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Microsoft & Sony Respond to Next-Gen Rumours

A new report published this morning suggested that both Microsoft Studios and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) were intending on revealing their next-generation videogame consoles at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), taking place in Los Angeles this June. However, when approached for comment, neither of the hardware manufacturers was willing go on record confirming the reveal, or indeed the new consoles themselves. (Microsoft, Next-Gen, Sony)

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dark-hollow  +   1078d ago
Of course they will deny the rumors.
As long as nintendo will jump into the next gen this year, ms and sony will follow sooner than later.
sikbeta  +   1078d ago
Next gen is around the corner, N will "re-unveil" the wii-u this E3 with probably a November release date, pretty much like the wii, Sony and MS will not sit there and do nothing, Sony can't be that stupid to launch later than the competition, MS can't live with the currently success in US, both companies can't give N the advantage of having a new console in the market alone for a long period of time, Next Gen is getting close, yay! :P
darthv72  +   1078d ago
ces or e3
will have one of the two (MS/Sony) announce something. Its inevitable.
jaosobno  +   1078d ago
Yay indeed. How is it possible that Yoshida knows nothing about PS4 and yet, just a few months ago, at Sony's shareholders meeting, their executives explained that increased expenses for R&D were present because they were developing successor to PS3.
slayorofgods  +   1078d ago
I just hope MS and Sony take better care in increasing hardware durability. The xbox got the rrod in 5 months and the PS3 fat gets the ylod in 5 years, both are because of poor hardware configurations from both companies.

Quality not racing out the gates with issues!
h311rais3r  +   1078d ago
At slayer.

I've been through 2 ps3s in 3 years. My last Xbox lasted 2. But been through 4 (all replacements courtesy of m$ thank god)
PshycoNinja  +   1078d ago
If I may add to the excitement fire here, I was just confirmed for E3 2012. Guess what this years theme is..... "Innovation Unveiled".
rattletop  +   1078d ago
that response was expected
hot111  +   1078d ago
Confirmed then.

Nice:)
floetry101  +   1078d ago
Dear God. Is this article suggesting that Microsoft and Sony don't comment on rumour or speculation?

Hard-hitting journalism at its finest.
Flatbattery  +   1078d ago
Pointless article.
Frankfurt  +   1078d ago
WiiU will be playable, XBox will have CG and gameplay footage. PS4 will have Killzone 2-level BS CG.
SeanScythe  +   1078d ago
WiiU will be showing games like Batman:AC, Rage, Battlefield 3, & COD:MW3.....All of them I have been playing or finished already. The WiiU is just an upgraded Wii that can handle current gen gfx.

PS3 will have "The Last of Us, The Last Guardian, Twisted Metal, Starhawk, and other games.

MS will have kinect games and show halo.
GamerElite  +   1078d ago
Once again, another ground braking article from n4g. Professional journalism at its finest.
ArronC07  +   1078d ago
It's not from N4G as this is a news aggregate site. It's from electronictheatre.co.uk and that's pretty clear in the synopsis.
B1663r  +   1078d ago
I keep telling you guys... The only way Microsoft launches before 2015 is if the WiiU is a run away success. ~Maybe~ 2014 if the WiiU is a moderate success. I don't know how Sony does this sort of stuff, but Microsoft is a deeply reactive company, and they are not going to mess with the xbox line while it is making 6 to 8 billion dollars a year profit for them, and everyone else in the industry is hemorrhaging money.

Not gonna happen...

And I detect almost no IRL anticipation for the WiiU...

Microsoft is not going to mess with their first place status in this console generation... They will be the last to announce a new console.
dark-hollow  +   1078d ago
the ps1,2 and ds were also very successful when their successors announced.

Delaying that is just not a smart business move.
Mr-Dude  +   1078d ago
"Microsoft is not going to mess with their first place status in this console generation... They will be the last to announce a new console."

First place? Ehm i think not... It's still the Wii
And Xbox 360 sells very good, but only in the US. The rest of the world PS3 is still selling better....
So disagree or not, but it's a fact
MysticStrummer  +   1078d ago
MS is in first place? The Kool Aid is strong with this one.
caliman87  +   1078d ago
i love that reply
smashcrashbash  +   1078d ago
Are you high or something? Since when is Microsoft first place? If you ignore Nintendo being ahead and the PS3 still doing well worldwide. Microsoft isn't even the market leader in gaming as yet and you come up with first place status.What fantasy world do you live in?m BTW I like that picture on the article. It would awesome if the PS4 looked like that.
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ronin4life  +   1078d ago
Nintendo hasn't been losing money at any point this gen. The closest they got to losing money was when they over forecast the 3ds sales and made less money than they thought, which is like losing money if you are a giant business, especially if you have stockholders...
IAmCornHolio  +   1078d ago
Nintendo just reported its first annual loss in three decades...
PAYNEinc85  +   1078d ago
A " report " I'm so tired of hearing about these supposed " reports ". Just let time do it's thing. They'll release when they get ready to.
Droid Control  +   1078d ago
What the flip is wrong with N4G?

