Two and a half months ago, Sony held an event in New York where they announced the much-anticipated PlayStation 4 along with a series of games and a renewed focus on ease of development. The company talked about hardware specs, showed a bit of the PS4 user interface, demoed a few games and even unveiled the PS4 controller.
However, as much excitement as everything shown and announced generated, Sony never showed the PlayStation 4 console itself, a decision that spurred mixed reactions across the media. On one hand, there were gaming sites and writers who, while slightly disappointed at first, found the decision to leave the “box” and other important information such as pricing and release dates out of the show understandable. On the other hand though, there were technology and gadget sites and writers who not only criticized the lack of a console in the event, but also deemed the entire show both vague and misleading due to the lack of the information mentioned above.