Ready for the new generation of consoles? No? Too bad.

According to the latest reports , both Microsoft and Sony will show off their new consoles at E3 this year.

The Wii U will also be on hand, which means this should be the first time in E3's history that three all new pieces of hardware will be on display. We had heard Microsoft might unleash their new console at the end of 2012, and Sony has said numerous times that they don't wish to be last to market in the next generation. The only downside is that sources say we shouldn't expect pricing or release details at E3; those specifics won't come until later. The Wii U price is expected to be revealed around June.

So now comes the speculation: what will Sony do with the PlayStation 4? Are they going to keep Blu-Ray? We wouldn't be looking at an all-new format, would we? And what about Microsoft? They can't possibly keep the already outdated DVD format for the next Xbox, right? And the price points will be all sorts of important…let's not make another $600 machine, Sony.

So, you up for a peek?

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thj_1980
thj_1980
9 years ago

Considering Nintendo unleashed the Wii U last year at E3, sony having a their North American Vita launch this year and recently for japan, My guess is Sony will introduce a brand new console.

Microsoft might launch a new console (80% in my guess) or a they might enter the handheld market which they have not done yet (20%)

that is my guess for new consoles.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
9 years ago

MS have already said they don't want to enter the handheld market. With competition between Nintendo, Apple and Sony, MS are just gonna promote Windows Phone 7 and try to tie that with their future Xbox's.

thj_1980
thj_1980
9 years ago

hahah really? You never know they might pull a fast one and enter with some portable xbox console.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

hahaha, if they do, the thing is going to over heat pretty fast.

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

…and be huge.

tridon
tridon
9 years ago

This truly will be a historic E3. Honestly, I'm not ready for the PS4, but I completely agree with Sony getting it out of the gate ASAP. If they give Microsoft another 1-year lead, they'll most likely come second next generation, too. Both systems will most likely have an impressive show as far as the consoles themselves go, but what it really comes down to is the games and I think Sony's going to win first prize in that round. I feel quite confident that God of War IV and Uncharted 4 will be announced for the PS4 in some way or form. Just like God of War II closed out the PS2's major games, The Last of Us will close the PS3's. I do hope The Last Guardian arrives this generation and doesn't get pushed back to the PS4, though.

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Yhea, I feel similarly; I am really not ready for a PS3… it really is too soon. I do have this nagging feeling though that maybe, just maybe, sales may struggle initially if people are currently satisfied with the tech they have now.

Why move if the games remain at this quality. Incredible to think that we have to move on. I guess Battlefield 4 would be a pretty big system seller for a next gen console, not mention the slew of new exclusives Sony will make for a PS4.

I am almost convinced now that we will not see an Uncharted 4 on the PS3; I think it will be made for the PS4 and be used to show people why the Sony and the PS4 will remain on top of their game…

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

"Yhea, I feel similarly; I am really not ready for a PS3…"; should have read, "Yhea, I feel similarly; I am really not ready for a PS4…" – apologies for the typo…

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

If the price is right and if it's backwards compatiable to the PS3, I just might get it at launch.

SonyPuppy
SonyPuppy
9 years ago

I may be the only one who thinks this but I sincerely hope that Sony drops backwards compatiblity completely from the PS4. I believe that trying to make a brilliant new system that still works with all the old software will keep us from achieveing the incredible heights the next-gen should take us too.
Go all out Sony and make us something completely new and amazing. After all, most people won't be just throwing away their PS3 once the new console releases, so we will still have that for playing our old games.
Reach for the stars Sony, not just the sky.
But steer clear of proprietary tech, leave HDD open for upgrade, that is one idea that should remain.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Doesn't seem like it's that time yet. The PS3 still offers so much!

H0TSHELLZ
H0TSHELLZ
9 years ago

I'm not ready for a PS4 either but…I will get it when it comes out Day 1.

They should come out with it soon so DEVS can perfect the system and make better looking games, also we dont want limited titles with a $400 – $500 new console like before.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

I just hope that Sony isnt rushed into releasing the new PS because microsoft releases a new Xbox before Sony. Sony not wanting to be a year behind again doesn't help.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

PS2 was before the Xbox.

playaplus
playaplus
9 years ago

question….if the next xbox or whatever does indeed have bluray….will it make xbox exclusives seem short? Also wouldnt it defeat the point as to why most devs are exclusives? (yes im ignoring the pr talk)

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

I'd rather Xbox use blu ray, that way both Xbox and PS4 can have much better more epic and bigger games. I read somewhere that the new xbox will use blu ray and it will be called Xbox infinity, or somewhere along those lines. But don't take my word for it. What I read could be very wrong.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

I've heard the opposite which also means nothing right now; that the next xbox will not use Blu-ray.

