Tuesday, September 6, 2011

PlayStation 4 in early 2013?




What we heard: There's not much at the heart of the Bitmob article. The report cites a source with the quote, "PlayStation 4 in 18 months." The source apparently heard the news during "a 'high-level meeting' at Sony."

The next paragraph in the article says it's not clear if what happens in 18 months is supposed to be a launch or an announcement. The one after that emphasizes that the source in question isn't a fake or a show-off, and then the rest of the story is reserved for the writer's analysis of what Sony should put into the PS4 and when it should launch, concluding with a restatement of the 18-month window and a "We'll see."

This is not the first time the PS4 has come up. Beyond mentioning the PS4 numerous times around the 2006 launch of the PlayStation 3, Sony confirmed in May that development work on its next console had already begun. In July, Asia information technology site DigiTimes reported that the system would launch in 2012.

The one thing that is safe to assume about any rumor on the PS4 launch at this point is that no matter where it comes from or who reports it, things are not set in stone. Nothing is certain until Sony announces it, and perhaps not even then. Keep in mind that the PS3 was first announced at E3 2005 with a spring 2006 launch date (that changed), a boomerang-shaped controller (that changed), and two HDMI-out ports (that changed). Later on, Sony announced an outrageous Japanese price for the low-end PS3 of ¥60,000, but that changed to the slightly less outrageous ¥49,980 before the system even launched.

The official word: "We don't comment on speculation or rumors."--A Sony representative.

Bogus or not bogus?: The PlayStation 4 is coming eventually. That's not bogus. But at this point, so far from the thing's actual launch, any details--even ones that come directly from Sony--are unreliable at best.

14 comments:

Laury said...

I think this design is a bit.. unpossible.
Where are all the wires and batteries?

DownTown said...

Design looks hideous lol. I doubt it will be the final design though.

Matthew Prindiville said...

That design isn't real, been around forever. PS4 BETTER HAVE A VR HELMET OR I QUIT.

Timothy Bowen said...

Yeah, I really hope that's not a real design.

Bersercules said...

They put the info out there to see how people react to it!

Taylor W said...

Why are prototypes from playstaion always lame looking? Remember the ps3 boomer-rang controller?

ZIane said...

This looks awesome, too bad I'm an xbox guy

aamedor said...

that looks like somthing apple would make
+followed

My 2 Pesos said...

But I want to play it right now!! D:

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Rankulus said...

I'm really excited for the next generation of consoles. Can't wait to see what they bring to the table

sweetlife said...

is that really the design? looks so awesome!

Dan Carter said...

to be honest, i very much doubt a releas will be till 2016. the current gen had a life of 10 years when it came out, besides i don't think i can save up enough money by then so it better not be that early :P

GADAFINY said...

Can't wait but the pic is fake + follow

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for it!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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