Why are they publishing crip like this?
Dlacy13g  +   1078d ago
As expected... "We do not comment on rumor, blah blah blah...."
ilovemyps3  +   1078d ago
i think by 2012, both consoles will be ready to be released.

the first who announce something, the other will follow, and will announce a couple of months sooner.

sony won't let the xbox720 being there 1 year before ps4.
they must be working hard, and maybe by now, both consoles are ready to be assembled and sold.

let's not forget wii u.. with all the millions wii out there, many people may be updating their wii, and buying the hd version. with good ads, millions of people that love nintendo could buy the wii u. knowing nintendo, they will release something with old and cheap hardware(processors, ram, etc), and will sell it cheap, and earning money with every console sold. i don't expect nintendo to develop another blu-ray format, and new processor like cell, and another ram. i think they will use some intel Ix processor, with 250g hd, 1gb of ddr3 ram, and an average graphic chip. unlike sony, who was losing money with every ps3 sold, nintendo will make money since the beginning, and to accomplish that, they must use "old" hardware as stated above.

honestly, since the nintendo wii u will be released this year, i wouldn't be surprised if the ps4 was released in novembre 2012.

for both microsoft and sony, releasing their consoles 18 months after nintendo could mean seeing 20-30 million wii users going hd for the first time, and picking a wii u console, instead of buying a x720 or ps4. many(most) wii owners are just parents who bought a wii to their kids, and don't know nothing about the other hd consoles. once they go hd with the wii u, it's hard to believe they will buy a ps4 or x720, since their kids will already have one hd console: the wii U.

that's why i think, by Christmas, this year, we will be playing some uncharted 4, gt6 and a few other titles, on the ps4, while, on the x720, people will be able to play forza 5, some halo 6 and other games.

i will get a lot of disagrees, because i said the next consoles will be here in 2012, but honestly, i don't think the market will allow things to be differently.
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Dlacy13g  +   1078d ago
I don't think at this point there is a snow balls chance in hell we see a PS4 or Next Xbox released in 2012. Given the WiiU actual release is still a bit in flux there is no reason MS or Sony would play their cards early. Currently Nintendo not Sony or MS is under the pressure to get out a new system as sales for the Wii have been in rapid decline all year long.

MS and Sony may announce the next console this year but price cutting will be the weapon of choice to combat the WiiU launch. Remember many thought MS would price cut in 2011 and they held off... They will price cut in 2012 and that coupled with Sony strategy could be enough to really soften the WiiU launch.

2013 is the earliest you will see a new console from MS or Sony.
ilovemyps3  +   1078d ago
i have to admit my predictions, it's mainly because i would like to see them happen. i love my ps3, and i just can't wait for the next consoles. getting their official specs would already be great. i wish both ps4 and x720 were available for Christmas, this year.

one thing i agree with you, it's the price cut.
actually, if sony could cut the price, like 149-169, ps3 sales could be simply amazing. in europe, ps3 is selling incredibly well. at 149, everybody would pick one.

but hard drive prices are really high now. maybe sony bought 20 million 160gb hd,before tsunami, and could still lower the ps3 price. but if sony have to buy hds on a monthly basis, the global price of the ps3 hardware would be higher now than before tsunami.cutting the price, would make sony make less money because of the lower price, and the hds being more expensive, sony would lose 15-25$ on each ps3 sold.

at 149, people would have several ps3, even in the wc.

man, i would pay 1000$ just to have the final specs of the ps4 and x720.
Oldman100  +   1078d ago
What an unexpected response...
Paballo  +   1078d ago
I still believe a Next Gen announcement will be in E3 2014 with release date following 2015 for both next xbox and next playstation
LNDCalling  +   1078d ago
Well its bad business I think to confirm a next gen console before your ready to pop it out the door as you will inevitably lose 'current' gen sales.

I'm still somewhat lost as to why Nintendo did exactly that (Wii-U) when the reveal wasn't finely polished and ended up leaving people confused as to what the hell it was… a new controller.. or a new system!
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Dlacy13g  +   1078d ago
I think Nintendo jumped the shark out of panic. They realized for last E3 they had pretty much nothing new to show off for the Wii. Had they not shown the WiiU last E3 would have been all about Zelda and the 3DS and thats it. As is, Wii owners rightfully had not a lot to be excited about for the 2nd half of 2011 and even less to be excited for in 2012. Announcing WiiU probably felt like the only card they had to play.

For as well as Nintendo did with the launch of the Wii they have kinda screwed the pooch on the final years of that system.
ronin4life  +   1078d ago
I think Wii owners may have plenty to be excited about this year, as I expect xenoblade to start a mini renaissance of games before the wiiu launches. But these games aren't something Nintendo wanted let out of the bag before they sold enough in europe, so they didn't want to talk about them at e3.
Barkleylola  +   1078d ago
I think they did it to avoid leaks. If they did not show it. Im sure the controller would have been leaked by now.

