Will there ever be a PlayStation 4?

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#1 Posted by Tech-Man08 (1199 posts) -
Sony has lost 3.3 Billion dollars on the Playstation 3 (I was surprised that they were selling it at a lost in the first place) Do you think Sony will continue to make another console next generation?
#2 Posted by 420Token420 (5173 posts) -
I believe they will .. but won't be for awhile ..
#3 Posted by DJCUEBALL (2562 posts) -
Yes they will make another console.
#4 Posted by lethal18 (636 posts) -
I think it may be to early to say, but one things for sure, if they do then they need to make sure they have some killer games FROM THE BEGGINING!!!
#5 Posted by snwboardn08 (979 posts) -
Every company losses money in making a console, but they have well made up for it. And what kind of a question is that? There is no doubt in my mind there will be a Playstation 12 so long as Sony stays a well profited company. Same with 360. There will undoubtedly be a xbox ____
#6 Posted by Eagles931 (2136 posts) -

Every company losses money in making a console, but they have well made up for it. And what kind of a question is that? There is no doubt in my mind there will be a Playstation 12 so long as Sony stays a well profited company. Same with 360. There will undoubtedly be a xbox ____ snwboardn08

There wont be a PS12, but I know sony will continue to make systems. They will have to change the name eventually

#7 Posted by navigata (7618 posts) -
Most likely. Though something ive heard that 4 is a bad # for them..I dont know. So they might just skip 4 all together becuz its bad luck n make somethin totally new..Who knows.
#9 Posted by toiletseatmonk (46 posts) -
Every company losses money in making a console, but they have well made up for it. And what kind of a question is that? There is no doubt in my mind there will be a Playstation 12 so long as Sony stays a well profited company. Same with 360. There will undoubtedly be a xbox 720 snwboardn08
#10 Posted by eric252 (594 posts) -

Most likely. Though something ive heard that 4 is a bad # for them..I dont know. So they might just skip 4 all together becuz its bad luck n make somethin totally new..Who knows.navigata

That's because in Japan, the number 4 represents death.

#11 Posted by Speedeamon-14 (490 posts) -
When the PS4 comes along I think sony should use the successor of the Cell (cheaper, familiar), Continue with Blu Ray drives (way cheaper by then), XDR3 ram which can split any way the Dev wants to (XDR is familiar, and would probably be cheaper).
#12 Posted by hiryu3 (7304 posts) -
almost all consoles sell at a lose in the beginning except for the Wii this generation. Also 3.3 billion is not a lot when you look at the big picture. Other consoles have lost twice that already and they are still in it. How about we just enjoy this gen and let the future take care of it's self.
#13 Posted by witucki (3 posts) -
i think there will be about 2 more systems til the graphics cant be made better so in about 12 years i think there wont be consules made anymore in sonys case and theyll just try a bunch of games
#14 Posted by toiletseatmonk (46 posts) -
almost all consoles sell at a lose in the beginning except for the Wii this generation. Also 3.3 billion is not a lot when you look at the big picture. Other consoles have lost twice that already and they are still in it. How about we just enjoy this gen and let the future take care of it's self.hiryu3
Agreed.
#15 Posted by SamcottsPSWii60 (428 posts) -

Every company losses money in making a console, but they have well made up for it. And what kind of a question is that? There is no doubt in my mind there will be a Playstation 12 so long as Sony stays a well profited company. Same with 360. There will undoubtedly be a xbox ____ snwboardn08

My thoughts exactly.

#16 Posted by kenshinhimura16 (7009 posts) -

Sony has lost 3.3 Billion dollars on the Playstation 3 (I was surprised that they were selling it at a lost in the first place) Do you think Sony will continue to make another console next generation?Tech-Man08

Most companies operate on losses during their early stages of the new products. PS 2 caused losses during 3 years for Sony. But, this losses are covered with other departments. Sonys other department kept the company strong, and later on, the victory of BD and the success of their TVs and music equipment gave the company more incomes. Thats why they can easily operate on loss.

Its harder for mono product companies as Nintendo to operate on loss. Because should their product fail, they are doomed. Also, the early stages are about winning ground, which is why many companies launch their new products at a loss. Those products sell at a lower rate than their parts, and than their previous research. But once that they are stablished, it can later change into income. Though daring, the inclusion of BD on the consoles ended up giving Sony the future hard copy format which until online distribution overtakes the hard copy one, it will lead the market. They also participated in the creation of the parts of the console, which gives them more income from future royalties.

The console is in the 13 million units right now. Its not a failure anymore and the last reports say that it is working on profits now (which may end in another price cut taking it back to loss but giving it a more accessible tag).

So, do I think that they will launch a PS4? Yes, of course. What is it going to have? I dont have a clue. Will they go for top edge graphics or will they go for medium quality graphics or will they remain as an improved version of today is yet to be knowned.

