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Pachter: Sony Inviting Investors & Media To PlayStation Meeting

Michael Pachter anticipates a new hardware unveiling from Sony come Feb. 20th. (Michael Pachter, Next-Gen, PS4)

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smashcrashbash  +   1101d ago
If they are inviting investors to it it has to be at least something important if not a PS4. But if it is a PS4 that will just be awesome. People keep saying it CAN'T be a PS4. But we have had so many leaks about a PS4 and it's specs. Why is it so unbelievable? This could just be a confirmation of what we have been seeing.
LOGICWINS  +   1101d ago
It is. Sony's making up for past grievances and getting the jump on Microsoft this time around.
bicfitness  +   1101d ago
It has to be a new console announcement. I didn't think that they would be bold enough to jump MS. I mean, interviews implied that they would, but to do it so soon before E3 is quite the coup. Pretty impressive. Perhaps this will be a more exciting generation than I'd anticipated.

Didn't they announce the Vita at an investor's meeting in Jan/ Feb 2011? I could have sworn that they did but can't seem to Google a link.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1101d ago
Even though I hope for PS4... Im keeping my expectations low

It could just be a preview event for the games coming out this year, or new PS3 games

Im keeping my expectations low, so I don't get burned
Dylila  +   1101d ago
i cant wait for the ps4 . ill buy two ps4 on day one. i use to laugh at people camping out for hours to buy things but id camp out to buy two ps4 the first second theyre available for sale.

we all know when next gen starts, it starts with ...
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onyoursistersback  +   1101d ago
Sony said, "we are gana let MS announce there's first"
i think Sony set them up, so they sit back on it a little...and then BAM Sony drops it on them.
MS will struggle and released there's out, and have a hole new RROD for the new gen.

@pedroyamato....they still support it, the same thing happen with the ps2
"quit trolling here"
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Jobesy  +   1101d ago
Or it could be a Gakai related announcement. Nobody still knows for sure what Sony intends to do with them. Personally, I'd rather have a Gakai announcement and a PS4 unveiling at E3.
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BitbyDeath  +   1101d ago

Gaikai would be used for a lot more than just Playstation.

This announcement is Playstation related, hence why it had playstation symbols on the video and not Gaikai/Sony symbols.

Gaikai is not Playstation.
DragonKnight  +   1101d ago
Ok, I guess it'll have to be me.

Patcher? How do you get the name wrong in the title, and description, when the tag has it spelled correctly?
MikeMyers  +   1101d ago

Gaikai may not even be called Gaikai anymore since Sony bought them.
BitbyDeath  +   1101d ago

It's still a tool for other products, you would not put the tool before the product.

Hence the saying putting the cart before the horse.

Also why would investors be invited to see Gaikai in use? The money comes from the products not the tools, may as well predict it'd be about Home on the PS4. It wouldn't make sense.

Not sure if you saw but the conference is to be streamed from the Playstation blog as well so it is definitely about Playstation.
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xursz  +   1101d ago
I can't be the only one who doesn't expect a new console to be announced.
Dylila  +   1101d ago
Patcher- Sony invited investors and media to see "the future"
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blackbeld  +   1101d ago
Lucky for Michael Patcher.

Funny he still got invited after many trolls.
hazardman  +   1101d ago
How you figure they pulled a fast one on MS when Kaz announced" Let MS come out first", was already after Major Nelson had put the countdown up for their own reveal. These companies already had their set days for a while now. Reveals and probably have them in our hands for the holidays. I'm definitley preordering day 1!! I can't have Gamestop telling me, I have to be on waiting list cause all preorders are soldout! They both will be awesome events and I can tell that excitement on the these is Crazy right now, it just one big mosh pit!!!
shinrock  +   1101d ago
just because they announce 1st doesn't mean they will ship 1st.
inveni0  +   1101d ago
It's quite possible that the next Playstation is Gaikai, and that it works on current hardware (including the Vita). Think about it. No hardware to sell at a loss. Millions of people already investing into PS+. A growing library of digital content.

BUT, is the tech ready for such a thing? I don't feel like it is. There's a certain fidelity I want from my games that streaming doesn't offer. So I hope that's not the route we're headed this soon.

I'm ready for another beast piece of hardware.
aceitman  +   1101d ago
if we don't see anything , the media will , I just hope that it leaks out so we can get a taste.
Divine  +   1101d ago
@Dylila Playstation 4
BitbyDeath  +   1101d ago
EU Blog stated they will be streaming the event live.
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profgerbik  +   1101d ago
Because Sony themselves straight up said they are not releasing anything substantial for anyone else to copy.

