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I think we all knew it was heading this way. In some ways it's a good thing, as it reduces costs and ensures that absolute focus is on the PS4 titles themselves. One of the drawbacks of the PS3 was all the unnecessary bells and whistles it had, which ramped up costs and made the machine itself huge. The other issue was the Cell processor itself, despite being labeled as a super computer (by all rights, it was), it was remarkably difficult to work with. It led developers to favour the 360's much more familiar, PC-like architecture.
Long story short, if Playstation is going to pull back from the brink, this is exactly what it needs to be.
It is not bad news. The PS4 is x86 based, while the PS3 is CELL (Power based) and they cannot just natively run PS3 code on the PS4. They will need some kind of software emulator which would be very CPU intensive and might not even work well plus is a **bleep**-load of work to get done right.
Be glad tha PS4 went with a more sane x86 architecture with shared memory than it's stupid CELL + dedicated architecture which caused developers problems to no end.
PS4 is a good step in the right direction although the 8-core AMD CPUs are pretty bad performance-wise to any half-decent 6 or 8 core PC you can get today. It's the cost that was a factor here. They cannot go with Intel.
Playstation God of War Stars Battle Bore y'all !!!
Doesn't bother me much. I have a huge ps3 collection but I'm not too attached to it. I'll probably do the same thing I did when I got a Wii (sold my gamecube and all the ps2 and gc games I no longer wanted.). The ps3 will get the boot to welcome the ps4.
AGHHHHH!!!! I honestly hate these kinds of posts iv'e seen in the last few days after the ps4 announcement... HONESTLY, WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND THROWS THEIR OLD PS3 CONSOLE AWAY?!!!!! The ps4 looks<- lol I mean sounds really awesome to me, and I have been with Sony since playstation 1 and I don't feel "offended "or "disappointed" by it. These people that say "im not gonna buy the ps4" are the ones that are gonna buy it when it comes down in price. For me it'll be day one buy. Im not a desperate fan boy, but Sony just went with the generation, the future with the new ps4, as they should've done.
I really, really don't mean any hate towards you original poster, I just wanted to speak my mind, I got really tired of some posers that act as fans. I know you said you werent gonna sell your ps3, people like you are smart!