EDGE: PlayStation 4 Revealed

Development sources with working knowledge of both next generation consoles have told us that PlayStation 4 will be more powerful than the next Xbox, will ship with a redesigned controller and launch by the end of the year in Japan and the US. PlayStation 4’s European launch will follow in early 2014.

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Prcko2115d ago

Development sources with working knowledge of both next generation consoles have told us that PlayStation 4 will be more powerful than the next Xbox, will ship with a redesigned controller and launch by the end of the year in Japan and the US. PlayStation 4’s European launch will follow in early 2014.

Dylila2115d ago

i cant wait for the ps4 reveal. im buying two ps4 first day

Septic2115d ago

Sony's next console sounds more and more intriguing the more I hear about it.

EDGE are quite reliable as far as things like rumours are concerned and this seems to be quite accurate.

But seriously, delayed release in Europe? That seriously blows.

Red_Orange_Juice2115d ago

2014? I died a little inside :(

Daver2115d ago


Europe always get the consoles few months after as far as I know.

aCasualGamer2115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

European release early 2014...? MOTHERFU...!

Oh well. Guess the launch title lineup for Europe will be packed.

Gotta see it from the bright side right?

NewMonday2115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

"Importantly, we’ve learned that Sony has told developers that it is pushing for the final PS4 RAM to match up to Microsoft’s 8GB"

Sony not giving MS any advantage.

will not wait for 2014, will get a US console even if it is marked up a little.

jony_dols2115d ago

I don't understand why Sony never aim for the Christmas market in the West, at launch?

Baka-akaB2115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

It's not just Sony . It's probably difficult for manufacturing reasons already ... plus everyone want to dump stock of their older consoles and some time is needed for "western taste" approved launch titles to be ready .

It also probably suits their fiscal reports better

a_bro2115d ago

Good, they better not give microsoft any advantage in regards to ram.

ABizzel12115d ago

Ohhhhhhhhhhh. I called the controller. It made made sense to put the touch pad there, because it's the only real space where it can fit. Hopefully they widen the space to about 3 inches and take the curves off the bottom of the Dual Shock 3 to make a modest sized pad, and not cramp it in there. The start and select buttons aren't used often and can easily be placed at the bottom of the controller.

Score 1 for me :D

ahronith2115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

Im sorry, but its a big mistake to launch in Japan first nissing the US holiday rush...they should flip flop it.

xyyyr2115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

Depending on how long the Europe release is after the rest of the world will depend on if I import or not.

subtenko2115d ago

I will preorder it this time around because I know for sure it will sell out again, maybe even faster.

I remember when I was in highschool and I called my dad while in school to see if he could find any gamestops near his work that had any left before launch day. Skipped school the next day to scout some stores with no luck. Except the guy who said "Ticket #1 son, I'll give it to you for 5 grand!" XD

Knight_Crawler2115d ago

Why does Europe always get treated like the ugly red headed step child :(

LOL_WUT2115d ago

If it turns out not being the PS4 then i'll eat my PS3

ThatGuy22115d ago

Sucks for PlayStation gamers in Europe...i think there launching north america before 2014 because of xbox and they dont want it getting a head-start in america because xbox is really popular there and its not in Europe..

hakis862115d ago

I'm really hyped! Hope it's availible worldwide 2013, I don't want to wait until 2014.. that is out of the question :P

Hope someone liveblogs this event, with pictures!
Can't wait to see the in-game demos.. .!!

miyamoto2115d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

"A new Share button on the controller will, when pressed, launch a new feature that will allow screenshots and video to be distributed online. The PS4 hardware will continually record the most recent 15 minutes of onscreen action (with no processing penalty, claims our source), which users will then be able to edit and broadcast via the Internet."

Goodbye Hauppauge :-(


Hmn...AMD processors....
So that is why NVidia made their own portable device...they were boxed out by Sony and M$.

Stevo912114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

I love my ps3 and cant wait for ps4 but if Europe have to wait MONTHS for it to get release here while Japan etc have had it for months like with EVERY other playstation console release then i think its ridiculous and out of order. People trying to think of the positives.. what positives? Unless you can read Japanese and get one imported there are none.
(will still be buying one but feel like the aren't as interest in Europe)

RickHiggity2114d ago

One for the bathroom, I assume?

TheRealSpy2114d ago

There is a very clear and distinct pattern with relation to these rumors.

If the rumor claims that Xbox is more powerful, everyone on n4g shoots it down and the rumor scale always goes in the red. If the rumor claims the PS4 is more powerful, then it's just the opposite.

