Are Sony Teasing The Next PlayStation?

By Ishaan . January 31, 2013 . 4:35pm

Sony are holding an event on February 20th, and it sounds like we might hear something about their next console at the event. Earlier this afternoon, the PlayStation Twitter account tweeted “See the future” with a link to this site. On the main page is the following video:

 

 

Both Sony and Microsoft are expected to reveal or, at the very least, tease their next consoles in the near future. Are we going to see Sony’s tease in three weeks?


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  • Leo121

    JUST BRING IT!!!!

  • TruSpindash

    I was just thinking that it was about time for me to buy a PS3, but I will just wait and see what this turns out to be.

    • Orlando Solorza

      Even if they show the PS4, the Ps3 es a very good option: cheap, a lot of games, GOTY editions, PS+, excelent exclusives, etc.

      • TruSpindash

        Yeah, for sure. Depending on the specifics of the announcement (Price, Backwards compatibility, and so on) I will likely still be picking up PS3. Especially so if it turns out to not even be an announcement for the PS4.

  • Randy Marsh

    If it is the “PS4″, it better have a Winter 2014 release date slapped on it.

    • LightZero

      Winter 2014 as in January to February 2014 sure. I can actually see the western release being around that time. If you mean 2014 as in December 2014 then you are crazy no offense. If you aren’t ready then just don’t buy it.

      • Randy Marsh

        Yes as in November/December 2014, it makes the most logical sense since most major console systems are released around that time for Christmas.

    • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

      Can’t not read this in Randy’s voice

      • Randy Marsh

        I think that applies for a majority of my comments.

  • Sakurazaki

    Introducing…

    PLAYSTATION MOVE 2

    • Orlando Solorza

      LOOOL.

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      I would flip 2 tables lol

    • LynxAmali

      If it is, greatest troll move ever.

      GREATEST. TROLL. MOVE. EVER.

    • Phoenix Wright

      Why was I expecting for you to say “Introducing Ulala!”

    • Shiki

      OMG LOL XD

    • Go2hell66

      That would be a very square-enix type thing to do

  • 果林

    i thought it was parts of a ps4, but it was just the playstation symbols :(

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/playstationunity DXVII

      It definitely is PS4! Just my guess, but it could be a slew of news in one announcement.

    • Hexen

      See the future…. of the PlayStation symbols!

  • Freud_Hater

    Too early for the PS4, if you ask me :/

    • Manny Being Manny

      Too early? Its been 7 years since PS3 came out. The average console lifespan is 5-6 years.

      • Freud_Hater

        But what new could a PS4 bring? Can we really get even better graphics? I just really don’t see what we could add to the table, here…

        • saxophone15

          You can always get better graphics, whether developers spend the time to make it look better is another question. There are other benefits to a new console though. Even if the graphics aren’t much better, the increased power of the hardware would allow for more stuff to be shown on screen at once while keeping things smooth.

        • redhood56

          Yes it can, most games on consoles aren’t even 720p. I heard that dark souls runs at 610p(or somewhere around that I think). A new console wouldn’t have a huge upgrade, but it would developers to stop downgrading for consoles.

        • Hound

          Many games this gen cannot hit 60FPS on a PS3.
          Even if the next jump is “now most games you know and love can run 60fps at 720p without bandwidth troubles” it’d be huge leap forward.

          DMC and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-star Battle were two games I know of off the top of my head that couldn’t get near 60fps on the PS3 despite the developers’ original intentions.

          Anything that gives the developers more freedom is worth it. And the payoff will be obvious. Besides, new generation usually means a storm of New IPs. More original games all of a sudden is great.
          Besides, it’ll be a few years before there are enough interesting titles to upgrade anyway. You’ll have plenty of time to get interested.

      • Niermyico

        So! PS2 ran more than the average lifespan due to the games that came out for it. There’s still plenty of incoming games this year for the PS3. It’s too soon. If it’s the PS4 then it better get released next year.

        • LightZero

          If they wait too long then MS and Nintendo would whipped their ass a second time. Sony needs to cut them right at the knees. The PS3 will be supported for a few more years. Just because you aren’t ready it doesn’t mean other people aren’t. No one is holding a gun to your head to make you buy a PS4 at launch.

