Rumour: PlayStation 4 to Release Before the Xbox 720
Written Monday, April 02, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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More platform rumours than you can shake a stick at today. Following this morning’s chatter about the next Xbox, here’s some talk about the PlayStation 4. 

Sony want their next console to be out before Microsoft’s Xbox 720 (or whatever it’s going to be called). That means earlier than next Christmas, if the latest reports are to be believed.

The “design goalposts” for the PlayStation 4, including specifications, were put in place at least two years ago, says the report, with Sony “confident” that it will be out before the next Xbox.

“Sony are completely in the belief that they have the jump on Microsoft this time,” said the source. “You should be watching the timing of next year’s E3 keynotes, and who’s going to go first.”

A further source said all next-generation systems will be in place “by 2014″.

Those publishers closest to Sony are aware of the system’s architecture, apparently. “Top line publishers already know about it,” revealed the source.

“Developers working with publishers – like Ubisoft, for example – already know what’s going on. They’re already working on it.”

Most other developers will be briefed by Sony before the end of the year. Some have been invited to events in May and June in North America to showcase the system.

Last week it was rumoured that the next PlayStation is codenamed “Orbis” and is set for a “Holiday 2013” release

It is also said that the console will be compatible with the PlayStation Vita, in much the same way the Wii U and its controller.



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Comment #1 by eburkulosis
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:18:07 AM
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Does this mean that it will be shittier than the xbox "720" since its released 1st? Doesnt history show that 1st = worst (not sure - discuss!)

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Comment #2 by mattlegend27
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:20:44 AM
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I honestly wouldn't mind if they didn't release next gen consoles for a few years... I'm content with what comes out now and the games that are the deepest (ex. Fallout) still have problems with current gen systems... It kinda just feels rushed...

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Comment #3 by LordRyuujin
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:23:02 AM
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If that was the case then the 360 would be the worse console of this generation, yet it has the largest following over the far superior tech of the PS3. I don't think it's about who comes out first, it's about what the consoles will offer consumers.

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Comment #4 by JoshuaBagwell
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:24:07 AM
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to comment 1 not really
dreamcast was out before playstation
yet it was never consider worse than ps.
Just ps had time to put dvd player in while dreamcast was first real console to use online.

XBOX came out after ps2 but alot loved ps2 over 360 yet 360 had the first harddrive

Being first just gives you a jump on building your library and getting the game developers time to learn it better. While coming out later gives you time to put parts in that the other system doesnt have

As for this i still think its to early for new system minus wii u 2016 would be the perfect time

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Comment #5 by PhunkSyndrome
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:24:40 AM
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@ 2 i agree seems like stupid pissing contest that is 3 years way too early

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Comment #6 by Bounty V
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:28:36 AM
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Don't care - don't have the money to get a new system anytime soon, especially if this one dies on me.

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Comment #7 by eburkulosis
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:40:37 AM
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Thinking about this more. Why even make that claim now that they will be 1st? What does that accomplish? Does it make consumers start engraining in their heads that they are gonna get the PS4 since they will not want to wait for a competitor to release? I guess so.

Hopefully they can back up their claim - that would look really dumb - although who cares really.

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Comment #8 by GREEBALISHES
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:43:40 AM
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Sega dreamcast was also the first console to leap straight to 128 bit while others followed suit except nintendo who released the n64. I have always wondered what it would be like if it didn't happen like that. So the ps2 and xbox would be running 64 bit. I guess we will never know obviously but i don't think they ever created a 64 bit disc except the 64dd.

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Comment #9 by Thornieville
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:46:03 AM
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While I do think it's time for a new xbox, I'm fine with the ps3, and I don't feel it has been pushed to what it can do. Hopefully they'll wait and see what the 720 is missing and then improve on it. Much like the whole HD disc/blu ray war.

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Comment #10 by Payney1991
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:46:42 AM
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Either way the next gen PS will still be vastly more expensive that anything MS puts on the market. Happens every time. I love my PS3 but I still had to wait 3 years after release to afford one.

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Comment #11 by kid_Jump94
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:48:40 AM
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tbh i think this next gen of consoles are going to be fustrating, i mean the ban of used games and the rumours that said the 720 is to have a constant internet connection, which will cost you a lot if you like playing games as even ulimited internets have a point. Yeno im just saying, im really worried that gamers are being forced into this type of everything is more about money and less sbout us :S

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Comment #12 by Rule the Heretic
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:54:09 AM
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I just hope that other rumors (like requiring each account to have their own copy of a specific game/license) are BS. Besides the fact that I sometimes like getting older, used games, my generation is used to borrowing and trading games with one another. Plus, sometimes you can't convince a friend to pick up a new game until you bring it to their house and show it to them in person. I don't wanna lug a console around when its easy to bring a disc...

