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Submitted by doctorstrange 1058d ago | article

Report: PS4 Announcement Not Coming in February, Sigh

“Report” is a lovely word for journalists – it’s basically used the same way as “rumor”, but it sounds more credible, leading to more ever-important clicks due to the power of a misleading title. Today, games journalists have decided to use it again to speculate that the PS4 will be announced in February. While there’s always the possibility that it may be announced next month (a very slim one, as we explain below), the reasoning behind the claim is utterly, horrifically and embarrassingly flawed. Unfortunately, the rumor is starting to spread, infecting unfortunate readers who are being lied to. So it’s time to squash it.
-PSLS (Next-Gen, PS3)

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Sev  +   1058d ago
Good. Glad that someone is clearing up these bogus rumors today.
TrendyGamers  +   1058d ago
Yeah, I didn't really believe them when I first read them.
iamnsuperman  +   1058d ago
I swear this rumour came about after a website (posted here) said it was a sensible thing to do and didn't even hint it came from any source
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doctorstrange  +   1058d ago
Not sure where the idea originally started, but Expert Reviews suggested it as a possibility and Develop + MCV jumped on it as an almost fact. Disgusting.
Kingofwiiu  +   1058d ago
Awwwww , I had to change my shorts for this ?
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Kevin ButIer  +   1057d ago
Can't wait for E3...
DOMination-  +   1057d ago
The rumour came from people who assumed it would be announced at destination playstation festival
SolidStoner  +   1057d ago
I visit n4g almost every week and I can say that half of these articles are fake or very bad written.... sadly... this site was meant for other purpose, but it seems that no one is trying to make order here...
RuleNumber5  +   1057d ago
@doctorstrange, you guys write the same bullshit that you are criticizing. Seriously, it's the pot calling the kettle black. You think that by insulting other websites, that makes you a good journalist? Do you think smeering other website makes you a good journalist? (I didn't like what Expert Reviews said either btw) As a consumer of media and someone who reads a lot about games, I'm less inclined to read about your childish bickering about other websites. If I want to hear about gossip then I'll watch the Jersey Shore.

Rumors are a part of the profession of journalism, regardless if you like them or not. Hell ESPN's SportsCenter is 90% based off of opinion, banter and what if's, yet people still consume it like it's going out of style. And they openly sell it like it's genuine journalism. Why? Because that is what journalism has become. Mainstream media and the 24-hour news cycle are the ones responsible for the habit of perpetuating rumors and promoting speculation. It's the way it is, deal with it, because what you're talking about is exactly what this profession has become.
BitbyDeath  +   1058d ago
PS1 ended production 23rd March 2006
Meaning production opens for the PS3
-8 months later the PS3 released

PS2 ended production 27th December 2012
Meaning production opens for the PS4
-8 months later... we'll have to wait and see

Just saiyan
TheOpposition  +   1057d ago
Statistics can always be displayed to back up your point of view, and i think that is the case here....
TAURUS-555  +   1057d ago
if your stats are correct well have our new PS4 by august...yeees.
dbjj12088  +   1058d ago
Yeah, there's nothing in February to frame this around.
MostJadedGamer  +   1057d ago
why would the ps4 be announced in february when it is not coming out til fall 2014
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Wedge19  +   1058d ago
These rumors have been killing me today. A sad result of sites grasping at any straws they can to get hits during this time, misrepresenting information which then spreads unchecked across the internet like a California wildfire.
stefan771  +   1057d ago
What's worse is those who believe them to be factual
rainslacker  +   1057d ago
During this time? They've been doing that this whole generation. Nowadays there seems to be no reason to do fact checking, when all you seem to have to do is put rumor in the title, or assert your theory as fact by posting the most innocuous of related things.

There are still a few good gaming journalist out there. Just wish they'd get more of the limelight.
doctorstrange  +   1058d ago
Yeah, no reason to expect it'd be announced then, just a mixture of shoddy journalism and wishful thinking
EffectO  +   1058d ago
Report,playstationlifestyle is jealous that other sites are getting the clicks.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1058d ago
e3 2013, live in your world, play in ps4's!!!
MrDead  +   1058d ago
"Journalists” is a lovely word for crappy blogger.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   1058d ago
That's what I been sayin in the past 3 articles. PlayStation Destination is a big event but not big enough for a PS4 announcement. Sony is showcasing the upcoming Sony products for the 1st quarter of the year.

