New Xbox or New Playstation?

Rumors abound about the new Playstation and a possible new Xbox to be released this year. Talk is that Sony will announce something more specific on the 20th of February though they are downplaying that and haven’t commented on any rumors.  Microsoft, on the other hand, hasn’t released any news.  Here are some of the rumors and thoughts.

Playstation 4

  • Dualshock 3 shaped controller with Vita like touch sensitive surface
  • Sharing with friends while playing
  • Ditching Cell processors and using processors from AMD
  • Possibly same chip as new Xbox
  • Possibly using Gaikai cloud service
  • Year end launch
  • Cost over $400
  • Power efficient, less energy draw and quieter
  • Possibly 4K (ultra HD) output
  • No backwards compatibility
  • Games tied to your PS account (cutting out resale market)
  • New PS Eye camera for improved motion control gaming

Sources: Kotaku and TechRadar

Xbox 720

  • Greatly improved speech recognition
  • Integration with Skype
  • Interface similar to Win 8
  • Smaller, less expensive and more Kinect-focused
  • Similar controller to Xbox 360
  • Possible augmented reality 3D integration later
  • Dual GPUs from AMD
  • 16 core CPU
  • Included Blu-Ray Drive
  • 1080p and DVR support
  • Games tied to internet (cutting out resale market)
  • Pre-Christmas 2013 release date
  • Priced around $300

Sources: CVG, and TechRadar

With all those rumors out there, what do you think?  Will we see new consoles from Microsoft and Sony this year?  Or do they have more to milk out of their existing consoles?  Let us know your thoughts!


7 Comments

  1. LobbycastGeoff
    LobbycastGeoff February 12, 2013 7:57 pm 

    I’m not sold on upgrading to a new console. I am very pleased with the current one!

  2. Peench
    Peench February 12, 2013 8:50 pm 

    I agree with you. I know things can always be better – better graphics, better sound, better… uh… other stuff. But frankly I’m more interested in better games. I love my current consoles!

  3. Jagger February 13, 2013 11:41 am 

    Same boat here. I’m pretty happy with what we’ve got.

  4. zoomzoom71
    zoomzoom71 February 13, 2013 2:10 pm 

    I’m getting too old for another console. LOL Good thing I have kids. The next Xbox I buy will likely be only for Kinect-enabled games.

  5. Peench
    Peench February 14, 2013 9:31 pm 

    Looks like Sony might have integrated a touch screen, the optical color thing for motion control and perhaps a microphone and/or speaker into the controller. It still looks uncomfortable to use though:

    PS4 controller

    Source

  6. DeputyDogg1985
    DeputyDogg1985 February 25, 2013 7:49 am 

    Loved some of the PS4 videos but I think I’ll wait and see after both are released to decide. I’m like alot of youguys though I didn’t need a new console this current gen is fine for me.

  7. crankbait March 6, 2013 12:42 pm 

    I am not going to get one, I have so many games for the 360 and PS3 I have yet to play and with no PS3 support for PS4 that sealed the deal.

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