I hope this isn't a PS4 announcement. Not this early in the year. I don't think Sony would want to announce a PS4 this early with all the PS3 exclusives they have coming out in early 2013. They'd basically be shooting themselves in the foot; tons of people who were potentially thinking of putting down $300 for a PS3 because of the Last of Us or GoW:A will just wait for a PS4.
Happened with the Wii when they announced the Wii U too early, and it's bound to happen with PS4 too.
will it be a ps3 reveal? i would love to think so but im not getting my hopes up. im just gonna wait for it to come around... besides, god of war trailer comes out tomorrow so i dont give a **bleep** about this XD
also put the trailer here SOHAIL... stop being lazy
Sales for these home consoles have reached the amount that they needed to, now continuing on a very steady rate, not looking to pick up anytime soon. The hardcore gamers have purchased it, and the casual gamers will continue to purchase it (as do many for the Wii & PSP), regardless of next gen releases/availability.
What Sony needs to do is ease the transition by supporting the PS3 whilst letting the gamers know the future is coming. An announcement at this time allows just that, with enough time to make huge announcements over a longer period of time, and really get the hype going, leaving gaming conventions for the games rather then for prolonged hardware lectures.
Keep in mind, if this is a PS4 announcement - we still shouldn't expect a release until late 2013/early 2014 at the earliest. The PS3 line up past Spring isn't even clear at this point, meaning the timing is perfect.