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Submitted by Valay 707d ago | news

Sony Executive anticipates "PlayStation important announcement" for a few months

Emol: "During our visit to Las Vegas could see not only new products but we also had a few minutes to talk to some of the top executives of major technology company.

One of those meetings was with Hiroshi Sakamoto, vice president of Home Entertainment at Sony, who beat us in a brief interview with an important announcement on the PlayStation area only a few months." (Next-Gen)

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NastyLeftHook0  +   707d ago
PS4 IS COMING!
ps3bestsellingconsol   707d ago | Spam
LOGICWINS  +   707d ago
Yeah, late 2014 makes sense. It'll give me more time to save up.
ps3bestsellingconsol   707d ago | Spam
Summons75  +   707d ago
I totally ment to agree with you but my phone is really dumb sometimes :(

But yeah I'd want them to release in 2014. That way it gives gamers time to save and them time to hype/ get a strong launh line up. Everyone wins. To many great games releasing all year anyway for a 2013 release. I want a great price point (300 being the highest maybe 350), ps3 backwards compatibility plus Psn store downloads full comparable.
jimbobwahey  +   707d ago
I disagree that late 2014 makes sense, solely because Sony now knows how dangerous it is to let your competition get a head start. Sure, they could be a year late out the gate again but it would only make things more difficult for them.

The PS3 for example was scheduled to release a year earlier than it actually did, and go head-to-head with the Xbox 360. The only reason they launched so long afterwards is due to manufacturing issues, not by choice.

I think that willingly launching a year later than the next Xbox would be complete and utter madness on Sony's behalf, and also goes against earlier comments by executives stating that they won't be repeating the mistake of a late launch again.

I'm of the personal opinion that a launch in 2014 (be it late or early) would not be a wise decision for a company that's dealing with financial hardship. If anything I think that they should be trying to get it out as fast as possible to work on their install base and developer/publisher support.
Y_5150  +   706d ago
Logic. You have to understand that they'll have around half a year to save up. If people really want it they'll get it or have been already saving up.

Summons75. I'm sure they got the games down when Guerrilla games, Sucker Punch, Naughty Dog (Uncharted 3 team), Polyphony Digital and probably a few small ones in the mix as well has projects that we do not know about. Most could be coming during the launch window on the new Playstation.
UnholyLight  +   706d ago
Lol @ Summons75's comment: "I want a great price point 300 being the highest maybe 350".

Sorry but I just don't see that happening. Yeah when PS3 released in Canada and my buddy and his dad bought one for $650 that was insane for the time, but I am sorry to say that I feel like Sony and Microsoft will BOTH release in a higher range than $300. There's just no way if us gamers want a kickass console that blows this gen out of the water that it will be around $300. The WII U is $350 for the Deluxe!!!! If anything I will be happy if they slot in some between the $450-$550 range, especially with the specs they will be pushing.

**EDIT:

Just an extra thought, with the amount of demand that has been exponentially growing over the last 2 years for a new console it probably won't matter that much from a business perspective what price point they release at as long as it's under the price for upper level iPad (a little below $700). People will eat up whatever price point they choose, it would be best if they kept it low and cost effective but I can see them almost taking advantage of the extremely high demand they will be meeting.

Launching at $350 doesnt give them a lot of wiggle room to drop their prices much over the life of the console IMO.
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ElectricKaibutsu  +   706d ago
@UnholyLight
I half agree with you. I think it will definitely be $400+ (probably more towards the +) but I doubt they'll release another PlayStation for $600. I'd say $499 max. They most likely aren't using the cell again so that should save some money there.
abigailmark2   706d ago | Spam
knowyourstuff  +   706d ago
lol not all gamers are living on minimum wage and lift with their parents, if you can't afford a PS4 then wait till it inevitably goes down in price.
WarThunder  +   706d ago
IBM sucks big time!
NobleTeam360  +   706d ago
If it did come out in 2014 then early 2014 would be the latest I see them launching, late 2014 would give the Wii U and if the 720 is out to much of an advantage.
Sarcasm  +   706d ago
I'm making $25 an hour working at a REAL JOB. I was shocked when my neighbour told me she was averaging $10 but I see how it works now. I feel so much freedom now that I'm employed. This is what I do.. indeed.com
DeadlyFire  +   706d ago
Late 2014? No. At the latest it will be early 2014.