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

well, sony wont care much, they get money from every new xbox if they had bluray.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
9 years ago

From what I've heard, Xbox do not intend to use Blu-ray. They will instead do 2 things, either:

1. Introduce a new optical disc format for Xbox games only whilst still supporting DVD.

2. Make bigger games download only, via Games on Demand.

A third possible option up MS' sleeve is streamed gaming, similar to On Live. Problem is it would cut out a large chunk of the market who continue to rely on physical media discs for gaming.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

They will have to think of something similar to HD-DVD, maybe they'll do that for there Xbox machine (games only). All streaming wouldn't be the way to go obviously, not everybody has the fastest connection out there.


Last edited by AcHiLLiA on 1/7/2012 12:00:23 PM

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

I don't know if I'm ready for the next console cycle quite yet, but it's definitely exciting to think about! Oh who am I kidding? I'd buy it the moment it hit store shelves!

All I have to say is Sony better come out swinging if they wanna steal te show from Microsoft! Not that Microsoft will have a better showing (if this happens) but they have the momentum and a following that is ridiculously loyal, and would believe anything!

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

I think they'll all show something this year, but the Nexbox & PS4 will be another year before they're actually released.

And I'm hoping the PS4 won't be any higher than around a $299 to $349 price range, depending how much new or additional tech has been added into it.

But whatever the prices are on the 3 systems, I'll still most probably wait about a year or two after each console's been released before I buy them. And to save on costs, I will buy the PS4 new, but the other two will be bought as refurbs only.

BTW, there's nothing wrong with refurbs, both my PS1 & PS2, plus my original Xbox are all refurbs & they're still working as good today as the first day they were manufactured).

Oh, and my new 60GB(now 750) is a GS refurb with a additional 2 year warranty, plus I picked up another 2 year warranty for the 750 HD itself inside too.


Last edited by BikerSaint on 1/6/2012 10:01:05 PM

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

What games the PS4 has at launch will determine how fast I get it.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

@max I think it will be the specs of the system that will determine that!

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

Killa-

What good are hardware specs if you don't have a game like Uncharted or God of War to show the capabilities?

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

i rather buy the games first to save money on the console. game prices would go down then i'll get them so when i get a ps4, i'll have an awesome backlog.

thj_1980
thj_1980
9 years ago

Why buy referb, you should get them on sale or something.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

sha4dowknight05,
As far as I've seen while on my wild game hunts over the many years, even reputable site's sale prices have never beaten a good refurb price, & not even close either.

Plus what ever was originally wrong with that console was completely fixed, by either replacement, and/or repair.
And then the entire unit is thoroughly tested, including any scratched or scuffed outer casing itself too. When you buy a refurb from a reputable site, you're actually getting just about a brand new machine for just cents on the dollar.

BTW, I could place a new PS3 & a refrub side-by-side & with the reburb sticker taken off, you'd be mighty hard-pressed even after inspecting & testing out both, to pick out which one was the refurb & which one was the brand new one.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

good info Biker. Don't really buy refurbs alot.

thj_1980
thj_1980
9 years ago

oh alright i thought you meant it from local sites like kijiji because most of the time that is trouble right there.

but form gamestop and ebgames maybe most of the time it could be alright. But i would make sure all parts work and clean the ps3 out throughly before i used it.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

<<<<But i would make sure all parts work and clean the ps3 out throughly before i used it.>>>>

That's all part of the refurb process & already done before it ever goes our for re-sale.
Plus reputable sites/stores will give you anywhere between a 3 month to 1 year warranty.
I used to buy Sony's own refurbs from GameStop, but for some reason GameStop has stopped selling Sony-done refurbs & now GS does their own refurbs themselves.
Anyway, GS's refurbs are good too, plus they've upped their 3 old warranty into a 1 year warranty now.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

It's going to be one exciting E3. I'm more excited to see the possibility of a major franchise being revealed on the new tech. With it looking so good gamers are like "!!!!!"
Gotta have it now!

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

u imagine a bigger world than Skyrim. It's possible.

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

i'm not ready for a ps4 yet. i love my ps3 and not quite done with games yet. what i know for sure is that i'll wait for the price drop when they decide to clear away the launch models. that way i'll end up with cheaper ps3 with the best configuration. hopefully theyre still about a year away. that doesnt mean i wont buy ps4 games. i'll buy them on the cheap too right before they roll out those damn red boxes.

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

theres something i want to happen but probably wont though. i want ps3 user to be able to play with ps4 users. they'll make a game available for ps3 and ps4. single player wise ps4 has the edge but online is practically the same on both systems with the ps4 having additional options.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

johnld,

Ha, I see you hate those "Greatest Hit's boxes too.

Even though I only have about 5 red boxes out of my 178 PS3 games, those just throw off the whole look of my collection.

And for myself, the newer color & different PS3 font right at the top of the side edge too help throwing off the look too, also help to irk me too, LOL.

