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January 31st, 4:28 pm
Bazinga! Giggity. That’s about as much words I can express right now. BRING. IT. ON!
The PS2 was doing well long after the PS3 was released. Comparing a sales performance of a handheld to a console is not very logical.
I will use my PS3 even if a I own the next console. It is not that big of a deal. Also consider that a next gen release is only speculation which makes the “fear of change” pointless.
January 31st, 4:29 pm
So the time has come for the next PlayStation console isnt?
January 31st, 4:31 pm
January 31st, 4:33 pm
Won’t make any calls on whatever it is BUT i know it’s big. Just signed up on that “first to know” & that Calendar is well marked for Feb. 20th.
Now i’m just counting on Wake-Up club to get me up on time for it.
January 31st, 4:35 pm
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Nice move, Sony. I didn’t think that you had the gumption to announce your product first. Now get it to market and promote the you-know-what out of it before MS’s machine comes out and you have this gen in the bag. The Wii U is already bleeding, go for the jugular.
A great day to be a PS fan and an even better day to be a shareholder.
PS4! Hope to see the new member of the PS family by September!
January 31st, 4:37 pm
January 31st, 4:41 pm
PS Vita GO!!!! Yayyyyyyyy!!!!!
January 31st, 4:43 pm
I am thrilled of this teaser, Sony is going to win the war on consoles, i support you Sony, SOE, and all its studio’s. Sony is the master of gaming, i love you sony and IF this annoucement is a hint of the Future PS4. then just give me a link to send in my money already.. Yes i want to reserve my PS4 purchase right now, through Sony itself i can make a personal trip to your offices and lay down $1000.00 for a PS4. This is how much i support Sony, this is how much i support the Sony Brand, this is how much i Support Playstation Dominance!. So Sit back boys and girls this one is going to be good! E3.. should change its name to Sony Entertainment Convention cause they’re on top of the world.. BEST IN THE WORLD IS SONY!!!!!!!!!
January 31st, 4:45 pm
Give me the ability to change the region of my account, the ability to play all my PS1, PS2 and PS3 games on it, and I will buy it on day 1
I’m am erect.
January 31st, 4:46 pm
As much as I wanna see PS4 which im sooo excited about. I hope theres also Vita announcements
January 31st, 4:47 pm
Dout its the PS4 but that would be GREATTT. i BETTTT its a new Ps Vita. new style. im prob wayyy off though.
January 31st, 4:49 pm
Vita Slim and Lite
January 31st, 4:50 pm
A PS4 would definitely be awesome, I just don’t feel completely ready for it yet. Also with them just releasing a new PS3 slim I just don’t see it happening. I may be wrong though, who knows! We shall see! :)
January 31st, 4:51 pm
Balls are officially blued. However you have my attention. Just spent $299 to upgrade my graphics card so I can run current games on max. Even if it’s $599, I’m not a kid, i can afford it.
January 31st, 4:52 pm
i just buy a 640 GB hard drive for my 120GB ps3 last night. hope i fill it up before ps4 is here.
January 31st, 4:56 pm
I just hoped the leaked news about its AMD processor bizness is just fo fo.. i pray this new console has backwards compatibility i have way too many ps3 titles on disc now and to have to re-purchase via store download them all again is unfeasible (and very expensive even at discount level). So Sony what your fans want to make sure. that you annouce your PS4 is compatible with PS3 games!.. a perfect world would be hey you can buy a PS4 and not have to worry about all the games you already own becoming dust keepers it shall be backwards compatible! for the love of the gaming gods make this happen.
January 31st, 4:59 pm
Its all about the wow factor. PS2 vs PS3 was a BIG upgrade in features, resolution and graphics.
PS4 to PS3 will not be as impressive. – especially when PS3 still has games like GoW Ascension unreleased
January 31st, 5:00 pm
*PS3 to PS4
January 31st, 5:01 pm
I highly doubt this is the PS4 everyone. Microsoft has a 99 percent chance to release in Fall of 2013 a new console. Why would Sony now announce a new console next month to release also at the same time? Yes it could happen but The PS3 still has a lot of power to it it can easily last another year and a half. If anything most likely this is a slim Vita release. I wouldn’t really understand a new console this Fall when games like The last of Us releasing and were still waiting on the game The Last Guardian if that ever comes out.
January 31st, 5:02 pm
Hopefully Plus will be expanded much much more that would be great news.
January 31st, 5:04 pm
PS4 announcement or i RIOT!!!
January 31st, 5:08 pm
CEO Kaz Hirai @KazHiraiCEO
On 20th February, we will finally show of the future of PlayStation: PS3 Firmware Update 4.4!
Retweeted by Michael Pachter
That was from Twitter
It looks like its a new firmware only
Maybe a new XMB ??
January 31st, 5:09 pm
“Poo has come out!” – Jeremy Clarkson
January 31st, 5:10 pm
@KazHiraiCEO is a joke account….. which is pretty obvious.
that’s a joke twitter account
January 31st, 5:13 pm
SWEET!!!….Hey Sid, you guys should make a Playstation Dynamic Theme with those types of graphics in it.
January 31st, 5:14 pm
Advancements in technology and broad consumer-end affordability will indeed bring BIG upgrades to console gaming.
