Rumor: PS4 coming out next year?

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Sony might end up copying Nintendo and Microsoft next year with the PS4. DigiTimes is reporting that the PS4 will be released next year and will be sporting some Kinect-like features. While this is interesting, it doesn’t supprise me too much. It would probably be good on Sony’s part to enhance features on the PS4 (adding better motion control) and releasing it as soon as possible (next year, along side the Wii U). 2012 could become a very interesting year. Full quote from CNET is below.

Sony is planning to launch a follow-up to thePlayStation 3 next year, DigiTimes is reporting.

Citing “Taiwan-based component makers,” DigiTimes says  production on the console will start at the end of this year. However, the  component makers did not say exactly when next year the device might launch.

Though DigiTimes’ sources call Sony’s next console the PlayStation 4, it’s  important to note that the company has yet to even announce its next console,  let alone name it.

DigiTimes didn’t report on the device’s graphical capabilities, but the  publication’s sources said the console will boast a Kinect-like feature,  allowing users to play games with only the movement of their bodies.

The DigiTimes report comes just a few months after game blog Kotaku cited its  own sources saying that neither Sony nor Microsoft were planning to launch  follow-ups to their current consoles until 2014. So far, however, neither  company has said for sure when they might release new hardware.

If Sony does release a new console next year, it won’t be alone. Earlier this  year, Nintendo unveiled plans to release its follow-up to theWii, called Wii U. The device promises better graphical  capabilities and a new controller that boasts a 6.2-inch touch screen. Nintendo  hasn’t said exactly when the Wii  U will hit store shelves next year or how much it will cost.

If DigiTimes’ sources are correct, Sony has high hopes for its next console.  In 2012 alone, according to the publication’s sources, Sony expects to ship 20  million units.

A Sony spokesman told CNET in an e-mailed statement today that DigiTimes’  report “is a rumor.”

Update at 1:57 p.m. PTto include Sony’s  statement.

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