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Submitted by bggriffiths 1092d ago | opinion piece

Sony's Other Big Reveals for Feb 20th

Dealspwn writes: By now I’m sure you’ve all heard that Sony has a big reveal lined up for a PlayStation Meeting on February 20th. We don’t think Sony would have the nerve to announce anything other than their Next Generation console at the meeting. Next gen rumours are at their highest point and it’s about time we got some answers and not something like PS Move+.

So, assuming Sony don’t just show us a console shell on a podium before cheerily bidding us goodnight and promising a second date at E3, I think we’ll be shown a few more things on February 20th. Don’t forget we still have a big year of gaming ahead of us regardless of the PS4 and Sony will be keen to avoid accidentally killing off the market for the PS3 and Vita by announcing their new machine alone. Instead, I think they will want to strengthen their brand to ensure they move onto the next gen leaving the best final impression of this generation. But yes, we think they’re going to show us some jaw-dropping new stuff too.... (Culture, Industry, Next-Gen, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Sony)

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DetectiveX   1092d ago | Spam
Qrphe  +   1092d ago
"Sony released next month"

They'd be crazy to do that
BitbyDeath  +   1092d ago
Agreed, earliest would likely be late May.
I'm still predicting September though.
WildArmed  +   1092d ago
Yeah, don't see that happening. From a marketing stand point that would be horrible. They'll have product in the market with virtually no sign of it's existence.

Fall would be a great time if they do decide to do a launch this year. They can build up the hype and deliver. PS4 has just been rumors and such till now, it'd be too soon just to drop the product a month after they announce it.
LOOK_AT_THIS_I  +   1092d ago
When apple has a "conference" and the new product goes on sale a week later it puts up some better than average numbers. Lol.

An announcement and immediate release would be a knockout punch that nobody is expecting. While it is highly unlikely it would be covered as huge news in the tech industry and would be all over the place with free advertisement. This would be the type of thing sony could use to regain the foothold it once had.

This would be a huge blow to ms and Nintendo as the Wii u is getting battered by gamers and media and the next Xbox is not even being teased by ms. Again not likely but would be an interesting chess move if the systems were ready to move to stores.
dcbronco  +   1092d ago
Why is it Apple can announce a new iPhone and release it within a week or two and sell millions, but gamers don't believe a console can be announced and launched within a few weeks and do the same. The same age group that buys all of those $500 dollar iPhones will buy those $400 consoles. Any time is a good time to launch a new console when it's been almost 8 years since the current generation started. There are millions of 18-38 year olds with $400 of disposable income. If there weren't we really would still have a bad economy.
nitrogav  +   1092d ago
Dont stop at 38 year olds . I'm in my forties and still loving my 3 ps3's !! . The 20 th can't come soon enough .
dcbronco  +   1092d ago
I was just using that key demo markets love. I'm in the same age boat with ya buddy. More than half way to another decade and looking forward to seeing what Sony has to say too. I hope it's about the system and specs. Or at least some gameplay.
blastcorp64  +   1092d ago
I don't think they'll do what sega did with the Saturn and try a surprise release
dcbronco  +   1091d ago
Gaming is far bigger than back when Sega did it. When Sega did it, the market was kids depending on Mom an Dad to get them a console for the most part. Now it's adults that will get what they want. They will be making the decision between a new $500 phone and a $400 console. Or a $250 pair of shoes. Or sunglasses. Or something. Consoles are no longer a Holiday season only purchase.

Times have changed. Smart companies should recognize that. The ability to see things as they are and not as they have been is why some companies prosper but most just blow in the wind.

A company that launches early will have the market to themselves, the momentum and the buzz. People looking to buy one or the other will choose it. People who may have plained to buy the other might not be able to resist what the first has to offer. Everyone knows it will most likely happen this year. What difference does 4 or 5 month mean as long as you are logistically sound. It's a no-brainer to me.
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JoGam  +   1092d ago
But I'll still buy
rainslacker  +   1092d ago
Yeah, that went over horribly for Sega with the Saturn. Although for that scenario supply chains and retailers weren't informed or ready for the release. If the retailers are informed this time, we definitely would have seen some leaks somewhere.

