As time goes on, we're bound to hear more rumors concerning the next PlayStation console.
The latest may come from viable and legitimate sources, though, as the Wall Street Journal reports.
First up is the apparent fact that Sony considered a purely downloadable machine, one that would completely eliminate physical media. But the company decided against this idea, as they were forced to question "the prevalence and reliability of Internet connections around the world." Secondly, sources "familiar with the matter" have said that Sony is currently aiming for a 2013 launch, although they didn't go into specifics. Analysts have said we shouldn't expect the PS4 to arrive until at least 2013, so perhaps Sony is going for a holiday release next year.
As always, anything with "unnamed sources" must be considered rumor, and we probably won't hear anything about the PS4 at this year's E3. But hey, we can be patient, right?