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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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By mcnabney on 1/17/2013 9:54:04 AM , Rating: 2
I agree with most of your post, but it is notable that a game remains at the top for half of a decade in an industry that grows as rapidly as CPU and GPU technology. Crysis has stayed on top not because it was so gosh-darn good, but because the entire industry decided to stay within the technological confines of a console generation. While that is all fine and good for the console industry - it is really a slap in the face to the PC industry because the software developers are effectively saying - you don't matter at all and we will continue to release games to you as a side-note.


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