Did Sony Announce PlayStation 4 Prematurely?

Tynan Muddle at writes: "Sony thrilled and excited many gaming fans last week when they finally took the covers off their upcoming console, PlayStation 4.

I just can’t stop asking myself: why?"

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Knight_Crawler1884d ago (Edited 1884d ago )

Yup...scared of what MS has to show with the 720 ;)...Just Jokeing.

But this not Sony's style to be the first to announce a console - makes you wonder why the sudden change in strategy.

I also think this is good for MS because they do not have to rush this gen and they also get to see what they are up against which IMHO is going to be hard to beat because Sony showed some exciting stuff and games at the PS4 conference.

Edit: @ Dylia..totally agree and wish I could get my hands on a PS4 right now.

Never bought a console at launch but that will change this year.

Dylila1884d ago

no. the ps4 should be on sale now and cant release soon enough

deadpoole1884d ago (Edited 1884d ago )

Sony's Playstation Brand has always been and will be about delivering top-notch, jaw dropping and innovative gaming experience. Their goals are defined, clear of any doubts and know what their gamerbase (spreadout worldwide) wants and their expectations.

Sony's announcement about PS4 is considered to be at the best time because first of all it is an extremely slow month for game release, nothing new exciting was available or being released therefore PS4 got all the undivided and distraction free attention from gamers, gaming websites, newssites, media etc. on its announcement.

NewMonday1883d ago

*leaks were coming thick and fast as more developers get dev kits, the only surprise was 8G of ram and even that was rumored. So Sony just acted to get as much hype from the spec news it can before it disseminates.

*Sony going first and showing better specs gives the 720 an impossible task to impress with hardware alone(after the leaks that give the PS4 50% advantage in the GPU, and 8g of slower DDR3 ram with only 5g available for developers on the Durango) , now they will have to show their hand.

*Sony stopped the negative speculation about locking used games.

*using Blow as a poster boy, Sony gave a big call to developers to show what they got in the upcoming GDC

Diver1883d ago

These high school kids with websites should shut up. After all the crying about next gen taking too long peeps write this? Enough already.

badz1491883d ago


seriously? that's the best you can come out with?

they are aiming for holiday 2013 release so how is a February reveal in any way "premature"??

wanna talk premature? Wii U reveal was premature! a full year and a half reveal before release and a bit of spec release just a couple of months before the release itself! THAT was premature and THIS is not!

Mounce1883d ago

I think by these kind of questions...

Vita was released prematurely.

If Vita was released say, NOW....with PS4 hype and integration of PS4, then people would buy Vita now and wait just the 9/10 months for the PS4.

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greenpowerz1884d ago

Sony didn't show us anything. They simply boasted specs they want after changing old ones and slapped together some demos running on PC with the new PS4 target specs.

Qrphe1884d ago

>being this mad

You're even arguing against facts at this point

majiebeast1884d ago (Edited 1884d ago )

Greenpowerz is a very insecure little boy dont mind him. That is why he is in every Playstation 4 article. He is actually Aaron Greenberg.

2pacalypsenow1884d ago

So the hardware specs basically the Ps4 and a few games 1 that was on Pc with ps4 specs was nothing?? right......

Karpetburnz1884d ago

You butthurt?

please fill out this butthurt report form.

xursz1883d ago (Edited 1883d ago )

Can somebody please link me to a legit source which says they were running any of those games on PC?? I keep seeing people say this but they used the same Dualshock4 for all the demos, and I know for a fact they were running PS4 OS because the Guerilla dev uploaded to FB with the share feature.

It was all run on the PS4 development kit as far as I can tell.

*edited typo

edit2: Sony didn't announce first either... I feel like Nintendo deserves some credit here..

badz1491883d ago

you want link? there are practically NONE because these guys are talking out of their back! they just can't believe PS4 is a very capable machine even with live gameplay!

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Gamer19821884d ago

PS4 announcement wasn't really to show off the games or the power but to let people know they are making it. To appease developers who were dying to talk about it. It was basically a "yeah were making a ps4" while building a massive hype train around it. No doubt there new advertising agency were behind this and its a step in the right direction.

Silly gameAr1884d ago

Man, these types of articles have been popping up all day. First it was "hurry up with the next gen!" Now it's like "was it to premature". Or, "Does anyone know that the PS4 was announced?" "How much attention did it get compared to a freaking iPhone?"

I swear this site makes my head spin.

greenpowerz1884d ago (Edited 1884d ago )

All day? These articles have been coming out since the day after the reveal.

Seen by some as a desperate move almost admitting both companies know MSFT has the better machine

These are the oringal PS4 specs Sony was going with just weeks ago until A dev the other day admitted Sony changed them to match MSFT's rumored specs.

See how all the other leaked specs match what Sony showed at there reveal except for the upgraded RAM etc.

Something doesn't add up and deep down smart fanboys know this. Sony has a track record for being deceitful with past PlayStation launches

Silly gameAr1884d ago

Oh, so it only takes a couple of weeks to change the PS4's spec and have it prepared for mass market a couple of months after that. OK, got you.

And, I wasn't talking specs anyway. I tend to avoid those articles. As long as it plays games and does what I want it to, I couldn't care less about Sony's OR MS specs.

DoesUs1884d ago

So your happy to use VGLeaks when it comes to PS4 specs but not when it comes to Durango specs? Gotcha. Because the Durango specs are "old internal docs" and PS4 is about an hour old? Gotcha. Take a good look at them Durango specs, because they're right. Worse mem and worse gpu, and no amount of workarounds (esram) can make up the substantial difference. But hey, keep cashing the MS cheques, clearly they are paying you a small fortune.

Bathyj1884d ago (Edited 1884d ago )

Man, for someone who doesnt like Playstation you sure do talk about it alot.

You dont even realise that since you love trolling so much that PS4 has already given you hours of entertainment.

And the article I read on Edge said they had at least 4 but they wanted 8. I guess they got want they wanted, and so did all the devs they talked to.

How can you think yourself a gamer and think thats anything but good news?

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StrongMan1884d ago

Nope but they did force MS to scramble franticly to try and match the power and features of the PS4 and announce it in a few weeks.

smashcrashbash1884d ago

Don't answer greenpowerz.He has been droning on and on about how there is no PS4 and it was running on PC and blah blah blah.He has no proof but a bunch of guesses and internet rumors.We heard about the PS4 from the source itself and he would rather listen to the internet ramble on as if they are Sony and know better. The same kind of people that jumped to say Sony's stocks 'plummeted' because it fell 1%. Oh wow that is a puzzler.Here is a thought.Maybe SONY thought that 8 gigs was plenty too or how about the developers they asked thought 8 gigs was a good idea.

Not such a big conspiracy is it.Why did everyone opt to use discs for games after Sony did it.Because it wa a good idea. So what, Sony must do less to satisfy the fanboy crap people keep going on about who is copying who. Who gives a $hit? Sony is using 8 gigabytes of RAM that equals to more RAM for developers to work with. That is a good thing.And you theory that the PS4 does not exist is ruined by the fact that third parties are already going to support it.If Sony didn't have an exact system or time to release it the third parties would never have gone with such a deception. Give me one good reason why Blizzard, the console haters themselves, would go alone with such garbage? Or their investors? Do you think any one of them has time to go alone with such nonsense? If Sony only showed first party or even second party games your insane theory might make a glimmer of sense. But third parties would never go along with a non existent console.They wouldn't have even bothered.

smashcrashbash1884d ago

And to add to it stop with the premature announcement. It was the gaming community who kept on going on about how Sony should get the lead out and announce a new console. You have lost all rights to claim that it was announced too early. You wanted it. You got it.

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