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According to an unidentified source from Sony, PlayStation 4 (or whatever the next Sony console will be called) will support 4K resolution, which is the next advancement in television visual quality.
The supposed idea behind PlayStation 4's compatibility with the next wave of high-definition televisions, is to entice consumers to upgrade their home entertainment systems. Sony tried the same thing by pushing 3D as hard as it could, but the technology never seemed to find its footing. Sony is already selling Blu-ray players that support 4K resolution, so it wouldn't be too surprising to learn that the next PlayStation would contain similar technology.
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nice. ill have one and it will look great.
4K resolution though is only great if you have a giant TV or play in a home theater. Otherwise, it doesn't really do any good.
playstation 4k anyone?
How big would your TV have to be to for this to actually be useful? I have a 50".
That's a lot of resolution. Mama mia!!
Sounds neat. I worked at hhgregg during the summer and I can confirm that 4k resolution TVs will be on sale at hhgregg come the new year.
That's awesome. I really hope this doesn't make the console cost like $600 at launch though. They need to be much more affordable if they want to get off to a good start, unlike the PS3 did.
4K is STUPID and a WORSE gimmick than 3D! Geoffrey Morrison a writer at CNET tears 4k a apart.
I don't believe this. 4K resolution is right now extremely overpriced, more so than HDTVs were when they were released (you can buy an 80 in. 4K tv for, I'm not kidding, $30,000) and apparently you won't notice any difference in quality unless you are using a 60 in. TV. This basically means that only rich people would actually use this.
We hated it when the PS3 launched for $600, I don't even want to think of the price tag this would have for an almost entirely useless feature. Most games don't even run 1080p natively; why would we go to 4k when we didn't even master 1080p?
Also didn't Sony say awhile ago to not expect as big of a leap as this gen? Wait, 4k isn't that big of a leap unless you feel the need to have a personal movie theater in your house so that is true in a way. But it is a big leap in the price department.
If this is true, Sony is only digging its grave by supporting a feature that is too expensive, not that noticeable of an improvement, and during a global economic crisis.
It ain't going the be rendering games at 4k though.
How is this a rumor, if this came from an unkown source??
the only thing i really hope it has is some way to take all the save game off your old ps3 and put it on the new console other then that i am happy with the hole idea