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Comment #13 by Fragpuss
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:56:47 AM
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@7 i've heard a lot of people say they only got a 360 because the ps3 wasn't available, so apparently it does equate a lot to people buying the first console available

although it does come across as the companies just want to make one of those stupid "first" comments, with their new consoles

However i can see why Sony might be wary of being considerably behind microsoft this time round, as that hurt the launch sales of ps3 considerably

Though it is only a rumour, so time will tell, it usually does

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Comment #14 by QDawg187
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 10:59:28 AM
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I just hope they do a better job than the PS3 release,and have something worth playing within 6 months

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Comment #15 by johnnyhotrocks
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 11:03:21 AM
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i for one bought a 360 while waiting for the ps3.
and as soon as i got one not a single game has been played on the 360 or bought.

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Comment #16 by jpc_1980
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 11:15:44 AM
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They need to make it affordable from launch none of this £499/$699 then I'm sure there be on to a winner. Also don't go down the you can't use pre-owned games road on the system and I'm sure it will be the number one console on everyone's Christmas list in 2013.

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Comment #17 by johnnyhotrocks
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 11:16:22 AM
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because once you go sony you never go back to 2nd best.

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Comment #18 by neahcrow
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 11:29:16 AM
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@2 the reasons games like fallout and skyrim have problems are a combination of the developers being lazy and the ps3 not.having enough memory. They even had problems streaming uncharted 3 due to the lack of memory.

This generation reached its pinnacle awhile ago. Two examples- both Uncharted 3 and Mass Effect 3 were barely an improvement gameplay or graphical wise than their predecessors.

It's time for the new consoles and they better make them more powerful so they aren't outdated as soon as you buy them. I mainly game on ps3 but have all systems and a pc. Every 5 years I spend about 1500 dollars on a pc for gaming and work. I just built one this year and the difference for battlefield 3 is amazing graphics wise and gameplay. 64 player conquest is amazing. Consoles are so far behind unfortunately.

Growing up my parents refused to buy me any gaming systems or games because they didn't have the money. I got a job at 13 and saved for two years for a gaming computer and played console games at a friends house. If you don't have money get a job. I'm tired of consoles being made super cheap so they are more.accessible.

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Comment #19 by SUM1SLY
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 11:36:38 AM
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@17 so whats so good about sony they give you stuff to make you buy it then take it away from you.when the ps3 came out you could use it as a pc they put a stop to that, it had card slots and 4 usbs they took them away, they said you could share games with up 2 5 friends now it's only 2 activations i own 4 ps3 and can't get my downloads on 2 of them, also you could play your ps2 games on it they took that away not much going for sony atm and when the ps3 cost more you didn't have loads of annoying kids in every game.

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Comment #20 by weephilymcvey
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 11:45:56 AM
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lets hope it is out b4 that way, by the time most ppl get round to purchasing their next-gen console about 2years later than thier released, the ps4 should b cheaper :)

i lost so many of my friends to xbox with the jump form ps2-360 simply due to (misleading when u take xbox live yearly subscription charge into account)the actual console being priced cheaper dont want the same to happen again it was hard to stay loyal to sony with so many of my friends playin online together on xbox.

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Comment #21 by AngelsDontKill6
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 11:47:04 AM
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but i am satisfied with my playstation 3. I really dont feel like making the jump to a new console.

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Comment #22 by neahcrow
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 11:53:23 AM
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Listen to the game developers:

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Comment #23 by DanDx
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 12:09:59 PM
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Cool, but don't really care. I'm fine with my PS3.

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Comment #24 by PrinceCola
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 12:11:27 PM
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Well, i guess i have to start saving money then :)

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Comment #25 by Aboelsas
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 12:22:33 PM
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Bullshit it's way to early i couldn't care less whether they make it first or last but what pisses me off is that if PS4 comes out it will have Major Game releases just for it and i won't be able to play it on my PS3 and that is just Wrong !!

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Comment #26 by Britt
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 12:37:25 PM
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How much better can graphics possibly get?

