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Naughty Dog Talks PlayStation 4

NowGamer spoke to Naughty Dog's Christophe Balestra, and asked him what he'd like to see from PlayStation 4. (Christophe Balestra, E3, Naughty Dog, PS3)

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Snake-eater  +   1713d ago
all I know is that PlayStation 4 won't be the final name
rabidpancakeburglar  +   1713d ago | Funny
Well there has been playstation 1,2 and 3 so I don't think that they will change it to something weird like Playstation Turd-Nugget.
superadvanced  +   1713d ago
this is hardly news
colonel179  +   1713d ago
I actually think that they won't name it PS4. They didn't go with PSP 2 and that was the most logical name to go with. I guess they will start to name each console differently (PS will always be there though) every time
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HappyGaming  +   1713d ago
It has to be PS4
If its not PS4 it will sound a bit like PS3.5

The same way Wii U doesn't really sound as evolved as the Wii 2...
yess  +   1713d ago
PS 4 everything
sikbeta  +   1713d ago
It's going to be PS4, just because NGP is called PSV now, they're not going to change the name of all their stuff, PSV name may "suit" better cos it's handheld and the 3G version is in the cell-phone market as-well (odd names like Vivaz), so put a name that differ from the typical # but always keeping PS, or just they wanted to try something New :P
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Dee_91  +   1713d ago
i would buy a ps turd nugget for atleast $5k just because of the name
trancefreak  +   1713d ago
PlayStation 4U!

Bringing Entertainment from all directions.

I just wish that Sony would make more color choices after their next launch.

Also please produce custom bundled limited edition consoles for AAA games with color/graphic design make overs.

I get bored with the same old black especially while owning 3 ps3s.
GrandTheftZamboni  +   1712d ago
You'll be able to upgrade your PS3 to PS4. Firmware will be available in November under name of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.
Peaceful_Jelly  +   1713d ago
probably. in japan 4 is bad luck and its pronunciation is similar to death and you know how superstitious japanese people are...
jimmywolf  +   1713d ago
if that true then they mit call it ps next or some other random name too show it the evolve PS
schlanz  +   1713d ago
death would make it sound cool to gamers..?
Bereaver  +   1713d ago
Why do you have disagrees?

I've been living in China for 5 years almost and I know in this aspect (the number 4) It's very similar between China and Japan.

You can rarely find a 4th floor on any building. It will just say 1, 2, 3, 5 and so on. 11, 12, 13, 15.

So yes, the PS4 might not be called the PS4.
n4gisatroll  +   1713d ago

That's so makes them, look insane for thinking the number 4 is bad luck.
oneDMAC  +   1713d ago
How does it make them look insane? How is it any different from a lot of buildings in America not having a 13th floor?
Echo307  +   1713d ago

You know what else looks dumb?

Randomly inserting commas where they don't belong.
rjdofu  +   1713d ago
@grzajabarkus: do u realize that u've just disrespected the other culture? You don't know jack; and bashing people who believe in something by saying they're insane only shows how ignorant you are.

However, i do think that they should stick with the number i.e: PS4. Since the PS brand is worldwide, there's no reason to change the pattern just because of 1 culture. It also shows the development of the brand.
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sazzrah  +   1712d ago
Don't forget that there is 2 ways to say the number '4' in Japanese; you are thinking of 'shi' which is one way of saying the number 4 and famously also means 'death' but as any first year Japanese student can tell you, 4 can also be said as 'yon'. Problem solved.

Also, you have to remember that even in Japan they use English when referring to Playstation.

Playstation 2 was 'puresuteshion tsu' and Playstation 3 is said as 'puresuteshion suri'.

No idea how to romanize 'four' haha... 'fuowa'?!
DeeZee  +   1713d ago
It would be pointless to change the naming standards now.
SephirothX21  +   1713d ago
Playstation Anon
the_best_player  +   1713d ago
Wii on U :)

Anyway don't give the site hits

"I expect it to be more of a social experience, it’ll be a machine that will let you connect to all things, it will be like the centre of the house, so you can watch TV, listen to music, see pictures… I don’t know."
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xabmol  +   1713d ago
The better keep it "PlayStation #"

I want my PS9 damn it!
iWishTifaWasReal  +   1713d ago
why 9?

i actually want Playstation 30.