#17 Posted by snwboardn08 (979 posts) -

[QUOTE="snwboardn08"]Every company losses money in making a console, but they have well made up for it. And what kind of a question is that? There is no doubt in my mind there will be a Playstation 12 so long as Sony stays a well profited company. Same with 360. There will undoubtedly be a xbox 720 toiletseatmonk

Haha someone filled it in! Thanks!

#18 Posted by l-town4l (894 posts) -
There won't be any nextgen consoles because the world ends in 2012!
#19 Posted by dangerd0g24 (1455 posts) -
Yeah they just need to have some good games and get a head start in front of Microsoft.
#20 Posted by T-Machine99 (1848 posts) -
They probably will, If a new Xbox is made.
#21 Posted by POPEYE1716 (4749 posts) -
i agree with i-town41 DOOMSDAY is 2012. So the next gen system will be Nintendo 16 bit:P
#22 Posted by rogerjak (14702 posts) -
Too early to say anything. You guys know that Sony doesn't live just from the games department right?
#23 Posted by excelR83 (2932 posts) -
I don't think there is any question. The PS3 will not lose money in the end.
#24 Posted by DanteSuikoden (3418 posts) -

Most likely. Though something ive heard that 4 is a bad # for them..I dont know. So they might just skip 4 all together becuz its bad luck n make somethin totally new..Who knows.navigata

MGS4 says hi;)

#25 Posted by rogerjak (14702 posts) -

[QUOTE="navigata"]Most likely. Though something ive heard that 4 is a bad # for them..I dont know. So they might just skip 4 all together becuz its bad luck n make somethin totally new..Who knows.DanteSuikoden

MGS4 says hi;)

exactly!
#26 Posted by kenshinhimura16 (7009 posts) -
[QUOTE="DanteSuikoden"]

[QUOTE="navigata"]Most likely. Though something ive heard that 4 is a bad # for them..I dont know. So they might just skip 4 all together becuz its bad luck n make somethin totally new..Who knows.rogerjak

MGS4 says hi;)

exactly!

Its because 4 or "suri" means death in one of the asian countries. Thats why they may change the number name.

#27 Posted by 1uP_OnYou (3183 posts) -
I hope Sony will put out another console long after the Ps3. I have been a Sony gamer fan from day one.
#28 Posted by CasinoOutlaw247 (786 posts) -

There won't be any nextgen consoles because the world ends in 2012!l-town4l

The psychic Sylvia Browne said that right? those crazy Mayans thought of everything. Seriously though I don't see myself buying another NEXT GEN system. I could only imagine the cost. Sony: our new system is $$$$$/Me: #@!%&*

#29 Posted by TheSonOfUgly (1483 posts) -

There won't be any nextgen consoles because the world ends in 2012!l-town4l

We're all gonna die 12/21/2012 at 11:11 (universal time) !!!

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#30 Posted by TheSonOfUgly (1483 posts) -

But anyway Sony lost exactly what they expected too(they've got people who know exacly what'll happen)

And by the time the PS4(or whatever its called then) there will be a new disc, they wont use Blu-ray (PS=CD,Ps2=DVD,Ps3=BD, Ps4=???)

#31 Posted by FFF4N4T1C (925 posts) -

Every company losses money in making a console, but they have well made up for it. And what kind of a question is that? There is no doubt in my mind there will be a Playstation 12 so long as Sony stays a well profited company. Same with 360. There will undoubtedly be a xbox ____ snwboardn08

Not every company. Nintendo launched Wiis at a profit. I can't say I like the system that much, but there is no denying Nintendo's genius.

#32 Posted by thelastguy (12030 posts) -
I would be surprised if they didn't
#33 Posted by Denji (12757 posts) -
Ask 5 to 8 years from now lol
#34 Posted by rsoxguy12 (1602 posts) -
since the next xbox will be xbox 720, the next playstation should be playstation 900. pwned.
#35 Posted by CJL182 (9233 posts) -
There will undoubtedly be another Sony console. I'm just wondering if they'll actually call it Playstation 4. There's a point when the increasing numeral gets becomes too high lol.
#36 Posted by cyberjia (56 posts) -

But anyway Sony lost exactly what they expected too(they've got people who know exacly what'll happen)

And by the time the PS4(or whatever its called then) there will be a new disc, they wont use Blu-ray (PS=CD,Ps2=DVD,Ps3=BD, Ps4=???)

TheSonOfUgly

if they can think of 1 new disc, then there will be a ps 4 (or whatever they call) LOL

#37 Posted by Symphonycometh (9592 posts) -
I don't know. Will EA stop making yearly sports games?
#38 Posted by l-town4l (894 posts) -
the answer is yes.
#39 Posted by Oil_Rope_Bombs (2671 posts) -
Dude, 5 years old thread.
#40 Posted by Venom_Raptor (6958 posts) -

What idiot revived this thread?

#41 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27373 posts) -
Don't necro threads, let the dead RIP.