Sony PS4, Xbox 720: 2012 reveal timing questionable

We have more feedback to bring you now on the big story this week which has sent shockwaves throughout the gaming industry. It has been considered that we may see a new console announced from Microsoft in 2012, but nobody expected to hear that Sony may also be preparing to unleash their PlayStation 4 console this year as well.

If you missed the story just earlier today, we told you how UK trade website MCV is citing an ”exemplary” and “ultra high level” source for the information which claims that the world will see the Sony PS4 and next Xbox console, dubbed the Xbox ‘720’.

However, it will be met with a lot of surprise amongst current console owners who believe that it is still far too early for next-generation consoles to hit the market. Obviously the Nintendo Wii U is on the way this year, so could this be the big factor that is effectively forcing Sony and Microsoft to out their new consoles ahead of schedule?

Another thing to take to consideration is that both consoles are far from ‘dead’ at the moment. PlayStation 3 users have the highly impressive exclusive title in The Last of Us to look forward to which is being developed by Uncharted makers Naughty Dog, while Xbox 360 users on the other hand have a brand new Halo game to look forward to, with Halo 4 marking the long awaited return of Master Chief.

A lot of people will welcome seeing both Sony and Microsoft unveil brand new consoles at E3 this Summer, but we have a feeling that the majority of gamers may feel like it is a year too early. Don’t forget that the information is a rumor at this point, and is unlikely to be confirmed by either Sony or Microsoft unless some major evidence is leaked out.

What are your thoughts on these outrageous rumors – is it too early to see the Sony PS4 and Xbox 720 at E3 2012 or not?

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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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