It’s time again for a roundup of all the next-gen news and rumours, and this week has been a bit interesting with Nintendo defending the Wii U’s specs and a new rumour about PS4 being 10x more powerful than the PS3.
According to the spec sheet posted below, the PS4 will be a powerful machine. These specs are not feasible for a device releasing in 2012, but makes sense for 2014, which is when the next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft are set to be released, after an unveiling in 2013.
In other news, 5th Cell founder Jermiah Slazcka, has mentioned that the PS3 and Xbox 360 aren’t powerful than the Wii U, and he has mentioned that he finds the rumours about Wii U being weaker really frustrating.
He said that the Wii U is “definitely more powerful than Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It’s kind of frustrating to see the rumours and speculation of people going back and forth saying it’s weaker or more powerful. It’s definitely more powerful.”
Microsoft has applied for a patent that would make the next-Xbox just like a PC, Eurogamer reports.
“A recent patent filing suggests that Microsoft’s next console is based on the idea that it can be scaled up – or down – over time, leading to speculation that the current notion of a console lifecycle could be replaced with rolling hardware upgrades.”
This is very interesting but it’s not likely that they will go ahead with that.