As consumers we always want the latest and greatest, or at least the greatest that our bank accounts will allow us to have. That being said, there has been plenty of talk of next-gen consoles from both Microsoft and Sony. Nintendo has already announced their next-gen console, the Wii U, which left many to speculate that Microsoft and Sony’s next-gen consoles won’t be too far behind and could be making an appearance at E3 2013. While that remains to be seen, a recent report has surfaced which has suggested that PlayStation 4 dev kits have begun shipping to developers.
The report has also suggested that Sony has begun briefing some software developers on the capabilities of the PlayStation 4, and that the initial dev kit that will be sent out will be little more than a graphics card, with the final specs of the console to be revealed in January while the final unit is to be provided next summer in the US, giving credence to a possible announcement at E3 which typically takes place mid-year.
While the final specs of the PlayStation 4 have yet to be confirmed, sources have indicated that we could be looking at a console powered by AMD’s A10 APU, 8GB or 16GB of RAM, a Blu-ray drive, 256GB of hard disk space, while features from the PlayStation 3 like Ethernet, HDMI and WiFi are expected to remain. As expected Sony has declined to comment on the rumors, so until we hear from Sony officially, we suggest you take this information with a grain of salt for now.