PlayStation 4 Announcement Coming in February? Xbox 720 at E3?

Every time new consoles are on the horizon rumors and speculation hit all time highs. Everyone finds a different reason why this console maker will do this or that and for what reason. What we know so far is both Sony and Microsoft have new consoles in development which are more then likely going to launch in 2013 or 2014.

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LOGICWINS2113d ago

"Sony has recently announced that they are holding an event called Destination PlayStation that is primarily attended by retailers in Scottsdale, Arizona from February 25th until February 28th. The invitation are said to point directly at showcasing the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita lineup for 2013. Although speculation fueled by the timing of this event have people thinking its the time and place Sony will formally announced their much rumored PlayStation 4."

Ensuring that everyone who is in the market for a PS3 or Vita in the Spring will hold off on buying one and wait for the PS4. Makes perfect sense. Your basically proposing that Sony will shoot themselves in the foot.

Xystence2113d ago

I think both Microsoft and Sony's waiting game will hurt them both in some form or another. Regardless you are correct in your statement!

guitarded772112d ago

Waiting... what do you mean? They can't announce a new console too far ahead as it affects sales of the PS3. When they announce it will be on the big stage at E3. E3 is the single largest media event in the industry, and if they want to build hype, it will be there. PlayStation Destination is to showcase 1st and 2nd quarter titles like God of War, The Last of Us and Sly Cooper. Business keeps people's eyes on what's in the immediate future.

blackbeld2112d ago

Best move is announce it in Februari and Showcase it at E3 and launch it in the summer to.

We wait long enough. Just launch it before the new xbox.

Kevin ButIer2112d ago

Both statements are valid, but February is too close for an unveil. Still, we should expect some leaks by that time.

guitarded772112d ago

@ blackbeld

Is Februari Italian for February?

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SynGamer2112d ago

Something Sony should consider is announcing the next PlayStation (PS4?) early Spring, showing it off with playable demos at E3, and then releasing it in August or September. That gives them first out of the gate + an option for holiday bundles a couple months after release just as initial launch hype is starting to die down.

The announcement at Destination PlayStation gives retailers and industry folk official notice of what is coming (in some form, not all details will be revealed) and then E3 is the big reveal + playable demo. Personally, the key here is playable demos for gamers/industry to experience the "next-generation" and then be able to buy it a few months later.

CraigandDayDay2112d ago

They announced the Vita at a special event in Feb. 2011. So, they could very well do so for the PS4/Orbis/Omni. Then show more off at GDC and then a blowout at E3. Then a launch in the Fall.

TheGamerDood2112d ago (Edited 2112d ago )

I can see it now, they debut it in Feb release it late summer early Fall with MGS5, HD version of LoU, Beyond, UC4, GTA 5, Planetside 2. It would be f**king beast!

Sarcasm2112d ago

Actualli they are announcing PS3/Vita stuff in Februari, but by E3i they can announce a PS4.

DragonKnight2112d ago

@DK286K: Sony could announce the PS4 today and MS would still fail at E3. They haven't done anything well at E3 for so long I doubt anyone remembers the last time they had a good showing at an E3 event.

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iamnsuperman2113d ago

Also Destination Playsation isn't new. Is it the 12 or 13th year of it????

If I was Sony (and I was doing a PS4 reveal at E3) I would unveil some big stuff there and then have a smaller show for the PS3 and Vita at E3 (Vita having a bigger one than the PS3)

Xystence2113d ago

I actually agree with everything you just said. That would be a smart move!

UnholyLight2112d ago

Well apparently they haven't done it in a while now so No it's not an annual thing like E3

MoonWheel2112d ago

I disagree because e3 is a much bigger event and they need to show the ps4 there and not waste the opportunity.

DeadlyFire2112d ago (Edited 2112d ago )

PS3 and Vita titles will be shown off here at this event for 2013.

PS4 will be shown off primarily at E3 with a small showing of PS3 games and PSVita titles. As well as Vita/PS4 connectivity. Possibly evolved Vita/PS4 interactivity much more capabilities than PS3/Vita.

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Zefros2113d ago

It really depends on WHEN they are releasing the console, if they are releasing the ps4 i summer, they will announce it in february, if winter, they will announce it right before or right after E3.

DarkZane2112d ago

Except Nintendo showed the WiiU at E3 2011, then they showed some more at E3 2012 to release it in 2012.

If Sony and Microsoft show something at E3 2013, it doesn't mean they will release it in 2013.

