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Submitted by Undeadwolfy 1100d ago | rumor

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. (Next-Gen, PS4, Sony)

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Prcko  +   1100d ago | Funny
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.
Dylila  +   1100d ago | Funny
i cant wait for the ps4 reveal. im buying two ps4 first day
Septic  +   1100d ago | Well said
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_Juice  +   1100d ago | Funny
2014? I died a little inside :(
Daver  +   1100d ago | Well said

Europe always get the consoles few months after as far as I know.
aCasualGamer  +   1100d ago | Well said
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?
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blitz0623  +   1100d ago
lol poor Europe!
NewMonday  +   1100d 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.
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jony_dols  +   1100d ago
I don't understand why Sony never aim for the Christmas market in the West, at launch?
Baka-akaB  +   1100d 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
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a_bro  +   1100d ago
Good, they better not give microsoft any advantage in regards to ram.
ABizzel1  +   1100d 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
ahronith  +   1100d ago
Im sorry, but its a big mistake to launch in Japan first nissing the US holiday rush...they should flip flop it.
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xyyyr  +   1100d ago
Depending on how long the Europe release is after the rest of the world will depend on if I import or not.
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subtenko  +   1100d 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_Crawler  +   1100d ago
Why does Europe always get treated like the ugly red headed step child :(
LOL_WUT  +   1100d ago
If it turns out not being the PS4 then i'll eat my PS3
ThatGuy2  +   1100d 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..
hakis86  +   1100d 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.. .!!
miyamoto  +   1100d 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$.
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Stevo91  +   1100d 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)
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RickHiggity  +   1100d ago
One for the bathroom, I assume?
TheRealSpy  +   1100d 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!
donman1  +   1100d ago
LOL... 2... I will trade in my PS3 leading up to the release so it will complete my WiiU/PS4 combo.
SilentNegotiator  +   1100d ago
I'm going to get FOUR jobs! lol just kidding around
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Enemy  +   1100d ago
Edge are usually the last ones to ever publish a fabricated rumor. Things are beginning to get interesting indeed.
BattleAxe  +   1100d ago
I hope Edge is wrong, and that Sony actually does a simultaneous worldwide release for the next holiday season.
snp  +   1100d ago
Slightly annoying Sony rewards it's strongest territory by treating it as an afterthought.
BitbyDeath  +   1100d 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.
NeXXXuS  +   1100d ago
did you sell your soul to the devil? i wont even be able to afford one of those things... :\
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NateCole  +   1100d ago
Europeans can always import.

Yes it sucks but Europe have always been hard because of multiple countries and launage etc
morganfell  +   1100d 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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hennessey86  +   1100d ago
Don't read to much into the title
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”.
JP1369  +   1100d ago
I'm guessing that that's with 4gb of ram. The difference should be more noticeable if they go to 8.
Deputydon  +   1100d 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.
Mikeyy  +   1100d 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.
Ju  +   1100d 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.
xxLuckyStrike  +   1100d 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!!!
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kevnb  +   1100d 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 GAM3  +   1100d 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.
dboyc310  +   1100d 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!!
Lior  +   1100d 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
Shuyin  +   1100d ago | Well said
hobohunterz  +   1100d ago
You are right the console specs aren't close to that, they are actually better in the environment they are used in
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DarkTower805  +   1100d 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!
Aggesan  +   1100d ago
Already have a computer similar to yours. It's booring.
Rainstorm81  +   1100d 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
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jmc8888  +   1100d 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.
juandren  +   1100d ago
Because bubbles are overrated anyway right? Troll
BlmThug  +   1100d 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
Mikeyy  +   1100d 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.
bigrob123  +   1100d 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
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esemce  +   1100d 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.
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user3915800  +   1100d ago
System Information
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Operating System: Windows 7 Pro Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
System Model: G74Sx
BIOS: BIOS Date: 09/23/11 16:59:53 Ver: 04.06.03
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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.
punisher99  +   1100d 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.
Luthiens1  +   1100d ago
why... for what games, just curious. what games are you interested im Mr elitist.
garos82  +   1100d ago
im curious to see what you gonna play the last of us on?oh wait
DarkHeroZX  +   1100d 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.
hellvaguy  +   1099d 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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kenshiro100  +   1100d ago
If this is true,then holy crap.
TotalHitman  +   1100d 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.
superterabyte  +   1100d ago
Sony doesn't 'shaft'Europe at all edge explained the delay for Europe and The european playstation plus is IMO the best.
GraveLord  +   1100d 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.
princejb134  +   1100d ago
*drum rolls*
Can't wait till its finally revealed
FamilyGuy  +   1100d 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.
CanadianTurtle  +   1100d 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.
lfclee  +   1100d ago
Missing the boat in Europe again !
Abdou23  +   1100d ago
Hoping for a touch screen instead of touch pad.
Gamer1982  +   1100d 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.
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Flipgeneral  +   1100d ago
Man, imagine the disappointment if its not an announcement for the PS4 lol
solar  +   1100d 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.
DigitalAnalog  +   1100d ago
Would you prefer another $599 console fiasco? If you look at the Vita you can understand SONY isn't going to dedicate that MUCH overhead on their development costs this time around. Besides, we've seen what the 360/PS3 could do in their mid/late cycle and that is what is important.