That is why people are saying it can't be anything big about the PS4. So yea, not hard to understand why people are saying that when Sony's own president has said they wont.

Guess we will find out but people always get so overly excited about Sony teasers and usually 90% of the time get them wrong.

Just like the God of War teaser and the PS: All Stars teaser everyone was so off about those, so oddly I don't see this being any different.
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hazardman  +   1101d ago
Its the PS4 dude! Picture yourself like that turtle in nemo and enjoy the WAVE duuuuude...........
Nivalis  +   1101d ago
Or it could be, you know, a PS4 reveal without going into the specs?
JackBNimble  +   1101d ago
"Because Sony themselves straight up said they are not releasing anything substantial for anyone else to copy".

Don't you think it would be a little to late in next gen console development for either platform to be copying each other, especially if we are to see a Holiday 2013 release?
Premonition  +   1101d ago
That and coupled with the fact that the Wii U has been on the market for a while now, so why can't sony launch next? Feb 20th cant come fast enough, I really want to see whats going down.
Veneno  +   1101d ago
Pachter is a genius!
Donnieboi  +   1101d ago
So, these "leaks" were miraculously able to prove that they were credible?
Donnieboi  +   1101d ago
I hope Feb 20th isn't a closed door event. I don't wanna have to wait till E3 for an official reveal.
solid_warlord  +   1101d ago
You fools it will just be an announcement of the existence of Playstation 4 and full reveal in E3.
BigStef71  +   1101d ago
Kaz Trolled us all. Lmao I love it
Ezz2013  +   1101d ago
yes yes, dat smart devil with dat trolling smile

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Lior  +   1101d ago
I don't think they will announce the Ps4 before god of war and the last of us are out
Ezz2013  +   1101d ago
those games ps3 owners will buy them no matter what
i myself will buy every ps3 exclusive this year DAY 1

they will just announce ps4 hardware but will not show any games untill those games are out
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GABRIEL1030  +   1101d ago
Unexpected ...if Sony announce the PS4 will be a critical blow to WiiU and anticipated movement to 720, is crazy, but maybe is the correct movement to Sony
WooHooAlex  +   1101d ago
I'll be very curious to see if Microsoft will wait until E3 to unveil the new Xbox now. In a way they would have the stage all to themselves if they decide to wait. They would have the only hardware unveiling of the three.

In the long run, it probably doesn't matter who announces first. Its all about which one launches first, but it can't hurt if Sony wants to get the hype train rolling early.
Mr_Writer85  +   1101d ago
Good point.

However Sony and Nintendo would have more time to show off games.

I have a feeling there will be a 'next gen' version of GTA 5 to help convince early adopters.

An upgraded GTA 5 as a PS4 launch title? Sony would be stupid not to try and get this.
WooHooAlex  +   1101d ago
I could see it happening. Especially with GTAV being delayed until September. If they did that, it would definitely be on the next Xbox too tho.

I think a new IP from Sucker Punch will be the flagship launch title. Maybe Killzone 4.
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Pillsbury1  +   1101d ago
That's right, Sony taking the bull by the horns. Ps4 I am ready.
mamotte  +   1101d ago
You know guys, I like PS, and would be awesome to see an announcement of a new console... but right now, I'd prefer to see anything but the PS4 at Feb. 20.

Just to see Patcher fail. Again.
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NYC_Gamer  +   1101d ago
I can't wait until details are leaked
L6RD7BLU3  +   1101d ago
IT (COMETH)<---- This is how epic the reveal of the PS4 is going to be
shackdaddy  +   1101d ago
Hmmm. I guess based on Patcher logic, they won't be announcing the PS4...
SAE  +   1101d ago
They should announce it early then reveal it in e3. gta v release date was a surprise so i think this will happen ..
Premonition  +   1101d ago
Imagine they reveal it early, which would be Feb 20th and show it off with all its launch games at E3, and launch it a week to a month later :)
SAE  +   1101d ago
they can do it this time . they are really late. they should have revealed the ps4 in 2011 and released it last year . i have a feeling they already finished making the ps4 . just waiting for the right moment to release it to get the highest sales..
YourFlyness  +   1101d ago
This is where Patcher makes his money..Investor Meetings. I will listen to him on this one

Its obvious the Firm that employs him sees some returns on his insight, or he would have had the boot long ago
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Gaming4Ever  +   1101d ago
Sony, in as many words: 'the PS4 announcement is coming on Feb 20th'.

Pachter: 'I predict they will announce the PS4 on Feb 20th.'