Edit:
Leaked as in pictures of it.
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momthemeatloaf  +   1078d ago
Not even close to next gen, have you guys checked console and game sales recently? they are better than ever, and now MS and Sony are making profits so they won't abandoned this gen anytime soon. They do not fear the Wii 2 or whatever it's called, we know that is not a next-gen console, that is a "this gen" console because the original wii is a last gen console.

Plus the technology is not that expanded yet for them to make the jump. People make these articles to try to get them to talk so they can make a headline to get website traffic.
steve30x  +   1078d ago
The PS2 had strong sales and the Xbox had strong sales when the Xbox360 and PS3 was brought out.
caliman87  +   1078d ago
PS4 involves new format
With every playstation there is a new format...cd, dvd, bluray...???

Xbox 720. new drive or do memory cards?

E3 is going to be wild this year with speculation
trenso1  +   1078d ago
E3 will be interesting this year cant wait.
pr0digyZA  +   1078d ago
If the consoles were ready for tomorrow, they would still deny it today. The whole point is to release the information at a set time.
MarkusMcNugen  +   1078d ago
How exactly is this news? lol. Of course they are working on a new system, but they arent going to reveal it to the world through an email with a official confirmation.
DigitalAnalog  +   1078d ago
Regardless of what you guys think:
Nintendo has ALWAYS been the leader when it comes to systems. MS and SONY are obviously keeping a close eye on the Wii U and if it turns out to be extremely sucessful, you can bet your ass they'll start placing "tablet/touchscreen" interfaces in their upcoming system.
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delosisland  +   1078d ago
I sure hope you're wrong chief :(
DigitalAnalog  +   1077d ago
And why not?
Take a good look at your Dualshock/360 pad. See any resemblance to the SNES controller?

Exactly. Great hardware systems don't matter if you don't have the controller to back it up.
Derpy  +   1078d ago
What a useless article (It basically says nothing in so many words.). Personally, I'm not ready for the next gen of consoles. Just as developers are getting the hang of the current consoles, we end up going into a new generation and we're back at square one, with developers releasing games with great graphics but little else. I'm more interested in great games rather than the next new "big thing."
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Noticeably_FAT  +   1078d ago
It's been obvious for me and anyone with a brain that Microsoft is going to announce a new console this year.

1.Microsoft scaled back exclusives (To focus on next gen)
2.Microsoft opened 4 new studios and bought Twisted Pixel
3.Rare and Lionhead are both massively hiring
4.Crytek said Ryse is now a next Xbox game

All this cry baby nonsense about Microsoft forgetting about the "core" is moot, since they will announce a new console and the current Xbox 360 will be more geared towards families and casual gamer's. Just like the PS2 switched focus at the end, just like the PS3 will do and same with the Wii, which pretty much always went for casual, but it gets even more casual with no Nintendo first party games.

You can always tell when a next console cycle is about to come because companies pull support of exclusives on current hardware.

People might have noticed a bit with Microsoft, but they still had some great ones last year, thankfully they were saved by the best year in multiplatform games probably of all time. Skyrim, Batman, Assassins Creed, Mortal Kombat, Rage, Battlefield, MW3, Marvel v Capcom, Portal 2, LA Noire ect....
thawind  +   1078d ago
(*_*)?
IAmCornHolio  +   1078d ago
Cool Coffee Cup Bro
leemo19  +   1078d ago
I'm sure both will talk about their new console at ces this year behind close doors and than do the unavailing at e3
theeg  +   1078d ago
wii u and xboxnext 100% will be out this year, ps4 will either drop holiday 2012 or very, very shortly thereafter.

sony has nothing to worry about launching a new consoles. they will still sell a ton of ps3's years into the ps4's life, *see ps2 still selling everywhere 11 years later for proof
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Sithlord-Gamble  +   1078d ago
I don't think either company will release a new system this year or next. They MAY reveal it this year, but I doubt it. I think next years E3 (2013) will be when they reveal it for a 2014 release. This gen is good enough for a few more years. IMO there's not much they can add at this point that would warrant a new system purchase for me and many others.

I say with all the great games still being made, stay with status quo PLS sony/MS.
My wallet can't keep up as is!
Hozi  +   1078d ago
How is this news!!!!? This is a really bogus article that gets us nowhere people!!! We already know what the answer would be from M$ and SONY...and the question isnt Is there gonna be next gen systems from the Dynamic Trio but rather "When are these consoles coming to USA!!!?"
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TABSF  +   1078d ago
Well I think we are less than 2 years from the refresh of consoles.

I reckon Xbox Loop (Codename) will be out by 2013 Q2 latest
I think PlayStation 4 will follow right after 2013 Q4/2014 Q1

The Next Gen needs to come, games are looking terrible and everyone is just doing Call of Dirty re-skins.
Plus it will make lazy developer/publishers push harder to make better games such as Activision.
rizzo-rizzo  +   1078d ago
GPU's & hardware are accelerating at such a fast rate. Releasing a next-gen console now could be miles left behind by PC's in just several years.

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