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Saw this over on NeoGaf

We talk to people. It's part of our job. And lately we're not hearing any big bombshells about the next generation of game consoles, but we're hearing the same buzz we've been hearing all year: the next generation of Xbox and PlayStation are right around the corner.

If you talk to people about the next-gen games at, oh, I don't know, a major gaming trade show or a major gaming awards show, the persistent impression given is that these new systems will be powerful. The old comparison I heard—and saw backed up by a solid report on IGN—was that the new Xbox would be eight times more powerful than the 360. That's old reporting, from earlier in the year. We've also heard that Durango is roughly as graphically capable as the second-most powerful PC on the market today, which, yes, is quite the indirect statement. The chatter we hear is that Durango and Orbis are close in power to each other or at least both in the same league past the current gen. Much may have changed since then and, as any Wii U owner can tell you, it's damn hard to assess how powerful a system is even when playing the first batch of games a developer made for it. (Or don't ask a Wii U user... ask an Xbox 360 user to compare 2005 360 launch games Kameo: Elements of Power or Perfect Dark Zero to 2012's Halo 4).

The vibe I get when I hear about Durango is that Microsoft is on the mark. Sony appears to inspire less confidence, though I've had a hard time nailing down why and discerning how much lost confidence is due to the on-and-off troubles of the PlayStation 3 and the struggles of the Vita vs. how much lost confidence is due to any problems looming for PS4. What I do know is that confidence is high that the next Xbox will be out in time for next Christmas. Confidence is less high that Sony will pull off the same feat, though they want to.

http://kotaku.com/5968211/reality-check-theres-a-strong-chance-well-have-a-ps4-and-xbox-720-a-year-from-now

 



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"What I do know is that confidence is high that the next Xbox will be out in time for next Christmas. Confidence is less high that Sony will pull off the same feat, though they want to"

Thats the idea. Question is can Sony pull it together or will their be delays.

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So many conflicting rumors. What happened to that chip yield issue? Now I hear Microsoft is pushing forward AMD chips ahead of Sony. Either one could still not make next Christmas or they both could. I just hope they are ready to go and work properly.

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lol all these rumours. people will be surprised when sony release theirs first.

Hope they are right. NEED a new console by this time next year. Then launch Halo 5 October 2014 and a proper Gears and Forza in spring 2014.

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Even more rumours. :)

This is pretty much inline with other stuff as far as general terms go.

You have neXtBox up to 8x that of PS360 and then PS4 somewhere slightly below that.

Eitherway, its showing more and more that there should be no reason WiiU is forgotten in 3rd party AAA development. There won't be a tech gap beyond "PS2 to Xbox" type of levels.

All of the rumors seem to be saying the same thing here lately so that is a good indication that they are somewhat true. 2013 NeXbox release, 2014 PS4 release.

sales2099 said:
"What I do know is that confidence is high that the next Xbox will be out in time for next Christmas. Confidence is less high that Sony will pull off the same feat, though they want to"

Thats the idea. Question is can Sony pull it together or will their be delays.


will there be delays.

 

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i think both will release in 2013 but i hope sony does a world wide launch, instead of that US first EU later bulshit!



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I personally enjoy hearing all the rumors and speculation about the next gen consoles, But keep in mind its all just rumors and speculation until we have them announced and see the facts.

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