A PS4 announcement is whole new event of its own. And rightfully so.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1057d ago
e3 2013 you agree?
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1057d ago
Yeah E3 2013 way more likely. Feburary is too early in the year and PD isn't even a press event. So yeah E3 is the most heavily "valid rumored" source we got so far.

Well, that's the first major rumor of of 2013 on N4G that got debunked.
Hayabusa 117  +   1057d ago
The rumour hasn't been debunked because we don't know what Sony is going to show in February now do we?

Everyone keeps saying Sony aren't dumb enough to to announce in February because they've learnt from past mistakes. Surely the fact they keep making the same mistakes means the haven't learned from them?
Lucreto  +   1058d ago
The last Destination PlayStation was in 2009. I remember the PSP Jak and Daxter game being leaked.

It could be for retailers to judge how much space they will give to playstation products. PS4 could be mentioned and some software could be shown just for them to decide how much space they need to give.

They have 3DS, Wii, Wii U, 360, PC, Vita, PS3 and 2 new consoles to have space for.
TrendyGamers  +   1058d ago
The last one was last year and it leaked LittleBigPlanet Karting.
rainslacker  +   1057d ago
It's that, but mostly consists of business meetings and forecasts discussions to help the retailers prepare for what's coming, and for them to make deals on how much they will support the product.

The PR for something like this is much different than you'd see for the consumer, as those retailers care about verifiable facts and market analysis.
insertcoin  +   1057d ago
Rumors are easy, journalism is not.
PS4isKing_82  +   1057d ago
As long as ps4 is announced this year, ill be a very happy gamer. I remember way back in 99 I think it was when I saw the first screenshots of ps2 graphics. I was in total awe and couldn't wait for it to come out.

I can't wait to experience that feeling again when I see the first ps4 games footage and screenshots.
doctorstrange  +   1057d ago
Haha, yeah I love when I go back to stuff I thought looked crazy-good 10 years ago and it now looks downright terrible.

Can't wait for graphics so awesome that it even makes Uncharted 3 look bad.
TheOpposition  +   1057d ago
To be honest, i think the PS4 would be better off if it released next year, instead of being drowned by all the consoles announced this year.
chukamachine  +   1057d ago
PS3 is selling very very well, cannot see them announcing it yet.
stefan771  +   1057d ago
We might get an announcement of development and a reveal next year
Dlacy13g  +   1057d ago
Props to the author for approaching this issue sensibly and straight forward.
ps3vita4life  +   1057d ago
I personally think Sony will announce the PS4 during E3 2013 because it is the biggest gaming conference so it only makes sense. Why would Sony want to announce a new console during a show/conference that is not very popular and is not attended by the press. Plus, if they announce at PSD, then their press conference at E3 wouldn't be the best it could be. Sony wouldn't want Microsoft to get all the attention. Another possibly would be to show tech demos or upcoming next-gen game trailers during a independent press conference (to build hype) leading to E3.
black911  +   1057d ago
Ps4 wont be released till 2014 at the earliest FACT!!!!
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Adolph Fitler  +   1057d ago
All those saying PS4 won't launch until 2014.....your probably right, but I believe the PSOrbis will release by Xmas 2013...Yep, PS Orbis this year is my prediction, & I think Sony need to get the jump on MS's next machine.
Sony releasing the PSOrbis/4 at the mid point or end of 2014 would be far to damaging to them, I believe.
If MS decide to release in 2014, as is being speculated, & they decide to go ALL OUT in terms of specs, well, Sony isn't going to be able to afford to take the hits on initial sales that MS can afford. MS can for 2 reasons, they have masses of money & are not losing any thanks to Windows being such a widespread disease, & also, MS are charging people for there online service, & obviously many retarded MS fanboys think it is worth it. In contrast to that, Sony are not only offering there service FREE (free meaning they make NO money from allowing us to play games, download demos, etc, etc, the only money making area for them is the store). So, now Sony have to either leave there online service free, which I fail to see how they can afford to do, or do the almost impossible of convincing people that there service has jumped up in quality enough to warrant going from a free service to a charged one. And salesman will agree that start something off at a very low price (or free in this case), & then changing the price to take it upwards is an extremely tough sell (especially in our current economical state).

