Sony execs have been quoted for years as saying the PlayStation 3 will have a 10-year life cycle (as opposed to the standard five-year cycle of previous console generations), so we weren't expecting to see so much as a hint about a successor system at next week's E3. Assuming two videos "leaked" by YouTube user SCElabs are legit, however, we may see the first rumblings of the next console generation at the show after all. And they certainly look legit, with high production values, a look and feel consistent with Sony's usual weird-ass PlayStation marketing, and clear, conspicuous Sony branding.
UPDATE: Turns out the videos are fake after all. Speaking with Game Informer, Sony rep Al de Leon confirmed that "this video is not from SCE [Sony Computer Entertainment]." While that's a little disappointing, it leaves a larger question: who'd go to the trouble to produce a convincingly slick-looking pair of videos as a prank?