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PlayStation 4 to be called Orbis, out Christmas next year?

A gaming site reckons it knows the name of the next PlayStation, as well as details regarding the console itself.

By Mar. 29, 2012


PlayStation 4 Orbis release date, graphics and specs news

Sony is busy polishing up the PS4, its next-gen PlayStation. But when will it launch, and what can it do? Find out in our complete guide.

By Apr. 26, 2012


Next PlayStation to lock out used games, report says

Sony's 2013-dated new console, supposedly code-named Orbis, will boast system that locks games to single PSN account, with no backwards-compatibility for PS3 library planned.

By Mar. 28, 2012


PS4 tipped to have Blu-ray, plans to be 'very affordable'

Sony doesn't want to repeat mistakes of the past it would seem, as sources suggest the next PlayStation will be reasonably priced.

By Nov. 2, 2012


Xbox 720 makes Internet connection mandatory, report says

Microsoft's next console is also tipped to use Blu-ray discs, and have an eight-core processor.

By Feb. 7, 2013


Sony files patent for tech to block used games

Technology giant submits application for "Electronic Content Processing System" that would tie individual game discs to one user account.

By Jan. 3, 2013


Friday Poll: Used games a no-go on PlayStation 4?

A report says you won't be able to play used games on the upcoming PlayStation 4. