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Sony offered a teaser video on Twitter

Sony's PlayStation Twitter handle posted a video today that teases the next-generation console, which will be announced February 20, 2013.

The PlayStation Twitter account posted a tweet saying, "See the future," with a link to the teaser video for the new console. It doesn't reveal any images of the hardware or gameplay, but rather a vague collection of shapes related to the PlayStation console and controller.

Check out the video here:

The next-generation PlayStation console, dubbed PlayStation 4, is rumored to 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. Hiroshi Sakamoto, Sony's vice president of home entertainment, recently said that the company planned an announcement at the E3 gaming event in June, but that an announcement could come earlier. Clearly, the latter is true.

Source: Twitter

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RE: hmm
By txDrum on 1/31/2013 10:37:46 PM , Rating: 2
I generally only game on the PC. If I'm not mistaken, the new xbox is also meh hardware, but also keep in mind that for 300 or 400$ this should be a very good deal. Personally I'll stick with the PC, and I think sony could have done much better with a trinity APU, but hopefully this should do well for them.

RE: hmm
By maugrimtr on 2/1/2013 8:40:22 AM , Rating: 2
but i think it will take the PC less time to catch up to console graphics than when the PS3 launched. the easy porting between the two platforms will mean that PC users will get an equal graphics experience right from the start, and then in two years the PS4 will be left in the dust...

The hardware in both new consoles is very dated. Dated enough that many PCs of the past 3 years already surpass their specs. Any 2 year old PC long since demolished those specs.

I'll be waiting for the pricing. Consoles mysteriously buy ancient hardware at a premium and sell units at a loss for remarkable money. I've no idea how Sony and Microsoft pull this off. Maybe they should hire Lenovo or some other competent hardware designer.

RE: hmm
By ktemple on 2/1/2013 9:01:15 AM , Rating: 2
1) We don't actually know what hardware is in these machines. Nothing has been confirmed by anyone.

2) The rumors are all that something is "this-based" or "that-based," and provide no information (read: speculation) on custom features, the most important part of every console.

3) Even the strongest rumors seem silly, e.g. -- The next Xbox only being 1.6 GHz is illogical, no matter how many cores there are, given where CPU tech currently is overall. They're not making an ultramobile. They're going to want to do 2 GHz MINIMUM, probably more like 2.6 - 3.6.

RE: hmm
By FITCamaro on 2/1/2013 12:29:35 PM , Rating: 2
Even with older, less powerful hardware, being able to perfectly optimize to a platform and a set of hardware is good for at least a 20-30% boost in performance vs that hardware in a Windows or Linux based PC.

RE: hmm
By MindParadox on 2/1/2013 2:15:47 PM , Rating: 2
by FITCamaro on February 1, 2013 at 12:29 PM Even with older, less powerful hardware, being able to perfectly optimize to a platform and a set of hardware is good for at least a 20-30% boost in performance vs that hardware in a Windows or Linux based PC.

Exactly this! It is INSANELY easier to optimize your coding when you know that you have exactly one set of hardware to code for than if you have multiple possibilities that have to be taken into account.

A console could honestly be running 5 year old hardware and still be able to easily compete with computer gaming simply for that reason alone

RE: hmm
By ktemple on 2/1/2013 2:27:33 PM , Rating: 2
This is only true if your platform isn't plagued by bottlenecks and short-sighted design. This is also assuming you're not comparing yourself to the PC high end. Dollar-for-dollar, you're right, the console will win 99.99% of the time.

RE: hmm
By SPOOFE on 2/1/2013 4:08:51 PM , Rating: 2
This is also assuming you're not comparing yourself to the PC high end.

Meh, but PC "high end" is absolutely ridiculous. I don't expect them to even consider trying to beat a quad-SLI setup.

RE: hmm
By Silver2k7 on 2/3/2013 4:03:50 AM , Rating: 2
The new Geforce Titan is out in one month or so.

But its also got a MSRP of $899 each.
of course you could in theory get 4 of them.. but my totaly unscientific guess is that maybe 1 in 10.000 gamers get such a setup ^^

RE: hmm
By Silver2k7 on 2/3/2013 4:10:25 AM , Rating: 2
the point is PC have always been faster than consoles always will be..

Thought I kind of wish there would be arcade game cabinetts with 2-4 top-end video cards and possibly a raytracing card (Caustic Series2 R2500 16GB) a 32" 4K monitor and some very flash games.

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