PC on the other hand do get their bells and whistles of multiplats so I guess there is a fair trade.
mercury228  +   1100d ago
Yeah I am going to be that guy, I already have something better than any console. You can figure out what that is ;)
ambientFLIER  +   1100d ago
A fast computer that can't play Halo, Gran Turismo, Uncharted, Forza, God of War, Gears of War, and Little Big Planet?
883  +   1100d ago
A woman?
mercury228  +   1100d ago
Haha who the fuck wants to play halo, god of war, or gears, or any of those anymore. Yay halo 5! I also get to play a ton of games that are not on the console, I bet that you do not know what games are exclusive to the PC anyway lol.
ambientFLIER  +   1097d ago
None that I can think of. Lol.

Um, and I'm pretty sure that millions upon millions of people want to play those titles, looking at their sales.
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mercury228  +   1096d ago
Yeah none that you can think of, there are millions of games sold on the PC. I have been a console gamer most of my life, since age 3 in fact. Three years ago I tried PC gaming with a laptop I bought from Best Buy (mistake) now I can build my own very easily and play the best games on the market. Here are 50 PC exclusives for 2013 That doe snot count the ones on consoles and PC which is most games these days.
trancefreak  +   1100d ago
I just hope I can get my hands on 1 in 2013. I hope they take pre orders I am not standing in some long line ah yeah I will :)
Avalanche  +   1100d ago
"But we will still develop for the inferior console(Next Xbox) because we are extremely lazy and money hungry"

-Development Sources
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   1100d ago
Redesign controller basically means they own version of the Wii U gamepad
s8anicslayer  +   1099d ago
If that is the new start up sound for the PS4 I'm really's the little things that get me lmao!
SandWitch  +   1100d ago
"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."

This sounds interesting, would be a cool feature if truth
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mushroomwig  +   1100d ago
I wonder how they would implement that feature, I wouldn't want a message popping up every 15 minutes to remind me.
NewMonday  +   1100d ago | Funny
"The PS4 hardware will continually record the most recent 15 minutes"

hope that doesn't include the eye camera, because I always play naked.
zebramocha  +   1100d ago
That's nothing,I'm an alien and I like to play games with out being disguised.
palaeomerus  +   1100d ago
Onlive already has something very similar.
superterabyte  +   1100d ago
Onlive has something similar true but the continuity of the recording is fantastic as sometimes you can forget to record and if you are like me you will do something sick (modesty) and Will have missed it =(
Mikeyy  +   1100d ago
Lmao, didnt that happen to somebody with Kinect? They where playing naked and it snapped a pic of him for the leaderboard.

DeadlyFire  +   1100d ago
Likely a combination of Flash memory and a small CPU like chip like an ARM chip in the background doing it while other stuff is going on or something similar.
Ju  +   1100d ago
That's probably just some hardware; like all video de/encoding is done with dedicated HW these days; not even a CPU. Those are cheap and used everywhere. Looks like they have enough bandwith to DMA a framebuffer through the encoder once per frame - or not even that. If its actually integrated in the video decoder of the GPU. I'm curious what the ratio is to record 15 minutes and where they'll store that. You hardly want to pollute RAM with a video stream...
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rainslacker  +   1100d ago

Some buffer RAM would obviously be necessary. It could be built into the OS RAM. I wouldn't think there would be a need to have a special chip for coding as the video card could dump the image swap directly to the buffer. However if it's going to be compressed, which is reasonable to assume it may dump to buffer then allow the specialized chip to process it. It'll likely be stored on a protected portion of the HD partition. Never know, you may be able to set it up to record more or less time if you wanted.

