Sony Confirms PlayStation 4


This image is fan made but, it still looks pretty damn awesome.

With Wii 2 due to be shown at E3 and hints of new Microsoft hardware abound, it was only a matter of time before Sony dropped hints about its plans for the next gen. Sony’s executive vice president and chief financial officer Masaru Kato has confirmed that the company is putting together a “future platform” – the almost assured PlayStation 4. He referred to Sony’s next console during a conference call to investors when asked to clarify an increase in research and development costs, according to Eurogamer.
Kato said:

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

The news contrasts claims made by Sony Computer Entertainment chief Kaz Hirai earlier this year, who said that the firm was “not deliberating” a PS4.


Written by: Ace - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Royalty32 on May 26th, 2011 [ 1020 Points ]

    Wow so soon. PS3 is in its prime and there are still some amazing games coming out in the bear future. 2014, PS4 here i come.

  2. #2 by Royalty32 on May 26th, 2011 [ 1020 Points ]

    Whoops i meant near future not bear future. Silly me lol!!!!

  3. #3 by Yourgor on May 26th, 2011 [ 940 Points ]

    Yeah wow I look for this to cost about $1,200.00 cause the PS3 it self when it first came out was $800.00, it took me about 3 years before I even got the PS3 cause of that, so I guess 4 years before I get the PS4. The pic. above looks cool they should make the PS4 just like that pic. lol.

  4. #4 by Luke on May 26th, 2011 [ 27382 Points ]

    I think this time around they will keep the cost in mind since that is 1 of the main reasons why no one was buying a PS3 was because it was an arm and a leg.

    I am also some what torn on if this is all just publicity or not. They stated earlier that there are no plans for a PS4 for yet and now that the Wii 2 is coming out and an Xbox 720 is in the works all of a sudden the PS4 is in the works.

  5. #5 by Pedro on May 26th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Well, from the looks of that I’d say 2 – 3 years until it’s released. Apparently they’ve just began research, so it could take a while.

    Good news anyway…

  6. #6 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on May 26th, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    Yea all good news.

  7. #7 by Eddie on May 26th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    A little bit of “duh” news really. They most likely have been working on PS4 ideas since the PS3 launched.

  8. #8 by Jay on May 26th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    If they used updated versions of current PS3 tech, the cost won’t be nearly as high, since when the PS3 launched, it launched with all sorts of untested tech. A Cell 2.0, RSX 2.0, etc, will also allow for backwards compatibility built right into the hardware itself, much easier than when the PS2 hardware was being built into the original PS3s

  9. #9 by Yourgor on May 26th, 2011 [ 940 Points ]

    Yeah maybe I went over the price on my last comment, but PS4 might have DX10 and or DX11 like the PC and if I remember right the PS3 is a DX9 so I would thank they would put in at least DX10 for the graphics that makes all the world difference in a game.

  10. #10 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on May 26th, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    To be honest I think about it and I say that the PS4 should not come out till around like 2016 or 2017. Main reason is that I’ll be out of college. :) Cuz I know I will get distracted like crazy.

  11. #11 by Sakinah on May 27th, 2011 [ 26489 Points ]

    Yourgor:

    Yeah wow I look for this to cost about $1,200.00 cause the PS3 it self when it first came out was $800.00, it took me about 3 years before I even got the PS3 cause of that, so I guess 4 years before I get the PS4. The pic. above looks cool they should make the PS4 just like that pic. lol.  

    ^

    Sony also confirmed that they won’t be investing the the same amount of resources into their next system like they did the PS3. Cell, Blu-Ray, all of that contributed to the system’s initial hefty price tag so if Sony’s not going to sink tons of money into future consoles I don’t expect it to cost as much as the PS3 did.

    This could also mean that their next system won’t be a big leap above the PS3 like it was with the PS2.

  12. #12 by Royalty32 on May 27th, 2011 [ 1020 Points ]

    I hate to say this but i think sony definitly has to out-do the ps3 in everyway just to keep up with the competition. Sony better believe that M$ next console will defintly be better than the 360 and ps3 in everyway. Im not to much worried about Nintendo console cuz as soon MS and Sony bring out there new consoles nintendos will feel outdated. Everything just has to be better. Thats how i see it anyway.

  13. #13 by Jcmdaddy on May 27th, 2011 [ 64797 Points ]

    Jay: If they used updated versions of current PS3 tech, the cost won’t be nearly as high, since when the PS3 launched, it launched with all sorts of untested tech. A Cell 2.0, RSX 2.0, etc, will also allow for backwards compatibility built right into the hardware itself, much easier than when the PS2 hardware was being built into the original PS3s  

    That’s my thoughts exactly. Increase the ram of course, but stick to XDR.

  14. #14 by Jason on May 27th, 2011 [ 26376 Points ]

    From a hardcore gamers perspective I will weigh the cost of the PS4 when it arrives along with the games I would want and then see if I can fix my pc up for less. I think the next generation may be my time to step back and save $$$.

  15. #15 by FooBear408 on May 27th, 2011 [ 17244 Points ]

    i don’t buy it.

  16. #16 by Jason on May 28th, 2011 [ 26376 Points ]

    Sony filed a patent for an external device that increases ram and cpu for the ps3. Where is it??????????

  17. #17 by MAINEiac4434 on May 31st, 2011 [ 3494 Points ]

    Damn. I only got a PS3 in June of last year. Now they’re springing a PS4 on us already?

    Well, looks like I’m going to have to wait for the PS5 to come out before I can afford a PS4.

    And the PS4 better have backwards compatibility with PS3, PS2 and PS1 games.

    Rant over. Anyway, this is good news. Even if it does come out in the near future, I won’t be worried. I have more than a large backlog of games for both PS2 and PS3, and I’m going to be saving for a new computer for college. So, it’ll be awhile before the PS4 comes out for me.


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