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Comment #27 by FragmentsOfHope
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 12:45:56 PM
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My thoughts exactly....if they are going to release the PS4 and expect people to buy it, they better have some great launch titles...and I mean like, crazy Legend of Dragoon 2. that would seal the deal for me.

but yeah, way to early for next gen.

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Comment #28 by SUM1SLY
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 12:57:39 PM
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@19 got to say you get a thumbs down from me as everyone on the ps3 loves to get less stuff for their money best thing that happened to the ps3 was them taking away all that stuff, and adding passes is really cool it gets these multi million pound companies more money for doing nothing and it makes my pockets a lot lighter all at the same's going to get even better on the ps4 we'll also be paying £70 a game that locks on your ps4 so you can't take it to a friends also if your ps4 breaks you have to pay for a new pass so you can play that game on your new ps4.and sony make the best products thats why everything else they make they are losing money on,you know i've had 15 ps3 since it came out 5 years ago thats quality might even take out the blu-ray so we can buy everything of them so we can't shop around for a better price and with them planning on making the ps4 alot cheaper all my 8-12 year old friends can afford 1 so we can all go on 18 rated games and annoy all the adults.well thats all i've got to say for now but just remember all this next time you make a stupid post like that we all love getting ripped off thats why we stick with it it's only fun when your skint.

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Comment #29 by oversoul53
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 01:04:04 PM
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@1, no they will both be equally shitty because of this anti-used game software bullshit and anyone who buys these systems rather than boycotting them is a mindless sheep and sell-out moron.

No buy until they ditch that retarded idea. period.

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Comment #30 by kakihara301
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 01:09:08 PM
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2 things.

1. You said "@19". YOU ARE 19. LOL
2. Capitalization. Punctuation. Line Breaks. Try them, they work nicely

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Comment #31 by The Cosmic Suff
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 01:11:59 PM
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Looks like the community isnt ready. I'm just gonna watch and laugh at what ever happens :P

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Comment #32 by kakihara301
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 01:12:53 PM
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1 more thing. Your sarcasm did not work.


Another day, another rumor. *rolls eyes*. I'll believe any of this when I see it. Not a moment sooner.

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Comment #33 by SUM1SLY
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 02:01:14 PM
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@30 & @32 was we talking to you no so keep out of it thank you this is between me and myself it's got nothing to do with you.

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Comment #34 by randomguy666
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 02:54:12 PM
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It sounds to me like Sony and Microsoft are trying to make each other jump first.

Either way, I won't get the new Playstation consol until at least a year after it's release - that way, all the bugs can be ironed out.

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Comment #35 by sanchezz4387
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 02:57:06 PM
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I think it should be called the Playstation PORT. Lets face it 70% of the current ps3 games are piss poor ports

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Comment #36 by Blessorship
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 02:57:54 PM
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There are only two things that would get me to buy a PS Orbis on release day.
1. If we had to make new usernames. I would want to be in early so I could own a few rare three character usernames.
2. If Gran Turismo 6 is a launch title.

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Comment #37 by Shirokurou
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 03:26:23 PM
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Have the Seventh Generation's graphical and processing capabilities been squeezed dry?
Has PC gaming gone further in hardware than the consoles?
I think it's still too early...

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Comment #38 by jqtaxpayer
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 03:42:18 PM
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@37: Processing power increases exponentially; theoretically, Sony could have released a console that was significantly more power years ago.

Personally, I've been debating whether or not I'm even going to bother with the next generation of consoles. The trends of this generation, and those I'm seeing with the new handhelds, have me concerned about what gamers will have to be subjected to -- console makers tying us down to single accounts, game developers pinching pennies for content that should be in the core game, myriad draconian measures to eliminate the used games market, etc..

Doing so may not be such a bad thing, after all... PS3 games will drop substantially in price and there's plenty of good ones I haven't played, and then there's the several I own that I could replay again and again. By the time I tired of the PS3 (or my Xbox 360, for that matter), we'd be talking about a PS5, and maybe by then Sony and Co. would have wised up and stopped fleecing the consumer base that keeps their pockets so thoroughly lined with yen.

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Comment #39 by jday222
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 03:45:17 PM
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Everyone is going to be pissed that the next gen system will all require online passes for each game. May hurt sales. If they really want to stop used game sales they should make it digital ONLY!

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Comment #40 by SSWORM69
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 04:02:25 PM
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I can wait as long as it takes. Hopefully the price is reasonable for s next-gen console.

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Comment #41 by Cromag2
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 04:42:08 PM
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We will see, quarterlies come out next week and its a pretty sure bet Sony is in the red for about 3 bill...

