Sony is Hard At Work on the Next PlayStation

With the splash Nintendo made once the leak of their next console was reveled and they had to fess up to the fact that they were in fact working on the device — console gamers are wondering what Sony and Microsoft are working on in their secret laboratories. Earlier this month, a very trusted source said EA had the next Xbox at their studio and was working on games for the device already.

Well right from the cat’s mouth this time, Sony has said in their yearly financial report that they are in fact hard at work on the PlayStation 3 successor. While that means very little since just about everyone knows that the big three have been working on the next generation of consoles — it’s just a matter of when will we get out grubby little hands on them.

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

Back in February, Kaz said that a future PlayStation was not really their priority right now since they are focusing on the NGP, and the PlayStation 3 still had plenty to offer. While I am sure the PS4 was being designed and thought out, they didn’t have a reason to let people know about it. Why not wait until E3?

With the recent trouble Sony has ran into with Geohot and the whole losing 70 million customers information. Maybe they think now would be a time to let the news go that, yes we are working on a new piece of hardware.

What ever the case is, we can officially say the Sony’s next console is something. Saying that though, we have no information about it other then they are working on it.

Sony is working on PlayStation 4 [Eurogamer]

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  1. By UFC345 on 05-26-2011 15:33

    hopefully they will make where you can play all the old games

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  2. By JustAndrew on 05-26-2011 15:34

    I expect to see the PS4 and Microsoft's next console in 2013.

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  3. By Omnislasher on 05-26-2011 15:36

    All this news about the big 3 working on new consoles has me excited. As for Sony lets hope they work on all their flaws they had with the PS3 with the addition of great new features. Same pretty much goes with Nintendo and Microsoft too.

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  4. By M4TH3W on 05-26-2011 15:36

    The controller and console designs look reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally stupid. I hope they decide to change that...

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  5. By RYEG on 05-26-2011 15:37

    I knew with all this sony crap happening a new console would likely appear.

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  6. By Omnislasher on 05-26-2011 15:38

    Originally Posted by M4TH3W:
    Quote The controller and console designs look reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally stupid. I hope they decide to change that...

    I really doubt that's the controller and console. It's probably some fan made design of what they think it'll look like.

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  7. By M4TH3W on 05-26-2011 15:40

    Originally Posted by Omnislasher:
    Quote I really doubt that's the controller and console. It's probably some fan made design of what they think it'll look like.

    Yeah, I hope so. Where do fans get their ideas for "prototype" console designs? They always look so futuristic

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  8. By Kreyg on 05-26-2011 15:43

    Sony should be hard at work at stopping hackers from hacking them

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  9. By turinx on 05-26-2011 16:08

    I was on the fence about MS and Sony putting out another console anytime soon, as I feel the 360 and PS3 still have tons of life left...just look at LA Noire, Uncharted 3, and Gears 3. I was originally hoping for at least 2014 to arrive before Sony and MS released new hardware. However, the more I thought about about it, 2014 would put them at 8-9 years which seems like a pretty good run and the hardware would probably be in need of some major updating. I just don't want the release cycle of new hardware to drop back to the 5-6 years it seemed to be in the past, especially if Sony plans on dropping another $599 price tag on us...LOL...which I don't see them making that mistake again.

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  10. By Fumbles Mcgee on 05-26-2011 16:11

    Originally Posted by JustAndrew:
    Quote I expect to see the PS4 and Microsoft's next console in 2013.

    Maybe they will reveal what the console looks like, but Sony has stated at least a 10 year life cycle for the PS3, so I'm guessing we will see it released around 2016.

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  11. By KR3W619 on 05-26-2011 16:16

    Originally Posted by Fumbles Mcgee:
    Quote Maybe they will reveal what the console looks like, but Sony has stated at least a 10 year life cycle for the PS3, so I'm guessing we will see it released around 2016.

    They can make a console before that cycle ends and keep supporting it like they do for ps2.

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  12. By Omnislasher on 05-26-2011 16:22

    Originally Posted by KR3W619:
    Quote They can make a console before that cycle ends and keep supporting it like they do for ps2.

    I was thinking the same. Cause didn't Sony also state that they expected the PS2 to have a life cycle of 10 years? Then six years down the road they came out with the PS3. While still supporting the PS2 for some time.

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  13. By Grimguy007 on 05-26-2011 16:45

    Originally Posted by M4TH3W:
    Quote The controller and console designs look reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally stupid. I hope they decide to change that...

    Sony can always change it. Look at the former version of the PS3 controller:

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  14. By MrPixel on 05-26-2011 16:55

    Just cause they announce it doesn't mean it won't be out anytime soon. I expect it to come out around the same time the next xbox does though. :/

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  15. By MstPanda on 05-26-2011 17:13

    Ill give the PS3 a couple more years until Sony comes out with a new console. After all, with all thats happening with security to Sony, hopefully they wait till technology they have gets better. And if the PS4 does come out soon, i hope to see Sony take even far more advanced security measures.

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  16. By Gilbert1978 on 05-26-2011 17:52

    woot, i hope we will all still be alive by the time ps4 comes out

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  17. By BigFish1812 on 05-26-2011 17:54

    Goddamn that thing looks ugly.

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  18. By Trident on 05-26-2011 19:31

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    this concept looks neat :)

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  19. By ZackFan on 05-26-2011 19:41

    Originally Posted by M4TH3W:
    Quote Yeah, I hope so. Where do fans get their ideas for "prototype" console designs? They always look so futuristic

    Ummmm Mathew in really blurry text it says and i qoute "This is not an actual playstation 4"

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  20. By Protogonos on 05-26-2011 19:46

    Originally Posted by Grimguy007:
    Quote Sony can always change it. Look at the former version of the PS3 controller:

    Holy Batarangs, Batman!

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