883  +   1713d ago
Thanks for harkening back to that landmark PS2 advertisement. Nice call.
duplissi  +   1713d ago
haha, i remember that ad... i had a friend that tried to tell me he had the ps9... lol
DeeZee  +   1713d ago
They didn't go with PSP2 because it sounds too much like PS2.
eldeladi  +   1713d ago
You Don't know Jack Tretton
showtimefolks  +   1712d ago
since we are pretty sure it won't come out till 2014
any chance it completely ditches the middle man being game-stores and just go ALL DIGITAL?

sony has the 1st/2nd party studios and maybe they can come to an agreement with valve and work out something that will connect psn/steam?

one thing we can be sure of after the new psp pricing that sony will make sure it will be under 400 at all costs and it would be ideal if its 349-299 price point

but right now they need to concentrate on this gen i believe that sony's best days are ahead of them with ps3 selling well and software being really strong
ForROME  +   1713d ago
lets hope its not PS PINATA or something like vita god help us
jerethdagryphon  +   1713d ago
ps quattro would be acceptable bypassing 4 in japan without breaking the chain
ForROME  +   1713d ago
This is true and doesnt sound bad eithier
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MrAwesome  +   1713d ago
I want the PS4 to come out when I get bored of my PS3 and feel like it's last gen...So not now
colonel179  +   1713d ago
Hopefully the social experience in the PS4 won't take away the advancement in tech and power that it should/must/need to have.
Kon  +   1713d ago
LOL this isn't news!
ps3bestever  +   1713d ago
i want see a hardware 20 time powerful than PS3
limewax  +   1713d ago
Buy a super computer then
aia12  +   1713d ago
no just a high end gaming pc. YES high end pcs are THAT powerful compared to ps3
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waterboy  +   1713d ago
yeah pcs are that powerful compared to ps3 with a renderfarm

note: that would be a 40 teraflop high end pc a little higher, there is no gaming pc set up that comes near that, and 10000 mb ram yeah that pc doesnt exist not to mention with cell and rsx combined its specs are completely rewritten

not to mention cell is actually part of a supercomputer or a supercomputer on a chip
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DeadIIIRed  +   1713d ago
Here you go sir, straight from the year 2078

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Neko_Mega  +   1713d ago
Playstation Box, Playstation Super Vita.

PSV would be cool, but maybe just call it NGP: Next-Gen-Playstation.
Beastradamus  +   1713d ago
He mentioned a tiny little peep about what he wishes PS4 was and it's big E3 news? This industries idea of journalism is like giving a 12 year old girl the job to do a hard hitting interview with Justin Beiber.
DW74  +   1713d ago
Well said bubs for you.
godslayer429  +   1713d ago
i dont care im still calling it the NGP
NateCole  +   1713d ago
Gaming journalist at its finest.
Xof  +   1713d ago
And it's such a great, insightful quote, too. "The Playstation 4 should have all of the functionality the Playstation 3 has."
Zanarkand  +   1713d ago
The devs are having fun with the PS3 and so am i therefore they can take their time with this project to make it as good as possible.
s8anicslayer  +   1713d ago
Well I hope they don't make it $600 at launch like they did with the PS3, that was their biggest mistake and the main reason why they are in 3rd place as of right now! I think they know that As we saw when they introduced the Vita yesterday at a surprising $249 entry competing directly with the 3ds. next time around Sony will be on their A game and will no doubt have some stiff competition from Microsoft as we all would expect and the next race shall be a very interesting one to say the least.
Happythedog  +   1713d ago
Sony is not in third place they have too many exclusives. 360 and PS3 are tied period. 360 is leading by a hair.



PS I like the 360 too.
trancefreak  +   1713d ago
Well when the Wii U is released the ps3 should be about first place by then.

Since the wii is based on a ps2 hardware comparable specs I consider last gen.

Soon Nintendo will be in last place just joining the hd club 6 years late.
Fallouts  +   1713d ago
Whether it's by a hair or a mile..... Winning is winning......

So yea no matter how you word it, ps3 is in 3rd....
duplissi  +   1713d ago
i dont know... wouldnt you consider the console that has the least sales year after year to be in third? guess what thats NOT the ps3...
Fallouts  +   1713d ago
I guess that's the problem dupli... You don't know...

Anyway, no.. I consider 1st 2nd and 3rd by the number of total consoles sold for it's life cycle.

