Reading comments on the PS4 rumors I've noticed a trend. People don't want it. Even after Nintendo announced Wii U people aren;t too sure about the next generation. And while people would be upset to have to buy another system so soon after this generation started I don't think that's the true reason. People are nervous it will suck.
Remember when Nintendo announced the Wii U a month ago and people were skeptical? It's because as far as we could tell it wasn't that big a step forward this generation. It was innovative, yes. But compared to the PS3 and Xbox 360 power wise I don't expect it to be too far ahead.
Sony recently said that Sony would invest far less into the PS4 than the PS3. Is that scary? Very. (I'm a true Dr. Suess) Anyway, I think this is Sony preparing us for the same thing. It won't introduce to us a new format nor crazy ammounts of power that blow us away to today's standards. It will be close to the Wii U I think and here's why.
It doesn't have to be. Neither does the Wii U or the next Xbox. graphics might be coming to a standstill far a while. They will be better yes, but not that much better. So what will they do to make us buy these new systems? Innovate. They'll pull a Wii with a slightly more powerful system with large innovation. Only this time they'll all be pretty much on par. But this is just my opinion. What do you think the next generation wiill offer now that it's looming over the horizon?