          Look at it this way. You can support the PS3 for a few years and let the PS4 library develop during that time. That what I did with the PS3. I waited until it started to get the games I wanted while I enjoyed my PS2. If you aren’t ready now then you never will be.

          • John Esteves

            Sony got the last laugh in the end of this Gen, Microsoft needs to seriously abandon the Xbox Live Sub or else it’s going to look grim for the next console compared to what PS4 and Wii U offer

          • Niermyico

            Alright, yea that’s fine. I guess it’s just the thought that the PS3 still has more games to offer that I feel there’s no need for the PS4 just yet. You know, that’s just me anyway. I’m all for the PS4.

        • LinkofCourage

          The PS3 was released 6 years after the PS2. It’s best to launch it now while the PS3 is still doing relatively well, it’ll make for a smoother transition into the next gen.

        • Manny Being Manny

          I have no doubt that PS3 will still get games for a couple of years, especially among the more niche genres like JRPGs. But its about time for a new system.

      • Aoshi00

        kinda scary it’s been that long w/o realizing it.. I’ve at my current job for almost 6 yrs and bought the PS3 on my last job (the Xmas after launch).. been calling the PS3/360 next gen for so long and now it’s current gen and soon to be last gen.. I definitely bought the PS3 way too early.. but w/ the PS4, guess I could still play the huge backlog of PS3 games.. I think I would wait on the PS4.. I kept telling myself not to get a system at launch since there’s always cheaper bundles, but still did w/ 3DS, Vita, & Wii U :(… just curious what the new controller design would be, they’re probably going away from the DualShock..

      • Shane Guidaboni

        I still feel like the PS3 hasn’t hit it’s highest potential. I’m content with my PS3 and the games that I have for it for a very long time.

    • kupomogli

      Look at Far Cry 3. It might be a beautiful game, but it runs at 20fps and screen tearing is all over the place on both the PS360.

      Developers are going to continue pushing better graphics and we’re going to continue getting games that don’t run well. This gen really needs to end.

      It’s safe to say that we’ll be getting 30fps or even 60fps with no screen tear for quite some time on the new systems. Just like the PS3 and 360 in the first few years.

      • Nanashrew

        Well… Crytek is really bad at optimizing their games in general. As for this gen, I am glad it’s finally ending.

        • http://twitter.com/malek86 Malek!

          FC3 was made by Ubisoft, not Crytek. Also admittedly it looks great, even my PC struggles with it. I’m not surprised to read that it runs bad on consoles.

          But I also wanna see what happens with Crysis 3, which they say is gonna be quite the looker.

          • Nanashrew

            Ah, my mistake then. Sorry.

  • http://twitter.com/banballow Yanya

    Come on Vita price drop!!

    • HassanJamal

      Probably is, but after the reveal.

      • darkfox1

        Didn’t last year a Sony exec or someone drop that hint that a Vita price drop was coming? It slipped out in like a interview or something. It was from last year.

        • HassanJamal

          Indeed, there were articles bout this sony exec saying the vita will get a price cut in 2013. Either its during PSD or E3.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Here comes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!……… a look for the ps3

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Mc-Devitt/100002626261475 Stephen Mc Devitt

    Too early. Sony should wait ’til Microsoft shows off their new Xbox. It would give Sony more time to make big launch titles.

    • LightZero

      Them waiting too long is why they have been struggling to get out of third place for the past 6+ years now. Sony know better than anyone of how important it is to not wait too long. They both been on both the positive and negative side of it.

  • http://iron2000.blogspot.com/ iron2000

    lol, I just got my first PS3 game recently.
    And I haven’t got the PS3 console yet :P

  • Elemiel

    Wait no, I’m not ready for the PS4! My PS3 still has life in it!

  • C_Diamond

    Tease moar vita games that people want.
    Getting sick of people go “vita haz no g@ymez!”

    • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

      It’s not that Vita has no games, it’s that Vita has no games worth buying a Vita for. I sorta like mine, but I wish I’d have waited. Still not worth having and I can always key the PS+ free vita games for future download.

