New Microsoft and Sony Consoles Expected in 2014

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    With all of the recent chatter about a new system coming from Nintendo next year, there's been little-to-no mention of the competition. We've heard about how the Wii 2 -- or whatever it may end up being called -- will be announced at E3 in June, its touchscreen and camera-equipped controller, and how Rockstar may be on board to develop games for it. Whether or not every last detail about it is true, where do Microsoft and Sony stand with their respective follow-ups to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3?

    According to various sources that spoke with Kotaku, both companies are eyeing new console releases in 2014. "Both MS and Sony are telegraphing to each other that they're delaying, to milk the current [generation] and fill in previous craters better," said one source, while others indicated that either company could push for a release in 2013 if it feels pressured to do so.

    That pressure could very well come from Nintendo should it indeed release a new system next year. If new competition doesn't come out until 2014, Nintendo will have gotten a head-start of between one and two years which, if nothing else, would provide it with the opportunity to be priced much more cheaply.

    Microsoft is reportedly unsure of what components its next console will carry and is also undecided over whether it should shoot for profitability on day one. Traditionally Microsoft and Sony have taken a loss on their hardware at launch, only beginning to make money on hardware sales once the costs of their internal components are lowered. Nintendo, by contrast, was turning a profit on each Wii sold as soon as it launched in 2006.

    It doesn't come as a major surprise that it could be another three-plus year wait for a new line of consoles from Microsoft and Sony. For years now, both sides have been talking about extending the current generation; Microsoft claimed it did so with the launch of Kinect last year and its ongoing development of the Xbox Live experience (with Netflix, ESPN, and so on). Sony meanwhile has always talked about its systems' 10-year life cycles and the PlayStation 3 certainly has the hardware to continue going strong for the foreseeable future, not to mention the added online functionality it's gotten (like Netflix and Hulu) through firmware updates.

    "I think we'll see a game of chicken between Sony and Microsoft," M2 Research analyst Billy Pidgeon told Kotaku. "Sony definitely isn't launching a successor before 2014 and could stand to benefit by having Microsoft launch first as PS3 builds in to North America and builds a strong position in Europe. Microsoft claims there's a lot more room in Xbox 360 for developers to max out, but here PS3 could have a strong advantage."

    Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter agreed that it will be several years before we see new consoles from either company, particularly because hardware costs need to come down first. "[T]hey certainly don't want to launch at a $600 price point," he said.

    Assuming this is all accurate, we likely won't be hearing about it for quite some time. In the meantime, we've got less than two months until E3 where Nintendo will supposedly be opening up about its next console.[/p]
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    In 2014 MAYBE they'll give us rumors. Still far too early to be expecting anything such as a new 360/PS3.
     
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    but is it really necesary? maybe to compete with PC, but that's a different story..PC will always be on top with graphics and all.
     
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    The problem is that most homes would rather have a dedicated game system than a PC... Some can't even afford those high-end computers.
     
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    ...idle banter and speculation. I'll show you a fun trick.

    "My sources tell me that the successors of PS3 and XBox360 will be released before 2020".

    BOOM. Mark my words, they will.

    Let's face facts, shall we?

    Fact #1 - The life cycle of the 360 and the PS3 is already long.
    Fact #2 - Development of NextGen consoles usually starts when CurrentGen consoles are released. That's what R&D departments are for.
    Fact #3 - When you give your rumour an efficient time-schedule to become true, it will.

    How is this new information then? OF COURSE SONY AND MICROSOFT ARE WORKING ON IT. OF COURSE THEY WILL BE OUT IN 3-4 YEARS. You'd have to be BLIND and 7 YEARS OLD not to know that.

     
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    It's not too early to be expecting it...The Xbox came out in November 2001 and the 360 came out just 4 years later...PS2 came out in 2000 PS3 in 2006 only 6 years.
    We could very well be hearing some news or rumors as soon as next years E3 if not a surprise at this years.
     
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    Well said.
     
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    I don't know, 2014 or sooner sounds right to me. A new Wii is coming out in probably 2012, and they can't sit back and watch a system be more powerful than theirs. (Assuming rumors are true and the Wii 2 is really more powerful)
     
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    Who cares about PS4/XBox720/Wii2 anyways? Polish scientists developed a method for mass production of graphene waffers earlier this month. If you don't know what graphen is, it's a Central Processing Unit compound far more efficient than silicone. So far creating it was extremely expensive. Now it's not the case anymore.

    Graphene-based processors are capable of running smoothly at speeds as high as 100Ghz per core, up to a theoretical 1 Thz. Yes, Terahertz.

    Life will be awesome in 20 - 30 years. If you wanna look forward into the future, look further, cause the PS4 and the XBox 720, however powerful they will be, will be a grain of sand compared to the first Graphene-powered desktop/console.

    Those CPU's are very real even now, and you can expect them to become cheaper to manufacture very soon.

    Example of such system HERE.

    155 billion cycles per second. Remember that.
     
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    You could pretty much say that for any console or device. Obviously there is going to be something better in the future, there always is. Like if you bought a new tv and it is advertised as the best tv, probably not even a year later that tv will not be number 1 anymore. Even that Graphene you were talking about is going to be obsolete one day. So pretty useless argument.
     
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    Every single computer since the dawn of PC's was purely silicone-based (unless you really want to count quartz). Graphene is a breakthrough.

    We're not talking about a "minor" enhancement in performance. We're talking about enhancing performance at least 50 times. That's a 50 000% boost. It NEVER happened in history.

    You seem to be missing the point.

    It's like riding a car on monday and getting a space ship tuesday morning. Is that graphic enough?
     
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    forget graphene

    its all about diamond now
    http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.09/diamond.html
     
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    Fuck yes! As soon as I saw that Graphene article, I was like: "Well, my yellow diamond future can beat that." No heat = Potential for great power. Already, we can make diamonds cheap. It's a pretty precise process already.
     
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    We shall see how this works in practice [​IMG] So far graphene chips work and diamond chips don't exist.

    Surely a fun thing to think about for the future though. [​IMG]
     
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    JIZZ IN MY PANTS, THE FUTURE WILL BE EPIC. 83
     
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    It shouldn't be any different than etching into current mediums. Though, I suspect a different sort of process will be needed. The diamond itself is the semiconductor. Yellow is the only kind that can do it too.
     
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    Much like they weren't really working on the PSP Phone. (They just asked their mates at Sony Ericsson to do that for them)

    If you believe any of this crap, you're as gulible as a sheep.
     
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    Aside from that, none of us really know what's going on unless they're working behind closed doors. They can say one thing and surprise us with another.

    We already know that Microsoft was looking into something but there's no clue on what exactly is going on.
    http://gear.ign.com/articles/115/1154053p1.html

    Unofficial claims and rumors at this point... I'll just wait for the next 2 E3's to see some juicy info [​IMG]
     

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