No PS4 reveal at E3 2012 only slim chance of Xbox 720?

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In recent days there has been heightened speculation that we could be about to see the next generation of gaming consoles form Microsoft and Sony. It has been claimed that the devices would make their debut at this year’s E3 event in June. Now there are claims that there will be no PS4 reveal at E3 2012, and only a slim chance of the Xbox 720.

Despite all the recent speculation respected analyst Michael Pachter of Wedbush Morgan Securities, believes there will be no big reveal at this year’s show. He claims there is no chance that Sony will reveal the next PlayStation, and only a twenty chance of a new Xbox showcase according to Forbes.

Pachter added that because “Neither console is launching in 2013, so there’s no reason to tease them in 2012.” When Nintendo first revealed the Wii they waited until last year’s E3 event before revealing their new device, and they will also have it at CES 2012.

Out of the three companies Nintendo is set to offer more launch information for the next gen console, and is set to allow developers the chance to provide apps for the console and wireless tablet controller.

Sony will also be showing the PS Vita at CES and has often stated the PS3 will have a ten year life span, which it is repeating for the Vita. Sony has kept the PS3 updated with regular firmware upgrades that has brought new features such as 3D compatibility.

If Sony is to launch the PS4 in around two years time, announcing a new console this coming June doesn’t make sense. The company has some big new titles upcoming for the current system, so to start promoting new hardware could affect sales of these.

The Xbox 360 is still doing really well and also has some great titles in the pipeline, and many developers believe the next version will arrive in 2014. The console has also seen new features added since it was first released, and Kinect has really helped the device to evolve.

Would 2014 be a good year for the next gen consoles to be release, or do you think it will be sooner?

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  • E-man

    8 years longest cycle in history, you seriously dont expect people to start waiting 10 years for a new console whilst clinging onto their PCs . Do you?

    • Mrrogers Stoneham

      Shoot, after investing over 500 dollars into my 360 and its games, plus another 99 for the kinect, this better last till our presidents Arabic!

      • Hourlyjosh

        haha couldn’t agree more, why do we need new consoles? to drain our wallets?
        but regardless of whether new consoles are on the horizonthey better not cease support for Live on Xbox 360 in the next decade

  • E-man

    8 years longest cycle in history, you seriously dont expect people to start waiting 10 years for a new console whilst clinging onto their PCs . Do you?

  • Pikeing-74

    2014 would be early enough for xbox 720

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IWLSOBFG2GAE7QC73OK4BQCZ3U MF Doom

    Why do companies choose to use crappy tech when making “next gen” consoles? They demo the games using a PC, but when it’s finally out on console it looks like utter crap. Why not just use PC tech in the next gen consoles. Instead of willingly going 3 or 4 notches below PC gaming graphics standards….

    I’m guessing the more expensive the tech is, the more they”ll charge the customers when the console comes out. That sucks.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IWLSOBFG2GAE7QC73OK4BQCZ3U MF Doom

    Why do companies choose to use crappy tech when making “next gen” consoles? They demo the games using a PC, but when it’s finally out on console it looks like utter crap. Why not just use PC tech in the next gen consoles. Instead of willingly going 3 or 4 notches below PC gaming graphics standards….

    I’m guessing the more expensive the tech is, the more they”ll charge the customers when the console comes out. That sucks.