Sony talks PS3 improvements, PS4 timetable

Exec tells Aussie tech site that the electronics giant will make another console after 2010; PS3 will see system upgrades, new peripheral support.

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Sony executives also predicted the PS9 would not come before 2072.

Late last month, executive shake-ups at Sony prompted one Japanese analyst to make a bold prediction: Sony was moving out of the gaming-hardware business and focusing solely on software. "I cannot now imagine a PlayStation 4," said Nomura Securities' Yuta Sakurai.

Sony was quick to rebut the claim, with a rep telling GameSpot, "I think it would be rather shortsighted for anyone to predict there might not be a next generation of PlayStation product."

As for when to expect a new Sony console, one exec claims that the company's fans shouldn't expect the next PlayStation any sooner than the typical console life cycle allows. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe vice president of technology Paul Holman reportedly told Australian tech site Smarthouse that Sony will launch a PlayStation 4, but not any sooner than 2010.

Until then, Sony will continue to upgrade the PlayStation 3 through firmware updates that will allow "for the introduction of third-party applications and hardware such as interactive controllers similar to Nintendo's Wii…" the site reported. The PS3's current controller, the Sixaxis, already has motion- and tilt-sensing capability.

The PS3 may also come with a keyboard and mouse in the future, be able to download third-party operating systems, and become "as much a media center for the home as it is a gaming machine," said Holman. His words echo statements made by Sony executives that the PS3's online store will offer downloadable music and video content, much like iTunes and Xbox Live Marketplace currently do.

Requests for comment from Sony were unanswered as of press time.

Discussion

694 comments
Qv9
Qv9

I think the ps4 will only come out 2015/2016. It would be pointless for Sony to release a new console when they've just started making a profit on the ps3. The console that should be updated is the xbox 360

Malhound
Malhound

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Malhound
Malhound

I would wait for 2078 for PlayStation 9. The PS9 has improved retinal scanning, a mind control system, holographic surround vision, and telepathic personal music.

Malhound
Malhound

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superfakerbros
superfakerbros

I wouldn't want next gen to start until 2012 or so because I want to fully enjoy all of the this gen consoles first before I move on because that would suck if like in 2010 I would have to buy the next Nintendo console when I already got a Wii...I would be like WTF?!

deadlyvillain
deadlyvillain

@Vividnightmare Hang on a second you got me laughing hysterically, are you saying the PS3 was shipped before it was ready, and judging by your statements your a xbot troll...so you might want to take another look at your console of choice for unreliability before you come after its reliable rival. I've had my PS3 for like 3 years now with no problems whatsoever hasn't had to be shipped in for overheating or any repairs of any sort. I'm betting you won't see a duplicate of that claim with 360 subbed in for PS3, and if you do 10/10 times it will be faulty. lol.

coolkid93
coolkid93

wow i probably will buy a ps4 but I might wait a while after it comes out. it will probably be cheaper a few months after its release date.

DJFMBEN
DJFMBEN

just in case u miss understood me, I will buy PS4 at the second it'll be out... but i want it to be out at 2012-2013 =]

DJFMBEN
DJFMBEN

shish, u guys why rush for a ps4 i have my ps3 for only about only 2 years i want to buy PS4 not earlier than 2012 or even 13 .. it's a waist of money+++~~~~ i mean loook at the diference between ps2 and ps3 it was more than 3 years..

Vividnightmare
Vividnightmare

I can see it now, Windows XP on the PS3. Now you can play your favorite Windows based PC games on your PS3... hell if they advertised that I would actually buy a PS3 so I could play Crysis lol. as for the slimlines sure of course they do, Sony is the ULTIMATE money sucker, they will do anything to screw their fans over a little more. They don't respect their customers they just look at them like lemmings, whatever they can take from them they will. as for this 'untapped' power thing, it's bull, the cell is just like the emotion chip. It was rushed through development and then thrown in the system... it's suppost to have 9 cores, but do you know that only 6 cores are requires to operate for it to ship for sale? Not to mention the massive RAM bottle neck which they WILL NOT FIX. You know how stupid they would look if they released RAM upgrade? Pay 600 bucks for the system so sony can charge you another 200 to upgrade the ram... wait, no.. that would rip off customers, never mind they will probably come up with yearly upgrades now.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

There will most likely be a Xbox 3 first. 2010 is my guess. At the same time a Playstation 3 Slimline. Sony always releases a slim version of it's consoles. PS/PS2/PSP. Not exactly a "New" console.

Zoomer30
Zoomer30

The PS3 is really a PC in a way. Heck you can even put Linux on it. The PS3 has untapped power that will make the games we play on it in 2011 make the games we have now look like PS2 games :) I foresee a RAM expansion module for the PS3 sometime, witth the cheap price of flash RAM and the solid state drives that are out now, its only a matter of time. Just imagine GTA IV with 2 to 3 times the RAM.

gamerkiduri
gamerkiduri

HAIRY FREAK:sony doesnt need to gang up with any platform. it has already owned 360 and wii.i dnt think ill be alive till 2072.

gamerkiduri
gamerkiduri

i cant imagine ps4.theyve already putevrything on ps3. any ps3 is much better then 360 and will be much better then xbox 720

gamerkiduri
gamerkiduri

i hope next gen consoles come out on 2018 cause i need to some time to play on my ps3.new 360 will be launched on 2012.new wii might be launched next year and new ps3 will be launched after atleast 10 years as they said on sonys press confrence.good thing ive got time to play games on ps3.

Lisandro_v22
Lisandro_v22

@finalfantasy23: what language is that??? it's not even spanglish "heran los mostro"??????????????????????????????????

monkeyboss1
monkeyboss1

I think the PS4 will be able to bend the fabrics of space and create wormholes... imo.

