PlayStation 4 Announcement Coming in February? Xbox 720 at E3?

Every time new consoles are on the horizon rumors and speculation hit all time highs. Everyone finds a different reason why this console maker will do this or that and for what reason. What we know so far is both Sony and Microsoft have new consoles in development which are more then likely going to launch in 2013 or 2014.

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LOGICWINS1685d ago

"Sony has recently announced that they are holding an event called Destination PlayStation that is primarily attended by retailers in Scottsdale, Arizona from February 25th until February 28th. The invitation are said to point directly at showcasing the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita lineup for 2013. Although speculation fueled by the timing of this event have people thinking its the time and place Sony will formally announced their much rumored PlayStation 4."

Ensuring that everyone who is in the market for a PS3 or Vita in the Spring will hold off on buying one and wait for the PS4. Makes perfect sense. Your basically proposing that Sony will shoot themselves in the foot.

Xystence1685d ago

I think both Microsoft and Sony's waiting game will hurt them both in some form or another. Regardless you are correct in your statement!

guitarded771685d ago

Waiting... what do you mean? They can't announce a new console too far ahead as it affects sales of the PS3. When they announce it will be on the big stage at E3. E3 is the single largest media event in the industry, and if they want to build hype, it will be there. PlayStation Destination is to showcase 1st and 2nd quarter titles like God of War, The Last of Us and Sly Cooper. Business keeps people's eyes on what's in the immediate future.

blackbeld1685d ago

Best move is announce it in Februari and Showcase it at E3 and launch it in the summer to.

We wait long enough. Just launch it before the new xbox.

Kevin ButIer1685d ago

Both statements are valid, but February is too close for an unveil. Still, we should expect some leaks by that time.

guitarded771684d ago

@ blackbeld

Is Februari Italian for February?

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SynGamer1684d ago

Something Sony should consider is announcing the next PlayStation (PS4?) early Spring, showing it off with playable demos at E3, and then releasing it in August or September. That gives them first out of the gate + an option for holiday bundles a couple months after release just as initial launch hype is starting to die down.

The announcement at Destination PlayStation gives retailers and industry folk official notice of what is coming (in some form, not all details will be revealed) and then E3 is the big reveal + playable demo. Personally, the key here is playable demos for gamers/industry to experience the "next-generation" and then be able to buy it a few months later.

CraigandDayDay1684d ago

They announced the Vita at a special event in Feb. 2011. So, they could very well do so for the PS4/Orbis/Omni. Then show more off at GDC and then a blowout at E3. Then a launch in the Fall.

TheGamerDood1684d ago (Edited 1684d ago )

I can see it now, they debut it in Feb release it late summer early Fall with MGS5, HD version of LoU, Beyond, UC4, GTA 5, Planetside 2. It would be f**king beast!

Sarcasm1684d ago

Actualli they are announcing PS3/Vita stuff in Februari, but by E3i they can announce a PS4.

DragonKnight1684d ago

@DK286K: Sony could announce the PS4 today and MS would still fail at E3. They haven't done anything well at E3 for so long I doubt anyone remembers the last time they had a good showing at an E3 event.

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iamnsuperman1685d ago

Also Destination Playsation isn't new. Is it the 12 or 13th year of it????

If I was Sony (and I was doing a PS4 reveal at E3) I would unveil some big stuff there and then have a smaller show for the PS3 and Vita at E3 (Vita having a bigger one than the PS3)

Xystence1685d ago

I actually agree with everything you just said. That would be a smart move!

UnholyLight1684d ago

Well apparently they haven't done it in a while now so No it's not an annual thing like E3

MoonWheel1684d ago

I disagree because e3 is a much bigger event and they need to show the ps4 there and not waste the opportunity.

DeadlyFire1684d ago (Edited 1684d ago )

PS3 and Vita titles will be shown off here at this event for 2013.

PS4 will be shown off primarily at E3 with a small showing of PS3 games and PSVita titles. As well as Vita/PS4 connectivity. Possibly evolved Vita/PS4 interactivity much more capabilities than PS3/Vita.

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Zefros1685d ago

It really depends on WHEN they are releasing the console, if they are releasing the ps4 i summer, they will announce it in february, if winter, they will announce it right before or right after E3.

DarkZane1685d ago

Except Nintendo showed the WiiU at E3 2011, then they showed some more at E3 2012 to release it in 2012.

If Sony and Microsoft show something at E3 2013, it doesn't mean they will release it in 2013.

BitbyDeath1685d ago

Vita being a handheld wouldn't lose marketshare to PS4.
PS3 could unless Sony can keep the enthusiasm going by either dropping the price or driving motivation through their upcoming games.

It's got to happen at some point anyway and current rumours are pointing towards a September release which is not really that far away so sooner it is announced the better.

LOGICWINS1685d ago (Edited 1685d ago )

Vita is a $250+ gaming console/media entertainment hub. It IS competing with the PS4, portable or not. These devices(PS3, PS4, Vita) are all hardcore HD gaming devices. They are all equally competing for your time and money in this respect.

Most don't have the discretionary income to spend $250+ on a home console and then a week later spend ANOTHER $250+ on a portable console to play on the hour train ride home from school/work(one of the reasons Vita is struggling with pre-existing PS3 owners atm).