But I suppose you can always twist numbers to best reflect your own belief.
s8anicslayer  +   1712d ago
when your competitor has sold say I don't know a few more then that means well they sold more then you, thus you are behind them in #'s sold and as of right now Sony has sold fewer units then Nintendo and Microsoft and that my friend puts them in third place unless you can't count or your fanboyism has blinded you!
Happythedog  +   1707d ago
It's a pathetic lead thou.
s8anicslayer  +   1707d ago
Indeed, but it's still a lead!
madpuppy  +   1713d ago
This was a pretty pathetic "article"
and what he said was not really surprising. I think it would have been more surprising if he said that he thinks the PS4 will be a jelly doughnut.
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Coke-a-Cola  +   1713d ago
OK , I love N.D. but , I can not believe I traveled this far with nothing to see........................... ...........................
slavish3  +   1713d ago
seeing they didn't do psp2 they may not name the next gen system ps4
F4sterTh4nFTL  +   1713d ago
Like Microsoft will let them do that. That is exactly what Microsoft's plan is
madpuppy  +   1713d ago
when did MS gain the power to tell Sony what they can do?
a_bro  +   1713d ago
what I got from that interview was that he wants a better, social PSN apart from of course a system that does a leap forward in tech.

And its obvious it will happen.

and you have to admit, sony has done a decent job with PSN being their first time creating a network. it just has to be more social.
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Falaut  +   1713d ago
I think he doesn't care if its a delicious dragon roll as long as it has more RAM.
Bolts  +   1713d ago
Just imagine how much better all the current console games will be with just an extra stick of 512 RAM. In today's market that will hardly break $20.
jidery  +   1713d ago
XDR Ram is much more expensive than $20
SpLinT  +   1713d ago
Playstation Mas Vita (4)
trancefreak  +   1713d ago
PlayStation 4 Life
tawak  +   1713d ago
uh oh, here comes trouble. (door slowly open ,ps4 is standing,looking like about to kick some a**)
strifeblade  +   1713d ago
it will be called PSZ


since japanese ppl like zen

The phrase will be "become one with your zen"


think about it, it can work
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Bolts  +   1713d ago
LOL how about Playstation Gia, Japanese fantasy games are usually heavy in their tree hugging themes.

Naw, it'll never work. Gaming tech and green or medi-physical none sense doesn't mix. More than likely it'll be something aggressive or hi-tech sounding.

How about Playstation HD: Now With Real 1080p. I think PHDNWR 1080p has a nice ring to it.
strifeblade  +   1713d ago
vita means vitality, and zen means zen.

because the emphasis is on connectivity, together they will make, playstation vita zen or

PSVZ- how bad ass is that?

And together when connected, vita and zen make harmony with one another

ya i think i just made sense of that... sort of
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RyuCloudStrife  +   1713d ago
i know they have those prototypes already *hints* *hints*
chasegarcia  +   1713d ago
turd nugget had me lol
helghast102  +   1713d ago

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Bull5hifT  +   1713d ago
R-Kelly approves of the Wii on U
shikamaroooo  +   1712d ago
Nice one
chadwarden  +   1713d ago
PS Quadruple.
yamzilla  +   1713d ago
ps4 2012 holiday release

get your $500 ready

the xbox720 will be there too for $450
rabidpancakeburglar  +   1713d ago
Get ready for disagrees
frankymv  +   1712d ago
I agree with yamzilla
Bull5hifT  +   1712d ago
NGC... Next Generation Console, Peta, Play Station Revolution, PS Natal, Dolphin, HackProof, PS:Future, Control, Money Printer, PSFOUR, PS:PHOAR!!, Dream, Intimatador, PS:Play, PS:Connect, Kinect, Kinetika, Eye Toy Kinetic, Piiii, PS: Beast, PS RAPER, EndAll, PS:NEW, Play Station SwitchBlade, Playstation Infinite, PS World, Sony 4 , PS by Dre, PSCENTER, HuB, P.S. throne,SEES Sony Evolved Entertainment System , Your Momma on Steroids
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shikamaroooo  +   1712d ago
Cell 2.0 aand 8 gig RAM
PS3pwnz  +   1706d ago
Here's a title that would really grab my attention:
"Naughty dog talks dirty"

Me and my fantasies...sigh

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