Q4 2013 seems like almost certain for launch of both consoles. If one is bumped into 2014. Latest I see launch is Q2 2014.
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portal_2  +   706d ago
Apparently Q4 2013 is a dead cert. This would mean Jan-March 2014 by Japans fiscal year.
bicfitness  +   706d ago
If they miss Xmas with the Nexbox and Wii U out, they are irreparably stupid and I won't be buying one until I see how it all pans out (not well, I imagine). This, coming from someone who traditionally buys Sony hardware (not a fanboy, but I definitely favour their games and services). We've already seen what a headstart cost them last gen.
Chris558  +   706d ago
knowyourstaff
Do you even lift?
Tvensky  +   706d ago
"PlayStation important announcement"
only a few months

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
NukaCola  +   707d ago
I see them revealing it at E3. But with the AAA guys keeping their next consoles games secret, the Wii U coming out 2 years before the next PS/Xbox?, and the lack of titles from Sony after May (Also, no confirmed multiplats for them after June as well, No COD aanounced yet, no official time frames for next gen games like MGS G0, Crysis 3 or WatchDogs...I can believe they just might drop the next Playstation (and Xbox too) this Christmas. I am excited. I hope for something to tease what's coming!
ps3bestsellingconsol   707d ago | Spam
PinkFunk  +   707d ago
Hehe yes @ above.

I always love E3 time. Get myself some beer/wine, and a pizza, and plant myself for the conference. A PS4 announcement would be succulent sweet!

...also unrelated, can't wait for Walking Dead AMC in February!
ILive  +   706d ago
The PS4 is coming people. He just pretty much said it.
stefan771  +   706d ago
All of those games you listed are current gen. Ground Zeros was running on PS3 specs

http://gamer.blorge.com/201...
AngelicIceDiamond  +   707d ago
Yep, I think it confirms May as a potential PS4 announcement.
ziggurcat  +   707d ago
it's no surprise that they're going to announce the next system at E3 this year. it was pretty evident when they didn't last year (despite people's claims based on zero evidence, much like the 2013 release date claims).

i've been saying for a little more than a year now on this site (that has been met with copious amounts of disagrees) - we will not see the next system on the market until 2014 (likely late 2014). an E3 announcement last year would've meant a release date this year, but since there was no announcement, i think it's pretty evident that it's not coming out this year.
ILive  +   706d ago
Just because they announced a console this year doesn't mean it won't release this year. Early 2014 is the latest I think Sony will go. I understand how some might feel that it is too early for new consoles because the PS3 makes you feel that way, especially if you just got one not so long ago. But the fact is that it is really time for new consoles. They are long over due.
greenlantern2814  +   707d ago
early 2014 the next xbox will be out late this year than my guess is ps4 around march of 2014. as i said just a guess but sony has a history of not being first or cheapest. that being said i will be getting one the day it comes out whenever that is
Walker  +   707d ago
I'm really hoping they do not show pre-rendred-CGI demonstrate in E3 2013 just like E3 2005 !
Know what would make me mad? A ps3 super super slim fresh announced at e3.
TAURUS-555  +   706d ago
who cares if nextbox is released earlier? PS4 will be more powerful and a truly next gen console, 4K, etc. we can wait a few months more.
Prodigy-X  +   707d ago
This is great news. Its going to be a showdown come E3 2013.
NastyLeftHook0  +   707d ago
I agree, It will be the 3 time generation leader (sony) with the ps4.

vs

Whatever micro has in store. And possible steambox! I would love to see what they do with that! I love half life and would gladly buy one for it. valve rocks.
Kingofwiiu  +   707d ago
3 Time generation Leader ?

Wii outsold ps3 , FYI and the DS destroyed the psp.
cpayne93  +   707d ago
nvm
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Jumper09  +   706d ago
sony is not the leader anymore...
DrugAddict-  +   706d ago
LOL
greenlantern2814  +   707d ago
kingofwiiu
so far yes the wii has out sold the ps3 but history shows us sony supports their systems long after the next system comes out. think about this ps2 still sell so we can speculate that ps3 will sell long past the time wiis and 360s are not so time will tell who sells more.
Kamikaze135  +   707d ago
Awesome. I can just imagine Sony taking an hour to talk about this at E3 before announcing their next console, lol.
DaThreats  +   707d ago
It is inevitable
StrongMan  +   707d ago
History has proven that next gen starts when Sony says so.
LOGICWINS  +   707d ago
I typically try to support Sony anyway I can when it comes to their products. Not because I'm a fanboy, but because Sony tends to deliver on the value front. I just got me a pair of Pulse Wireless headsets(unbelievable clarity that sound BETTER than my wired Tritton Ax Pros). I also plan on getting the Xperia Z this year.
Kingofwiiu   707d ago | Spam
Jumper09  +   706d ago
lol nope
sdplisken  +   706d ago
indeed!!
NEXT GEN STARTS WHEN SONY SAYS SO
DeletedAcc  +   707d ago
i guess i ll cry when i see the ps4 @ the e3 sony livestream! :D
i seriously can't wait ! THIS WILL BE SO EPIC & BIG
Shuyin  +   707d ago
E-boner.
unchartedxplorer  +   707d ago
Bet he got in trouble for saying that.
Either way I can't wait for the ps4 and I think this definitely strengthens the chance of the ps4 launching later this year.
MastaMold  +   707d ago
With the one year anniversary of the PS Vita release in February most likely Sony might announce a Vita price drop and some info on upcoming Vita games and maybe new unannounced Vita gamesat Destination PlayStation and announce PS4 at E3.

