Sony has been denying the rumor of a new console since the PS3 was released. But it has been only recently that the gaming giant has aggressively stopped denying those rumors and instead have pointed to a press conference that will occur on February 20th.
Since the cat is pretty much out of the bag about it, rumors have been swirling left and right from all kinds of “sources” and concept art of the new system and controller are flooding the web. Though no one can confirm a Christmas release date or a possible $400 price tag, what is pretty certain is that a new controller will make an appearance.
As a loyal PS user, I hate the idea of replacing my beloved controller, I do however like the idea of one rumor that says the PS4 controller will include a LCD screen similar to the PS Vita or a smaller Wii U.
Think of how much time you will save when you just merely glance down while playing to check your available weapons or see where your objectives are on a map.
Another certainly the PS4 will have is that you will no longer be able to play used games on the console. Which might be a bummer to think about but profits are notoriously low on video game sales (around 3%) and the people who just sell the games (ahem…Gamestop) are the ones gaining all the profits based off used games sales that the developer/publisher spent the money to make.
Essentially if the publisher is gaining all the profits, they will be the ones determining the pricing of a game, can fluctuate it based on demand and still get the profits from those sales that would otherwise go to used game stores. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that if the money stays within the company, they will in be able to afford to keep churning out great games which is great for all of us in the long run.
Besides the controller and used game capability, there are more tech rumors that YouTube’s The Unexceptional Gamer discusses below in a pretty thorough roundup….
Sony PS4 Concept Art
Absolutely none of these are confirmed. But it’s certainly fun to think about the possibilities….
So what do you guys think about the new console rumored from Sony? Are you ready to make the switch?