This man is so good at his job.
TongkatAli  +   1101d ago
If Patcher said that then he is wrong its Gaikai announcement, Patcher is wrong 100% of the time.
inf3cted1  +   1101d ago
He gets payed for guessing stuff, thats like the best job ever.
thetrugamer  +   1101d ago
I agree Gaming4Ever, this man is useless and you made me chuckle. However, his 'job' his awesome.
Gaming4Ever  +   1101d ago
Indeed it is Tru.
Bathyj  +   1101d ago
PS3 price cut to coincide with
PS4 announced to launch in November with
The Last Guardian and GTAV as launch titles.

A man can dream cant he?
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adorie  +   1101d ago
Sounds like a dream worth sharing.
BitbyDeath  +   1101d ago
PS4 coming 17 September?
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MultiConsoleGamer  +   1101d ago
For once in his life Pachter might actually be right about something. I'll be there. And if he's not right, I'll be sure to remind him.
profgerbik  +   1101d ago
People are always so quick to jump to conclusions with these Sony teasers. Almost every time they are wrong with what they assumed it actually was about.

As someone said it seems much more likely to be about Gaikai which has been under the radar and has literally had billions invested into it so maybe it's about that time they are showing it off.
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LOL_WUT  +   1101d ago
You are right everyones jumping to conclusions and at the end of the day they end up disappointed.

It'll be cool that at the end of the meeting a PS4 logo pops up with out revealing any details.
showtimefolks  +   1101d ago
Sony bought it for under 400 million not billions

I think Sony is building hype for a huge announcement, they want some positive media attention. Also I think it would be smart to cut $50 off ps3 price
Dlacy13g  +   1101d ago
Anyone think this may just be an event to show off their games including their plan for the holiday line up of games?
DigitalRaptor  +   1101d ago
Sorry Reggie, MY body is ready!
Npugz7  +   1101d ago
ohhh man how many dissapointed people are theyre going to be when its not a PS4 reveal!!! Thats when Microsoft should backfire with an announcement right away if Sony doesn't on Feb 20th
Bobertt  +   1101d ago
Its gonna be the reveal for the new blue and red vita slim lmao.
izumo_lee  +   1101d ago
Some people are saying PS4. Some people are saying Gaikai. Do you know what? Why can't it be both?

Sony is teasing the future. From what i can tell the PS4 & Gaikai are the future. They may announce the PS4 & show how Gaikai will be incorporated into the system. It's like killing 2 birds with one stone.

Whatever it may be the internet will explode.
Jek_Porkins  +   1101d ago
It is looking like the PS4 announcement and probably a Vita price cut as well. All the hype should send the Sony stock through the roof for a time.
ajax17  +   1101d ago
Sony's stock is going to skyrocket!
kungfuian  +   1101d ago
As much as I'm really excited for agnis philosophy/samaritan/unreal 4 level graphics (is it unrealistic that I kind of expect it from both ps4 and the nextbox?), I'm really hoping for something that's unexpected.

Some kind of input/display/functionality that really surprises people and disrupts the market. Haptic feedback, biometrics, hot/cold controllers, works on 4 tvs in your house at the same time, streams all ps4 games real time to vita for remote play, plan for service based subsidized sales model with really cheap hardware (like how phones are sold), holographic effects provided by virtual window head tracking and 3d in tandem, etc.

I'm ok with evolutionary but what I really really want is something revolutionary!!!!

Fingers crossed
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jacksheen0000  +   1101d ago
Dang, where's the hell is MICROSOFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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hazardman  +   1101d ago
The countdown will hit zero soon enough playboy, for right now its Sonys moment and were going to witness some goodness. Om my goodness can you imagine the last gaurdian being demoed on PS4 tech as a launch title. The possibilities are endless in my mind right now .....
inveni0  +   1101d ago
I'm sure we'll find Microsoft coughing and waving their hands in front of their faces as Sony's dust clears...because that's where MS is looking to be left.
chukamachine  +   1101d ago
Microsoft is getting forza,fable,gears,halo ready. Are you excited.
smashcrashbash  +   1101d ago
Only Sony gamers would take a potential next gen console announcement and turn it into something negative.
PS4isKing_82  +   1101d ago
Would be cool if Sony launched it on the same date the ps2 launched On oct 26 2000 :)
Oct 26th 2013.
DigitalSmoke  +   1101d ago
This PAchter guy is a freakin tool, he keeps on guessing on whats comming next, and misses 8 out of 10, its realy realy bad actually, how does this guy have a job...

He jeweish?

I have no idear on why this fool is being taken seriously on any gameing related topic.
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deadlydragon121  +   1101d ago
I doubt they are going to announce the PS4 then, probably something to do with the PS Vita :)
black911  +   1101d ago
I dont think its PS4 annoncment. Maybe a new Vita redesign or PS3 VR accessory or something.
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