Just wait for the damn official announcements!

donman12114d ago

LOL... 2... I will trade in my PS3 leading up to the release so it will complete my WiiU/PS4 combo.

SilentNegotiator2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

I'm going to get FOUR jobs! lol just kidding around

Enemy2114d ago

Edge are usually the last ones to ever publish a fabricated rumor. Things are beginning to get interesting indeed.

BattleAxe2114d ago

I hope Edge is wrong, and that Sony actually does a simultaneous worldwide release for the next holiday season.

snp2114d ago

Slightly annoying Sony rewards it's strongest territory by treating it as an afterthought.

BitbyDeath2114d ago

Sucks it might be delayed for Europe.
On the other hand though the systems might have more bugs worked out and more games available on release.

NeXXXuS2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

did you sell your soul to the devil? i wont even be able to afford one of those things... :\

NateCole2114d ago

Europeans can always import.

Yes it sucks but Europe have always been hard because of multiple countries and launage etc

morganfell2114d ago


I am glad to hear of this feature but I said goodbye to my Hauppauge some time ago. It's still on the desk but Avermedia Live Gamer is the way to go. I get 1080p out of the PS3, I can stream games live on Twitch, and I can lay down all voices of everyone including me directly in the recording. It doesn't do 5.1 sound and that's the downfall but everything else is top notch.

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hennessey862115d ago

It’s clear Sony has designed a system that, on paper, outperforms Microsoft’s next Xbox. One source familiar with both platforms tells us that in real terms Sony’s console is “slightly more powerful” and “very simple to work with”.

JP13692115d ago

I'm guessing that that's with 4gb of ram. The difference should be more noticeable if they go to 8.

Deputydon2115d ago

Especially if they go with 8 GBs of ram with the same GDDR5 ram that is supposedly already in the system at 4GBs. They will make it a far more capable machine than anyone ever thought the PS4 would be.

Mikeyy2115d ago

Hell even if they throw in 4 GBs of Cheaper RAM just for extra storage of some textures for developers to use that would help too.

Then they can use the Fast RAM for what ever demands it.

Ju2115d ago

Amount of RAM has nothing to do with performance. No matter what GDR5 bandwidth is better than DDR3, no matter how much RAM you have, same is true for 18 vs 12 compute units, for example.

xxLuckyStrike2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

of course it is... lol sheesh, All Sony is trying to do is force M$ to pull their card. A tactic i'm glad their doing. Lets get this thing going. Cause BF4 is COMING 64players more destruction more guns and modes. Hopefully dice can fix the HIT DETECTION. Just look at BF3 on PC currently and thats what next gen will look and feel like!!!

kevnb2114d ago

8 gigs of ram on these consoles would be a waste, unless the os is heavy. The video cards they are using will deal with 4 gigs max.

TH3 GAM32114d ago


You have to remember, these next consoles has to last 7 years, at least. If they put 4 GBs of ram, it will be outdated by the end of next year.

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Thatguy-3102115d ago

Internet, minds, and probably the whole world are going to blow up on the 20th. Honestly I think they will reveal it on the 20th. Followed by close doors showing at GDC and a full blowout at E3.God this has me so HYPED UP. Let's see them exclusives baby =D!!

Lior2115d ago

Everyone just buy a pc with a gtx 680 and 8GB ram with an i5 2770k, I was the biggest Sony whore and I had enough of the performance and even the ps4 specs are nowhere close my specs, YOU WANT NEXT GEN NOW BUY A PC WITH A GOOD GPU AND RAM

hobohunterz2115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

You are right the console specs aren't close to that, they are actually better in the environment they are used in

DarkTower8052115d ago

Pc is next gen, yet can't even provide local thanks. Some of us have real world friends and family we can play games together with ONLY ON CONSOLES!

Aggesan2115d ago

Already have a computer similar to yours. It's booring.

Rainstorm812115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

But you have no next gen games.......just high res current gen games...consoles mostly lead the charge in new gaming innovations in multiple genres, So while you have "Next Gen" PC specs, you won't have next gen games til PS4 and x720 games get ported to PC

jmc88882115d ago

He's right.

The PS4 will be fun, just like the 720 and Wii U are.

But there's far more powerful specs on PC's right now, and the GTX 7 and ATI 8 line are just around the corner and will be out well before PS4/720 come out.

Though the extra 50 percent will help a bit over 720, and PS4 seems to be as powerful as 3 Wii U's.

juandren2115d ago

Because bubbles are overrated anyway right? Troll

BlmThug2115d ago

Sorry but PS has better games :) I'm no graphics whore so i'm happy with excellent visuals and great new titles over uber visuals but few games

Mikeyy2115d ago

I love PCs, I build my own, but I still love my PS3, certain games are just built for Consoles.