These speculations are fun though. I often wonder how much of this same stuff is discussed pros and cons wise within the board room.
Stedron  +   1092d ago
I would get a Vita if they drop the price so I hope your right.
kneon  +   1092d ago
It's already frequently on sale for $199 with a game included. I got the AC Liberation bundle at that price on the liberation launch day and I've seen similar bundles on sale about once a month since then.
Grimes   1092d ago | Spam
Stedron  +   1092d ago
Well I never seen A bundle that cheap and I work at walmart :(. Not saying your wrong just never seen it trust me I would get one if it was that cheap. The AC bundle is $300+ on amazon at the moment.
kneon  +   1092d ago
$300 seemed strange as the normal non-sale Vita bundle price is $250 so I checked out the Amazon bundle and you're right. I think reason it's priced so high is that Amazon isn't selling it directly. Maybe that bundle was a limited run.
rainslacker  +   1092d ago
It was limited, not sure to how many units though, was probably quite a lot. I know GameStop still displays the boxes on the shelf for it at $249, but most in my area don't have it in stock, and it's not available online.
Grimes   1092d ago | Spam
BitbyDeath  +   1092d ago
Sony was working on VR a few years ago, would blow everyone away if they actually got it working properly.
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one2thr  +   1092d ago
As of now their really the kings of augmented reality, and 1:1 motion control within the gaming industry.
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kneon  +   1092d ago
Well they already have their 3D visor, if they can get the price down below $300 then it could take off. But as it's still around $1000 I don't see that happening for at least another year or two.
WooHooAlex  +   1092d ago
Gentlemen, we are a mere 10 days away from our minds being blown.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1092d ago
PS4isKing_82  +   1092d ago
Sad thing is, the long, excruciating wait truly begins that day as well :(

*cries as that realization sets in*
steve30x  +   1092d ago
I would have fun reading the over reaction of people on N4G if sony ddin't reveal the PS4 on the 20th.
BitbyDeath  +   1092d ago
The reaction from the doubters once they do show the PS4 will be just as funny.
steve30x  +   1092d ago
You mean at E3. Nobody is really doubting a reveal at E3.
BitbyDeath  +   1092d ago
No, i did mean Feb 20.
steve30x  +   1092d ago
LMAO Theres the over reaction that I meant. The 16 disagrees.
NaiNaiNai  +   1092d ago
Drop the price of the Vita and release a new updated model like the 2000psp, and we have a deal.
akaakaaka  +   1092d ago
It needs to have a better screen!
Option for SD memory or lower their vita memory card to SD card prices(I could get 32gb sd card for less than $13)
Better price!
Longer battery life!
An be able to play any psn game and ps2 plus the ps2hd remakes on the psn store.

And I will be interested in it! This time..
Plus GTVita for free in a bundle!!! And Killzone mercenary free on the plus..

PS4 needs to be online free, able to play used games, I hope online passes stop for next gen but it's impossible( if it happen I will recommended to my friends and family Like I recommended the PS3 before the stupid online pass)

And I will be a happy early adopter plus I will happily make my friends and family to get one..
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dollison27  +   1092d ago
I would be willing to bet that basic with PSN with just multiplayer will remain free on the PS4 but all the bells and whistles they come up with will sit behind a paywall like like the Gaikai stuff. Oh yeah online passes ain't gonna stop might as well forget that.
WeAreLegion  +   1092d ago
Better screen? That's the best screen available, dude...
NeoTribe  +   1092d ago
Your very eager to join the one bubble club huh? See you soon.
clintagious650  +   1092d ago
Syphon Filter or Legend of Dragoons or Legend of Legaia would be awesome. Just give me one damnit lol.
Chapster  +   1092d ago
PD will probably first release Gran Turismo 6: Prologue. That'll probably be a launch title.
Games4ever  +   1092d ago
Sony's Other Big Reveals for Feb 20th.

Gran Turismo 6 :-)
Stedron  +   1092d ago

Yes you are right legend of dragoon and legend of legaia would be awesome! I have always wanted to know why they never put them on PSN or made sequels for the PS3. Sony owns the rights dont they?

