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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 09:37am 05/07/11 | 20 Comments
The current mess of rumours around the internet suggest so, with Nintendo's Wii U being blamed as the catalyst for Sony potentially cutting their projected 10-year-long life-cycle for the PS3 with an all-new console.

According to a report on DigiTimes, Taiwan-based partners ousted the new console, with Sony again teaming up with the likes of Foxconn and Pegatron Technology, both of whom worked on the PS3. It's also reported that the PS4 will have "body movement-based control like Kinect" and that production would begin "at the end of 2011 for launch in 2012". Of course, like so much rumour on the internet, take this with a massive grain of salt, and Sony have been adamant in the past they're sticking to the decade-long plan, but you never know in this business.

Stay tuned for more on this as it either develops, or diminishes.












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paveway
Posted 09:57am 05/7/11
heh the new nintendo only really brings nintendo in line hardware wise with the current generation ps3 and xbox, why would they be spazzing out all of a sudden?

sceptical
Midda
Posted 10:14am 05/7/11
I seriously doubt it.
skythra
Posted 10:20am 05/7/11







DM
Posted 10:29am 05/7/11
Let me guess, they will use the same controller yet again, and they will cost $100 for a brand new one. Eat my ass sony.
Raven
Posted 11:47am 05/7/11
Let me guess, they will use the same controller yet again, and they will cost $100 for a brand new one. Eat my ass sony.

Yes, but it won't be pin-compatible with mini-USB, and will use a different, incompatible wireless protocol.
Khel
Posted 12:21pm 05/7/11
And because of the extra drain on the battery of the controller that this new wireless protocol uses, they wont be able to include rumble in the first version of the controller. Luckily though, they'll bring one out a few years later that does have rumble and charge you another $100 each.
ShwaMiller86
Posted 12:22pm 05/7/11
...more likely it will involve having illegally used the rumble tech in the previous console...
Sc00bs
Posted 12:24pm 05/7/11
PS4 will have "body movement-based control like Kinect"


omg kill me now

if this is the way that consoles are going im buying a beefy PC instead of the next gen consoles

Im sure it will be micro-usb, pretty much everything is going micro-usb from now on (all the new phones, cameras etc)
tspec
Posted 12:48pm 05/7/11
Whats the bet they'll announce secondary screens in their controllers too.

last edited by tspec at 12:48:42 05/Jul/11
paveway
Posted 12:36pm 05/7/11
doubt it, they're not that gimmicky
Kf
Posted 02:44pm 05/7/11
This 10 year long life cycle for the PS3 cant be for real?

I'm not a console gamer so dont know much about it, but if thats what Sony planned and is still planning then they are seriously holding technology advancement behind.

The PS3 is already dated and struggles to run any game in full HD, how can they hope to produce games for another 5 years on the same POS?
Sc00bs
Posted 02:45pm 05/7/11
PS3 was the biggest flop, the game releases on it have been pitiful.

Will def not be getting a PS4
paveway
Posted 02:47pm 05/7/11
lol yeah a flop, right
DM
Posted 02:48pm 05/7/11
PS3 was the biggest flop, the game releases on it have been pitiful.

Most have yeah but if the new Rune Factory game is even half as good as it looks, it'll be kick ass. I may even rebuy a PS3 for it.
teq
Posted 02:52pm 05/7/11
if the ps3 is still around in 5 years i'll eat my hat
no way will it last beyond the next 24 months, it's way too old and s*** already
Resonate
Posted 03:09pm 05/7/11
The ps1 and 2 also had extremely long cycles. Ps2 had a 10 year planned cycle and kept selling long after the ps3 was released, With it's final hardware revision coming out 8 years after launch. Just because they mention a 10 year cycle doesn't mean they will exclusively stick with it for 10 years before releasing a new console.
Dan
Posted 03:24pm 05/7/11
Just because they mention a 10 year cycle doesn't mean they will exclusively stick with it for 10 years before releasing a new console.
This.

Out of all the current gen consoles, PS3 is probably the one with the most performance potential left to squeeze out of it, but they can't just think about what they're doing, they have to think about the competition.

MS had a pretty big first mover advantage with the X360 with a whole year to lay down a customer base before the more expensive PS3 shipped. I doubt Sony wants that to happen again.

I'd say that E3 2012 announcements from both Sony and MS are very possible at this point (with holiday '12 launches in US/Japan and a few months later for here and EU) and if that happens, it's going to make Wii-U seem pretty LOL.
Julez
Posted 08:34pm 05/7/11
It will be the end of the world, so who cares to speculate ;P
mongie
Posted 08:44pm 05/7/11
I doubt there will be a PS4 or Xbox "720" until at least 2013.

There is no reason to upgrade, considering games dont push the consoles that hard...

Wait for 2013. Games to be on SD cards or similar.
Midda
Posted 08:56pm 05/7/11
Uh, why would they put games on SD cards when it's cheaper to use optical media?
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