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Hiroshi Sakamoto  (Source: at7addak.com)
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: Weak specs....
By haukionkannel on 1/16/2013 2:46:08 PM , Rating: 3
Well if the rumours are true... Both companies MS and Sony both are targeting to cheaper consoles than next time, so it allso mean cheaper and not so powerfull hardware (relative to the release time) as they did have last time.
Good thing is that they will be cheaper and allso don't run so hot from the beginning. The bad thing can be that PC gaming will remain the lonely king of the hill with poor console ports allso in near (and far) future.
The "good" thing may allso be that Wii will not be so far behind as last time when these will be released. So more balanced development options.


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