Sony has thus far confirmed a number of specs for its upcoming Playstation 4 (PS4) console, including 8 GB GDDR5 of system RAM, a single-chip accelerated processing unit (APU), 8 AMD x86-64 bit Jaguar (CPU) cores and 18 next-generation AMD (GPU) Radeon-based compute units.
Aside from the controller, we still don't quite know what the Sony Playstation 4 (PS4) will look like when it hits the streets. Nevertheless, the Japanese-based company has revealed a number of hardware-related specs at GDC 2013 in San Francisco.
Mark Cerny - lead system architect of Sony's Playstation 4 (PS4) - says the Japanese-based corporation adopted a "very developer-centric approach" to the next-gen console.
AMD has quietly gained control of the game consoles currently shipping (with the exception of the PS3), and the company recently confirmed it will be providing the core technology for Sony's upcoming PS4.
Long-time developer American McGee says he remains unimpressed by Sony's recent PlayStation 4 announcement.
Quantic Dream boss Guillaume de Fondaumière has confirmed his studio is already working on its first Sony PlayStation 4 title.
Nvidia may have passed on supplying hardware components to Sony for its upcoming Playstation 4 consoles, but that hasn't stopped the company from commenting on the next-gen system.
Nvidia is claiming that it passed on providing components to Sony for the corporation's next-gen Playstation 4 due to what Nvidia exec Tony Tamasi describes as "opportunity cost."
Nintendo may have kicked off the next-gen console cycle early with its Wii U, but the real battle will obviously take place between Microsoft's Xbox 720 (Next) and Sony's Playstation 4 (PS4).
GameStop has confirmed that it's experiencing "strong demand" for Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 console, with 600,000 members of the retailer's PowerUp Rewards program signing up for the PS4 "First to Know List."
Sony may have officially unveiled the PS4 last month at an event in NYC, but that hasn't stopped company officials and even game studio heads from hyping the next-gen console.
We may not know what the Playstation 4 looks like, although that hasn't stopped Sony from teasing additional details about its upcoming next-gen console.
I am always somewhat suspicious of a new console that hits the market amidst talk of how hardware and raw horsepower isn't the true focus of the system.
The current console cycle may be coming to an end, but that hasn't stopped Crytek from squeezing every last drop of horsepower from the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
Nintendo's Wii U console is currently flying off the shelves, but outspoken Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter doesn't believe the system is ultimately capable of competing against Sony's PS4 or Microsoft's Xbox 720.
Sony is reportedly shipping a new PlayStation 4 (Orbis) kit to game devs, with the final iteration slated to appear in January.
The man who founded video game company EA says the market he helped invigorate is now a minor target.
The industry can no longer afford to wait for the next generation of consoles.
Sony is rolling out its PS3 Super Slim - even as the Japanese-based corporation prepares to phase out the long-lived console in favor of the upcoming PS4.
The current (7th) generation of consoles is fast approaching the end of its life cycle, with sales declining some 30% year-over-year through the first half of 2012.