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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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RE: No hardware hype?
By edge929 on 1/16/2013 1:48:10 PM , Rating: 2
I was thinking the same thing. It seems gamers have caught up to technology. At least Sony isn't insulting us by shoving marketing BS down our throats. "Turbo-Cell Processor" = $80 AMD A8-3850. "Emotion Engine" = $65 Radeon 6670.

RE: No hardware hype?
By piroroadkill on 1/17/2013 4:08:10 AM , Rating: 2
The Emotion Engine in the PS2 was the CPU, not the GPU, the GPU was Graphics Synthesizer.

Not that it matters, I see what you're getting at. I agree, no passion in console marketing these days. Bring back the 90s..

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