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Teaser video gives first look at PS4 console

The PlayStation 4 is black and rectangular. It has vents for air and seems to be made out of some kind of plastic. These revelations and more are at hand in this brief teaser video from Sony.


PS4's public debut in February was maybe not technically a debut; the console wasn't actually unveiled, just its games and controller. Luckily, that new DualShock 4 is a class act and it didn't let the embarrassment of being stood up detract from the occasion.

The system will finally step out during Sony's E3 press conference on June 10 at 6 p.m. PDT, without any blurry filter or quick cuts to shield it from the prying eyes of gamers. Check out everything we know about PS4 until then.

24 comments

  • The_King_of_Nothing - May 21, 2013 8:47 a.m.

    Another "We'll reveal it in a few weeks" and about half to the reveal I lose patience and interest and think..."Just f*cking reveal already! Why wait when you can reveal it now? I almost want to skip it because how annoying this is, but I can't." I won't be watching the reveal of this or the new XBOX. I'm going to look it up on other sites because f*ck them.
  • Spider3PO - May 20, 2013 4:38 p.m.

    Never do that again Sony. My eyes are still burning, from trying to adjust to the blurriness and flickering images. This trailer, can do no justice to the PS9 leads to the PS2 reveal trailer. That was the best console trailer..that I can remember. Can't wait for PS9. The rest is just cannon fodder. :P
  • pokepark7 - May 20, 2013 3:27 p.m.

    Wow what kind of first look was that for the PS4?
  • jh4911 - May 20, 2013 2:21 p.m.

    Like watching porn but without the skipping forward...
  • BladedFalcon - May 20, 2013 10:31 a.m.

    Heh, it almost feels as if Sony is trolling Microsoft with all these teases and announcements so close to their own reveal XD But yeah, this is kinda annoying, specially because as I've said before who gives a shit what the console looks like? As long as it doesn't weigh more as an original Xbox and it's sturdy enough to avoid breaking as these gen consoles have, I honestly couldn't care less about the appearance, and the same goes for the NextBox, really.
  • sxh967 - May 20, 2013 10:45 a.m.

    I think this is the first time that pre-E3 may turn out to have been better than the actual E3. It feels like big lunky companies jostling for position, and more like a group of Ninjas trying to outstealth each other lol. It's so cryptic and I love it.
  • Squander - May 20, 2013 10:48 a.m.

    who knows, buddy. maybe the consoles themselves reveal some kind of feature that nobody would have thought of.... For Sony it could be the case as they obviously make a big deal about the hardware itself.
  • BladedFalcon - May 20, 2013 11:22 a.m.

    They are making a big deal about the hardware, because every single idiot in the press made a scandal about the physical console not being shown, and because all the sheep in the Internet also made the same noise. If no one had given a crap, I assure you that this teaser most likely wouldn't exist.
  • brickman409 - May 20, 2013 12:23 p.m.

    I was thinking the same thing. There has to be something special about the PS4's console design. This is reminding me of when Nintendo announced the Revolution (Wii). It wasn't until about a year after announcing the console design that Nintendo revealed the controller. Most people expected the revolution to have just a typical controller, but the controller ended up being the most unique aspect of the system. I have a feeling that the Ps4 is going to be the same way, just the other way around.
  • FoxdenRacing - May 20, 2013 1:14 p.m.

    I wouldn't be surprised if this is another calculated move from Sony. Get people talking about PS4 the day before MS's big reveal...and it's a lot tamer than the (possible) troll from last time by. I still wonder if Sony didn't intentionally announce the launch date for PS3 knowing from day 1 that they'd have to postpone...just to see if MS would take the bait and trip over itself trying to get to market first, opening itself up to a huge mistake in the process. Which they did, skimping on Accelerated Lifetime Testing and not catching the cause of the RRoD before production started.
  • BladedFalcon - May 20, 2013 1:59 p.m.

    Hehe... Might be, again, I really do feel like Sony IS trolling MS somewhat, and I agree that it's very possible that the PS4 might be postponed because there's even a statement from Sony's execs before the PS4 reveal that claimed that they were not in any hurry to be first XD That being said... even with the whole RRoD, it's undeniable that the huge head-start that MS had worked wonders for them, more so than if they had released the console later without such a large rate of RRoD problems. So even if Sony's trying to troll them to release their console sooner than they should, it might be in Sony's best interest to not take so long this time around :P
  • FoxdenRacing - May 20, 2013 2:44 p.m.

