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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NeverEnding19891902d ago (Edited 1902d 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'.

nrvalleytime1902d ago (Edited 1902d 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.

Dylila1902d ago (Edited 1902d 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

JoGam1902d ago

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

kreate1902d 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 1902d ago

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

raWfodog1902d 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?

TheGamerDood1902d ago (Edited 1902d 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


your post history speaks for itself.

That-Guy1902d ago

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

LAZL0-Panaflex1902d ago

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

shadow27971902d ago

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

inveni01902d 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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Irishguy951902d 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.

ZoyosJD1902d ago

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


DeadlyFire1902d 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.

rainslacker1902d 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.

BitbyDeath1902d ago (Edited 1902d ago )

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

LAZL0-Panaflex1902d 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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DigitalSmoke1902d ago

Your opinion is out of whack son.

UnSelf1902d ago

Patcher Paradox: anything Patcher says is always false.*

There goes the PS4 announcement.

* This paradox is subject to change

...... nani?

NotSoSilentBob1902d ago

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

akaakaaka1902d 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..

iNMyFiN4LH0uR1902d 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.

Qrphe1902d 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.

NukaCola1902d 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.

FlameBaitGod1902d ago

"as an investor" That crap made my day

ps3_pwns1902d 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_1902d ago

Hence the one bubble.

007Bond1902d 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

Quiescent1902d ago

U STUPID *flag for personal attack*

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nosferatuzodd1901d 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 ..

kupomogli1901d 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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Dlacy13g1902d 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.

Darrius Cole1902d ago

Actually they could get of the hook by announcing a release date for Versus 13.

Godmars2901902d ago

If only he'd stake his job...

Seriously though, if this announcement turns out not to be the PS4, who's not going to blame Sony for it being *their* fault when everyone else jumped to that conclusion?

rainslacker1902d ago

I wouldn't blame Sony. I'd be upset they didn't quell the rumors though. I find it makes bad business sense to allow all this hype to generate over a different product than you want to showcase during this event, as it just means the hate would overshadow whatever it is they announce, possibly causing the announced product to fail because of the negative connotation that it got at it's reveal.

Darrius Cole1902d ago

So far the best evidence that I have seen so far that Sony will NOT announce the PS4 on Feb. 20, 2014 is the fact that Michael Pachter says that he is 100% certain that they WILL. If he is right, this will be like the 3 time out of 100 predictions.

DigitalSmoke1902d ago

He's such a doushbag, making un educated guesses about something he has ZERO feeling for.

Such a tool, and vote this shit down, lets get rid of the muppet.

sourav931902d ago

You're right. Sony will not announce the PS4 on Feb. 20, "2014". That'll be too late.

PurpHerbison1902d ago

Obvious troll, or an innocent mistake. Either or, your reply was worthless. So was mine though, cause I wasted time typing this.