Analyst Scott Steinberg says, "Consumers will "probably" start to see new systems from Sony and Microsoft in 2013 or 2014."
i see a late september 2013 release for ps4, that would be ideal.
Just a thought. So please chime in, but: technology is moving too fast these days. Todays highest PCs are becoming outdated by tomorrow. I think 5 - 6 years between console releases is plenty fine but with the rate newer tablets and phones and handhelds are coming out, is it that we will see consoles updating sooner now than later?
there should be a set goal for each manufacteror to meet the requirements of todays standards by futur proofing their console as much as possible, so yes.
The thing about consoles is its a platform, and the makers will have as many people stand on it as possible. With cell phones and even PC's they don't create a "platform" Instead they say "hey look at this awesome flat area!" then people stand on it, while the makers go make another flat area, and all the people walk over to that. They don't force developers to utilize it to the fullest, they dont dig out a hole and say you have no choice but to stand on this platform so work with it, figure out how to fit as many things you can on it, and make it awesome. Instead "hey look at this new one we have, don't worry about that one we made something better!" Look at phones. They had 3D, awesome screens, and phones that have plenty of specs to compete with the PSP. Yet we see new "better" phones all the time, and phone devs don't know how to utilize "older" hardware to make them compete with the PSP. its stupid. Look at how many crappy games somehow manage use up the entire specs of new phones, making old phones with decent specs useless. How hard is it to confine your coding, better use resources, and make it run properly across all the phones? Not hard at all, but with new phones why bother? I mean look at GTA(it isn't one of the crappy games I'm talking about, but still a good example), it barely ran on amazing devices like the Xperia Play, it took 3 updates before it was finally made to work on them. The only way the console market will turn into this crap is if someone like Apple jumped in for the money. At that point there will be no reason to own a console anymore. I own a console because I got tired of constantly upgrading my PC. I bought an Xperia Play because Sony promised it will be supported down the road with PS Suit (and it will be), and I was tired of my Droids getting out dated within 6 months. Consoles should be used as an example to ALL technology. MS and Sony PUSH developers, they push better products, and they allow technology to develop properly instead of just throwing out crap with slightly better specs than the other guy. I know I'm not the only one sick and tired of buying out dated products because something new comes out the day after.
@Nuka Short answer is: no. You'd think yes, since hardware is evolving faster, but facts show consoles aren't coming out sooner. PS1=1994, PS2=2000, PS3=2006. It's 2012 now and, if the trend had continued the PS4 should be releasing this year, yet Sony said they won't even *announce* it. Thing is, it's not really a question of hardware. If it was, yes, we'd probably get new consoles more often. In reality, it's a question of software. Developing games, and more importantly engines, is long and costly, so the longer the console generation lasts, the more time companies have to be profitable. Hardware manufacturers benefit too since it gives them more time to recoup their R&D investment, and profit from lower development costs so more profits per console sold.
@guys above. This wasnt a disagree/agree question. Thanks though. I mean I see it as impossible in the market but I was just curious in other opinions.
E3 2012 announcement. 2013 release. id bet money on it.
Wow, he's a good analyst, I thought about 2030.
analysts are the new flamebaiters
Nah.. I don't see Sony or Microsoft coming out with their next-gen systems any time soon. PS3 has still got alot of juice.. & Microsoft seems to be busy with making Xbox 360 a part of the family living room with Kinect integration & all of that jazz.. Besides, this year is PS Vita's time to shine!
*Current gen consoles excluding wii have some juice.
I agree. There's no reason for new hardware yet. The average developer doesn't even push the hardware as it is now due to the costs and risks involved. And with the current economic climate so uncertain, I don't think any company is ready to go throwing billions at new hardware development when the current gen hardware is finally profitable and selling well.
Hopefully 2013. With an announcement this year.
Wow, that's a brand new information !! Everyone knows that you idiot writer.
Im pretty sure next box will be maybe 2013 Ps4 2014
One of the reasons you wont see new hardware until late 2013 early 2014 will stem from the simple extreme cost of software development. The cost of game creation this generation has been astronomical. Developers have already said the next generation it will be even more. Not too many companies can afford to make those type of games unless they are bug studios. Even big studios like THQ can have financial problems also...
I'd say 2014. We really don't need a new PS console right now at the moment. their still plenty of games coming out for the PS3 and Xbox
I don't really care for the new Xbox, but a 2014 release date for the PS4 would be sweet. The PS3 can still pump out killer looking games without sacrificing the quality, I can't say the same thing about the 360. Plus, we have the PS Vita this year too! I can see 360 gamers wanting a new Xbox, but us PS gamers have more than enough games to keep us busy for years to come, even after the PS4 launches!
The WII U is here
I believe the next xbox will come next year and the next playstation the year after that
Wii U - Holiday 2012 XBox 720 - Holiday 2013 PS4 - Holiday 2013 in Japan, February 2014 everywhere else. ----These are realistic expectations. You're fooling yourself if you think Sony and Microsoft will let Nintendo gain too much market share.---- Look what happened with the 3DS. -February 2011 launch in Japan -March 2011 in US Vita -December 2011 launch in Japan -February 2012 in US Japanese launches are 10 months apart. Western launches are 11 months apart. I can see Microsoft making the first move, then Sony using the same strategy against MS.
2014 is good. I only hope they are really powerful.
early 2014 would be best,i want them to rince these consoles out to the max first.
Really? It's already been maxed out, most developers are just using tricks to make it seem better. Notice how the Uncharted games keep looking better, but become a bit more linear? It's because the RAM on both consoles limit them.
E3 2012 unveil for both with a late 2013 release for both. I can't, honestly, imagine anything else. This gen will be over by that point.
That seems very reasonable
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