Plus all of the above also goes for my PS2, 360, & original xbox collections too…ARRRGGGGHHHH!!!!

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

make it 3, only had 1 greatest hit version from the PS2 generation and non this gen so far.

thj_1980
thj_1980
9 years ago

i got 3 greatest hits. Midnight club was no choice since that saved me some money, batman i purchased late so it came without the 3-d glasses 🙁

and nfs carbon was purchased late as well.

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

only had 1 red greatest hits box. bought ratchet and clank crack in time. i just bought the same game from gamestop, exchanged boxes, then returned the red box.

Fane1024
Fane1024
9 years ago

I've managed to avoid any red boxes, though I buy almost every game at GH prices and timing (i.e., after 8 months or more). I too hate the inconsistency on my shelf.

It took me forever to find a non-used Crack In Time in the clear box, but it only cost $15 when I did.


Last edited by Fane1024 on 1/8/2012 6:22:41 AM

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
9 years ago

MS E3 show:
Kinect games, kids games, Kinect functionality in hardcore games that no one cares about, Halo 4 gameplay (fans go wild… again),
THEN the big announcement of a new console!! Some random gameplay footage, Halo demo on next gen Xbox, Peter Molyneux yacks on about the possibilities that will most likely never happen.

Sony E3 show:
New exclusive game demos, Dust 514 gameplay, Move games (both hardcore and casual), possible God of War 4 announcement (Please!!!) Vita prce drop, exclusive Vita game announcements, a couple of new PS3 exclusives…
THEN the new PS4 unveiling!!! Uncharted demo or pre-rendered video, tech demos, new physics-based LBP demo on PS4, Motorstorm demo on PS4, a few new exclusives for PS4, info on Move support and possible backwards compatibility with PS3. Vita support, Sony tablet support making touch screen controllers (Wii U style) unnecessary. Playstation Network overhaul for PS4 release, more online content, cross game chat free on PSN, more awesome services for PS Plus subscribers.

So long as they bring the games and don't come out last, PS4 will hopeully be popular on release. I hate that I was forced to get a 360 to play with friends. I only know 1 friend with a PS3.

Don't make the same mistakes Sony.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

I think people are hedging way too much on who hits the scene first. I've been gaming a long time and first out hasn't proven to be first place. Ask NEC, SEGA, and Panasonic about that.
I have no doubts if the the 360 shipped with it's originally intended 256mb of RAM the landscape right now would be very different today. Also, if MS rushed a system out with garbage half-done games that wouldn't bode well either. Hitting the scene first is just one variable of many. People seem to forget that so much of MS's early success can be placed squarely on Halo and XBox LIVE. Xbox LIVE's excitement carried right into the excitement of 360. The original Xbox launched without it, in fact, it took a few years to even get Halo online.
I say, the wiser move is to position the better product with the better games at the right price with the right message. Screw the belief that first out of the gate takes first place.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Dancemachine55,
You forgot a E3 one on the M$ side….

"slush-fund money" bought timed exclusives

jdt1981
jdt1981
9 years ago

This generation of consoles is far from dead. There are a handful of games in the pipeline that I'm really looking forward to like The Last Of Us, GTA5, Hitman: Absolution, Thief 4 and Mass Effect 3. As a core gamer though I can't help but get excited about the prospects of next gen. consoles from Sony and MS that will be much more powerful than current consoles. I just hope MS can swallow their pride and put Blu-Ray in the Nextbox so that multi-platform games wont be limited to DVD capacity again.

playaplus
playaplus
9 years ago

halo kinect…your living room is the battle field…and the struggle to mime everything continues lmao

VampDeLeon
VampDeLeon
9 years ago

I get a little confused when some are saying they aren't ready for the next gen since all of Sony's consoles to date didn't stop making games right away when the next one came out. We're actually pretty lucky to not have to rush out right away and still enjoy some more games before moving on unlike the other competitors.

dkmrules
dkmrules
9 years ago

YES I AM READY!!!

Unfortunately my ps3 got the YLOD the other day, should I buy another one when new consoles could potentially be released this year??

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

dude, get a new ps3 and don't think twice about it. THe PS4 is still a ways away and so is it's huge library of games.


Last edited by Temjin001 on 1/7/2012 12:39:01 AM

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
9 years ago

I seriously believe I am gonna play my PS3 console for another 5 years+ or until the Blu-Ray gets phased out. Before then, I truly do not believe I would be interested in looking anything further, for I do not think anything can be more sharper and clearer than 1080P blu-ray HD video on 2D screen….at least nothing in the world has indicated otherwise… and the 3D world or Hologram is another different dimension which do not interest me much.


Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 1/7/2012 1:47:29 AM

JJJames
JJJames
9 years ago

There is such things as Ultra Hi-Def now, wonder if it will be implemented into games…