect PS4 all you want, but it won't be announced.
JoGam  +   1136d ago
If they are announcing the PS4 during this event Sony really need to advertise this event. People NEED to watch this event to get the word out. Oh that's right is it going to be live online? For the PS4 to be announced at this event Sony needs to push and make this event huge.
torchic  +   1136d ago
exactly and that's why it's unlikely to be unveiled at this event. not hyped up enough, it feels too soon.

the n4g crowd are a little too eager with console unveils, I mean back in 2011 a lot of them were predicting new consoles in 2012, told them it would never happen but hey I got my disagrees. here's another example of that.

unveil at this even is not impossible, but I would be very suprised if it did happen.
Anon1974  +   1136d ago
I don't know that we'll see a PS4 announcement next year, let alone the launch. Of course the PS4 is in the works, that's no secret, but if the PS4 was seriously gearing up for launch next year, we would have seen a sharp increase in R&D spending from Sony's game's division. Every time there's been a new hardware model or new console launch we see a sudden increase in R&D spending reported on the financials about a year in advance of the hardware release.

We just witnessed such a spike with Microsoft's Entertainment division which no doubt signifies the new Xbox is gearing up for launch next year, but all is quiet on Sony's front and has been since there was a spike related to the Vita, far before it's announcement. Unless we see the sudden spending this holiday quarter from Sony's Game division, time is running out to carry out a launch in 2013 and I don't think they'll launch next year.

If we don't see that spending increase this quarter, my guess is Sony will aim for a March release, as they did with the PS2 (and PS3 outside of NA/Japan). A 2014 launch is starting to look more likely to me. Of course, I could be dead ass wrong, but Sony's been pretty consistent in the timing between seeing that spike in R&D spending and launching new hardware.
Shadowstar  +   1136d ago
I don't think Sony can afford to give the next Xbox another year lead. I think they'll push something out if MS does.
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GribbleGrunger  +   1135d ago
I think you're in the ball park with that assessment Darkride66 ... and to be honest, ShadowStar, I really don't think it matters to Sony whether they release first, alongside or after the 360. Only people who see the numbers of consoles and not the numbers of PSN outlets are concerned with the whole 'a' V 'b' concept.

Delivery is the key to Sony's success now, not just install base.
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ABizzel1  +   1135d ago

I agree with you somewhat, but at the same time, if Sony let's MS get a 2 year head-start and Nintendo get a 2 year, then it's going to be a nightmare, building up the same level of hype for their console as the other 2 will already have, especially considering the PS4 and Xbox 1080 will likely be near identical (Final CPU / GPU being the only variations, but both PC parts.)

MS's head start last gen gave them a chance to sell 8 million consoles in their first 11 months. Then when Gear of War was released right before the PS3, it showed what true Next-gen games looked like, and Sony didn't have an answer, which pushed that lead from 8 million to 10 million. On top of that they were cheaper than the PS3, and have been this entire generation by $50 (when PS3 made price cuts) - $100 (when MS made prices cuts in response to those PS3 price cuts).

That lead is all but gone, but look at the struggle and negative press the PS3 had over those first few years, and believe it or not it left a bad stigma on Sony's and the PlayStation Brand. Everyone I know who has gone out and bought a PS3 within this last 2 years have loved it, and broken all negative thoughts they had on it, but that ominous cloud still looms over everyone who hasn't bought a PS3, and were around when all the Sony hate was going on.

Giving Nintendo 2 years, and MS another 1 year head-start will be disastrous for the PS4, especially if they don't launch with a powerful list of games that look and play just as well as anything on the Xbox 1080, and a price that matches. But even then they'll still be at a disadvantage with MS have a larger install base thanks to the year head-start, the Xbox being lead platform (which shouldn't be as big of a problem as early PS360 days), and having to play catch-up all over again when the Xbox becomes the dominate core console of choice in the USA (aka the largest gaming territory).

Sony can't afford to let any of that happen again, or their brand will take another hit, and with the PlayStation Brand being among the best they have, it would be a dire situation if that happened.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1136d ago
It just got real?

I hope they stream it!

