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February 06, 2013 05:21:45 PM   

Quote:Sony have recently invited gaming journalists from major online publications to reveal what is believed to be their future plans with regards to the PlayStation brand. It is commonly believed that this will include the announcement of the PlayStation 4, but Sony of course have not commented on this rumour.

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February 06, 2013 07:23:15 PM   

I agree that Sony shouldn't let the PS4 announcement - if this is, in fact, what the big tease is leading up to - reveal too much of the console, only a "teaser presentation", if you will, about what is to come at this year's E3.

What I'm not entirely sold on is how Sony's early reveal could necessarily be to Microsoft's boon. Vita has been hurting for a lot of reasons, but not entirely by it's early leaks. The sweet spot pricing of the unit meant a boost in prices for the memory card, which seems to be the biggest complaint thus far with the system beside the lack of a "killer app" on the handheld.

While Sony may not be able to do much to save the Vita from an surviving long in a market that's already questionably without much of a future with the rise of mobile gaming, for their sake I hope they've taken the hard lessons from the PS3's market performance and be able to introduce a powerful machine for a reasonable price that promises a great variety of must-play games. When it comes to first and second-party content, Sony has more of an advantage in terms of what teams can make use of the hardware and deliver high-quality content, although Microsoft sure has a nice relationship with third-party developers.

We must also assume that by now, Microsoft already has it's own plans on how to present their new console, that by the time E3 rolls around, Microsoft will either deliver or fail in stealing Sony's thunder (or lack thereof) on their own merit.

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February 07, 2013 10:36:53 AM   

Sony could have gone the same route they do all the time using E3 to showcase the PS4, but the fact is if Sony is teasing now that means the real leaks will start happening before E3. E3 may even have playable demos while Microsoft is showcasing a trailer reel (admittedly MS is likely to change their tactics now).

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February 09, 2013 05:56:49 PM   

I think what most of IGN thinks: if Sony does announce PS4, Microsoft wil have to announce their new console before GDC because, if they don't, Sony will have all the next gen spotlight and conversation for until E3. This means that developer will have it tough when talking about their new games.

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February 09, 2013 07:31:04 PM   

Sony made the mistake of being late to the last generation, as well as not having the right price. They shouldn't be premature, of course, but I think they're really going to try and do everything this time that they didn't for the PS3.

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February 09, 2013 07:34:28 PM   

Still don't thin it's about the PS4, I'll believe it when I see it.

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