BitbyDeath2112d ago

Vita being a handheld wouldn't lose marketshare to PS4.
PS3 could unless Sony can keep the enthusiasm going by either dropping the price or driving motivation through their upcoming games.

It's got to happen at some point anyway and current rumours are pointing towards a September release which is not really that far away so sooner it is announced the better.

LOGICWINS2112d ago (Edited 2112d ago )

Vita is a $250+ gaming console/media entertainment hub. It IS competing with the PS4, portable or not. These devices(PS3, PS4, Vita) are all hardcore HD gaming devices. They are all equally competing for your time and money in this respect.

Most don't have the discretionary income to spend $250+ on a home console and then a week later spend ANOTHER $250+ on a portable console to play on the hour train ride home from school/work(one of the reasons Vita is struggling with pre-existing PS3 owners atm).

When the average person buys a $250 gaming console(portable or not), they don't plan on buying ANOTHER $250 gaming console for several years...since they JUST spent close to $300.

The only company that CAN do this is Apple due to their aggressive marketing and sheep consumers. This is what enables them to have a MacBook(big brother), iPAD(smaller brother), iPOD touch(even smaller brother), iPod mini(smallest brother) all coexist and sell well.

"PS3 could unless Sony can keep the enthusiasm going by either dropping the price or driving motivation through their upcoming games."

I think Sony will bundle the PS3 and Vita for $399 as a counter option to the PS4. This would make all three devices attractive.

BitbyDeath2112d ago (Edited 2112d ago )

Will have to agree to disagree.
Handhelds and Consoles have about as much in common as a school bag and a travel bag IMO.

Sure they are both bags but made for two completely different uses, when people go shopping they generally know what purpose it is to be used for. Be it school (console) or travel (handheld).

Thus being two different markets.

EddieNX 2112d ago

Nintendo's biggest threat in japan to wiiu now for the future is trying to not be overshadowed by their own 3DS. Same goes for Sony...

LOGICWINS2112d ago (Edited 2112d ago )

"Handhelds and Consoles have about as much in common as a school bag and a travel bag IMO."

But if the prices of that travel bag and school bag are comparable, you see where I'm coming from right? Assuming both bags are priced the same, lets say $20.

Wouldn't a consumer feel cheated if they get the school bag, considering that they can get a bigger bag with more space...for the same price?

Your correct in saying that one device is more portable than another, but in the end, both have the same general purpose...which is to carry items.

Lets apply this concept to the PS3/Vita. Both are comparable in price, and although one is more portable than the other..the general use for each is gaming.

"It's like saying "I won't buy ipad if new mac book comes out"

I touched on that in my earlier comment. Apple is an exception to the rule for various reasons.

BitbyDeath2112d ago (Edited 2112d ago )


I see where you're coming from but what if the bag is too big for what's required? Maybe the size will stop it from fitting in a locker or just simply make it too unconventional to use due to what it offers?

I'll give you that it may not apply in all cases but for most the consumer should know what they want.

LOGICWINS2112d ago (Edited 2112d ago )

^^Agree completely! It really depends on the person to what degree of importance the aspect portability has to the purchase.

What I'm willing to wager(judging from Vita's sales performance so far)is that portability ISN'T a major factor for MOST hardcore gamers.

Personally speaking, I'm more attracted to the Vita for its upcoming exclusive titles than its (portability/form factor)

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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2112d ago (Edited 2112d ago )

"Ensuring that everyone who is in the market for a PS3 or Vita in the Spring will hold off on buying one and wait for the PS4."

ps2 has sold for 12 years and stopped just before ps4 now.. Also why would ps4 have conflict with on the go gaming? Will ps4 do it better?

It's like saying "I won't buy ipad if new mac book comes out"..

Or maybe I don't know sh!t? That could be possible.

I hope they do announce it! That way we can skip the 20 min e3 talk about the history of playstation and get into new games and game play in the beginning instead of a reveal at the end.

I just want to see the games.

nukeitall2112d ago (Edited 2112d ago )

"It's like saying "I won't buy ipad if new mac book comes out".."

Both items are competing for your money and your time so yes, that does happen. There is definitely an overlap of market especially due to the pricing being basically identical.

Personally, I was considering getting an ultra laptop OR a tablet, but settling on MS Surface Pro instead when it is released. :)

"Or maybe I don't know sh!t? That could be possible."


LOGICWINS2112d ago

"Personally, I was considering getting an ultra laptop OR a tablet, but settling on MS Surface Pro instead when it is released. :)"

Same here lol.