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

2010 at the earliest... wow. This gen is either going to be short lived or the next gen is going to have an even slower start than this one...

euskai
euskai

Keep it english, please. And if you insist in writing in Spanish (or that mix of English - Latino Spanish), at least write proper Spanish!! check grammar and ortography Transl. Esta página es en inglés, se agradece que uses ese idioma, o si escribes en español, o en Spanglish, por lo menos cuida un poco ortografía y gramática tío Esta es una página en Inglés,

AranJatt
AranJatt

PS9 no sooner than 2072!!!! OH MAN

hotrider12
hotrider12

Sony will launch a PlayStation 4, but not any sooner than 2010. then in that case ps3 be good for only 2 years then. hell its 2008 now which Im sure the price would be 199.00 in 2 years so ps4 come out. sony should have waited for ps4 for a high priced console. Im sure ps4 would be worth 800-900.00 with life-like graphic

flarelord64
flarelord64

yo dude english please so we can all understand

finalfantasy23
finalfantasy23

helloooooooooooooooooooooo. yoooo sony no puede aser ps4 because todavia no as ensenado el power del ps3. sooo ps4 no puede entrar al plan de entrar alas mentes delas personas si el ps3 no adado un modo enorme para que las personas conpren el ps4. ps3 no tiene ni juegos y sony esta desperdiciendo tienpo en debe de cojer juegos del ps1 para reaserlo paratras como segunda parte. but estan perdiendo tienpo. miestra el ps1 ps2 heran los montro ps3 sesta dejando llebar su corona.

maniac060
maniac060

why bother making a ps4 when the previous ps3 sucks donkey (kong) balls

Lord__Darkstorn
Lord__Darkstorn

I guess after lifelike graphics, virtual reality is the next thing. Anyone see that movie 'eXistenZ?'

cky17
cky17

Graphics can only get so realistic looking it is possible to have a ps9 because they could make the graphics look the best they can and still come out with new things to play with like more motion sensing things.

elguino3
elguino3

no creepster32000 playstation just said they were mking a ps4 why wouldnt they

creepster32000
creepster32000

sony dosent even know if there gonna make a ps4 is what i think was just said that scares the pants off me to put in censor terms

athenian29
athenian29

PS3 mouse and keyboard? Hell yeah!

mazin-95
mazin-95

I doubt PS9 will have virtual reality graphics, i'm getting a wii and sony stinks anyway :\ and u know wt has the best graphics ever? OUTSIDE, lol

Cryser-Skyper
Cryser-Skyper

I'm sure that there won't be a PS9.Three PS cosoles are out and the PS3 has got almost real enough graphics. If thre would be a PS9, it's graphics will look like...well "beyond humanity" graphics.

Khoo1992
Khoo1992

I want PS brand to survive!!!

Jedi_Lord77
Jedi_Lord77

PS4 will probably have time traveling capabilities by then :)

ps3_fanatic001
ps3_fanatic001

the rumble controllers out, and yeah, luckily i waited for the price drop. i cant even dream of how high the price is gonna be on the PS4. like 899.99 or more. makes my head hurt....

rikhan_z
rikhan_z

will it work if i said "I can't wait"?

cometkd
cometkd

To be honest, i spent $599.00 plus tax....etc...on the ps3 i plan to make sure i get ten yrs out of it reguardless if a ps4 comes out after dealing with what we have fro games. I am not in no rush for any new ps4 4 yrs from now!!! All i want back is the rumble controller so now they Sony&emerison has closed its suite time to bring it back plzzzz....................

Swift18
Swift18

And maybe they will do a send in and get it upgraded for so and so a price

Swift18
Swift18

Prolly wont be a ps4 persay but maybe a PS3 Platinum with hardware upgrades like new BD drive new vid card and new cell

Yulaw2000
Yulaw2000

So much for a "10 year life span" but they sed that about the ps2 as well.

hairy_freak
hairy_freak

sony and microsoft should gang up on nintendo pwn nintendo then split and become brother companies. and i had this playatation magazien listing all playstations from 1 to 10. and i especially remember #10 being a bubble device you wear and can connect to thousands of players in massive world size maps that would be cool. but if you think about it the human race has another trillion years ahead enough to make such things and even better. HD psp's, fully interactive everything, games/videos/music/photos/smells/emotions/teleporter/huge multiplayer. in a good prcie range

L1qu1dSword
L1qu1dSword

ps3 fails and ps4 will likely never come

L1qu1dSword
L1qu1dSword

its interesting that the original creator and composer of final fantasy left square to start mistwalker and develop exclusively for 360. pwnage right there.

sup3r1or
sup3r1or

Well dude who paid 600 bucks 4 pS3 , U r lucy we here in UK have 2 pay 430 quid which makes it bout 800 bucks 4 the bloody console. As 4 my opinion PS3 was released 2 quick , 2 many delays played on the fans feelings , 2 high prices. And the hardware which is going to be last gen in 1-2years. Hardly anyone can show me a game that would make me say Yeh thats a NEXT GEN.

IQT786
IQT786

xbox 3 will be out in 2010 ps4 2011 nintendo will not make wii 2 but will turn like sega and samsung is gona make a console remember samsung make 20x more money then sony does if you dont belive me do the searching

SS5Goten
SS5Goten

i think dat there wrong. i think ps9 will launch in 2030

nanometric
nanometric

It's not like few years, their saying it won't happen sooner than 2010. so it will be somewhat between 2010 and 2020! my guess is 2015 But heck, anything can happen, as also MS wants to launch the xbox 720(or whatever the name) also around 2010 :D

Advertentie
Advertentie

Perhaps it won't even be called PS, I thought I've read this somewhere but Sony wants to get a bit out of that "unserious" gaming industry and more into somethings more serious. So perhaps by the time they would've released ps9 it would be moreless a computer...