@Kingofwiiu below
"Dress is business-casual unless otherwise noted (sunglasses recommended)"
in case you get sprayed..
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showtimefolks  +   1136d ago
sony will talk about ps4 at GDC than show more at E3

Uncharted 4
Killzone 4

i want 2 out of these 3 at launch with ps4.
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ziggurcat  +   1135d ago
@ Lucreto

won't happen until E3, and even then it's not being released until 2014.

people need to stop holding on the the false hope of it coming out in 2013. with absolutely zero confirmation from sony, i don't know how people got it in their heads that it was going to happen.
Lucreto  +   1135d ago
Why E3? If Microsoft announce a console as well neither will get the spot light.

Sony never announced a console at E3. CES or Destination Playstation are good starting points.

I said before Destination Playstation has not been held since 2009 and a dozen games were announced there.
Kingofwiiu  +   1136d ago
I will be there with my 3DS XL and Miyamoto T-shirt!
hduce  +   1136d ago
I'm not an advocate for violence. But...... You might get sprayed!
sashimi  +   1136d ago
attention whore much? lol
akaakaaka  +   1136d ago
It's okay we have good memories about mario when we where immature kids we loved mario..
And miyamoto is so cute I remember is face (very amaze) when he saw killzone 2 or 3? for the first time lol at e3
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chukamachine  +   1136d ago

You should take a PSVITA Instead. Destroys the 3ds ain all area's.
Daoshai  +   1135d ago
Except games atm
BlaqMagiq24  +   1136d ago
And you won't make it out alive if you do.
Ezz2013  +   1135d ago

lol you are going there was this
it's like going into a bikers bar with T-shirt writen on it "i hate bikers"
MasterCornholio  +   1135d ago
Might as well commit the ritual of Seppuku once they dishonor you in front of everyone with the master sword.

:) Dont be an ass and i was just kidding with my comment. You have every right to be a fan of Nintendo just respect the fans of the other brands and you will be just fine.
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Kingofwiiu  +   1135d ago
I was only joking guys.... Don't take offense lol.

Hopefully Sony will announce the PSUltra...
Summons75  +   1136d ago
Sweet. Totally unrelated but any word if and when the next season of tester is? That show is so bad but yet hilarious at the same time.
OmniSlashPT  +   1136d ago
This is it, this is your chance Sony, don't ruin it. Tease the PS4, reveal it at E3, show it at Gamescom and release in the end of the year.
InMyOpinion  +   1136d ago
I enjoy it more when the companies stay completely mum about it, go through their E3 presentation as usual and then at the end go "...and there was this one more thing we forgot to mention".
grailly  +   1136d ago
couldn't they do exactly that, but at destination playstation instead?

do they have a presentation though?
Shadowstar  +   1136d ago
Heh, Sony isn't Apple. Not sure they could pull "one more thing" off :)
AhmadSA  +   1135d ago
Just like Twisted Metal!
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silkrevolver  +   1136d ago
Solid timeline.
PS4isKing_82  +   1136d ago
PS4 reveal in 2013!! Whether it be gamescom, E3, TGS, or DPS, we will see the PS4 this year. Can't wait to put down my pre order!!
americanGTA  +   1136d ago
What does DPS stand for?
Godchild1020  +   1136d ago
Destination PlayStation?
CrimsonSquall  +   1136d ago
Destination PlayStation...
MRMagoo123  +   1136d ago
Damage per second.
1Victor  +   1136d ago
@ americanGTA it means dumb prostrated soon.
anyways we'll see how Sony plays this card most likely they will tease their new system with games like they did with motor storm and kill zone then game play and full reveal @ E3 or TGS
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1136d ago
Honestly, if Sony announced the PS4 at this event they would definitely be one upping Microsoft.

Think about it, E3, Microsoft's confrence are always a day before Sony's. Having your own event can really give spotlight only to yourself. People will only be talking about your product after, no one else's.

Of course if they announce might be best to not give a release date, and wait till Microsoft announces their console and release date(maybe e3?) Then steal their thunder and give a release date the next day which is earlier (if that's at all possible)
BitbyDeath  +   1136d ago
Or just say 2013, and announce the actual day and month later on.
Muerte2494  +   1136d ago
I say....
release a teaser at this event which is only months before e3. Something like a viral trailer would go a long way. Anywhere along the lines of...

