New PlayStation 4: History and PS4 release date predictions

By Gary Johnson - Aug 8, 2010

What are the chances of Sony announcing a new PlayStation anytime soon? If previous history is anything to go by it could be as early as 2011 at next year’s E3, but there is no guarantee this will be happening.

Mike Muncatchy of Digitalvideogamer.com has written an interesting article looking back at the history of the Playstation and what could be in store from the company. The original PlayStation was released back in 1994, and had the new CD Rom storage format with its 660 MB of storage space which allowed it to play full motion video. Added to that was the capability to play audio CD’s.

Six years later Sony released the PS2 which had ten times more memory and processer speed. This latest PlayStation got a DVD player added to its features, and with the CD player meant the console was more than just a gaming platform.

A further six years down the line in 2006 saw the release of the PS3 which had even more technologies built in like Blu Ray. A built in web browser with the ability to play games online further enhanced the new console’s features. Memory and the CPU power had the usual Sony upgrade.

As it has taken Sony a while to break even with the PS3 they may not announce the PS4 for a while yet. If nothing is announced next year it could be 2013 or beyond before we see any new PlayStation console.

When do you think any new PlayStation will be announced?

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