It's an interesting feature, and wonder what purpose they have for it other than that "wow cool" feeling.
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bunfighterii  +   1100d ago
Sounds like a waste of RAM
Gimmemorebubblez  +   1100d ago
Why launch the Ps4 in Japan first? Sony needs to attempt to take back the USA and keep Europe as a stronghold. I know Sony is Japanese but I think they should try create an install base in the rest of the world because the nextbox
In the other hand the Ps4 is more powerful:)
I know for sure I will buy a ps4 based on my past experiances with the brand.
Edit:The ps4 is also launching in the USA at Christmas according to the article.
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SandWitch  +   1100d ago
Why? So that Japs would test the hardware and software :P

Later release = more games, less bugs. Europe WINS
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Kur0  +   1100d ago
They said US and Japan. Only reason Europe is getting it later is because of distribution issues considering all the different countries.
Genuine-User  +   1100d ago
As far as I know, Europe is very dear to Sony because it's their biggest market for the PlayStation brand. I think its better for them to release the Playstation 4 in Japan first, this way they can iron out any hardware/software related issues before it hits the wider audience in Europe.
torchic  +   1100d ago
read the article dude, North America and Japan get it this Christmas while we Europeans have to wait til next year, due to the complex EU laws.
wastedcells  +   1100d ago
Yep it's confirmed Canada, America and Japan this Xmas. Europe in march.
jukins  +   1100d ago
the main reason for sony to launch in japan first besides cultural differences is the current exchange rate. When they sell in their home territory they actually make a decent amount of money, but as said before with the current exchange rates its a bit harder financially with other countries.
Ju  +   1100d ago
Other "countries" being US/Canada. They still make 30% more in Europe for the same $ due to stronger Euro
WildStyles  +   1100d ago
If the info in the article is valid, the Share feature is going to be huge folks. Youtube is going to see so many new people trying to be commentators if this turns out to be real.
Root  +   1100d ago
If it's true then the good thing aswell is you could just talk over it with your headset while watching your recorded clip on your PS4 and then upload it

No need to bother we editing and recording voice overs on your PC.
rainslacker  +   1100d ago
For once I agree with Root. However I think a lot of people shouldn't be posting half the stuff they post because it is rather dumb, but to each their own.:)
MaideninBlack  +   1100d ago
All aboard the hype train!
WeAreLegion  +   1100d ago
I want that train.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1100d ago
dont say ps4 revealed unless you have pics edge! heart.
Walker  +   1100d ago
Old information !
XXXL  +   1100d ago
Can't wait for an official reveal. Hope these specs are right. Would make for a kick ass system. That rumored dual shock 4 sounds cool too
ayabrea93  +   1100d ago
and so it begins lol it's getting quite exciting
Root  +   1100d ago
I can't wait but I really hope the DS4 won't be that much different. There's a difference between redesigning it and adding improvements

I just more scared that we'll have some motion controls added into the box that we have to pay for together when we buy the console.
The Meerkat  +   1100d ago
Shame the controller won't be a bit bigger.

But this bit ["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." ] is very exciting.

Now I hope MS up their specs as a result. Competition benefits everyone.
DeadlyFire  +   1100d ago
Likely Microsoft has already started production which is why Sony is upping their hardware to match it.
superterabyte  +   1100d ago
Im not bothered about the size of the controller I just hope the analog sticks stay in the same place (please not like the xbox controller) and the R2 and L2 are like the triggers on the xbox controller
fossilfern  +   1100d ago
DDR3 and GDDR are two different things. The magazine either doesnt know what they are talking about or its a typo. DDR is regular system Ram and GDDR is graphic Ram
Cocozero  +   1100d ago
Sounds like it could be very expensive espically with those controllers. And if the 720 is $299 like the leaked docs said power won't be very important espically when the 720 will have double the ram.
majiebeast  +   1100d ago
Ps4 will have 4GB GDDR 5 ram which is about equal to the 8GB GDDR 3 Durnago will be using.
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jmc8888  +   1100d ago
GDDR5 isn't ram.

It has GDDR5 video memory.

Two different things.

GDDR isn't DDR.

Just like a car that uses unleaded can't run on diesel.
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MasterCornholio  +   1100d ago
Actually the recent rumors state that the PS4 will have 8GB DDR5 Ram which i find hard to believe but if its true it will be much better than the 8GBDDR3 ram that the 720 will have.
DeadlyFire  +   1100d ago
Did you really just not read this statement?

