Monday, December 04, 2006

Sony releasing PS4 in 2010?


Paul Miller over at Engadget.com has posted about Sony confirming rumors of the PS4 to be built in 2010, three years after the release of the PS3.
Quote: "In response to some fairly bogus claims by an "analyst" last week, Sony has come out of the woodwork to state that yes, it is indeed planning to build a PlayStation 4, but not until at least 2010."
I do not know about you but I am not willing to spend $600 on just a console (no games, controllers, upgrades, etc) that will be replaced within four years. Did I not see a quote from this article on Cnet's News.com?
Quote: Sony Computer Entertainment of America President Kaz Hirai - "We look at our products having a 10-year life cycle, which we've proven with the PlayStation. Therefore, the PlayStation 3 is going to be a console that's going to be with you again for 10 years. We're not going to ask the consumers to suddenly buy another PlayStation console in five years time, and basically have their investment go by the wayside. So for all those reasons, I think at $599 we're offering a very good value to the consumers."
Seems to me Sony is trying to beat everyone else to the punch for the next next-gen system, err well the generation after this next gen... Bah! (Can we now call them current generation games since all the consoles have been released please??) Sorry, got off topic there for a sec. Sony should reconsider this and plan there next console no less than 6-7 years from now, I figure $100 a year is a decent price to pay for a console. Of course, given that logic, I expect Microsoft's Next XBox sometime within the next three years...kidding.
So what gives Sony, are you trying to screw us gamers by trying to beat the competition to the punch? The article does not say the date is written in stone or anything and Sony could very well wait almost ten years before releasing the PS4 but I will not take the chance this year even if I can find one available. After all, we all know how I feel about Sony gaming products. Anyhow, head over to Engadget and read the full article.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a silly ass view. If 4 years of enabling entertainment isn't worth $600 to you then you have some very low standards of self worth. People will log hundreds of hours on the Playstations / year making $600 a drop in the bucket. Grab yourself a calculator and see how much an equivelant amount of movies or arcade visits would cost.

Lord Matt said...

If it was me by the time 3 hit the shops I'd have a working group designing the 4, a design group with a longer stretch working out what the 5 would need to do and an informal think tank coming up with the ideal world wish list for 6.

Actually I would have had a group designing the "if we had the technology of 3364 what would we make" design for the PS-72 and I would have gangs of designers working on the best version of that on a three year release cycle.

Heck I'd probably have a scaleable language written for writting the games.

But then I'm just crazy.

tijir said...

anonymous - Because I am not willing to throw away $600 on a console I have very low standards of self worth? Well considering my self worth has nothing to do with material things I believe your assesment is wrong.

Lord Matt - Oh, I have no doubt in the same situation I would be thinking 2 consoles ahead as well. I just think Sony has to get it's act together, get everyone on the same page so to speak.

JamesR said...

I've got to say ...

In response to what the top Commentor says:

Its actually closer to just 3 years of 'Enabling' entertainment for most of the world.

And fair enough, $600 might be enough for 3-Years entertaining for you, whereas for that same price I could own both other next gen consoles and receive Double the entertainment.

Or just one, and a wealth of Games for it.

Your logic is just flawed. So please keep it to yourself.

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