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Pachter: Sony '100% certain' to announce PS4 on Feb. 20

Industry analyst Michael Pachter, of Wedbush Securities for example, feels Sony is "100 percent certain to announce the PlayStation 4" at the event. That's according to game developers and retailers supposedly familiar with Sony's plans.

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NeverEnding19891653d ago (Edited 1653d ago )

Announcement or no announcement, I'm going to be waiting a few years before I buy a PS4. Sony hasn't given me, as an investor, confidence that the PS4 won't be the next Dreamcast. Before I spend $500+, I want to be sure that my consoles name won't be changed halfway through the generation to 'Samsung Playstation'.

nrvalleytime1653d ago (Edited 1653d ago )

For once, I completely agree with Mr. Pachter. And I just saw a flying pig outside my office window.

Edit @NeverEnding1989: As an investor, you should be buying the product because of your faith in the product. I'm guessing you're not actually an investor, so I'm not sure how you can say it might be the next Dreamcast. The PS4 has a brand history, stellar lineup of exclusive IPs, and a customer service in PS Plus that's second to none. And I say all this as a 360 owner.

Dylila1653d ago (Edited 1653d ago )

i cant wait for the comparison of ps4 games and wii u games on feb 20th. it will be quite funny when people actually see the jump in technology on the ps4. most fanboys are expecting to see games akin to ps3 game tech but they are in for quite a let down.

most fanboys love to tout about power doesnt matter and graphics doesnt mean anything its all about gameplay. these people have been gaming on system with npcs tha looks the same and predictable enemies that do the same thing constantly. with power there is a chance to limit predictablility in games and develop enemy characters that all look different and act different. there are so much improvements which having a powerful system can make better.

i cant wait for ps4 announement. ill be buying two day one but the pictures, games and specs of the system will be amazing to have. i cant wait for the pics of the ps4 because ill make it my background on my pc, ps vita and ps3. if sony shows uncharted 4, killzone 4 and gran turismo 6 i know theyll look better than anything ever seen on any gaming system

JoGam1653d ago

Ignore him. He's been trolling since 1989. Its NeverEnding.

kreate1653d ago

That's a failed investor right there lol

By the way I don't mind another competitor joining the console industry.. especially if its from Samsung.

RuleofOne343 1653d ago

Think he was referring to himself as a consumer , more than an actual E*TRADE kind of investor.

raWfodog1653d ago

Here we are talking about the PS4 (that's means the FOURTH console in the history of Playstation) and some people are still talking about Sony not giving them 'confidence'? Playstation has been around for ALMOST 20 years now and people still aren't confident in the brand?

TheGamerDood1653d ago (Edited 1653d ago )

I have no doubts they'll debut the PS4 on the 20th but I just hope it's not a tease and they offer up a ton of details on games, xmb, services, etc.

also, if this new info on durango pans out to be true then Sony has nothing to worry about next-gen; Durango is looking to be more of a casual consumer box that'll compete with the Wii U and whatever Apple releases in the future than the PS4.

World Exclusive: Durango’s GPU detailed
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@neverendingtrolling

your post history speaks for itself.

That-Guy1653d ago

If Pachter's wrong, I want to see him pack up and leave.

LAZL0-Panaflex1652d ago

Dude is never right, he swore on his cat's life gears would come to ps3.....(fart noise).....wrong!

shadow27971652d ago

Get excited: they're announcing Cross Game Chat for PS3.

inveni01652d ago

Ha. That would be funny. No PS4, but cross-game chat is finally here! (Or will be with the next big update, due in November of 2013. Which will be pushed back to February of 2014. Just in time for the PS4 reveal.)

On a serious note, I'm trying not to get my hopes up. We haven't seen a leaked photo, and that would make this Sony's best kept secret. Sony is horrible at keeping secrets. Without a leaked photo, I don't know what to think about Sony's plans for the 20th.

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Irishguy951653d ago

Oh....jesus, I REALLY REALLY hope sony don't announce on the 20th...just for Patcher. It would be so epic if his 100% goes no where.

ZoyosJD1653d ago

Only if they announce on the 19th of Feb at 11:59 PM.

