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. (PS4, Sony)

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NeverEnding1989  +   781d 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'.
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nrvalleytime  +   781d ago | Well said
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.
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Dylila  +   781d 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
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JoGam  +   781d ago | Funny
Ignore him. He's been trolling since 1989. Its NeverEnding.
kreate  +   781d 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  +   781d ago
Think he was referring to himself as a consumer , more than an actual E*TRADE kind of investor.
raWfodog  +   781d 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?
TheGamerDood  +   781d 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.

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your post history speaks for itself.
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That-Guy  +   781d ago
If Pachter's wrong, I want to see him pack up and leave.
LAZL0-Panaflex  +   781d ago
Dude is never right, he swore on his cat's life gears would come to ps3.....(fart noise).....wrong!
shadow2797  +   781d ago
Get excited: they're announcing Cross Game Chat for PS3.
inveni0  +   780d 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.
Irishguy95  +   781d 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.
ZoyosJD  +   781d ago
Only if they announce on the 19th of Feb at 11:59 PM.

DeadlyFire  +   781d 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.
rainslacker  +   781d 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.
BitbyDeath  +   781d ago
Don't worry, it'll be the 21st here so he'll still be wrong in some countries
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LAZL0-Panaflex  +   781d 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.
DigitalSmoke  +   781d ago
Your opinion is out of whack son.
berndogskate   781d ago | Personal attack | show
UnSelf  +   781d ago
Patcher Paradox: anything Patcher says is always false.*

There goes the PS4 announcement.

* This paradox is subject to change

...... nani?
NotSoSilentBob  +   781d ago
What Patcher says 99% of the time the opposite happens.
akaakaaka  +   781d 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..
iNMyFiN4LH0uR  +   781d 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.
Qrphe  +   781d 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.
NukaCola  +   781d 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.
FlameBaitGod  +   781d ago
"as an investor" That crap made my day
ps3_pwns  +   781d 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_  +   781d ago
Hence the one bubble.
marinelife9  +   781d ago
Kiss of death.
007Bond  +   781d 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
Quiescent  +   781d ago
U STUPID *flag for personal attack*
claudettewebb73   780d ago | Spam
nosferatuzodd  +   780d 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 ..
kupomogli  +   780d 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.
Dlacy13g  +   781d 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 Cole  +   781d ago
Actually they could get of the hook by announcing a release date for Versus 13.
Godmars290  +   781d ago
And there you have it: its not happening!
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?
rainslacker  +   781d 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 Cole  +   781d 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.
DigitalSmoke  +   781d 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.
sourav93  +   781d ago
You're right. Sony will not announce the PS4 on Feb. 20, "2014". That'll be too late.
PurpHerbison  +   781d ago
Obvious troll, or an innocent mistake. Either or, your reply was worthless. So was mine though, cause I wasted time typing this.
Seraphemz  +   781d ago
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DigitalSmoke  +   781d ago
Why is this NEWS? . . .
pachter has an opinion, and mostly a realy REALY bad calculated one.
bryam1982  +   781d ago
He is so sure like me saying there will be a ps5 and ps6 in the future lol
Npugz7  +   781d ago
Hmm! For once I think Pachter is right! I guess we will find out in a couple weeks!
NBT91  +   781d ago
I would like to point out, he DID also mention hyper realism and 240FPS games. lol
ILive  +   781d ago
You know he is talking about games like rayman if it comes to the ps4. A game like that could possibly run at 240fps, but not an uncharted 4.
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jay2  +   781d ago
100% certain' to announce PS4 on Feb. 20 The 7 most sensible words the guy's said.
xflo360  +   781d ago
Well there you have it ladies and gents, this comment as its coming from pachter means no announcment is coming. sorry
SonyNGP  +   781d ago
With all of this hype going around, they can't not announce the PS4. It would be disastrous!
Summons75  +   781d ago
No it wouldn't they didn't hint at anything of the sort about the ps4. It's not like in the teaser they were like "hey guys guess what rhymes with maybasion 4 and will be the successor to the ps3." They just said see the future, it's not their fault fanboys got hot and bothered and the media ran with it.

If its true, excellent hopefully they can make a good show to make people want it and make it worth owning day and year one, especially since they slipped up with the ps3 then later recovered.

If not, oh well maybe e3.
BitbyDeath  +   781d ago
They said 'See the future of Playstation'
Which is quite easy to interpret as PS4. As that is the future of Playstation.
Summons75  +   781d ago
See the future could mean anything you do realize that right.....
BitbyDeath  +   780d ago
But the video showed Playstation symbols, which is why it's saying 'See the future of Playstation' and not just 'See the future'
ps3_pwns  +   781d ago
If they were not going to announce the ps4 they would of told us by now. I actually remeber some rumors from the past where everyone thought one thing was coming and got hyped and then sony was like thats not coming but we will have other stuff there. I think if they dont say its not gonna be the ps4 then they will show the ps4.
mamotte  +   781d ago
Damn. Now I have to choose between seeing the PS4, or seeing Pachter fail hard again.

And sadly, I prefer the second option.
NiteX  +   781d ago
Now im more than positive they won't announce the ps4.
Nerdmaster  +   781d ago
I'll buy it when they launch a killer app. I wasn't interested at all in the PS3, until Heavy Rain was released.
black911  +   781d ago
PS3 is PS4 with GakI intergration and Vita as a controller.
smashcrashbash  +   781d ago
So because Patcher says it is true that negates anyone else's proof of it being revealed? It's not a magic spell you know that every thing Patcher says is automatically the opposite.Too many rumors and sources say it is going to be revealed.Plus Sony would not be inviting investors and reporters for anything minor.And what would be bigger and raise their rep up then revealing a next gen system? Sony would have said something about it not being the PS4 by now and if it isn't how come no sources found out what it really is then? So many leaks and no one knows the truth? The only thing each source just happened to hear about is a PS4? Nothing else about games or Gaikai? Or anything from Sony at denying it or saying 'We have nothing to say based on rumors'? The evidence is too overwhelming if you add recent rumors about name, specs and development of next gen games. If it isn't the PS4 I will be surprised.Not disappointed. Surprised.
ShinnokDrako  +   781d ago
Ah, Pachter! If he says so... then Sony won't announce the PS4 for sure =P
ILive  +   781d ago
It seems that everyone loves to hate this guy.
Snarkasaur  +   781d ago
He might finally get one right. It probably helps that it's been practically confirmed everywhere else.
Spookshow  +   781d ago
Patcher is a fucking clown that won't touch a videogame 'cause he can't play one.

Why would anyone listen to him?
GoldPunch-TR  +   781d ago
Please god.
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BitbyDeath  +   781d ago
So obvious even Patcher can work it out.
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Angerfist  +   781d ago
Looking at his Record i guess Sony shows a PS Vita Slim and no PS4 :D but lets hope for PS4, we need new Machines.
KrimsonKody  +   781d ago
The announcement WILL happen on Feb.20th.
Pachter 'knows' something that he's more than certain about & he's using this moment to gain creditability back.
That's all.

&, if it's only lies & leviathan tales, than all Pachter did was secure his spot on a 1st class katamari heading to the depths of space!
Fel08  +   781d ago
Will this guy ever shut up.
r21  +   781d ago
Ok, so no PS4 then cause Patchter's predictions, they mostly never come true. Im still thinking its a vita related event.
Plagasx  +   781d ago
I'm going to need multiple buckets and tissue come the 20th.
profgerbik  +   781d ago
Hey Patcher can we bet on this? How about I take your job if you are wrong? Sounds fair to me.
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