When the average person buys a $250 gaming console(portable or not), they don't plan on buying ANOTHER $250 gaming console for several years...since they JUST spent close to $300.

The only company that CAN do this is Apple due to their aggressive marketing and sheep consumers. This is what enables them to have a MacBook(big brother), iPAD(smaller brother), iPOD touch(even smaller brother), iPod mini(smallest brother) all coexist and sell well.

"PS3 could unless Sony can keep the enthusiasm going by either dropping the price or driving motivation through their upcoming games."

I think Sony will bundle the PS3 and Vita for $399 as a counter option to the PS4. This would make all three devices attractive.

BitbyDeath1685d ago (Edited 1685d ago )

Will have to agree to disagree.
Handhelds and Consoles have about as much in common as a school bag and a travel bag IMO.

Sure they are both bags but made for two completely different uses, when people go shopping they generally know what purpose it is to be used for. Be it school (console) or travel (handheld).

Thus being two different markets.

EddieNX 1685d ago

Nintendo's biggest threat in japan to wiiu now for the future is trying to not be overshadowed by their own 3DS. Same goes for Sony...

LOGICWINS1685d ago (Edited 1685d ago )

"Handhelds and Consoles have about as much in common as a school bag and a travel bag IMO."

But if the prices of that travel bag and school bag are comparable, you see where I'm coming from right? Assuming both bags are priced the same, lets say $20.

Wouldn't a consumer feel cheated if they get the school bag, considering that they can get a bigger bag with more space...for the same price?

Your correct in saying that one device is more portable than another, but in the end, both have the same general purpose...which is to carry items.

Lets apply this concept to the PS3/Vita. Both are comparable in price, and although one is more portable than the other..the general use for each is gaming.

"It's like saying "I won't buy ipad if new mac book comes out"

I touched on that in my earlier comment. Apple is an exception to the rule for various reasons.

BitbyDeath1685d ago (Edited 1685d ago )


I see where you're coming from but what if the bag is too big for what's required? Maybe the size will stop it from fitting in a locker or just simply make it too unconventional to use due to what it offers?

I'll give you that it may not apply in all cases but for most the consumer should know what they want.

LOGICWINS1685d ago (Edited 1685d ago )

^^Agree completely! It really depends on the person to what degree of importance the aspect portability has to the purchase.

What I'm willing to wager(judging from Vita's sales performance so far)is that portability ISN'T a major factor for MOST hardcore gamers.

Personally speaking, I'm more attracted to the Vita for its upcoming exclusive titles than its (portability/form factor)

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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1685d ago (Edited 1685d ago )

"Ensuring that everyone who is in the market for a PS3 or Vita in the Spring will hold off on buying one and wait for the PS4."

ps2 has sold for 12 years and stopped just before ps4 now.. Also why would ps4 have conflict with on the go gaming? Will ps4 do it better?

It's like saying "I won't buy ipad if new mac book comes out"..

Or maybe I don't know sh!t? That could be possible.

I hope they do announce it! That way we can skip the 20 min e3 talk about the history of playstation and get into new games and game play in the beginning instead of a reveal at the end.

I just want to see the games.

nukeitall1685d ago (Edited 1685d ago )

"It's like saying "I won't buy ipad if new mac book comes out".."

Both items are competing for your money and your time so yes, that does happen. There is definitely an overlap of market especially due to the pricing being basically identical.

Personally, I was considering getting an ultra laptop OR a tablet, but settling on MS Surface Pro instead when it is released. :)

"Or maybe I don't know sh!t? That could be possible."


LOGICWINS1684d ago

"Personally, I was considering getting an ultra laptop OR a tablet, but settling on MS Surface Pro instead when it is released. :)"

Same here lol.

UnholyLight1684d ago

Personally I think LOGIC is right. I was always going to go a Vita but then I was like why the hell would I buy that when for the same price I can get a PS3...He's right about Apple though, really is the only company where everyone HAS to have every single freaking product. It's ridiculous. For a guy like myself I chose to buy neither the PS3 or Vita now that it is getting so close to time for the next wave of consoles. Regardless of price point and if the release next to each other I will buy BOTH the PS4 and the Nextbox.

AngelicIceDiamond1685d ago (Edited 1685d ago )

A full blown PS4 announcement in febuuary? Knowing they still have AAA's coming out in the next 5 months? Yeah I doubt Sony would announce such a behemoth.

Destination PlayStation will showcase allot but a PS4 announcement won't be one of them imo.

fermcr1685d ago (Edited 1685d ago )

Microsoft's console should of been released last year. The wait is probably going to hurt them in the future.

As for PS4, i think 2013 would be a good year to release it. Later then 2013 would probably be bad for Sony.

rainslacker1684d ago

Since this is a retailer retreat type of event it's unlikely they will announce anything that big. They will show off exactly what they said they would, as it's what they've done every time in the past. Retail executives don't care about that "OMG...PWN'D" feeling that fan boys do.

Abdou231684d ago

My PS3 just died, and i have games yet to play, what should i do now? Timing couldn't be worse.