They both have their place, but niether is a replace all solution.

bigrob1232115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

so you recommend spending more than the ps4 is likely to cost on just the graphics card alone? wow mate fantastic advice there. going by amazon prices an evga gtx 680 is £379.16.

so when we add your recommended i5 and 8gb of drr3 ram and you still havent even listed the rest of the system

operating system
power supply
mother board

so not only do you have a uncompleted pc you have already spent £600 just on 3 components

recommending a pc is fine and all but don't talk like its a minor price increase instead of a console when the rest of the components are added you can wack another £300 on top

esemce2115d ago (Edited 2115d ago )

Yeah gaming PC's are cool, I have one with i7 and GTx670. a PS3.360 and Wii. You are not gonna get 1st party Sony/Ninty or MS exclusives on the PC are you no matter how powerful the PC is.

For great exclusives consoles are still needed.

If you are a true fan of gaming then you cannot be a platform fanboy.

user39158002115d ago

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What you have is not impresive, what you have its second rated I5 Cpu, if you want to troll, make sure your pc spec matches your mouth.

Consoles rule, always have and always will, PC are great but gaming rock on consoles.

punisher992115d ago

I'll do that once these franchises are available on the PC platform legally:

God Of War
Twisted Metal
Gran Turismo
Little Big Planet
Gears Of War
Metal Gear Solid

Once these franchises become legally available for the PC platform, then we can talk about being a PC gamer and leaving the consoles behind.

Luthiens12114d ago

why... for what games, just curious. what games are you interested im Mr elitist.

garos822114d ago

im curious to see what you gonna play the last of us on?oh wait

DarkHeroZX2114d ago

Dude there's one uber advantages consoles have over PC. Optimization!!!! It doesn't matter what kind of CPU/GPU you have if developers don't try and push the hardware. As far as visuals are considered the 360/ps3 did very well at staying within range of high end PC's. Now that the ps4 is going with more modern an easy to use tech I can fully expect ps4 and the nextbox to keep up for a great deal of time. Unless PC games start using 8gig of ram for just textures within the next 3-4 years then next Gen consoles will do just fine for years because we know revs will let nothing go to waste.

hellvaguy2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

Wait, why get uber sweet 680 card, but not the superior i7 (faster, more cache, HT). You lost me on that one.

Anyways, with better specs, consoles wont have to focus optimizing so much. PC gamers should be thankful there will an jump in graphic performace too on console ports.

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kenshiro1002115d ago

If this is true,then holy crap.

TotalHitman2115d ago

I knew it. FFS, I knew that Sony would shaft Europe. They did the same when the PS3 released, we had to wait until March 2007.

superterabyte2115d ago

Sony doesn't 'shaft'Europe at all edge explained the delay for Europe and The european playstation plus is IMO the best.

GraveLord2115d ago

Glad it's launching here in the US. The sooner the better. September would be nice. Lauching in the holidays only leads to supply and inventory issues.

princejb1342115d ago

*drum rolls*
Can't wait till its finally revealed

FamilyGuy2115d ago

I'm really hyped for the PS4 but people really need to reel it in. It's gonna be great but don't get tooooo ahead of yourself. The graphical jump isn't going to be enormous and I just hope people keep that in mind before next gen games are officially shown.

I'm excited for the new features, that constant recording things sounds awesome. I love making videos.

CanadianTurtle2115d ago

@First poster:
Great job copy and pasting, good effort!

Anyways, I'm totally hyped for this reveal. I con only imagine what the launch titles are going to be. I think that Sony has learned it's lesson from the PS3, and I know they'll bring out some good stuff early.

lfclee2115d ago

Missing the boat in Europe again !

Abdou232114d ago

Hoping for a touch screen instead of touch pad.

Gamer19822114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

Guess work purely on the euro launch. Because the ps3 launched later in EU they are thinking this will which wont happen. The reason the PS3 launched so much later in the EU is because of lack of blu-ray diodes nothing more. Nothing to do with factories. Also it uses PC tech which is manufactured in EU also so should be easily available to produce in the EU. I can see early Japan launch but cannot see EU coming 2014 and Japan and US coming 2013.

Also late 2013 is prime selling point so it would be madness not to launch then in europe there 2nd biggest market. US is 3rd.

Flipgeneral2114d ago

Man, imagine the disappointment if its not an announcement for the PS4 lol

solar2114d ago

ugh the rumored CPU in both the PS4 and XBOX720 are really really bad CPU's. please both factions of fanboys dont get too excited yet.