Sony confirms PlayStation 4 is "under way"

Sony confirms PlayStation 4 is "under way"

Summary: Sony PlayStation 4 is already in the works, but will you be buying one?

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Here is something loyal Sony PlayStation fans can look forward to: the PlayStation 4, as revealed by Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Masaru Kato on a conference call with investors today.

According to Eurogamer, Kato was asked to explain to investors the reason for increased spending on research and development:

For the home equipment the PS3 still has a product life. But this is a platform business, so for the future platform - when we'll be introducing what product I cannot discuss that - but our development work is already under way, so the costs are incurred there.

His confirmation on the PS4 actually conflicts with comments made by Sony Computer Entertainment President and CEO Kaz Hirai (the face of Sony during the PSN crisis) earlier this year, which are essentially that the PS3 will continue to be the focus of Sony until 2016, and that the next-gen console "is not something that we are even debating now."

But that was pre-crisis. With the level of animosity the PSN outage has generated amongst customers, as well as rumors Nintendo will be announcing its next-gen console Wii 2 next month, Sony may have no choice but to bring the PS4 to market earlier than anticipated. Somehow I think gamers can live with that.

What improvements would you like to see in the PS4?

[Source: Eurogamer]

Topics: Mobility, Hardware

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  • RE: Sony confirms new PlayStation 4 is

    I think i may pick this up...being a sexbox fan, I was waiting for another Playstation to jump on... but i have a strong feeling, that Sony will be making PSN a paid service much like xbl...
    iPwn
    • RE: Sony confirms new PlayStation 4 is

      @iPwnz They already did. It's called Playstation Plus.
      Champ_Kind
    • RE: Sony confirms new PlayStation 4 is

      there must be more games and interesting features

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  • RE: Sony confirms new PlayStation 4 is

    THE PLAYSTATION 4 INFORMATION HAS LEAKED! I just saw the specs and pictures of the new console, and wow... I'm amazed.

    If you don't want to wait until E3 to see the Playstation 4, here's the link:

    http://playstation4leaked.com.nu/
    dustypotato
    • RE: Sony confirms new PlayStation 4 is

      @dustypotato
      The link provided is a click jacking attempt nice try!
      Luke Wood
    • RE: Sony confirms new PlayStation 4 is

      @dustypotato

      Idiot.
      SKITTLE LA
    • RE: Sony confirms new PlayStation 4 is

      @dustypotato

      flipping A-HOLE
      fibreoptik
    • RE: Sony confirms new PlayStation 4 is

      @dustypotato

      Quit trying to click-jack, you low-level criminal
      whsinger
  • RE: Sony confirms new PlayStation 4 is

    He might just be talking about a revamp of the PS3, say the "hacker proof" version we've heard about.
    SmokeNMirrors
  • But will it run.......

    Linux? ;-)
    Economister
    • RE: Sony confirms new PlayStation 4 is

      @Economister
      Naw, they learned their lesson on that one... thats how they got hacked to begin with...LOL
      mjlaverty@...
      • RE: Sony confirms new PlayStation 4 is

        @mjlaverty@... Shhhhhhhhh if the Linux Idiot...sorry I mean Advocate hears you, it may start a war!
        Bates_
      • RE: Sony confirms new PlayStation 4 is

        @Bates_ LMAO :D
        MrElectrifyer
      • RE: Sony confirms new PlayStation 4 is

        @mjlaverty@... They dind't get hacked with Linux they got because they went after someone for installing Linux.
        Greenman76
    • Nobody cares

      n/t
      Joe_Raby
  • RE: Sony confirms new PlayStation 4 is

    "What improvements would you like to see in the PS4?"
    Games which are worth playing.

    PS it is not clear from the snippet in the article what they are actually talking about other than "they are working on something".
    Scrabbler
  • RE: Sony confirms new PlayStation 4 is

    The Playstation 3 is the last Sony product I am buying until they change their lawsuit-happy ways.
    DonRupertBitByte
    • RE: Sony confirms new PlayStation 4 is

      @DonRupertBitByte - right on.

      But it's not just the lawsuits, it's also the painful DRM technology that leaves so many of their products so unreliable and difficult to use, the "root kit" incidents and the general attitude of "we own you, so suck it up". Sony makes solid products and the quality of their manufacturing process is impressive but the overall customer experience is another matter. From a 21st century perspective their corporate hardball attitude is offensive. Get on the freakin' Clue Train, Sony.
      ralphclark
      • This is just the way it is

        @ralphclark

        Commercial software code is treated like artistic media, so it falls under intellectual property and copyright laws, and as such, almost always involves a license to use it without a transfer of ownership.

        If you don't agree to the terms, don't use it.
        Joe_Raby
  • RE: Sony confirms new PlayStation 4 is

    PS3 and XBox 360 are very old platforms, clearly now inferior to the PC by several orders of magnitude.

    I'm not talking about the fact that PS3 players play with a pad (which is clearly inferior to the mouse for precision), but about the specs: 256 MB for the CPU and 256 MB for video card: this is abysmal, very very bad. games have to be compatible to PS3 and XBox (same low specs), so what can we expect now except corridor games without ANY freedom ?

    They need to upgrade their old system, they have pushed the limit of indecency now. Paying 70 euros to play on a 256 MB CPU system. They must be joking...
    atari_z