Sony has told developers that it is pushing for the final PS4 RAM to match up to Microsoft’s 8GB.
JP1369  +   1093d ago
You have no idea what you're talking about. The biggest thing is bandwith, and the PS4 will have something like 176gb/s using GDDR5 while the next Xbox will have about a third of that, with the embedded SRAM running at a max of 102gb/s. But, with only 32mb of the embedded RAM, it's gonna stuggle to avoid bottlenecks. Not only this, we still don't know what kind of footprint the OS and Kinect 2.0 are going to require. If the rumored specs are true, the successor to the 360 is going to be noticeably weaker than PS4.
TheFallenAngel  +   1100d ago
Alright Sony tell me when to pre order.
r21  +   1100d ago
First off, if this is fake, Edge's reputation will burn even further. If true, Sony has done a great job with the successor to the PS3 :D The controller isnt a huge pad with buttons and sticks, no offense wii u owners, i love my DS controller the way it is. A way powerful console. And to top it all off, in game recorder!
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ninjagoat  +   1100d ago
Its a case off a few months lol :) Can't see a few months hurting anything i can wait. I plan to buy both consoles either ways.
phantomexe  +   1100d ago
Nobody is asking how much this will set us back but i have a bad feeling about it. Will find out on the 20th.....i know i'm hoping it's around 400$ to 450 but i'm thinking it's going be out of reach for alot of people. Price in this economy is everthing.
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cervantes99  +   1100d ago
The price likely won't be revealed until E3. $399 is the sweet spot so hoping that is true. I'd pay more, but for rapid adoption $399 is a good starting point.
rainslacker  +   1100d ago
I wouldn't be surprised if it comes in at $499. May be risky, but they also know that early adopters will pick it up at that price for the most part. It's obviously a wanted system. I haven't seen the community this excited in a very long time.
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Seraphemz  +   1100d ago
PS4 REVEALED !!!!!!!!!!!!! RUMOR.. huh?

Why are this stories getting approved?

This site should be banned for something like this. Completely misleading title...I wont even click.
RuperttheBear  +   1100d ago
I think Edge are far more reliable than most of the other sites that claim to have inside information.
Seraphemz  +   1100d ago
My issue is not with the story at all..

The title states "REVEALED".

The PS4 HAS NOT BEEN its blatently misrepresenting the article....and obviously trying to get hits.
PR_FROM_OHIO  +   1100d ago
Wait i thought more ram means better performance?? I'm a little confuse can someone explain lol
Anonagrog  +   1100d ago
It's easiest to think of ram as nothing more than a storage area for the data required by a piece of software at run-time, whether it be a game or a full-blown operating system.

The main performance constraint comes from how quickly we can transfer data between ram and a processor rather than the ram capacity itself. The higher capacity benefit will mostly show itself in the form of richer game assets and some of the more memory-hungry rendering effects we see these days, however, it'll benefit all game functionality really, as all systems have hard-limits on data usage.

Anyways, it's really a matter of the quicker the ram and the higher the rate of data transfer, the higher the possible throughput of the entire program flow (code and hardware architecture intricacies aside). Having more capacity just means we have more of this high-speed storage area available for use, as opposed to relying on methods like streaming to and from slow media, or like various forms of on-the-fly decompression (which have only been able to take us so far - especially with the current consoles).
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ThaBlackBaron  +   1100d ago
the in consloe "recorder" is a nice feature but nothing to get excited about. We already see this type of feature already being used in gaming today like COD, and in Miiverse.

I hope they DONT bother with that Eye Toy + PS Move garbage again LOL They controller is the most interesting thing looking forward to the reveal!
LostDjinn  +   1100d ago
Just a heads up. If it's an actual reveal it can't be a rumor.

How is it people fail to grasp this simple premise?
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Seraphemz  +   1100d ago
Im shocked how many people are eating this sh*t up!!!!

The title clearly states REVEAL, yet NOTHING has been revealed.

But, no one here seems to mind, and are completely ignoring that fact that this stuff isn't actual data...
LostDjinn  +   1100d ago
I guess they're hungry for any news. It's kind of sad when you think about it.

