Shortly right after release of the Sony the release PS3, rumors been swirling globally wide web about a potential PS3 successor.
Introducing the PlayStation 4, VP of Technology for Sony Entertainment Europe has responded to speculation by assuming the release of a next generation console is probable. With claims that a really new console can be hitting stores as later as 2011, this statement has solely fueled the rumor mill. I’m sure you heard about this.
The internet is awash with supposed PS4 tough specifications and potential release dates. Truth of the matter The truth is however, that there been no official announcements from Sony apart from the console is merely in the development stages. It’s possibly with PS3 sales continuing robust, that a completely new console shall not turned out to be a reality before 2013 at the earliest. This will please solid amount of gamers who struggled to afford the PS3’s steep in price tag of betwixt 600 upon it is release, very costly pricetag for a console yet.
Sony will be monitoring market trends and PS3 sales over the successive 1824 months to assess whether a PlayStation four is even required in the foreseeable future. Vast amount of gamers rely on the full PS3 potential has not been unlocked yet and they see notable hidden improvements in the console. Nevertheless, sony need to be careful not to fall quite short of Microsoft once more however, as they suffered notably cut sales when they were beaten to PS3 release by the Xbox 360 -something Sony should not afford to happen once more. Speculators suppose that Sony may ponder releasing 2 future versions console, with, and with no Blu Ray technology. In case they wished to decide on the console with no Blu Ray technology, this will give consumers the chance to obtain a console for much less. On top of that, this will, without any doubts, assist Sony to gain a niche-market share when appealing to a niche. Anyways, Sony will feel pressured to create a brand new console which is both affordable, and ground breaking, and they need to do it before Microsoft release the rumored ‘Xbox 720’, with the current economical climate.
Our own view is that the fundamental players in the console market will aim for a ‘Pre Christmas’ release of their next consoles, in either 2012 or This is sure to create a mixed response between gamers, specifically as Sony in the past has given the PS3 a ten year lifespan, which will mean a brand new console shouldn’t hit stores until around 2016/2017.
It remains to be seen whether Sony will beat both Microsoft, and indeed Nintendo, to the industry with the next console. With a lot of rumor and speculation surrounding the console market at the present time, insiders are indeed tipping Sony. To lead the way, its definitely uncertain times ahead for gamers.
James Papworth is a UK based writer for the Playstation four forums. James Papworth is a UK based writer for the Playstation four forums.