  • Brion Valkerion

    My money is ona browser game and or reveal of a countdown clock.

  • DongT

    honestly i’m not ready(neither is my wallent for that matter!) for the ps4 i just got a ps3 last year and im currently saving up for a 3ds :P

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      3DS is well worth it, you won’t regret it.

      • DongT

        yup so i’ve heard! i have a vita so when i get the 3ds i’ll have the best of both worlds portable consoles wise

  • Spider-Man

    My Kaz is ready.

  • Eilanzer

    cheapest vita version…more slim AND with a biggggg bundle of Ys celceta/vita sea of trees version *o*

  • Eric Harris

    I don’t know if I’m ready for PS4 either. But I’ll still buy it :). But there are still half a dozen RPGs still coming within the next year for PS3.

  • http://twitter.com/VXLbeast VXLbeast

    I’ve never been more ready in my life.

  • ZEROthefirst

    I’ll be excited and annoyed if this is for the PS4. Excited because well, new Playstation console. Annoyed because I just finished my custom Gundam paintjob for my PS3 shell and I don’t want it to be overshadowed yet D:

  • esteban cartagena

    I think SONY more than any video game company has proven that Hardware is no the key to sales but Software is. The games library is the most important component of a console. A good console can mean nothing with no games.

    • sandra10

      If anything, I think they’ve proven the opposite. PS3 exclusives certainly aren’t the reason why the console has sold as well as it has, and the same goes for the Wii and 360. Smart marketing, good word of mouth, competitive pricing, and aesthetic appeal are the way to gain sales. At least that’s why Apple’s products sell gangbusters.

      But I hope they keep pushing out as many exclusives as they currently do since they’re some of the most impressive and/or unique games out there.

  • roxas sora

    let just hope it not ps4 or it will be expensive console and ps3 will get old like ps2.(i just get ps3 for tales of xillia).huh….mamorukatta

    • LightZero

      Sony isn’t in the position to release an expensive console. Not that I have too much faith left in Sony, but I don’t think they would be stupid enough to release it for $599 again. I see it being launch at $400. $450 at most.

      • MrRobbyM

        Either of those are really good prices. If Sony can release it with that cost, I can see Sony doing much better this time around.

      • Nanashrew

        Those are okay prices, but i don’t expect top of the line specs with it, instead more… just above Wii U specs. Now, if they do make it top of the line and sell it at that price, then they will be selling at a major loss.

        I honestly hope they have a competitive price point though or else i’ll just have Nintendo and PC this gen. I really can’t afford a $600 console =/.

        • roxas sora

          yeah.at my country 1 dollar us equal to 3.00 to my money current.it triple! IT TRIPLE!!!! so for you is $400 but for me is $1200.i buy ps3 for $1000.TT(expensive enough for me)

  • puchinri

    I feel like they should garner more support for the Vita a bit before revealing a new console.

  • Rohan Viajar

    Still Hoping for that Backwards Compatibility w/ PS3 games.. T___T

    • Hound

      Probably Streamed (Gaikai) or download (Playstation 2 Classics) only.

      • Cazar

        And Dualshock 3 compatibility for both PS3 and PS4 games in case they come up with some wacky new controller like they’ve been hinting at.

    • cameron forsyth

      i’d like that too but wouldn’t the price just be amp’d up even more

  • Solomon_Kano

    This is guaranteed to be for the PS4. The other two Playstation meetings have been for systems, so let’s have it Sony.

    I’m ready for next gen. The PS3 will still see support for a few more years, but it’s time for PS4 to step in. I want Luminous games! New Tri-Ace games! Whatever Sucker Punch has been up to!

  • StarWarudo

    If it is the PS4 then I say bring it. I’m ready for it.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Let’s hope that if it is a new console that it’ll actually be fully backwards compatible with the previous generation. As of late, Sony has been forgetting to do that.