#cantwait

DeadlyFire1653d ago

Well I personally would love to discredit him as well, but he only states the obvious with his own personal guesses and beliefs added to them.

rainslacker1653d ago

I couldn't care less about making him look bad, he does enough of that himself. His predictions mean nothing to me as a gamer, and I want Sony to come out the gate on fire this time around.

It's all but confirmed that this is a PS4 announcement, with some reasonable doubt thrown in for who knows what reason. It doesn't take a genius to make a 100% prediction when it seems to be the majority consensus among the major media and internet goers.

BitbyDeath1653d ago (Edited 1653d ago )

Don't worry, it'll be the 21st here so he'll still be wrong in some countries

LAZL0-Panaflex1652d ago

Hell yeah! I love it when this dude is wrong! I I wanted Romney to win but seeing dick morris and karl rove sittin there eatin shit it was pretty damn funny.

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DigitalSmoke1653d ago

Your opinion is out of whack son.

UnSelf1653d ago

Patcher Paradox: anything Patcher says is always false.*

There goes the PS4 announcement.

* This paradox is subject to change

...... nani?

NotSoSilentBob1653d ago

What Patcher says 99% of the time the opposite happens.

akaakaaka1653d ago

wtf not true, patcher is know because he just use loggics and says the obvious not because he is always wrong but because he says the obvious.

get that right.. and that is why most people say wtf i can do his job and i bet anyone can..

iNMyFiN4LH0uR1653d ago

You are not an investor if you BUY the Playstation 4, you are simply a consumer/customer. Investors tend to INVEST in the company rather than their products. Secondly, I'd like to know based on what do you assume the PS4 will in any shape or form follow the Dreamcast?

Sony-although struggling mightily-remains a giant in electronics. Playstation regardless of it breaking even so late in the cycle is a cash cow for Sony considering its life cycle.

Qrphe1653d ago

Can someone do a C-COMBO BREAKER with this troll and agree with him? It's just that I've never seen such a high disagree-to-agree ratio before.

NukaCola1653d ago

What if all this was for an official PS app or something?...the internet will be on fire regardless of what they announce...but with all the focus on this, more than anything else in the last coupe of years, it's going to happen. It has to happen. This is a big event, live streamed and all the top dogs from the gaming media are showing up. I wonder what will get announced with the system or demoed? Killzone 4 or maybe something fresh from Sucker Punch? I would love to see a real kick in the face to the fanboys and huge apology to the loyalists, like (Gabe's E3 Portal 2 announcement) and have Bethesda drop Fallout 4 on PS3 with full attention, exclusive content, the works.

FlameBaitGod1653d ago

"as an investor" That crap made my day

ps3_pwns1653d ago

You will be waiting a few years before you ever have more then one bubble bruh. Im getting the ps4 day 1 as I already know it will have things that make it more valuable then any other system.

A2X_1653d ago

Hence the one bubble.

007Bond1653d ago

I agree Metal Gear and the last of us is all that's really interesting in PS. All their other franchises they just copy and paste with better graphics like Uncharted/ Killzone just like MS does

Quiescent1653d ago

U STUPID *flag for personal attack*

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nosferatuzodd1652d ago

When have you ever see Sony change their system name ?
Better yet, name the time you saw sega change their system name to something else other than sega. I would realy like to know please enlighten me?.
Stop being a troll ..

kupomogli1652d ago

The brand name is usually at the forefront of any product. Magnavox Odyssey, Atari Lynx, Sega Master System, Nintendo Gamecube, etc.

Sega has had a new name every single system they've released. Master System, Mega Drive/Genesis, Game Gear, 32X, Saturn, and Dreamcast.

Playstation has pretty much became their own brand. What do you hear every single Playstation event. "We here at Playstation." So the Playstation Vita would just be the Vita.

Who knows if the PS4 is going to be called the PS4. It could be called the Playstation Orbis just like rumors say. Which it will then be referred to most people as just Orbis. It took Nintendo awhile to get off just using Nintendo. Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, etc, or Gameboy and all the Gameboy revisions. Sony might finally be adding console names.

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Dlacy13g1653d ago

Even if they weren't planning to do so I think now they are pretty much in a corner and have to announce something. Can you imagine the let down and back lash if they came out on stage and merely talked about the games coming to PS3 and Vita? No, no...Sony know they need to pull the trigger at this point.