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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: benjamin button
By OnyxNite on 1/16/2013 2:45:28 PM , Rating: 3
But the core graphics pipeline remains DirectX 9. There was a substantial changes in the core capabilities between DX 9 and 10 alone which modern consoles are unable to handle. Crysis 3 is still fundamentally a DirectX 9 game with optional more modern DirectX enhancements. Sure those enhancements can make a substantial visual difference but the game is still fundamentally a DirectX 9 game. I'd really like to eventually see DirectX 11+ games get made but if consoles don't push the boundries developers are going to keep targeting older versions because consoles are where the money is.

RE: benjamin button
By geekman1024 on 1/16/2013 9:40:04 PM , Rating: 5
fundamentally, this is a fundamental comment on fundamentality.

RE: benjamin button
By maugrimtr on 1/17/2013 11:32:00 AM , Rating: 2
When I read those rumoured specs I almost fainted.

But seriously, this is below-budget PC territory - about to be advertised and marketed as the greatest advance in Human history. Worse, people will buy into it and spend a small fortune buying overpriced games. Launch price for the PS3 was $500 I think...

RE: benjamin button
By Pirks on 1/17/2013 11:43:10 AM , Rating: 3
Yeah, people pay quite a lot for convenience and comfort, Apple has proven it a long ago.

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