We know Sony is already hard at work evaluating and making prototypes for the PS4. Developing next-generation hardware takes years of planning and work. The big question is how does they prepare for it?
Betting is that consoles will have to keep up with the graphic market or else the “built out of my garage” PC’s will dominate the market.
That is unless Sony, Microsoft, & Nintendo can make deals with Graphic Card manufactures to not to sell a particular “Card Line” that will give the same eye candy experience as the consoles could have at least a 5 year time span.
The downside on technology moving so fast these days is that we might be seeing consoles developed every 4-7 years. Nobody is going to want to pay for a console when it’s outdated in less then a year but this is the way we’re going with technology these days.
Sony bet big bucks that its Cell processor and Blu-ray would become significant components to its home entertainment strategy and it’s paying off, but what’s to come? A PS4 with a glasses-free 3D projector?