Sony PlayStation 4 Rumors

Sony Playstation 4 Rumor Round-Up

The Sony Playstation 4 is expected to be announced on February 20, 2013. In anticipation of that release, we have collected some of the most widely spread rumors pertaining to the devices features, pricing, release date, and more.

Sony will show off its new gaming console at 5pm Central time via us.playstation.com/meeting2013.

Sony Playstation 4 Naming Convention

So what can we expect? The most likely rumor to be true is that the system will be named the Sony Playstation 4 / PS4. Sony users have gotten so use to the naming convention that changing it now would be silly. However, the names “Orbis” and “Thebes” have also surfaced as possible names. We already known that the internal codename for the Sony PS4 was “Thebes.” We also know that gaming consoles across the board almost never sticks with its production names; for example, the Katana became the Sega Dreamcast and the Dolphin later became the Xbox 360.

Release Date

No clue on this one. The best guess from various outlets is that Sony will push out the PS4 right at the start of the holiday buying season. This strategy would probably be best. By choking supply based on extremely high demand, Sony can lead with large sales to reel in customers who don’t want to be left out for months to come.

Kotaku recently spoke with a reliable source who claimed the console could launch in the US by late 2013 and then delay shipments to the UK until early 2014.

Another source says Sony will stagger supply across all regions.

The Hardware

With every new Sony Playstation release, we have witnessed better graphics, faster processors, and overall better multimedia integration. The Sony PS4 will be no different.

AMD is expected to provide Sony with its competent CPU and GPU hardware. AMD has become more competent in recent years in terms of combining CPU and graphic elements to produce streamlined products.

According to reports, the new Playstation 4 will run 1080P support at 60fps, possibly with 3D support.

To process its high power needs, Sony is believe to be taking advantage of an 8-core 1.6GHz processor that complements a 7-series GPU hardware setup. According to reports, the GPU will be based around the AMD Radeon HD 7850 (pictured below).

AMD Radeon HD 7850
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