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Excellent, these current consoles are way too old already.

Interesting from the quote, I got the impression they're targeting a split between the PS3 and PS4, with both being viable in the marketplace. The PS3 with its bluray, netflix, other online capabilities and I'm sure the more casual gamers (both more casual game titles and Move etc) will be suited for the PS3, with the PS4 becoming the new 'gamer' console which sees all the bigger budget titles being released.

To me this seems very sensible, and I'm sure Microsoft will do similar, due to the entertainment diversification of this current generation of consoles. Both are very capable as home theatre devices and will remain so for a long time to come as long as the online services keep being updated.

But obviously for gaming, they're lagging a lot now from what developers want to achieve both graphically and gameplay wise (with the consoles holding back both), and I feel many popular genres going stale with the console limitations currently
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Sony can sell all three consoles if they choose to. People are buying, so keep selling them.
There are people in smaller, undeveloped countries just getting their hands on the PS2.

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Who knows. Sony typical want to run the latest hardware. Considering a GTX580 as the card, as previous 7800GTX on the ps3 list before.
Since it's a console, a 28nm or smaller gpu would make the most sense. If it's released in 2013, GTX 580 or a little more is possible. Since they're using OpenGL, DX really doesn't matter but Windows 8 will be out and the new MS and Sony console could be capable of running DX12.

Give me DX12, Steam, 2GB+ ram, GTX 580 power or more in a console, and I'll retire my gaming PC. This all depends on the continuing lack of PC exclusives or dedicated versions of games, and carried over visuals and gameplay mechanics from consoles. It's sad that I'm only looking forward to playing less than five PC releases this year, but on console I can name more than 10.
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Honestly, the next XBox is the only console that impacts PC gaming. XBox needs to have tessellation or DX11. PS4 is in their own thing and just compete on a game level.

PS4 should support itself as a multi-media device much like the PS3. Hopefully that is a given in their books. They might also want to jump on the DX11 bandwagon and code specifically outside of OpenGL.
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Honestly, the next XBox is the only console that impacts PC gaming. XBox needs to have tessellation or DX11. PS4 is in their own thing and just compete on a game level.

PS4 should support itself as a multi-media device much like the PS3. Hopefully that is a given in their books. They might also want to jump on the DX11 bandwagon and code specifically outside of OpenGL.
Agreed.
If they don't want their console to continue to be a headache to mutli-platform devs, they should make it more like a PC. Cell chip sounded great back then, but now I hope they take the traditional CPU route.
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My question is what is Sony going to do for a processor?

IBM discontinued development of Cell a long time ago. Granted, in the time between the PS3 launched and when IBM made that call they made superior versions of Cell, and IBM still sells Cell (just doesnt invest in upgrading it), so Sony might still have an upgrade path there. Maybe?

They learned the hardway what happens when you introduce a radical architecture shift. They'll probably just fall back to PowerPC7, as I imagine the new Xbox and Wii2 will.

BluRay drive, 250GB HDD, Similar I/O, Move available on Premium bundle, And probably a 580/680 GPU depending on how long the development pipeline is. I imagine there will be a heavier focus on Internet content. Hopefully we'll see a bigger steam presence, or at least the PSN taking a cue from steam and having the "Grade A" titles available for download. I doubt there's going to be a big divergence from the current PS3 though, just modernized hardware.
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I might be interested to get PS4.

Can't wait for Sony to finish picking themselves off the ground.
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all i want is better security and online. sony needs to hire some people that aren't idiots who cant keep a network secured.
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Yes, Just Yes
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I was surprised I saw a few people in line at Fry's buying brand new PS3s when I went to help my friend get a processor. I guess the whole PSN thing is not a big deal.
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so at least now there's some hint from sony that ps4 is under development..

enter this link....



so do u think ps3 has still some juice left in it?

what do u guys xpect in ps4?

Source

Look for it next year at Christmas. I would bet money on it.
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