The gaming world has been eagerly anticipating the launch of Microsoft’s next Xbox console. However, another gaming industry giant, Sony is also apparently gearing up for its next big release next year. According to a report in Wall Street Journal, it has been revealed by certain sources that Sony has plans of releasing PlayStation 4 in 2013.
The report also tells that Sony has been considering the notion of a download-only release window. However, then the electronics giant realized that a lot of users may have slow internet connections and that rendered a download-only window an undesirable option. So Sony eventually dropped the idea.
The sources which spoke to Wall Street Journal also divulged that Sony has plans of releasing a successor to its current-generation gaming console, Sony PlayStation 3. The next console, PlayStation 4, will be released during 2013.
The success of PlayStation 4 for Sony holds a vital significance. In a way, the entire future of Sony’s presence in the realm of gaming will depend on this release. Sony hasn’t been doing particularly well on this front and the new CEO, Kazuo Hirai, has been trying to bring the company around. An important thing is that Sony is not dropping optical drive as had been speculated.
This decision has been made precisely because of the rather limited success of the download-only model. One of the prototypes for PS4, according to the sources, make use of microprocessors and graphics technology by AMD. For all avid PlayStation gamers, this is definitely a great news since they have long been waiting for Sony to release its next gaming console.
Courtesy: Game Spot
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