Why Didn’t We See The Actual PlayStation 4 Tonight? Sony’s Boss Explains.

"Well, that was weird. We got a console reveal without Sony actually revealing the console. It's left a lot of people confused, maybe even concerned, so given the chance we had to ask: where was the PS4?"

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majiebeast1644d ago (Edited 1644d ago )

"Why do you care?"

Yeah we got specs and everything the box it comes in for me, is alot less important.

I_am_Batman1644d ago (Edited 1644d ago )

It would be just great to know how the thing looks. But I agree that it's not too important for now. We'll see it soon anyway.

Army_of_Darkness1644d ago

After tonight's show, I can't imagine how amazingly insane it's gonna be when E3 comes!
We still have not seen what naughty dog and santa monica has in store for the PS4 yet;-)

TruthbeTold1644d ago (Edited 1644d ago )

Well one reason I'd say for why 'the box it comes in' not being shown yet being important is that Sony probably hasn't finalized how they are going to keep the hardware cool enough (temperature-wise) yet.

starchild1644d ago

E3 is right around the corner. I'm surprised anybody would be upset about not seeing the physical hardware at this point.

otherZinc1644d ago

Did they say the PS4 was releasing this year?

MRMagoo1231644d ago


yes December 2013

DragonKnight1644d ago (Edited 1644d ago )

"Why do you care?"

When I saw that, I read it like "why do YOU care Kotaku?" It was a great reply for Yoshida to make considering the problems Sony have had with Kotaku in the Past. Kotaku are lucky Sony even bother to talk with them at all.

Why are people so concerned about the casing of the PS4? It has no bearing on the performance, it's all just aesthetics. What, do people think the PS4 doesn't exist? Sony will show it soon enough, just be happy about what it can do instead of what it looks like.

@Mr.Magoo: False. Holiday 2013 doesn't mean December.

sikbeta1643d ago

I know you people will accept anything coming from Sony, but it could have been great to see the PS4 form factor in the conference, eveyone was expecting that...

DragonKnight1643d ago (Edited 1643d ago )


UnholyLight1643d ago

ACTUALLY, @DragonKnight Form factor DOES potentially impact console performance.

Ex/ Xbox 360 lol. Apparently the designer compromised the original Xbox by trying to make that )( curved inward design or something and that was partially the problem with the RROD in the original 360. That and placement of the CPU or something, not 100% sure but yeah..

Im not too worried though, I'm sure they just don't want to reveal absolutely everything in one go so that they still can blow people away at E3. It keeps the hype going for their console right?

Coming from an Xbox guy this gen, I am insanely excited for the PS4 after what I have been shown. Sony and Gaikai have some great things in the works going forward, and the improved controller looks great. I wouldn't count Microsoft out just yet though, I'm sure they will have had some things up their sleeve as well. Well, at this point I am going into the next gen with an open mind, likely will be buying both PS4 and Xbox, as for the Wii U...They better figure stuff out because if PS4 is any indication, the future of gaming is going to be one step ahead of Nintendo again..Microsoft will too.

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Godmars2901644d ago

I'd like to know what type/speed BR drive its going to have. The number of HDMI and USB ports. Should have one USB in the back for the camera.

Would also like to know how does that damn camera fit in in. Is it going to be like the next Xbox's and be required.

Rainstorm811644d ago

I would think the new PS eye is packed in with every only makes sense since they showed it before the system and they showed a lot of video inter connectivity

NateCole1644d ago

You can get most of those form the specs list.

Baka-akaB1644d ago

Gave somes of the specs

Optical Drive
(read only)
Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0) 、AUX

Root1644d ago

Well I don't think you'll have to connect the camera.

There was nothing on the controller which made it so you HAD to connect it. I don't know if the lightbar is required to sync with it but it didn't seem that way.

I thought they just added it for video chat and if you wanted to use Move in your games.

gtr_loh1644d ago

An AUX output.. FINALLY. I would also believe it would be included with the console. I'd imagine that the PS4 come with the DS4 + the new PS eye cam sort of like how the Wii U came with the fancy controller and the console itself. Would be quite pointless if they gave us the DS4 but not the PS eye that accompanies it.

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morganfell1644d ago

I have the specs thats the most important thing. I will reserve and purchase 2 for launch day.

Besides, it's nice to see a company not afraid to put their specs out there because they know they have a next generation machine. Other companies would rather show you the plastic case and force you to get a microsocope to discover whats under the hood.

mandf1644d ago

Right on man, I agree. Specs mean more than a plastic case.

scofios1644d ago

20/02/2013 the day the Ps3 got beaten .

nosferatuzodd1644d ago (Edited 1644d ago )

i couldn't have said that better thanks 4saying it for me lol anyway thats very true better to have specs that a piece of plastic to look at

Anon19741644d ago

Another quality piece by kotaku. Where would we be without your insightful reporting?

torchic1644d ago

be happy, on a differnet day Kotaku would have taken the "why do you care" quote and taken it completely out of context, making the guy look bad.

Clover9041644d ago (Edited 1644d ago )

disagrees? Imagine if the did the reverse, showing the console and not giving details. well said magiebeast, bubbles for you.

Looking forward to seeing the console at a later date. Sony knocked it out of the park tonight and left something to look forward to. Very well done!

dcbronco1644d ago

Could it be a problem with the....saving something for E3 thingy.

Enemy1644d ago

Specs are more important than what's on the outside. How it looks doesn't concern me.

aquamala1644d ago

What specs? A "x86" CPU and "enhanced" gpu? These are not specs

Enemy1644d ago (Edited 1644d ago )

Main Processor
Single-chip custom processor
CPU : x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon™ based
graphics engine


Hard Disk Drive

Optical Drive
(read only)
Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0) 、AUX

Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)

AV output
Analog-AV out
Digital Output (optical)

aquamala1644d ago (Edited 1644d ago )

^^^ how fast are these cpu's? What do they compare to? An AMD a8 fusion?

What's a "next generation" radeon 1.84Tflops GPU? A hd 7850?

These are vague descriptions, not specs

Ju1644d ago (Edited 1644d ago )

1.84TFlops is a performance number ("About 2TF" was said at the meeting). What does it matter what frequency is used to reach that? So people can actually say 3 years @ 3GHz match todays 800MHz? Doesn't change the fact that this is how much compute power you have. And it's quite plenty.

TripC501644d ago

Hope its not too expensive

Syntax-Error1643d ago (Edited 1643d ago )

Rumor has it around $429 for one sku and $529 for another. E3 will have both SONY and MS displaying their new consoles with prices. Should be good this year

PS-Diablo III....seriously(who cares)

user39158001644d ago

Like I said typical sony lies, PS4 reveal, where the f@ is the ps4? Same old worthless remote jeez and the trolls are sucking on bananas over this dissapointment, Really wtf was this bs.