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February 19, 2013

Sony Releasing Some Tangible Information About PS4 Midnight Tonight

Their teaser, which reveals nothing except for the Feb 20th date, below.

steve_in_hb just gave me the background he'd gathered. The plan is for a rollout this year (mostly likely by Christmas, of course, if not Thanksgiving). The new chip will be more PC-like (and more XBOX-like) which should reduce the PS3 penalty for development -- that is, as the PS3 took a lot more work to develop for, fewer games were developed for it; as the PS4 will be more like developing for the XBOX or the PC, there should be more games converted.

Sony is still playing with the price point but apparently they've said they're thinking about going with a price about 25% under the PS3's price at its original launch (which, if you remember, was controversially high for a console -- I think just under $600). Some blog guessed at around $450. Which is still pretty high, considering you can now get the PS3 for, basically, $250 (assuming you want the $50 game they package it with).

Eh, meh. Uncharted and the Arkham series are barely in the concepting phase so none of this affects me.

Oh: The controller has a new wrinkle. In the middle of it is a thumb-operated touch-pad, like on notebook computer. That could be useful. I always liked the PC's mouse-and-button combination better than the console-type controllers. But any touch-pad will be very small. I wonder if it will overly difficult to use.


Weak, Bargain-Level Processors in Both XBox 720 and PS4? So sayeth these guys.

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