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Sony PS4 Release Date Rumors
Rumors are abuzz in the market that Sony is soon going to release its latest product in the gaming console line, the Sony PlayStation 4. And, of course, www.SonyPS4.com is here to share the news.
It is confirmed the Sony is working on the new console but no one is sure about how further they have reached in the development of this new console. One piece of news is confirmed. The gaming console market has always been hot with the rivalry between Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony and in the future, all of them are going to come up with their latest products.
Nintendo working on the successor to Wii and Microsoft is working on the next Xbox.
All these rumors don’t mean that new gaming consoles are going to be up for grabs very soon. The development process for a gaming console is a long term process and eats up a long time. There is one news that gamers may be interested in. Even before Wii was released, Nintendo had announced that they were working on the successor to the Wii!
In most high profile products, there is a huge time gap between design, implementation and commercial release. Same is the case with Sony PS4. The PS4 is in its developmental stage and one never knows how long the development process will take. Meanwhile, Sony will continue to do an extensive research on the market trends and what do consumers actually want. Releasing a product is the last stage and there are many complex processes that are followed before that. It is not just about adding together hardware and software, starting an assembly line and packaging the product. Once the design, the hardware and the developmental kits are finalized are finalized, the console can be said to be ready. But that’s not all. The operating system and its features are then finalized and the product is released to third party game developers so that when the console is finally released to the public, games are available along with the console. After the console is developed, this entire process may take about 2 years. One thing is for certain. Those who are thinking of getting their hand on the PS4 next year or so may have to wait further than that.
Apart from all these reasons, Sony also has to think whether the PS4 is market ready or not. The PS3 is relatively new and there are many users who are still getting used to it. It has been rumored that the technology of PS4 will be based on the later model PS3 technology. Some extra features will be added on the new technology to make it better than PS3. From economic viability to marketing viability, there are a lot of things that Sony will need to consider before PS4 is launched.
Keeping all these points in mind, it can be safely assumed that the gaming console market is going to heat up around 2012 or 2013. It is estimated that around that time, all the three, Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft will launch their new gaming consoles.
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