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Hiroshi Sakamoto  (Source:
Sony VP mentioned an E3 announcement, but said a surprise may come in the next few months

After releasing the PlayStation 3 console just over six years ago, it looks like Sony is ready to launch its successor as early as this spring.

Hiroshi Sakamoto, Sony's vice president of home entertainment, recently gave some vague details about when we'll finally see the PlayStation 4 in an interview with Chilean site Emol. According to Sakamoto, the PS4 could make an appearance as early as May of this year.

However, Sony's VP was asked whether the new console could make an earlier entrance within the next few months.

"That's still a big secret, but our friends are preparing Sony PlayStation," said Sakamoto in the interview. "I can only say that we are focused on the E3 gaming event, scheduled for June. [An] announcement may be [made] in that minute or even earlier in May."

It is rumored that the PS 4 will have a custom chip based on AMD's A8-3850 with a quad-core 2.9GHz processor and a 1GHz graphics card with 1GB memory.

Source: CNET

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holy #!##!!!
By Pirks on 1/16/2013 12:55:32 PM , Rating: 1
they are going back to x86??!!! no no no I'm dreaming, I'm dreaming, nooooo!!!

RE: holy #!##!!!
By Mizerable on 1/16/2013 12:56:36 PM , Rating: 2
Back? When were consoles ever x86?

RE: holy #!##!!!
By SeeManRun on 1/16/2013 1:00:05 PM , Rating: 3
Xbox was x86.

RE: holy #!##!!!
By geekman1024 on 1/16/2013 9:45:01 PM , Rating: 3
That could be a good thing on the programmer/game developer side, though. x86 is so far, the easiest computer to program. Power PC is a nightmare, ARM is no better than that.

RE: holy #!##!!!
By Roffles on 1/16/2013 1:04:10 PM , Rating: 2
How many watts would a system like this be chewing on during game play? I wonder.

RE: holy #!##!!!
By dubldwn on 1/16/2013 1:11:30 PM , Rating: 2
126W for the 3850 but ~ double that for asymmetric crossfire.

RE: holy #!##!!!
By dubldwn on 1/16/2013 1:19:06 PM , Rating: 2
ooops a 6670 uses much less power than I thought. < 200W for the whole system easy.

RE: holy #!##!!!
By nafhan on 1/17/2013 11:15:06 AM , Rating: 2
I know the article here mentions a desktop part, but it seems like they'd probably use mobile parts or underclock to hit better power/heat numbers.

If they use mobile AMD parts, they could easily build something significantly faster than the PS3 while staying under 100 watts, total.

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