Sony to unveil PlayStation 4 this month

Rumors ps4-unveiling-announced-top630about the PlayStation 4 have been floating around for over a year now, but on February 20, we’ll finally get a glimpse at the real thing. That’s the day Sony will hold an event in New York where it reportedly plans to unveil its long-awaited next-generation console.

The company got the hype machine rolling Thursday evening with a mysterious teaser video. To amp things up further, the company posted a Twitter update reading simply “see the future.” Within minutes, news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, confirmed through sources that this would, in fact, be the company’s launch party for the PS4.

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Opinion: Apple’s shadow looms over next generation consoles

As the industry devours any scraps of gossip about the next Xbox or PlayStation, Gamasutra editor-at-large Chris Morris wonders if Microsoft and Sony are paying enough attention to Apple’s threat to the living room.

As the next generation of console systems looms, and the industry devours any scraps of gossip about the next Xbox or PlayStation, I’m starting to wonder if Microsoft and Sony are paying enough attention to Apple – and the threat it presents to their living room dominance.

While Steve Jobs never had a big interest in the gaming world, the app store quickly made the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch portable gaming powerhouses – albeit using a vastly different model than Nintendo and Sony. These days, Tim Cook is running the show – and he’s not an executive who’s going to ignore a $60 billion-plus industry.

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Rumor: Next PlayStation coming in 2013

There have been plenty of leaks, whispers and rumors about the next Xbox for a few months now, but there hasn’t been a lot of talk about Sony’s plans for the next generation.

Kotaku, though, claims to have uncovered some inside information about the system that, on the surface, makes it sound like the next generation console race is going to be a tight one — and begin next year.

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