Shortly after the launch of the Sony PS3, rumors have been swirling all over the world broad internet about a possible PS3 successor. Introducing the Playstation 4, VP of Technology for Sony Entertainment Europe has responded to speculation by recommending the launch of the upcoming generation system is “probable”. This statement has just fueled the rumor mill, with claims a brand-new system can be hitting shops because early because 2011.
The web is awash with supposed PS4 hard requirements and possible launch dates. The truth of the matter is but, that there were no official announcements from Sony alternative than the system is simply in the “development stages”. It is probably with PS3 sales continuing firmly, a fresh system will likely not become a fact before 2013 at the earliest. This usually please numerous players who struggled to afford the PS3’s pricey price of between $ 500-$ 600 upon it’s launch, the many pricey pricetag for a system yet.
Sony is monitoring marketplace styles and PS3 sales over the upcoming 18-24 months to assess whether a Playstation 4 is even necessary in the forseeable future. Many players believe the full potential of the PS3 has not been unlocked yet plus they see immense hidden improvements in the system. Sony have to be cautious to not fall short of Microsoft again but, as they suffered greatly reduced sales when they were beaten to release of the PS3 by the Xbox 360 – anything Sony cannot afford to arise again.
Speculators recommend that Sony could consider releasing 2 versions of the future system, both with, and without Blu Ray development. This might provide customers the opportunity to purchase a system for a lot less, if they wished to choose the system without Blu Ray technologies.
This might, naturally, enable Sony to gain a marketplace share by appealing to a target audience. With the active financial climate, Sony usually feel pressured to create a new system that is both affordable, and ground breaking, as well as have to do it before Microsoft launch the rumored ‘Xbox 720’.
Our view is the fact that the main players in the system marketplace might aim for a Pre-Christmas launch of their upcoming consoles, in either 2012 or 2013. This really is certain to create a mixed reaction between players, specifically as Sony in the past has provided the PS3 a “10 year lifespan”, which might imply a fresh system shouldn’t hit shops until around 2016/2017.
It remains to be enjoyed whether Sony usually beat both Microsoft, and indeed Nintendo (Wii 2), to the marketplace with their upcoming system. With thus much rumor and speculation surrounding the system industry at the present time, its definately unsure instances ahead for players, but insiders are indeed tipping Sony, this time, to lead the means.