Nice article Joel, I think your speculations make sense.Sony still has plenty of time to work with, plus if they go with an AMD platform it will already be well developed as a system.
Plus it would be one hell of a shot in the arm for AMD.
I just registered to say that was a quality informed article. Nice to get a better perspective on the technologies potentially being considered. Cheers.
TenaciousNiplet:I just registered to say that was a quality informed article. Nice to get a better perspective on the technologies potentially being considered. Cheers.
Welcome to our site. Lots of good reading here.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
I also just registered to leave a comment. Something I rarely do. Nice to see such an article written by someone who knows what the hell he's talking about.
I question the overall strategy for Sony and their PS4. Your article is written to suggest more powerful hardware which you expect Sony will use.
I believe it's very possible that Sony may not be going for expensive cutting edge hardware next gen. The news for Sony lately has been bleak. 10,000 jobs cut, losses of 6.4 billion ect.
It's at least plausible that Sony will want to ( be forced to? ) release a somewhat more humble console than many people are expecting.
Good point Princeton, although strategically, does it really make sense for Sony to do such a thing, just to make a quick buck? Look, in the technology world, innovation = revenue. Sony has had a track record of making bad decisions over the last decade or even two decades. But the PlayStation brand has for the most part been a positive contributor to their overall success. I think its fair to say that Sony has a unique culture, and their gaming division has always been backboned by powerful, high tech hardware. Is this a compelling strategy in the ever-evolving industry? Clearly the Wii proved that graphics and glitz doesn't always win out.
Ultimately, I believe Sony will stick to creating a powerful and unique gaming console, but they will not sell at nearly the loss as they did with PlayStation 3. I look for them to innovate more this time around and really entice consumers with some new aspect of gaming that has yet to be fully explored. Sony is in a dire situation, just as you mentioned. They need to keep the PlayStation momentum strong, and even among all the rumours and news, I believe that PlayStation 4 will be a hit.
Correction: Rebrand of a Radeon HD 6670*
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