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Comment #42 by BrightonBeach1992
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 06:01:51 PM
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xbox 720 is such a STUPID name for a console.

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Comment #43 by LukeyCow
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 06:24:52 PM
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Well thats gay, SONY please dont rush into this and take your time. I know indony really want the next gen consoles for a while. I could wait 3+ years for them because theres still a ridiculous amount lf games i want for the current gen.
Please dont do your usual and release the first kind kf the PS4 and jt will be faulty likethe ps2,3 and supposedly Vita is

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Comment #44 by P_Pigly_Hogswine
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 07:00:51 PM
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It will need to be a pretty good evolutionary jump to sway the masses. Current gen looks great, devs are really on the ball with the tech now, and most of us have invested heavily to game libraries/trophies etc. If the next gen just has better graphics, it's not going to be enough.

The current gen ticks pretty much all the boxes we need. So I'm curious to see what unique selling point they have in mind.

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Comment #45 by crmsnsshdw
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 08:36:30 PM
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Amen #5. Orbis vs Durango vs Wii U? Without Question the worst generation of names.

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Comment #46 by gaviota1195
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 09:40:51 PM
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Not like I don't want the PS4. But keep anything out until you guys complete the 10 year cycle that was promised for the PS3. When that happens you guys can spam the PS4 as much as you like.

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Comment #47 by GhostlyShame
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 09:57:57 PM
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Another example of how Microsoft ruined gaming... Now Sony feels a need to rush a new system when no one is ready/wants one. Good thing I'm getting older, the PS3 will be my final system. Heck, after buying 4 of them (due to them breaking down) I've had my fill.

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Comment #48 by Fragpuss
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 11:07:26 PM
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@39 - nobody wants digital only

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Comment #49 by OVERFIEND77
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 11:50:43 PM
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All I'm worried about is are they gonna keep the trophies? I'm 92% in to level 12 and it's taken me a while to get that high and I would be seriously miffed if they brought out a different trophy/acheivement kind of set up.

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Comment #50 by mattlegend27
Monday, April 02, 2012 @ 11:56:37 PM
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After reading articles and comments on here regularly, does anyone else agree that gaming has dark clouds in the future?? The digital push, new console rush, dlc dilemma are just some of the reasons gaming has become an expensive and taxing hobby... I'm not saying gaming will die but I think it will slow down again.. Maybe I'm just getting old though lol

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Comment #51 by Totavier
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 12:28:10 AM
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@50: You aren't the only one, i think that too

However if there is or not a PS4 this or the next year, i'm not interested and don't count with me, with all these rumours that made me a flashback to all the Vita rumours that became true, i'll stick happy and enjoying my PS3

I'm not see a good future in the gaming world with all these changes (not used game policy, one account only and maybe digital only), i know that sometimes the changes are good but this time i prefer stop and leave all how is, is perfect now, why ruin it (or ruin it more)?

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Comment #52 by JabaAxe12
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 12:52:26 AM
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It's time to save the moneys! :)

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Comment #53 by Baloth
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 03:28:03 AM
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@52 Already did that for the zombie apocalypse but in the meantime, this is most likely worth it.

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Comment #54 by kal-el
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 03:41:57 AM
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doesn't matter who releases first...i will ultimately own both...but xbox is always over prices everything i am not spending $600 for a worthless system that took like 3yrs to get good

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Comment #55 by tincann
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 04:58:30 AM
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Blah, Blah, Blah. Rumor This & Rumor That. When Sony & Microsoft ACTUALLY Announce Something, THEN Report On It. You've Got These Little Morons That Do Nothing To Try & Spread Rumors That They Actually Know What They Are Talking About. Give Me A Break.

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Comment #56 by Shika
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 09:50:08 PM
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everyone is in an uproar over these rumors, wait until they're confirmed, when I see one of these consoles released on time exactly as the rumors predict, then be mad or happy, just don't take rumors as facts

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Comment #57 by ATLien
Thursday, April 05, 2012 @ 06:22:12 PM
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I'm mad as phuck at your English teacher!!!

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Comment #58 by psfanboy123
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 01:14:47 PM
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i don't think we need a next gen console yet. devs have not reached these system's limits yet so why rush. should they be working on the next one yes but it is not needed yet. i am quite happy with the ps3 minus the fact that my slim only has two USB slots unlike my fat ps3 which had 4 and several other slots for thngs like the SD card. that and no more backwards combatibility. well that's my two cents, have a good day.

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