    MS's lead wasn't hurt any by how hard Sony dropped the ball. Even with the delay, they didn't have the greatest software lineup, and the $600 asking price was murder on early adopters. Had the leadership not fallen for the "We are gaming!" mindset that precluded Nintendo's fall from grace...and for that matter followed their footsteps completely [Hungry Underdog / Massive success / 'We are gaming!' blunder], had they not bent over backwards to support the movie division's demands, had they designed around a competitive asking price, and had they pushed for a killer software lineup [essential when someone else is already out of the gate, especially with that much of a head start] for launch, they would've slaughtered the 360 and might have even been able to challenge the Wii on amount of hardware sold. But, hindsight's 20-20. Hopefully Kaz has had a lot of influence on PS4's development; if anyone can turn the Playstation division around from 'occasionally in 2nd place' back to 'dominant beyond anyone's wildest dreams' like the PS2 was, it's him.
  • BladedFalcon - May 20, 2013 3:16 p.m.

    Well, yes, I suppose you're correct in that regard. There's also the fact that the 360 had a LOT of timed exclusives for the first two years of the PS3 lifespan, which, I'm not sure if that could have been prevented by Sony or not. I do agree that had Sony priced the PS3 more sensibly and had revealed a better stable of games on it's first years, it probably could have killed the 360 even with it's launch window advantage. And well, yeah, i just hope they remember what made the PS and the PS2 so successful in the first place. It wasn't the specs, it wasn't the timing, it wasn't any kind of gimmicks: it was games, they had a shitton of them, a lot of variety from both 1rst party and 3rd party. And even though the PS3 slowly crawled back to that in these later years, for the PS4 they should put an even emphasis on that. If they do that, secure 3rd party support, dish out lots of exclusives, and provide a regular feed of games, then I am confident they would get once again back on track, and perhaps even keep this bloated mess on an industry from sinking.
  • FoxdenRacing - May 20, 2013 3:30 p.m.

    I don't think the industry's going to sink entirely, any more than music will. Where there are passionate people with access to a compiler, there will be games...just like where there are passionate people with access to instruments, there will be music. The big boys just need to remember what made them successful in the first place: For platform vendors, it was bending over backwards for any studio, big or small, to bring their passions to market. For publishers, it means remembering that the customers are the hand that feeds, that they should never take us for granted, and that "If we drive one customer off, another will take its place" is a load of BS. When the forces polluting the industry return to thinking "How can we make this great game commercially viable", rather than "How can we make a lot of money with a game", things will get better. When the forces polluting the industry return to thinking "How can we make sure our customers appreciate us enough to come back", rather than "How can we get the most money out of them before they move on", things will get better. And if those forces don't figure it out...they'll be crushed under the weight of their massive budgets and awful PR, serving as a reminder to the young and hungry companies that will take their place. The company that focuses on customer service for developers, and focuses on customer service for gamers, will be the source of light for the dark times to come, while those that don't get it flail their comically tiny arms at an incoming meteor.
  • BladedFalcon - May 20, 2013 4:05 p.m.

    I never said that the entire industry will sink, just that the big publishers and the people currently spearheading the industry probably will, and if console manufacturers don't play their cards right, they might sink as well, and if not outright kill the console market, several cripple or change the landscape entirely. I mean, I agree with all of your previous points, I'm just saying that if things remain as they currently are, it's very likely that the "big 3" as we know them, might just crash and burn, and they'll end up being replaced by PCs with different focuses, or say, Kickstarter consoles, if the whole kicstarter business ends up panning out in the long run. Which is why, as much as I like what I first saw from the PS4 so far, I'm still not buying it, or any "next gen" console in these next 2-3 years. Too damn risky, I wanna see how things pan out first.
  • FoxdenRacing - May 21, 2013 7:17 a.m.

    I read you wrong then, no worries. Part of me wants to see a changing of the guard; to see EA fade into irrelevance and then nonexistence, to see Vivendi tell Kotick where to stick his inanities and split off [right after CoD dies from brand burnout], to see Ubisoft barely survive being drug down by the other two and have a genuine epiphany about it rather than the empty words and token gestures every few years... ...but on the other hand, I'm worried about the "devil you know" and the "devil you don't". I don't know who or what could replace them at the moment, and am afraid we could trade EA for a company like Zynga, a company that lives up to the worst that any given sales model has to offer. I'm with you on next gen. I don't know if I'll wait 3 years, but I'm not buying anything right out of the gate. Maybe the new Wii, once the heavy hitters...Smash Brothers, Metroid, etc come out to play. In the meantime, I have a perfectly capable PC that's being neglected in the name of getting through my back catalog before the new systems arrive.
  • FoxdenRacing - May 20, 2013 10:17 a.m.

    Looks like it'll be a revision of the existing PS3 case. It's a smart move, means they can re-use most of the existing tooling.
  • Eo1spy - May 20, 2013 10:17 a.m.

    Clever move, the day before the Xbox reveal. However all I can glean from this is that it's big and black... I am hoping that the blue line at the end is incorporated into the console like some futuristic 'on' light.
  • Terrorrizor - May 20, 2013 10:10 a.m.

    "It has vents for air and seems to be made out of some kind of plastic.", no fucking shit. I could've told you that.
  • Dadyo238 - May 20, 2013 10:44 a.m.

    You couldn't see any of the sarcasm in that sentence? You must be new here.

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