Sent from my PS Vita
remanutd55  +   706d ago
yes sony needs to push the vita in a big way before announcing the ps4 and i hope you are right and the company reveal at least 2 new vita games at Destination Playstation.
Pillsbury1  +   707d ago
Ps4 cannot be stopped.
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stone_cold  +   707d ago
Sony will blow your mind every time a new surprise
that why i love Sony
GribbleGrunger  +   706d ago
I would also call their plans for Gaikai a big announcement too. I'm not sure they will reveal their PS4 plans just yet. I'm not too bothered either way to be honest.
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DigitalRaptor  +   706d ago
It's very difficult to imagine what route Sony will take at E3. A PS4 reveal would be very exciting even if it was a teaser, but more exciting is their plans to expand PSN for the next generation with Gaikai (could be massive if they play it right), PS+, and what will clearly be cross-game chat, party system, cross-platform play and a lot more flexibility for background tasks.

I'd love to hear announcement of next gen games from Sucker Punch (new IP) and Naughty Dog's 1st team (Uncharted 4 or new IP), Guerrilla Games (Killzone 4 or new IP), Ready at Dawn (new IP) and Polyphony Digital (GT6). That would be massive.
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portal_2  +   706d ago
I've been thinking about this, maybe Sony are going to use Gaikai for streaming their 4K content (alongside games of course). The interviews at CES with Kaz, one of the big questions was how are they going to deliver the content to consumers. This would make perfect sense seeing as Sony (as far as I'm aware) don't stream video content yet.
stage88  +   706d ago
So I guess it's:

May reveal
June E3 - specs and games showcased
Q4 2013 - PS4 release

I hope it's true.
remanutd55  +   706d ago
i hope so too
shinobi602  +   706d ago
BODY.

READY.

DROP THE BOMBS SONY.
dfgeroigoidfg   706d ago | Spam
PhillipSantanaMusic  +   706d ago
i say announcement soon and fall/winter 2013 release.
stefan771  +   706d ago
Probably an announcement PS4 is in development and a date for a reveal
Max-Zorin  +   706d ago
Reading some of these comments, all I can say is wow. Anyways, next gen need to hurry up. This gen been going for too long.
erick21093  +   706d ago
Just thinking about it. oh the beauty it's gonna be. I can see it now, an extremely quick 30 second teaser trailer being released and Sony announcing more to come on e3. DAMN.

It's gonna shake the entire internet when it drops. I say, BRING. IT. ON. Sony :)
hiredhelp  +   706d ago
Even if the playstation 4 launches not saying it will a year after the launch of the badly named "720" .
sony would have won the game even before it realeses even now why such a bold claim? Easy because sony offers what gamers want.
1 Exclusives This inc all the studios sony has bought out we know you can pritty much expect next installment of ip's such as iconic KILLZONE,LBP,GOW,GT To name a few.

2 And trust me if they do this its always gonna please alot of gamers Keep the free online witch they did on the PS2,PSP,PS3,PSVITA

I'm certain they keep bluray cos the capacity it hold for devs and i hope they still have self upgradable hard drives.

For me sony has won before they even has launched this console.
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Neo-Axl   706d ago | Bad language | show
isyourhouseonfire  +   706d ago
"We are proud to announce that we will release the second most popular next gen console, much like happened in the current gen!"

Woohoo.
joeorc  +   706d ago
well i can say this:
this is the only real account of a time line for a pre launch glimps of a new Next playstation system. And this is from the head guy for their Playstation Engineering that i have seen and most likely the info we may be hearing about its launch may in fact be this year!

jan 10 2012

Sony- Masaaki Tsuruta Interview by Paul Dempsey

Masaaki Tsuruta, CTO of Sony Computer Entertainment-says that the company is working on a system-on-chip (SoC) to underpin the product for "seven to 10 years".
The PlayStation 3 will be at least seven years old by the time its successor arrives, but is generally considered to have lasted longer than was originally expected.

:A firm launch for the fourth generation console - not to be called PlayStation 4 - was pushed out again late last year."

http://mandetech.com/2012/0...

the cto just said it was pushed out late 2011 for until when?

2013 or 2014 or 2015?

we do not know , b ut the fact that a firm launch date was pushed in 2011, most likely means a pre-launch into this year, with a launch release late this year for regions like Japan, or Europe or US getting an early launch next year! Like it was with the PSVita. So about 4 months after Japan get's it.
disposable  +   706d ago
Nice! News about potential news.
Dms2012  +   706d ago
Did they mean to say "Important Playstation announcement in a few months"? I get the gist of the title but come on, stop being so lazy.
castro   706d ago | Spam
cee773  +   706d ago
ps4
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