  • SirRichard

    Alright, Sony, time to impress. It’s probably going to be a partial reveal where they show the hardware, demo exactly how many pores on Nathan Drake’s chin it can render (all of them) and leave the details for E3. Might be a glimpse of what Naughty Dog’s other team is up to.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.ponthier Matthew Ponthier

    I’m really interested in what Sony and Microsoft do next generation. In my opinion, a more powerful console isn’t going to cut it anymore since PC gaming has been becoming more and more powerful and offer that experience already. Not to mention selling a significantly more powerful console at a reasonable price would be extremely difficult right now. I think this is the time for both of them to actually innovate with their consoles, which is something neither of the companies have done console-wise before. So this will be very interesting.

  • igotareallybigthingwithcars

    PS3 Super Saiyan Slim

  • Lostman

    I hear “PS4″ and the only thing that comes to my head is “more development costs so less games and less risks with new IPs”.

    • LynxAmali

      That’s exactly my worry as well.

      That’s what I’ve found that the majority of new IPs and games I’ve played this gen have been on the handhelds. The only ones I’ve played on consoles are either part of franchises or existing IPs.

      I can’t picture a game like Infinite Space being made on a home console.

      • Lostman

        Developing for handhelds is just cheaper (though not THAT cheap, sadly). And about the PS4… it is kind of… stupid to abandon a console when it still has potential. If you’re going to release a new console, it has to be for a good reason, not just because “it’s about time”. If this ends up being a $800-$1000 “buy it because it’s new” thing, I’m going to be both dissapointed and sad.

    • Hound

      New IPs would probably expand the library of the 3DS.

      And who knows how steam will be in 2-3 years.

      Portable consoles might see a big boost in this generation thanks to development costs etc. Especially as the new Playstation, WiiU, and Xbox become the de facto consoles in 3+ years.

      • Nanashrew

        Only issue though is that handhelds, while great, only Japanese 3rd parties bother with them. It’s weird how many western publishers largely ignore the handhelds unless it’s smartphones. I have great worry about western 3rd parties dying because of lack of foresight in the industry.

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      No matter the development cost every game is still a risky endeavour. Honestly, if content providers and makers didnt anticipate this then they might as well not even be in the business or had pursued a swift rush to diversifying their portfolio and changing their business strategy to be more mobile and browser game reliant.

    • http://twitter.com/ChestnutBowl Chestnut Bowl

      Rising development costs has been one of the largest complaints if the current gen. I doubt Sony would make the PS4 too hard and too expensive to develop for, especially with Sony currently trying to make itself into a leaner and more profitable company.

      • Lostman

        Supposedly, development costs for Wii U games are either lower or about the same than PS3/XBox360 and Nintendo is trying to make it even cheaper, to encourage 3rd party developers. I know it’s harder because next gen and all that, but if Sony and Microsoft try to the same, it would be nice for everyone. I just don’t want a future in which you’ll need $80-$100 games and 3-5 millions sales just to break even.

  • MrRobbyM

    I’m not exactly ready for next gen but I would like to see Sony do better this time around.

  • LinkofCourage

    100% guaranteed to be PS4. The last Playstation Meeting was where the Vita was Vita unveiled, coupled with the hints we’ve gotten from people in the know, it’s all but confirmed.

  • DesmaX

    I think it’s about time for the PS4, I expect a 2014 release.

    And, since it’s never worth buying a console on release, I can just pick the console in 2015 (Or even later)

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      Why would they go 2013 without releasing it? Seems like a huge and fail opportunity to not target this fall, especially considering theyd be giving Ninty a huge lead time. They might as well send it out now instead of just relying on PS3.

  • Guest

    It Has BEGUN !

  • Zenthos

    Never know. Could be the Vita 2.
    Or another extension to the ps3 (ex: the ps move)

    • Hound

      Introducing.. the Vita XL!!

  • Hexen

    Playstation 1 Remake.

  • http://twitter.com/Synchross Adrian Lopez

    “See the future.”

    First thing I thought of was this. :P

    http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2012/08/8-29-2012hmz-t2top.jpg

    • xXDGFXx

      I want one of those headsets…

    • Anon-non

      Hmm… Virtual Boy.

  • http://twitter.com/12423451243 Lilith

    A new Sony system and FFvsXII isn’t out yet.

