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Sony Unveils PS4… Sort Of

Submitted by on February 21, 2013 – 9:54 amNo Comment

If you’re into gaming or tech in general you probably heard that Sony unveiled the Playstation 4 yesterday. They held a big even in New York. It seems like it was a fun time.

Just one problem: Sony didn’t show the PS4.

The BBC explained the oddly vague and premature expo with typical British nonchalance:

Sony said the console was “coming holiday 2013″ suggesting it will go on sale in at least some countries in or around December.

It did not give any indication of its price nor did it show what the console would look like.

Gizmodo was less forgiving, running an article with the headline “Sony Just Had a Two Hour PS4 Event With No PS4.”

Still, audiences did get an idea of some of the systems specs- assuming that the console is real somewhere, and not still being finalized.

The system will operate with an x86-based CPU and an “enhanced” PC graphics processor. It will also include features that allow users to record game play and post it to social media- a “social” tie-in that is now essentially mandatory in gaming.

Sony did however show the PS 4′s “DualShock 4″ controller, which includes a touchpad and features to enable better camera tracking.

Satirical paper The Onion parodied the event, describing a Sony executive onstage who is embarrassed by “nerdy” things like the PS4. For once, the satire paper was bested by reality, where a Sony executive might have been more hesitant to introduce a console without the console.

What do you think? Was this enough to get you interested in the PS4?

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