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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 epobirs on 1/17/2013 1:45:44 AM , Rating: 2
There is a long history to this. You'll see the best of a platform when it has to compete with much more powerful new platforms. What they squeezed out of the Commodore 64 in its last years as the Amiga became the top gaming platform was pretty amazing.

I'd argue that for someone who hasn't had a console for a long time and wants to get back into it, now is a great time to buy a PS3 or Xbox 360. Huge libraries at low prices. Especially on the PS3 side where they've been taking advantage of the Blu-ray format to release collections of HD remakes of PS2 classics on a single disc. I just started playing the Jak & Daxter collection last night. Polygon counts onthe models were pretty low but in general it looked great and the gameplay was still excellent after all these years. Not bad for a title that can be easily found for $20 or less.

Wait for the new machines to mature, getting decent libraries and reduced prices on the early titles. Then consider whether the price is right.

RE: benjamin button
By TakinYourPoints on 1/17/2013 7:21:19 PM , Rating: 2
The C64 example is a great example, the differences between a C64 game from 1982 and 1988 was huuuuuuge.

Rattling off raw specs doesn't make much sense with static platforms, the whole point is that developers get better and better out of optimizing specifically for them. By the end of its lifecycle it starts to overlap with the initial wave of next-gen titles.

Good call on picking up an old system as well, all three have such amazing libraries that can be had for cheap these days.

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