Sony Must Announce the PlayStation 4 ASAP

Earlier this week, reports surfaced suggesting Sony would be launching the PlayStation 4 next year. Almost immediately, Sony fans jumped for joy at the news, while Microsoft fans scoffed at the idea. And along the way, Sony hasn’t said for sure what might happen.

Even so, I’m here to tell you (and Sony) that the PlayStation 4 should launch as early as possible next year.

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alousow4469d ago

Sony will not rush the PS4. Just like the previous consoles the nex 1 will be quality

TurismoGTR4469d ago

PS3 is enough till 2014.. We need MAJOR! change before a new system.

firemassacre4469d ago (Edited 4469d ago )

im too busy playing EXCLUSIVE games to want a ps4 just yet, i cannot say otherwise for everyone else.

have fun playing your many games omi ;p

omi25p4469d ago

Im to busy playing any games. There are so many multiplatforms and exclusives coming out that it would be stupid to announce a new console while the current gen is doing so well.

BattleAxe4469d ago (Edited 4469d ago )

I'd like to see Sony stay strong with the PS3 for another 2 years, but I wouldn't be surprised if they did release a PS4 sooner than that. This has been the most successful console generation for all console makers, because all 3 consoles have done extremely well, nobody got blown out this time around.

When the PS1, Nintendo 64 and the Sega Dreamcast were competing, the war ended with Playstation destroying the competition with 102 Million units sold compared to Nintendos 32 Million and Segas 10 Million Units. Usually at least one console gets blown out of the water, but that didn't happen this time, so I think a PS4 could be possible...nobody wants to get left behind.

Heres a list of all console sales all the way back to the 80's.

PS: To all you SEGA delusionals out there, check out the sales list and you can see just how poorly Sega did with all their consoles(the Genesis was their only popular console)....they won't be making a comeback.

MaxXAttaxX4469d ago

Most multiplatform games look similar on PC.
We need at least 2 more years before we see bigger leaps in graphics.
Like PS1 -> PS2 -> PS3 leaps.

TheDivine4469d ago

I agree we dont need it yet. I want the ps4 to get all the focus until 2014ish. This gen is just now hitting its sweet spot. Sony needs to be ready though, they cant afford to be last again. The wii u is dropping, if ms beats sony by a year the ps4 will be in a tough position. I hope ms and sony take their time so we dont get rushed consoles and we see a big jump in power and quality. I just now got a ps3 last december and wont get a ps4/720 for years anyways. Both ms and sony need to have all arcade/dlc content be able to transfer and have bc with all games.

StarWolf4469d ago

we couldnt even message people in the psn during a game. the store was ugly and crappy layout with nothing new for months aside from trailers. No XMB during game, no rumble in the controller.

yeah great quality. I payed 600 bucks for it and thankfully R:FOM made it all worth it but CMON now

Army_of_Darkness4469d ago (Edited 4469d ago )

How many people are actually pushing Sony to release a ps4 anyways!? Lol! It honestly feels like the ps3 is just getting started!
My gf randomly decided to get a ps3 for herself mainly because i showed her how easy it is to use bluray, netflix, web browsing and video chat! That's why she bought one as soon as she seen them on sale at walmart this week for $249 with black ops lol!

slapedurmomsace4469d ago

@battleaxe...The dreamcast wasn't in the same generation with the PS1. They were the first console of the next generation which included the PS2, Xbox, and Gamecube. They were released 4 years apart. I actually agree and hope the delay the launch of the ps4 and next xbox til 2013, however when you start spoutin off at the mouth like that, you make yourself look like an amateur on the topic who heard something from your friend and took it as fact. And also, if you like it or not, the Wii blew the doors off the PS3 and Xbox 360 this generation.

Saladfax4469d ago


Generally, as in most cases follow this trend, multi-plats tend to appear pretty similar to one another regardless of the unit's processing power. Very rarely are there significant differences.

But standard hardware has changed enough since the previous console gen to where an upgrade to latest and greatest (or at least close to it) would create a difference.

Of course, fidelity is getting to the quality point where you're not going to see leaps and bounds as concretely as previous console gens. It'll look better, but not MGS1 to MGS2 better or Final Fantasy VII to Final Fantasy X better.