RAM prices have dropped through the floor (comparatively), GPU performance has skyrocketed and if the leaks are to believed, a hyper-threaded quad-core would bring greater uniformity to industry, degrading exclusive content and performance restrictions for developers.
Not to mention 4k resolution, which is quite a leap in and of itself. Both OPPO and Marantz are now including 4k technology in their products which means the future of double-resolution is as a standard is likely. The downside of that being media file size, pushing media into a digital only format, which is a downgrade for consumer-end options, specifically the secondary resale market.
The outlook for next gen performance looks like a comparable leap to that of the PS2 to PS3 transition.
Besides, the last game for the PS2 has not even been released yet. It is slated for release in Japan as of March, 2013. The games title is Seekers of Adoulin
January 31st, 5:17 pm
@ MP_is_for_Chumps (#118) I’m thinking the same thing, I’m not sure what they could possibly add (besides of course graphical and performance upgrades) to the PS4. Maybe holograms? like oycomics said
January 31st, 5:23 pm
This HAS to be the new Playstation. Think about it;
“See the Future” as the blog entry heading
“Be the First to Know” is the only text in the blog entry
This has to be something HUGE and with all the rumours flying around at the minute about Playstation and Shoebox’s next gen consoles, Sony know the kind of craziness this announcement would stir up so it wouldnt dare NOT be the new Playstation in fear of the huge embarrassment and anti climax.
I’ll be here and im already counting the hours! LOL
As with PS3 and Vita – Day 1 buy for me.
Dont think it will be called PS4 though, the number 4 is unlucky in Japan apparently.
January 31st, 5:28 pm
I’m so ready for this!
January 31st, 5:29 pm
We don;t need a PS4 yet. The PS3 is still hitting it’s stride.
I hope they don’t screw things up with an early release.
Wait until 2015. Then the 720 (or whatever it’s called) will be out and the memory prices will have dropped.
Then you can blow it away. In the meantime we have Beyond 2 Souls, GOW Accession, The Last of Us, and more.
A PS4 released in a year would just kill all of that and people can’t afford another $500 console right now.
(This is coming from someone who could very well afford one).
Sony better also make it 100% backwards compatible with all digital PSN purchases.PSOne Classics, & trophies or there will be a lot of angry players.
January 31st, 5:31 pm
@130 That doesn’t many ANY sense.
If graphics and performance are unimportant, there would have been zero need for a PS3 or 360. Or Blue-Ray or LCD. Hell, any industry involving technology would collapse if performance was unimportant.
January 31st, 5:32 pm
PS4… 20th is too close…unpredictable
January 31st, 5:33 pm
Thx 4 the teaser! Now will the date make time feel go slower or faster? Cant wait! Cant Wait! Cant Wait! :P
I’m guessin cloud gaming. And, my prediction of the worst news from this event will be: ps plus members only.
January 31st, 5:35 pm
*make (maybe the announcement will be an edit option)
January 31st, 5:37 pm
Your “future” looks mew… You lost me already with the psvita.
Thx valve for the steam box hope you survive the “future”.
January 31st, 5:38 pm
Fear the Valve.
January 31st, 5:39 pm
January 31st, 5:40 pm
We will all see what this hype Playstation will have soon enough. Rumors will hopefully rest by then. Looking forward to it.
Hold your horses, everyone! This is NOT a PS4 announcement…or, if it actually is PS4-related stuff it will be something like “PS4 is in development…and it will hit the market on FALL 2014”.
They’re not stupid…they aren’t gonna release the Next-Gen this early…when the PS3 still has some life left.
Especially considering that they’re using the PS3 like a test environment for Vita…and they need FULL SUPPORT for Vita on PS4. So…there’s A LOT more R&D to do. =P
So CALM ALL YOUR HYPE DOWN…or you will be severely disappointed on Feb. 21st. ;)
January 31st, 5:42 pm
Yep, a 2013 release is more than unlikely.
January 31st, 5:43 pm
January 31st, 5:44 pm
@ Aeryn_James Not saying it’s unimportant, I’m asking, other than that, what’s supposed to be the main draw for a new console when this one (PS3) still has some pretty impressive stuff coming in the future?
PS2 to PS3 for example added Blu-ray, the Playstation Network, PS Store (not sure if that was a launch feature), Sixaxis, and was supposed to pretty much be the new entertainment center also playing music and movies, supporting an internet browser, etc.
You may know better than me, but I’m wondering what else could sony possibly have up its sleeve that’ll make me NEED to buy this (ya know, assuming it’s actually the PS4)?
January 31st, 5:45 pm
YYYYYYLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOHHHHHH IIIIIIHHHSTTTTTT I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE 20th I’M ALL HYPED UP PLEASEEEEË LET IT BE THE PS4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 31st, 5:46 pm
If you announce the PS4 and then announce it will be available to purchase the same day, you’ll become gods. Just saying.
It won’t be about PS4 (i wish it would). The future… Let’s remember that Sony paid over 380 Million dollars last summer to acquire GAIKAI. Streaming/cloud gaming is part of sony strategy.
I expect hints/ announcements of PS4 after microsoft start the hype machine for the 360’s successor.
Would you be willing to answer a few brief questions about PlayStation.Blog?