UnholyLight2112d ago

Personally I think LOGIC is right. I was always going to go a Vita but then I was like why the hell would I buy that when for the same price I can get a PS3...He's right about Apple though, really is the only company where everyone HAS to have every single freaking product. It's ridiculous. For a guy like myself I chose to buy neither the PS3 or Vita now that it is getting so close to time for the next wave of consoles. Regardless of price point and if the release next to each other I will buy BOTH the PS4 and the Nextbox.

AngelicIceDiamond2112d ago (Edited 2112d ago )

A full blown PS4 announcement in febuuary? Knowing they still have AAA's coming out in the next 5 months? Yeah I doubt Sony would announce such a behemoth.

Destination PlayStation will showcase allot but a PS4 announcement won't be one of them imo.

fermcr2112d ago (Edited 2112d ago )

Microsoft's console should of been released last year. The wait is probably going to hurt them in the future.

As for PS4, i think 2013 would be a good year to release it. Later then 2013 would probably be bad for Sony.

rainslacker2112d ago

Since this is a retailer retreat type of event it's unlikely they will announce anything that big. They will show off exactly what they said they would, as it's what they've done every time in the past. Retail executives don't care about that "OMG...PWN'D" feeling that fan boys do.

Abdou232112d ago

My PS3 just died, and i have games yet to play, what should i do now? Timing couldn't be worse.

cl19832112d ago

Buy another used cheaply.

RedDevils2112d ago

SMASH IT! Give it to a homeless guy or sell it on ebay lol

Seriously just repair it (if it cheap enough) you can play it for couple of months, and when it broke down again try play somes on the PC enough time when the PS4 arrive

Autolycus882112d ago

Eggy weggs... I want to smash them!

ThePUNisher2112d ago

I somehow doubt that anyone who has waited this many years to buy a PS3 will be buying its successor at launch, nor do I see how this relates to the Vita at all.

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showtimefolks2112d ago

while i do see sony atleast talking about their new system before E3, i also see the other side where if they announce it too soon than ps3 will loose some steam and many would hold out for a ps4.

i say at GDC we will most likely hear something, while E3 is the single biggest media event what you want to do is get the news to those who don't watch E3 or come to gaming sites, i say maybe right before E3 get people excited by announcing we will be show casing our new system at E3 so as many people as possible would watch it

also announcing a new system would mean price drop for ps3 for sure, i know sony recently started making money on ps3's so are they in a position to give $100 price drop?

next few months will be fun to speculate

wastedcells2112d ago

Sony has all their big games coming out before E3 so that I think is the biggest sign of a PS4 reveal at E3.

helghast1022112d ago

That changes nothing, they need to announce it eventually, better now than say, Xmas 2013

Gamer19822112d ago

Although Sony has more games than MS before May 2013 if they dont announce PS4 at destination playstation what they gonna talk about? As there is a still a lack in games after May 2013.. All we know about is 1313 and GTA 5.

extermin8or2112d ago (Edited 2112d ago )

No this late in the game, people just buying a ps3 wont get ps4 on launch for the price it will cost-the few people like me that need to replace a ps3 etc and are waiting till after e3 if no announcement has shown up... This echo's how they have announced previous consoles and I fully expect at the very least a big tease and confrimation of the device of not a dull reveal....

TAURUS-5552112d ago

yep..PS4 should be launched before the new xbox.

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EliteDave932112d ago

Doubt it. If anything its going to be E3 2013.

tdogchristy902112d ago

What If they did what ms did past e3. Do a basic announcement in feb, then a full reveal at e3 with a launch at e3 as well. Kind of like the xbox slim?

nukeitall2112d ago

Sony could, but since this is an event for primarily retailers, it doesn't seem like the right place to announce a new Playstation.

Sounds more like people are just wishy wishing!

Gamer19822112d ago

Indeed they could do that to build excitement and take some wind out of MS sails coming into E3. However then MS would probably "win" E3 as they would have a new console to announce. I would prefer to see a ton of ps4 games though rather than all the new console features at E3. Unlike MS who will just show us 90% console 10% games no doubt as thats what you do with a console (and kinect)

Y_51502112d ago

Sounds great to me! Sony announced the Vita during late January if I'm correct so I hope they do an early announcement for the PS4 E3 feels way to far away and less time to hype it up till late 2013. I want to hop on this hype train sooner than later.

SAE2112d ago (Edited 2112d ago )

The sooner the better for everyone ..

I also hope they announce a remote/cross controle for all the games in ps4 , vita can remote pc games , remote desktop showed that , so it's not hard for vita ..