BattleAxe4469d ago (Edited 4469d ago )


Considering the Dreamcast was released in 1998, and was dead in the water before the PS2 even came out in 2000, I would call that the same generation as the PS1, but lets have it your way and put the Saturn in there instead.....it still only managed to sell 10 Million units. So really, Sega released both the Saturn(10 Million Units 1994) and the Dreamcast(10 Million Units 1998) within the same console cycle as the PS1(102 Million Units 1994). Because the Dreamcast died so fast, like it or not it didn't compete with the PS2.

slapedurmomsace4469d ago

@battleaxe..last thing I'm going to say..It was the Saturn..period..and yes it was a fail. However..I do appreciate how you sku that release dates.you obviously did a quick wiki search on the dreamcast..yes it was released in 1998 in Japan..while 09-09-09 was the USA. I can still remember commercials for it. While the Playstation 2 was released in late 2000. So the PS1 was not competing with the Dreamcast generation wise, so your argument goes right out the window there. Furthermore, the Dreamcast was the fastest selling system at the time of it's launch, so absolutely not dead in the water, terrible marketing again ruined it. I can't and will not argue the PS2 was an awesome system, however all I was trying to let you know was, this has nothing to do with the PS3 or the PS4, and that's just fact. And as far as the disagrees to my last comment, really doesn't matter what anyone here thinks, the sales numbers for the Wii, 360 and PS3 speak for themselves. Does matter if you like it, doesn't matter if you think the PS3 has better games, or the 360 has better games. It is was it is, and the Wii spanked the 360 and the PS3 this generation, period. If you if disagree, please give me a fact, not your opinion that states otherwise, because if it's opinion that matters, the PS3 has the best games, the 360 has the best controller, and the Wii the the drunken party system, and that's my opinion so it must be fact.

hikayu4469d ago


while i was not around while sega was still in the business , i must say that sega didnt do tooo bad in the 80s . they werent that far off from competitors numbers . but anyone looking at the numbers now should be able to see : they seemed to release a console every other year . i know that the dev cycle is shorter back then because it didnt take that long to create an engine and the man power required is much less intensive than now . but who wants to make another investment every year only to outdate the previous console , kill it , every 2-3 years ? it is clear that sega has no strategy approaching the market and their management is a clusterf*ck . they did not know how to invest in their business , how to appeal to their fan or to approach the new audience at all . of course , sega's mistake is sony opportunity .they took that pitiful of a company and shoved the dreamcast up sega's hole .that's how capitalism work , that's how the market works and im glad it did work in this case .

ConanOBrien4469d ago (Edited 4469d ago )

With current cloud-storage crap buzz going on, console makers should apply some sort of cloud-based anti-piracy methods for its future consoles. Example: game textures must be stored on secured cloud servers, the rest in regular disc. Games must be connected to internet in order to play, while both firmware and cloud servers authorize a 2048bit RSA access key. IF mismatch occures then games can still be played, but you see NO textures at all.

That way, games will be hard to pirate and more gigs of space in disc can be optimized for game contents. Devs and gamers happier.

DeadlyFire4469d ago

Rumors are often misquoted. Launch likely means visually debuted. I am very certain PS4 is coming is going to be at E3 2012 in full form and Release in 2013.

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jadnice4469d ago

What with these silly notion that Microsoft and Sony will both release consoles next year. the only console new console to be on the market in 2012 will be the WiiU... that it.

Fanboys need to stop with the pipe dreams.

ProjectVulcan4469d ago (Edited 4469d ago )

The leap is actually a lot now to those saying it isn't enough and quoting multi plat games. They look similar because lazy devs are not exploiting the PC platform. Those that can be bothered have come up with Battlefield 3 for example. BF3 probably won't even require the highest end hardware to max either by the comments from DICE.

The difference was not long after the previous gen launched we had a good advance in graphics tech and the devs on PC all took advantage of it. Now it costs so much to develop few devs are willing to build what would essentially be a different game for modern PC hardware now with the gap we have. They prefer incremental improvements.

A modern gaming PC with a GTX580 is easily 8 times as fast as current machines, and in six months that gap will only be bigger as next generation GPU launch. As long as the consoles launch with that next gen tech, the gap is enough....

BeastlyRig4468d ago

It's been 5 years! how long does it to make a pc that can't upgrade high quality?

insomnium24468d ago


If only this console gen was over you could say the Wii spanked both x360 and PS3. However considering the price PS3 is JUST NOW lowering itself to it really is only starting to appeal to the bulk of the consumers. Do you not remember what happened as PS2 got down to about 200 usd? What about 150 usd?

Once the PS3 has been around the same pricerange as x360 and Wii both are a couple of years then you might have an accurate prediction of the sales this gen.