Edit: I don't know how you got the disagree but you appear to have upset someone.
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Jek_Porkins  +   1100d ago
Really looking forward to actual information from the companies themselves. I refuse to buy into the whole "which is more powerful" arguments in the next generation. I fell into that trap a bit too much and in the end it didn't really matter because I felt like I received quality games from each of the console makers, some had different things going for them, but each were good in their own way.

I do find it funny that so many of these rumor articles are getting approved. Some people will believe anything because they wish it to be true, we'll just have to wait and see I guess.
chadboban  +   1100d ago
I totally agree with you there. I feel I got a lot out of every console this gen. Despite not owning an Xbox 360, I have a friend who loans me his whenever there's something on it that I want to play. So even though I don't even own a 360, I still feel like I had great experiences with it. All the bickering about which one is better will never end though, once fanboys continue to be fanboys.
Jek_Porkins  +   1100d ago
Agree, I just wonder what the fanboys will have to argue about if the PS4/720 are relatively the same in power? I guess they will have to find something else to measure their manhood with.
chadboban  +   1100d ago
They're will always be something to fight over. If you ask me, console wars are pointless, period. They're the equivalent of kids on a playground arguing over who has the better toy. I just want us to act like a COMMUNITY, not like warring factions.

I honestly wish it could be like this picture.

I know in my heart that it'll never be that way though. At least I know that they're some sensible people out there like yourself, so not all hope is lost.
goldwyncq  +   1100d ago
This is going to be the longest 19 days of my life.
Zechs34  +   1100d ago
You know, not for nothing, but a publication like EDGE reporting on this sort of thing, and it falls in line with previous leaks on almost every level, I believe we are definitely looking at a reveal come February 20th.

Even after witnessing the week of stupendous news that Sony has put out this week regarding Playstation, the God of War Live action trailer reveal coupled with the 30 minutes of play time that are accompanying it, and lets not forget that a lot of websites and journalists have now finally have had HANDS ON time with The Last of Us, I dont see how anyone could think the PS3 is on its way out, much less that a PS4 is needed now.

Even still, my body is ready! Bring on "The Future"
chadboban  +   1100d ago
The recording feature sounds cool. Don't think I'll use it though unless it has some function that allows you to share footage with a community similar to MiiVerse. I wouldn't really have any use for it if all it does is upload the footage to youtube. Still if other folks find use for it then good for them. Can't wait for Feb 20th. though. All this news makes the wait even more excruciating.
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sdozzo  +   1100d ago
I'm full mast.
StrongMan  +   1100d ago
And so it begins.
GoldPunch-TR  +   1100d ago
Best console is coming!!
TemplarDante  +   1100d ago
xxLuckyStrike  +   1100d ago
lol at all the Sony fan boys. Gawd damn Even if it outspecs the 720 its still using out dated tech, hell it's out dated at this very moment, as you praise Uber Sony on your hands an knee
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Zechs34  +   1100d ago
But if it was reversed and the 720 was the baddest new console on the block you'd be praising left and right, no?

Cmon man, dont bring that crap in here.

Anyone remember the Open Zone?

*cue flashback scene*
hardcorehippiez  +   1100d ago
looks like all the xbox fans are turning to the pc,s again to try and downplay the playstation brand. it might be more powerful but it doesnt have the playstation franchises that most gamers grew up with . give up fanboys playstation owners are excited so we can move on and forget about all the shit you have spewed about the ps3 this gen . looking forward to see what rubbish youll spread next.
xxLuckyStrike  +   1100d ago
Your taking rumors from a couple of sources, be it for PS4 and or Xbox720 and running straight to the bank with it. How SUPER POWERFUL the PS4 will be and how INFERIOR the XBOX 720 already is. Without 1 solid shread of proof from either corp. LOL YOU FANBOYS WILL all call for a mass suicide or start jumping off bridges if/WHEN the 720 takes a dump all over PS4
greenpowerz  +   1100d ago
It won't out spec the 720. These rumors are made up to cancel out xbox hype and rumored specs.

LOL sony changed PS4 specs to match rumored 720 internet speculation LMAO
iNFAMOUZ1  +   1100d ago
exactly, besides do sony fanboys really believe microsofts system will be less powerful when microsoft is loaded and sony is in a crysis? get real, microsofts system will be more powerful.
ColeMacGrath  +   1100d ago
I love both systems, and quit making console wars here, btw its just a rumor, yet nothing is revealed.
LiquidSword93  +   1100d ago
Drugs are bad, mmkay?
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