Off topic...whatever happened to the Breath of Fire series?
clintagious650  +   1092d ago
I know sony owned syphon filter & legend of dragoons but i think they published the legend of Legaia which both games were created by 2 different studios but i loved all them. Not sure about breath of fire.
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fsfsxii  +   1092d ago
Motorstorm dev teasing something...MM too, leads to one thing...PLAYSTATION FRIGGIN 4!!!
brave27heart  +   1092d ago
If they showed a montage and ended with a 60 day countdown clock starting that would be something. Dont think they're quite ready somehow but imagine if they could make a launch the week after E3? All the hype would push early adopters and would really steal a march om Microsoft.

Im guessing Vita bundles, no price drop yet, Killzone 4 and GT6 shown in development for launch window, and have a sneaky suspicion/faint hope that Last Guardian is ready to go as a PS4 launch game. It'll be the PS3 version, maybe slightly prettier but will have been saved for PS4 launch instead of making it on PS3.

Also why Im having a self indulgent moment, FF Versus 13 launch window on PS4, timed exclusive before its ported to next Xbox.
Steckmech  +   1092d ago
There is so many ways Sony can go about handling this meeting. I'm not hoping for miracles because I don't want to be let down but I really hope they come out and impress the hell out of us. I would be more than happy with some news on the PS4, new Vita games especially Bioshock, and of course more The Last Of Us.
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platformmaster918  +   1092d ago
I think they're saving price cuts for E3 but maybe say something about one of their phantomware titles.
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0pie  +   1092d ago
its not a ps4 event... Its actually the 1st playstation move event.
smashcrashbash  +   1092d ago
Well if they announce the PS4 there is a big chance that a price drop for the PS3 will follow.Not only will people be pumped for the PS4 but they will give the PS3 a lift in sales.
Silly gameAr  +   1092d ago
I just can't wait for something official on the PS4 and the games.
ArtificiallyYours  +   1092d ago
For anyone who still doubt a PlayStation 4 announcement:

The latest PS3 model.
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black911  +   1092d ago
Gaikai PS3 Firmware update is PS4?
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Jakens  +   1092d ago
Sony announces dual HDMI output from PS4 and says "It will not be cheap"
Bladesfist  +   1092d ago
Even thoug Landog says everything in a trollish way he does have a point, if you are setting yourself up for these next consoles to look better than a high end PC. I'm talking GTX 690 SLI 16GB Ram ect then you are setting yourself up for disappointment. I am sure they will be able to do 1080p @ 60fps (because low end video cards can handle that). My PC is pretty close to the rumored specs except of course higher clock speeds as power is not a problem. Will be interesting to see how the consoles compare to it.
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MYSTERIO360  +   1092d ago
Not to put hopes down or anything but has anyone thought that may be just maybe Sony won't announce the next PS4 on Feb 20th. There just to many articles of it being announced there but there is no proof with Sony not mentioning anything.

I think the most likely announcement will be Gaikai or new games for Vita. Don't want anyone to be disappointed
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silvacrest  +   1092d ago
xperia play 2 with more effort put into it this time can only hope
Master of Unlocking  +   1092d ago
They'll announce:
-The PS4
-New services for PS+ users
-A demo reel of a few 1st gen PS4 games
-New exclusives for the PS3
-A price cut for the PS3
-A price cut for the PS Vita
and bid us goodbye and see you at E3 2013 for more info about the PS4 (release dates, price, final selection of the 1st batch of games, final specs, new controller, dashboard design, etc), I think.

By the way, does anyone know where I could download Sony's E3 2012 Press Conference please? I have all of them from 2005 till 2011, I just miss the one from 2012. Please?
o-Sunny-o  +   1092d ago
Sony announces that your PS3 is actually hiding a PS4 in it. They flip a switch and its activated. jk got to go my eggs are cooking.
PAYNEinc85  +   1092d ago
Everyone claiming the PS4 won't be able to produce graphics that are on par with current PC's are dead wrong. It may not run every game at 2500x1600 and 60 fps but are the majority of consumers ready for that kind of resolution yet anyways? Hell No!

Look at what the PS3 was able to achieve. Games like Uncharted 3, Killzone 2 and 3, Gran Turismo 5, The Last of Us. Theres not a helluva lot of games on PC that look better than the 4 I just listed. Now just imagine what they'll be able to make games look like when they have about 10x more power to work with.
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