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Derekvinyard134469d ago (Edited 4469d ago )

what will be after blu ray? and who will use it.

blumatt4469d ago (Edited 4469d ago )

I can't see Sony making another disc format for the PS4. It will probably use a 100GB Quad Layer bluray disc and offer consumers the choice to either buy its games digitally (via the PS Store) or on disc (retail stores, WalMart etc.).

The PS4 MIght Continue Using the Cell architecture with just upgraded RAM etc.

I have a feeling that Sony will simply continue using the Cell architecture so that devs. won’t have to re-learn new hardware to develop for the PS4. The PS4 will likely have a 32 SPU Cell architecture with around 4GB of RAM and an upgraded graphics card (possibly still RSX, but maybe something new). The upgraded RAM will help out “lesser” developers like Activision to make pretty games without having to use the Cell. Bluray drives have come down in price significantly. They’ll likely use a quad layer (100GB) BR disc and a 8X or higher read time. Using similar architecture with upgraded components (BR drive and RAM) will help keep the price down and make it easy to develop for.

If developers haven’t figured out the Cell by the time the PS4 comes out, I’d say it’s safe to say that they are lazy. lol That will have been nearly 8 years or so.

Also, another reason why they might continue using the Cell is because Sony bought back the factory that manufactures the Cell chips.

Backward Compatiblity with PS3 games will be a non-issue if they choose this route.

As far as motion control goes, I can definitely see them making an upgraded PS Eye 2.0 that is more “Kinect-like” and offers body only motion gaming. However, I think they’ll continue supporting the Move and not make a new Move controller for the PS4. The Move’s technology is already cutting edge. It’s good to see companies competing for our dollar and making new technologies even better through competition.

The PS4 will also likely make a lot of features standard such as cross game chat, in-game music, a party system, Youtube uploading, etc.

By doing what i just predicted, I can see Sony being able to sell the PS4 for $399, which would be very good for us gamers. The PS Vita is proof that Sony has learned its lesson about using developer unfriendly hardware and pricing their hardware too high.

blumatt4469d ago (Edited 4469d ago )

I sure wish explanations came with all these disagrees. lol I don't know what I said that you're disagreeing with. Please explain. If you don't have the courage to explain it on here, then message me via PSN. PSN:blumatt

MasterCornholio4469d ago

I dont believe that they will use the RSX again. It will probably be a GPU from Nvidia again. I do agree with you stating that they will use cell because they bought the cell factory a while back. However i really dont see the need for a 100GB bluray drive what i really would like to see is a faster drive though maybe 8X would be nice.

kneon4469d ago

What comes after bluray is more bluray, only bigger, faster and cheaper.

jony_dols4469d ago


That's the PS4 that I want. With a Summer/Fall release window in 2013.

I think that some people are forgetting that after Spring 2012, there really isn't that many high profile games left in this generations pipeline. Hell with the exceptions of The Last Guardian, Bioshock & Halo 4 (all 2012), there isn't much left to look forward to.

I think Sony & Microsoft's lack of big title exclusive announcements at E3 this year, was a clear indication that both companies are preparing for a roll out of new consoles within the next 2 years.

slapedurmomsace4469d ago

crap, can't remember but JVC created some disk that does like a terabyte?? A holodisk maybe??? either way I can't imagine a game that takes more space than a blu-ray can handle, and blu-ray does 3d and the prices are at this point certainly acceptable so there really is no reason to do anything beyond blu-ray, except digital download, and I have shitty DSL that took 8 hours to download infamous...so god help me if we have to go digital only.

kneon4468d ago


There are a number of companies working on holographic optical storage (including Sony) with capacities into the terabytes. But the road to this tech is littered with the roadkill of failed companies. It is quite a complex technology and is currently only available for niche markets as it's outrageously expensive.

Bluray has been shown to work up to at least 500gb and I've seen researchers speculating that it could some day reach several terabytes. If that happens then holographic disks could be dead in the water unless they can get into the 10's of terabytes with costs comparable to bluray.

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mugoldeneagle034469d ago

I still feel like the PS3 has a few solid years left at least. Agent (if it still exists) and Last Guardian are both a year + away, and those are some pretty big titles.

As for the Move, it's an accessory. And there still hasn't really been a killer title out for it yet. What will happen if they ever make a Star Wars game? If it was PS3 exclusive, I guarantee retailers would be sold out for months.

I also think Sony could revamp the XMB/Interface, drastically if they wanted. Anything new would give it a fresh feel.

I don't expect PS4 talk until 2013 at the earliest from Sony.