  • http://s1.zetaboards.com/Espada_of_Alexandria/index/ konpon568

    Introduciong our greatest invention: “Smell-o-Vision”! Emerill would be so proud.

    • https://twitter.com/A_Beast_of_Prey Equinox K

      xDDDD

  • alundra311

    Not sure if The Wall Street Journal is a reliable source for these type of announcements, but according to them, the device will be released this year.

    http://gematsu.com/2013/01/wsj-playstation-4-unveil-on-february-20

    • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

      Yep, I’d say America’s biggest business-themed newspaper is a reliable source for business news.

      • alundra311

        Not sure if you’re serious or not, lol. But thanks. :)

  • xXDGFXx

    More RPGs! Please be more RPGs!!!

  • TiredOfMyOldUsername

    So what stuff did they copy from Nintendo this time ?

  • isotrex

    New and improved PSN version 9999. haha

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Altin-Bujupaj/1157167838 Altin Bujupaj

    It’s going to be an iOS game anyway so – oh, wrong Company.

  • tubers

    PS VITA relaunch:

    - PS Vita core system
    - 4GB Card
    - 1 PSN Game of choice
    - 3 mo. PS+ trial

    MSRP: $ 199.99

    • Niyari

      a memory card with the system would make too much sense, though. we can’t have that happening.

      • Elvick

        There are a bajillion bundles with memory cards and games.

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      A relaunch being the future of playstation seems odd especially since the system is already widely available.

  • Neko Kawaii

    As soon as the ps3 is about to die, the good games start coming in. I hope it’s the opposite with the PS4 :( also hope for more variety like in the Ps2 and ps1 times

  • s07195

    Even if it is the rumored PS4, please tell me they’ll still keep supporting the PS3.

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      Why would they remove it when they still have games planned to come out much of this year and next year for ps3?

  • Just Tim

    If it’s the PS4, then I expect its physical copy games to cost US$70 (after all, PS2 MSRP’s US$50, while PS3 MSRP is US$60).

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      That should be most likely but then Wii U games are only the same cost as current gen, would PS4 games really need to go higher in cost?

  • http://twitter.com/ChestnutBowl Chestnut Bowl

    To be honest, what I care about most is if Sony makes the system
    region-free (and multi-account). PSP, PS3, and Vita are all region-free,
    Sony. Make it a tradition.

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      SONY is a worldwide company, I dont think theyd go back on making things not be region-free. They arent solely a toy company afterall.

  • Sergio Briceño

    Seeing all the PS face button icons floating around could it be…

    Button-less controller tease? (It’s just a way for Sony to call a tablet like controller so they don’t get sued by Apple).

    • Elvick

      That would be beyond stupid, and not make any sense considering they went with the most logical design of a motion controller. One with a bunch of buttons.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Altin-Bujupaj/1157167838 Altin Bujupaj

    I can feel that it has something to do with 599 US Dollars.

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      I think it will most likely be $149 with a multi year membership fee commitment for online access and digital content.

  • https://twitter.com/Ni_Go_Zero_Ichi Project 2501

    Wall Street Journal confirms that, yes, it’s PS4.

    Apparently Sony is focusing this time on interface innovation rather than hardware improvement – sounds like they’ve once again taken a page from Nintendo’s playbook.

  • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Treasure Hunter ♢

    Five hundred ninety nine US dollars!

  • maggosh

    PSP Go 2

  • Jessi Cat

    They can’t release PS4, The Last Guardian hasn’t been released yet XD
    But seriously, can we have a durable console this time? Getting real tired of YLODs on my PS3 :

    • SauriansMaster!!

      technical issues on the last guardian have been hampering it’s release, pushing in the ps4 could finally get it released and would be a solid launch title, same with ffv13. both of those games would make it a system seller, the only thing stopping me from getting a wiiu was this.

  • zero254

    599$

  • salvapot

    A new game: FF: ALL THE BRAVEST FOR THE VITA

  • Kevi Johnson-el

    I feel its about that time for a ps4 had my ps3 since late 07 an I know the ps4 will run much faster hopefully

  • Blackace1995

    This should be “Is” Sony teasing the next Playstation? Sorry if I sound like a jerk, but little things like that annoy me.

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