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Old 03/29/2012   #1
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While the official reveal of Sony's next home console could still be months away, if not longer, Kotaku has today learned some important details concerning the PlayStation 3's successor.

For one, the console's name—or at least its codename/working title—is apparently Orbis. And it's being planned for release in time for the 2013 holiday season.

The details in this story come from a reliable source who is not authorized to talk publicly about next-gen hardware but has shared correct information with us before. What they're telling us in specifics matches much of what we've heard and reported in generalities in recent weeks.

A Sony spokesperson declined to comment about these details, citing the company's policy not to comment on "rumors or speculation."

WHAT'S IN A NAME

Orbis. Say it out loud. Sounds a little like the word "four", doesn't it? Only it doesn't make the next PlayStation sound like a bad horror movie sequel.

It's also a name loaded with meaning. The word "Orbis" itself, from Latin, means circle, or ring, or even orbit. Not terribly helpful. Combine it with the name of Sony's new handheld system, though, and you have the common term Orbis Vita (or, in strict Latin, Orbis Vitae). Which means "The circle of life". Could the Vita be playing a very important role in the development and use of the next PlayStation home console? Maybe!
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Nothing to get excited about, but I'm just a bit surprised they're planning to release a new console so soon if their source is correct.

Some sketches of a new PS Eye device were leaked as well.
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Old 03/29/2012   #2
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Orbis. Say it out loud. Sounds a little like the word "four", doesn't it?
Anyone else went "uh, no?" here?
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Old 03/29/2012   #3
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so much of this bullshit floating around

believe nothing, wait for e3 folks.
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Old 03/29/2012   #4
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I doubt there will be a new Playstation in 2013. However, we were talking about this last night on IRC, and I was saying that I hope it does come out soon, because it will facilitate a PS3 price drop, meaning I will finally be able to get one!
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Old 03/29/2012   #5
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That speculation on the meaning of the name orbis is fucking retarded.
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Old 03/29/2012   #6
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Is it just me or does "Orbis" seem like yet another iteration of the same code name/rumored name that every new system gets? 360, Revolution, Orbis?

360 was real, but still.
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Old 03/29/2012   #7
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Eh, not excited. But honestly I was surprised they didn't released a successor for PS3. Its been almost ten years if I'm correct (I don't even remember I buy them late anyway). But bleh. I'll just wait for E3 like Terry said.
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Old 03/29/2012   #8
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Katniss Everdeen wrote: Eh, not excited. But honestly I was surprised they didn't released a successor for PS3. Its been almost ten years if I'm correct.
Five and a half, actually.
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Old 03/29/2012   #9
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Flintlock wrote: I doubt there will be a new Playstation in 2013. However, we were talking about this last night on IRC, and I was saying that I hope it does come out soon, because it will facilitate a PS3 price drop, meaning I will finally be able to get one!

Yes, last night in the IRC we were discussing it because I found this "article".http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/pos...-28-fbfantrack
talking about the features it might have and honestly to me it sounds like it it isn't worth.

Apparently, It wouldn't be backwards compatible with ps3 titles and wouldn't be able to play used games? If the ps4 ever does come out then I'll only buy if they ever do a ff7 remake.Which will probably be never happen . And the ps4 sounds like it would be really expensive, more than the ps3 was when it first came out.
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Old 03/29/2012   #10
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All I wants to know is if the next PS is going to make me do pointless wanky updates all the fucking time
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Old 03/29/2012   #11
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When they do release a new console, I'll probably do what I did with the PS3 and wait till it's about halfway through it's cycle. That way, you've got a ton of already released games to choose from, and you can get the cheaper; less likely to break slim option. And we know it'll be huge and way overpriced when it first comes out.

I love my PS3 Slim. I actually love it. It'll take a good few more years before I want something better.
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Old 03/29/2012   #12
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I'm probably gonna wait too.
Two fat PS2s and one fat PS3 died on me after all.
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Old 03/29/2012   #13
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yeah it's definitely better to wait on the consoles. The only reason I got my PS3 right away was because I broke my PS2 (RIP). Hopefully they'll have a deal or something further into its release. Or sometimes they have deals which include games or an additional controller or something.
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Old 03/29/2012   #14
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I don't have enough money for all this shit.

*walks out of thread and makes a sammich*
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Old 03/29/2012   #15
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waits for the $800+ launch price 。◕‿◕。
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