Michael Pachter anticipates a new hardware unveiling from Sony come Feb. 20th.
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.
It is. Sony's making up for past grievances and getting the jump on Microsoft this time around.
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.
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
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 ...
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"
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.
@Jobesy, 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.
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?
BitbyDeath, Gaikai may not even be called Gaikai anymore since Sony bought them.
@MikeMyers, 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.
I can't be the only one who doesn't expect a new console to be announced.
Patcher- Sony invited investors and media to see "the future"
Lucky for Michael Patcher. Funny he still got invited after many trolls.
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!!!
just because they announce 1st doesn't mean they will ship 1st.
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.
if we don't see anything , the media will , I just hope that it leaks out so we can get a taste.
@Dylila Playstation 4
EU Blog stated they will be streaming the event live.
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.
Its the PS4 dude! Picture yourself like that turtle in nemo and enjoy the WAVE duuuuude...........
Or it could be, you know, a PS4 reveal without going into the specs?
"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?
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.
Pachter is a genius!
So, these "leaks"...you were miraculously able to prove that they were credible?
I hope Feb 20th isn't a closed door event. I don't wanna have to wait till E3 for an official reveal.
You fools it will just be an announcement of the existence of Playstation 4 and full reveal in E3.
Kaz Trolled us all. Lmao I love it
yes yes, dat smart devil with dat trolling smile hehe
I don't think they will announce the Ps4 before god of war and the last of us are out
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
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
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.
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.
@Mr_Writer85 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.
That's right, Sony taking the bull by the horns. Ps4 I am ready.
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.
I can't wait until details are leaked
IT (COMETH)<---- This is how epic the reveal of the PS4 is going to be
Hmmm. I guess based on Patcher logic, they won't be announcing the PS4...
They should announce it early then reveal it in e3. gta v release date was a surprise so i think this will happen ..
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 :)
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..
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
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.
If Patcher said that then he is wrong its Gaikai announcement, Patcher is wrong 100% of the time.
He gets payed for guessing stuff, thats like the best job ever.
I agree Gaming4Ever, this man is useless and you made me chuckle. However, his 'job' his awesome.
Indeed it is Tru.
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?
Sounds like a dream worth sharing.
PS4 coming 17 September?
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.
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.
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.
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
Anyone think this may just be an event to show off their games including their plan for the holiday line up of games?
Sorry Reggie, MY body is ready!
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
Its gonna be the reveal for the new blue and red vita slim lmao.
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.
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.
Sony's stock is going to skyrocket!
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
Dang, where's the hell is MICROSOFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 .....
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.
Microsoft is getting forza,fable,gears,halo ready. Are you excited.
Only Sony gamers would take a potential next gen console announcement and turn it into something negative.