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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 retrospooty on 2/1/2013 10:37:48 AM , Rating: 2
"Please stop using the word "PC" when what you really mean is a 2006 mid to high end graphics card in a 2006 PC. "

OK, point taken, but we are talking about Gaming. If it was a 2006 gaming PC it wouldnt have had onboard graphics.

"The big question is whether Sony can recapture market share. If the PS4 comes in at >$500 then few will buy it. If it doesn't have game backwards compatibility (and let's say that the XBox720 does) then no one will buy it."

Agreed, I have a PS3 and I am already planning not to buy PS4. I will get an Xbox720 (or whatever name it releases as) unless the Sony has some very clear advantages. If both are relatively equal, I wont buy Sony period.


RE: hmm
By ktemple on 2/1/2013 10:52:56 AM , Rating: 2
Well, one clear advantage is PSN. People sleep on it, and yes it goes down far too often lol, but there really is no better offering out right now. Its competition is Nintendo whatever-the-hell, which is stupid, and XBL Silver, which does nothing at all.

If you want to pay every month, PSN+ v XBL Gold is another story, but PSN+'s argument there is stronger as well. XBL has a better perception, though. It's mainly because Xbox's interface has always been better, and also the dynamic of Xbox always packaging in a headset and having cross-game chat and PS3 never having cross-game chat (see: awful memory configuration) and never packaging anything.

For ME, if the hardware is comparable I'm going to lean toward Sony. The problem is, MS hardware has always been a lot smarter in the past.


RE: hmm
By retrospooty on 2/1/2013 11:08:04 AM , Rating: 2
I agree, and that was a big part of why I got a PS3 over Xbox 360... But I am seriously doubting that it will be free with the PS4. MS cleaned up with Xbox live gold. 10 million users @ $5 a month is $600 Million a year for. I don't think they will be giving it away free again.


RE: hmm
By ktemple on 2/1/2013 11:25:12 AM , Rating: 2
It would have the opposite effect if Sony addressed the perception problem. If they could fix these really simple things, the cost of XBL Gold would suddenly become a liability. Microsoft is probably going to really entrench themselves in it this time too, so Sony has a real single-point-of-failure Death-Star-thermal-exhaust weakness to destroy MS with.

Until last month Sony's interface was braindead. That's six years. They never had cross-game chat. Six years. No headset. Six years. The 360 also had The Promise of Halo, which is no longer what it used to be.

And the 360 controller is better.

Wow lol, on second thought I don't really trust Sony to out-think MS at all on this. They really are a bunch of dumb stupid idiots.


RE: hmm
By retrospooty on 2/1/2013 11:31:48 AM , Rating: 2
"Wow lol, on second thought I don't really trust Sony to out-think MS at all on this."

LOL... Ya, after thinking about that comment, its a toss up. Both MS and Sony have the potential to make serious idiotic decisions. Both have demonstrated that skill many many times over.


RE: hmm
By SPOOFE on 2/1/2013 4:14:03 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
They really are a bunch of dumb stupid idiots.

After the PS3 came out, Sony's CEO was all over talking about the poor quality of the company's internal communication; the Marketing guys making hardware promises that the Hardware guys never heard about, things like that.


RE: hmm
By wallijonn on 2/1/2013 4:20:09 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
that was a big part of why I got a PS3 over Xbox 360...


Well, that an the XBox360 had a >50% failure rate. :D

But many of us are still anti-Sony: root kits, removing Linux capability, no backwards compatibility & having their Credit Card site hacked.


RE: hmm
By superflex on 2/1/2013 5:19:36 PM , Rating: 2
Sony blows. The RLOD/YLOD never got the same media attention as the RROD.
Both were fatal flaws based on improper cooling.
Cant wait to see the failure rates of the PS4 and XBOX 720.


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