So, given the work Sony needs to do to gain back those 100 million numbers that Wii & 360 stole, they will need to roll out PSOrbis with a nice headstart on 720, & also not giving Wii-U anymore lead than it has to, they need to get it out the door this year with specs as high as possible & a $399 max price, then they need to show a improved online service that includes all the things MS fanboys whine about, (that aren't neccessary for gaming), like cross game chat & little useless features like that......and it needs to somehow still be linked to the current PSN Store & ultimately allow us to download ALL the content we already have on PSP, PSVita & PS3, yep all the minis, PsOne, Ps2 & movies, so we don't have to pay for them again. For me, being able to re-download Oddworld Strangers Wrath, or Wipeout, or any other game I've already bought on the PS3 store onto my new PSOrbis & play it on there, would be the next best thing to FULL PS3 b/c. Now imagine both, being able to reget all your digital content you bought on PS3, as well as play all your hardcopy PS3 games on PS Orbis & your on your way to the best machine I could dream of.
The rest is simple mathamatics, as only Sony knows what they can afford to put in, but the fact is that PS Orbis will be a lot more powerful than current gen. & I include Wii-U in that, so we will be duly impressed with it's power & games....
That in turn will put pressure on MS to get there machine on shelves which means, MS will be rushed & won't be able to include everything they wish to (as parts will be more expensive), & also we all know what happend the last time MS rushed a machine onto the market......a over 3 yr faulty hardware plague is what.
So give me my motherf$#king PS Orbis now Sony....I'm ready.
Silly gameAr  +   1057d ago
I'm pretty tired of seeing 100 articles about the next gen coming soon. If there was some kind of confirmation from the companies, instead of hearsay and spec rumors,then it would be something to be excited about.

Until then, those articles are just taking up space.
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coolmast3r  +   1057d ago
Welcome to N4G.
coolmast3r  +   1057d ago
lot at those who actually believed in this bullsh!t
tigertron  +   1057d ago
E3 2013 here I come.
TheKayle  +   1057d ago
ps4 will not come out in 2013....i point to second q 2014

they pushing games.....taking that is true that the last of us and beyond r ps3 games...they would be stupid and crazy to cut of sales and put out a console meanwhile two of the biggest title for ps3 r coming out

we know the fabs where the new chips of ps4 will come out r NOW working to produce the x720 chips...(semi accurate told us this)

we know that if TLOU and BEYOND r ps3 title they need at least 4 or 5 months to sell something good

we know that E3 is in june

theres just not enough time put the ps4 out.....

OR...TLOU and BEYOND r ps4 title and ps4 could come out for christmas 2013

i think theyll use Nintendo something at E3 ......put it out next year
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Persistantthug  +   1057d ago
@TheKayle.....I actually agree that PS4 will launch in 2014....but not in the middle of the year.
Since Dreamcast, there has never been a console launched in America during the middle of the's ALWAYS during the holiday'ish season(Sept - DEC).

Launching a console during the middle of the year is rather pointless and lackluster.
So we're looking at either holiday 2013 or holiday 2014.
jay2  +   1057d ago
I see it before E3, for one reason, they want to have the jump on MS, who have a count down clock to E3. So If I were Sony, I'd do what they did with announcing VITA ASAP.
badvlad  +   1057d ago
confirmed january
Yourworstenemy  +   1057d ago
'journalist's'? REALLY?
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csreynolds  +   1057d ago
I can't stand wannabe journalists. They masquerade as credible writers yet, more often than not, they're just website hit whores publishing dubious articles.

If someone discovered a way to filter their sh*t from the internet, I'd be the first to back it.
Hayabusa 117  +   1057d ago
Sony will the PS4 announce in February. Credible source is me. Happy now?
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Buff1044  +   1057d ago
"Sigh" in an article title. Good to know N4G has standards. ;)
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