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Sony PS4 hardware tease may come pre-E3 2013

At Sony’s PS4 event in February, fans were left a little shocked when the company didn’t reveal the actual PS4 hardware, instead choosing to just show off the official DualShock4 controller, new camera and other features such as the new PS4 interface. With that in mind, we were expecting to see the hardware at E3 2013 in June, but new rumors this week suggest that we could actually see the hardware before E3, at a surprise event to take place within the next few weeks.

It has been heavily speculated that Microsoft will be holding an event in April to debut the next-generation xbox console, but now we hear that Sony could also be planning a second PS4 showing as well. An article over at PCMag claims that they have been informed of the news by a reliable source, adding that the event could take place later in April, or afterwards in May if not.

Sony were also in attendance at GDC in San Francisco recently, deciding to give another introduction into the more technical side of the PS4. It wasn’t an event to showcase new PS4 software, but very satisfying still for the intrigued PC gamers out there who are now considering switching over.

With all of the talk on how Sony failed to show the hardware yet, is there a danger of consumers being underwhelmed when Sony finally does show off the PS4 unit? We think size will be key, as we definitely don’t want to see a massive unit similar in size to the original fat PS3.

It is evitable that Sony are going to slim down the PS4 year on year to get the most out of sales, but starting small will be ideal for consumers who want to replace their PS3 space in the living room. At the moment, Sony hasn’t sent out any invitations for the mystery second showing, but hopefully we’ll hear more details on this soon.

If Sony really are planning to show the PS4 again before E3 in June – what areas would you like them to focus on this time?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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