Rumor: Next Generation PS and Xbox to be Revealed Around GDC in March - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 14 January 2013 / 9,097 Views

Game Informer has reported that both Sony and Microsoft will unveil their next generation home consoles around GDC, which takes place from March 25 to March 29. They said that both will wait to show off their next generation titles until E3.

"We hear that both Sony and Microsoft are targeting special Apple-style press conferences to unveil their platforms near the Game Developers Conference in late March," read the Game Informer report.

"E3 in June may be the industry's biggest event, but both companies want to give their systems their own limelight," the report continued. "That doesn't mean E3 won't be without its surprises. Next-gen games will be announced at the convention in preparation for the systems' release at the end of the year."

"We hear that Sony in particular is determined not to come out last this time like the PlayStation 3 did this generation, so we'll have to see how soon it can get the PlayStation 4 out the door, and whether Microsoft is motivated to prevent this from happening," the report added.

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GhaudePhaede010 (on 14 January 2013)

Wait, PS3 came out second last generation. Wii came out last. What is with everyone ignoring the console leader? Pfft

damoxuk (on 14 January 2013)

Maybe in US but definately not in EU.

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arminuk (on 14 January 2013)

Xbox 720 can't wait for it already saved for plus lots of great game on release date

NobleTeam360 (on 14 January 2013)

Me Too!!!!!

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Michael-5 (on 15 January 2013)

It's pretty given that PS4/NextBox will be announced this year with all the rumors circulating, and WiiU already released.

FujiokaMidori (on 14 January 2013)

I never buy a console on launch day. it's stupid to do that. People payed twice as much for a biger PS3 with half the HDD mine. People who bought PSP on launch payed 3 times as much as I payed for the 3000 moddel, and they have the 1000. People payed 1/3 more than what I payed for my 360 on launch, and their consoles had RROD, mine doesn't. It's absurd to buy a console on launch day, other than the novelty of it. Specially when both MS and Sony have stated that PS3 and 360 will still have support till AT LEAST 2015. By then there'll probably be better versions of the 8th gen consoles out.

Ganoncrotch (on 15 January 2013)

Launch ps3's have playstation 2 backwards compatibility tho... you can't get that with older models, you get a cheap wii model now which can't even play gamecube games nor infact allow you to connect gamecube controllers for games like Resi Evil 4 or Smash brothers brawl... You need to draw the line and buy a system at least before its features have all been stripped down to lower production costs.

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VGKing (on 14 January 2013)

PS4!!!! I gotta start saving up.

NobleTeam360 (on 14 January 2013)

Xbox 720!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I gotta start saving up. Can't Wait.

PlaystaionGamer (on 14 January 2013)

Can't wait for PS4

Dangerousjo44 (on 15 January 2013)

i well pay a 1000 for the new xbox aslong as it takes us to the next level and the rrod wont happend with the next xbox b/c they learned their lesson from the 2nd console xbox360 and they now have the tech to keep their console cool

Dangerousjo44 (on 15 January 2013)

the wii u is weak in everyway i mean come on it still uses batters

Ganoncrotch (on 15 January 2013)

what kind of batter do you use on your console? I like my 360 controllers with bear roasted stuff, it's so tasty

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