Black Screen
Ps4 silhouette fade in then fade out
Same silhouette (different angle) fade in ...fade out
" Gaming's next evolution...." fade out
" is coming.." fade out
Then cryptic e3 announcement date.

That would give them so much clout going into E3.
rainslacker  +   1136d ago
I dunno, announcements work that way for both companies. Sony could get a jump start on the hype, but then all MS would have to do is make their own announcement whether a few weeks later, or a few weeks before E3(or whatever), and all of a sudden they would be getting all the hype. And we all could start arguing on which is better like good little gamers.

On the other hand...if Sony announced it and gave a release date...say September/October...then it gives those that would talk about it a real thing to look forward to, and not just expectations of more news. Unless MS was ready to go with their next system, they would be hard pressed to upstage their competitors announcement wise.

This example works both ways, so I'm not being pro-Sony, just pointing out something to consider.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1136d ago
I think the biggest factor here is who can make their console prep'ed for release first. Words are only words. Whoever can safely deliver first will probably win next gen, unless of course, Sony focuses on some Move2 bullshit and same with Microsoft's Kinect
nyobzoo  +   1136d ago
I want to go, but can't :(
MultiConsoleGamer  +   1136d ago

I'll be there.
ajax17  +   1136d ago
The thirteenth annual? Huh, this is the first time I've heard of it.
Y_5150  +   1136d ago
Same here. Destination PlayStation sounds cool though.
metroidfusion2  +   1136d ago
Ps4 wont be announced lol its coming in 2014
Sarobi  +   1136d ago
Maybe the neXtbox will but Playstation will be here next year
BlaqMagiq24  +   1136d ago
SandWitch  +   1135d ago
Wii U was announced more than one year before release
VITA was announced more than one year before release

If PS4 is releasing something like 2014 04 04 (VITA released 2012 02 21) then it's about the right time to announce it
francknara6  +   1136d ago
Last year LBP Karting was announced at this event.
SuperSonic266  +   1136d ago
don't think sony will ever top that.
Brian1rr  +   1136d ago
Magic spells 2?
perdie  +   1135d ago
well, that is unless they announce LBP Karting 2!!
KingDustero  +   1136d ago
Does one have to be invited to this event or something? Choose register, but asks for a registration code in order to log in.
megamanX2  +   1136d ago
"Sony Announces Destination Playstation 2013"

sony announces its death?
rainslacker  +   1136d ago
Yes, no better way to announce your going out of business or dropping a major part of your business by holding an event which will cost them millions and not be attended by shareholders. /s
dragonyght  +   1135d ago
lol nobody get the joke and reference bubble 4dat one hahaha
americanGTA  +   1136d ago
I would do what apple does...........

........... announce it only a few days before it comes out


rainslacker  +   1136d ago
Yeah...that worked out real well with Sega and the Saturn.:)
ado908  +   1136d ago
I can guarantee 99.999999999% that the PS4 will not be announced for this event. I honestly don't see why people are so eager for next gen. I'm still enjoying my PS3 and anticipating The Last of Us and God of war ascensions. Hell I just got my Xbox 360 this year. So if microsoft were to announce an xbox 720 then that would suck big time for me conidering I would of just used to money to get the 720 as I'm sure it would be backwards compatible anyways.. I am almost certain I will get a crap ton disagree's just for stating my opinion on this or just mentioning that I would get disagree's
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ceballos77mx  +   1136d ago
I'm actually waiting for the announcement to rebuy a 360, just thinking of all that game catalog very cheap makes me happy.
ado908  +   1136d ago
The games will be cheaper I definitely will look forward to that. I'm just upset that some of the games I have on the 360 will not be playable online because it will either be dismissed within time or nobody playing it and moving on to next gen games.
ceballos77mx  +   1136d ago
That's a good point I play mostly offline.
VsAssassin  +   1136d ago
I liked it how the site was made! About the event, I wish I live near that place so I could go. This year's E3 is going to be exhilirating since there's no other way but for Sony to unveil PS4!

Edit/PS: And oh, of course new games still for the PS3. We all know that even after the PS3 came out, the PS2 still had dev support!
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Pillsbury1  +   1136d ago
No ps4 announcement here, Sony is going to hold its cards close to their chest till E3.
americanGTA  +   1136d ago
More like TGS
WeAreLegion  +   1136d ago
The past two consoles, Sony has announced them at a PlayStation Meeting at the beginning of the year. Both the PS3 and Vita were announced early in the year, with full reveals at E3.

