Next PlayStation Currently Under Research Says Sony

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    Sony executives have confirmed that a portion of research and design costs for the fiscal year are set aside for the development of future games platforms.

    Also noting that the company is spending on the forthcoming NGP handheld, chief financial officer Masaru Kato said development is already underway on hardware that will succeed the current PlayStation 3.

    "We have a portable, NGP, to be launched later this year, so we have development expenses to be incurred for this product. And for the home equipment, the PS3, this still has a product life, but this is a platform business," he said.

    "So for the future platform, when we will be introducing what product I cannot discuss that, but our development work is already underway and the costs are incurred there."

    It's the first official acknowledgement that Sony is researching and prototyping future hardware, although what format it will take and a timeline to completion is not known at this point.

    However, it contradicts Sony boss Kaz Hirai's statements from March, in which he said that the company was not even debating any near-future home console while the PlayStation 3 is still selling so well and only half way through its intended 10 year lifecycle.[/p]
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    To be expected really to be honest, you can't expect a company like Sony or Microsoft not to be researching and developing their next generation of consoles at any point, especially now that Project Cafe is gathering steam.
     


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    No surprise really. Though I really wonder how much Microsoft and Sony will put into development. The 360 and PS3 really gave them an initial financial hit.
     
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    I would like it to be the next PS2, but I think that's a miracle that will never happen again.
     
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    the only question is when? i dont think 2012 is a good date for an announcement yet though 2013 could be since PSP games are coming to the ps3 and also NGP
     
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    @OP, your Avatar scares me.

    Anyways, so a PS4 will likely be announced at E3 2012 eh? [​IMG] Figures, it's always like this, Nintendo releases a console, then MS and Sony come up with a console that has 5 times more graphics than Nintendos console, thus, bringing about the graphics war. When I saw that news of Super HD, which has 16x more resolution than HD, I was like, "Seriously? What's next? 100x HD that shows even the body cells of a human?" -_- Seriously speaking, 1080p HD was fine, why keep advancing, in 5-6 years time, you won't even know if you're actually playing a game or looking out through a window.
     
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    My avatar scares everyone. [​IMG]

    Apparently the PS3 supports 4K which is the next step up from HD so you would think that it would be pretty secure in its place for some time now.
     
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    Ah won't you ever change it? Living In A Horror Box [​IMG] *no offense intended*. Sorry if you felt offended by that but I just had to do it xD
     
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    No source means no news.
     
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    No source means I got it from somewhere that doesn't liked to be sourced, ie gamesindustry.biz.

    @SamAsh you didn't offend me at all, haha!
     
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    Doesnt matter. If a news doesnt have a source, it's no news.
     
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    Proof please.
     
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    There, awkward people, as if I would make up that whole story.
     
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    Actually my post was directed toward WiiBricker.
     
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    Believe in the news without a source or just go your merry way and forget this ever happened, no one gets hurt [​IMG]
     
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    I know. I just thought that there would be lurkers thinking the same as WiiBricker.
     
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    Besides, it's a copyright infringement to quote news from gamesindustry.biz without permission.

     
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    Well, I'm a member if it's any consolation.
     
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    He never said he got it from there, he just said that as an example.
     

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