Sony's still pushing its PlayStation 3 to be the only box gamers will ever need, but that doesn't mean it isn't thinking ahead. With Microsoft preparing its next Xbox for launch in 2013, it's only logical that Sony is hard at work on a PlayStation 4 as we speak.
Gamers want the PlayStation 4. Developers want the PlayStation 4. Sony says not to expect the PS4 for at least another handful of years. What's a brother to do if he really wants a PS4? If your name is Joseph Dumary, you design your own and cram it with so much futuristic tech, the "father of the PlayStation," Ken Kutaragi, would cry tears to see this thing make it past the the concept stage.
Sony's PlayStation 3 might be turning five this November, but that's not stopping the rumor mill from declaring the PlayStation 4 will be arriving soon. DigiTimes reports a PS4 with Kinect-style motion tracking sensors will begin production by the end of this year, with a release in 2012. Here's why that report is total BS.
Sony PlayStation CEO Jack Tretton has thrown cold water on speculation that a new PlayStation could be coming next year.
With the PlayStation 3 approaching the end of its life cycle in the next year or two, it's no surprise to hear that Sony's already working on its next-gen console. But it's still nice to hear it from the mouth of one of its executives.
Sony is fond of its proprietary media formats. The PlayStation 3 uses Sony's Blu-ray discs and the company's mobile offering, the PSP, uses its UMD cartridges (a "Universal Media Disc" that is anything but). The company's been at it ever since Betamax. According to Sony CEO Kaz Hirai, we're in for format wars aplenty if the company has its way.