They may do it again.
nevin1  +   1136d ago
if there is no PS4 info, i can see possible PS3 and Vita prices being reduced.

I dont think they need a special event to show off

GOW: Acension
MLB The Show 13
Last Of Us
Soul Sacrifice

Or do they?
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GraveLord  +   1136d ago
That's a nice website. HTML5 or something?
DigitalRaptor  +   1136d ago
you guessed it. HTML5 is the future of the web and Sony recently seem very savy about that.
r21  +   1136d ago
Sorry if this sounds dumb but what registration code is the site asking bout?
rainslacker  +   1136d ago
This is a private event for retail executives
(ie.Gamestop, Wal-Mart, etc), developers, and possibly the press (not sure about that one). It's not open to the general public.
r21  +   1136d ago
Ah i see, thanks for the info. There i was hoping i could join :C Ah well, looking forward to whatever Sony is going to show by then :D
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Adolph Fitler  +   1136d ago
PS4 would be a great announcement, & to be honest, Sony need it.....they need to announce it now, for a release sometime before Xmas 2013 (September would be nice, but more realistic would be November 2013).

This coupled with a price drop for PS3, & maybe a new model Vita with 32gig internal memory included, would be great. Also, a couple of new games for Vita would be awesome.
WooHooAlex  +   1136d ago
Because its a 3-4 day event, I'm thinking it won't be a PS4 announcement but its not too soon at all for an announcement. The Vita was announced at the Playstation meeting in January 2011. They usually announce a console roughly a year before it comes out, so I'm actually surprised we haven't seen it yet as it is.
I think this could be a Vita centric event.

Vita price cut
Uncharted vita sequel from Bend
God of War Vita
Couple PS3 game announcements
Possible PS4 announcement
josephayal  +   1136d ago
The Ultimate Gaming Console is Coming to Town
remanutd55  +   1136d ago
I want to see Killzone Mercenary online co op campaign and 16 players online multiplayer maps, Tearaway demo, Soul Sacrifice demo, God of War, inFAMOUS vita unveilings and ps4 teasing, Thank you.
Letha1Rage  +   1134d ago
Sorry to break your heart but we may not ever be able to get more than 8 because the reason declassified had so little people in multiplayer is because the built in party system caps it.
remanutd55  +   1134d ago
where did you get that info? sony needs to start flexing psvita muscles, heck i would say the vita needs an online only multiplayer experience like Warhawk!!!! imagine 16-20 players craziness online multiplayer matches oh my god!!!
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wiiulee  +   1136d ago
i expect them to announce they will be copying the wiiu gamepad and miiverse
LOL_WUT  +   1136d ago
I can see them copying the gamepad but, as for miiverse who the hell would want to copy that atrocity?
dragonyght  +   1135d ago
u mean psHome. i could have swear it came out first, no maybe aw man looks like sony at it again lol
Thirty3Three  +   1136d ago
What I want to see [Wishful dreaming warning] :

-Crash Bandicoot REMAKE - by Naughty Dog and the rest of the original creators - with PS3 graphics. BUT. It's Crash 1-3 (psx) totally remade, and a single game, pushing like, the whole game into 1. Same classic awesomeness, with new levels, and amazing graphics.

-Same thing as above but with Sir Dan's game(s). (Never could spell the title of his game right, not going to bother tryiing)

-Same thing as above, but with Spyro 1-3.

-Same thing as above, but with Final Fantasy VII and VIII. One game. They'll make a filler in-between 'games' so it shows what 'happens' between the two games, shoving the 'main character baton' from Cloud to Squall.

-Same thing as above, but with Gex 1-3.

-Same thing as above, still with Crash though. This is the same thing as the first one; just thought I'd type it again because it seems important, and is, by far, my favorite-suggested idea.

jakmckratos  +   1136d ago
I dont think they announced anything major last year at this. It's really for businesses to meet with SOny. Not for big press releases
silkrevolver  +   1136d ago
I have no doubt the PS4 will be there... behind closed doors.

Sounds like this event is for developers, mostly.
Omnislash  +   1136d ago
Great its in Scottsdale.... -_-;
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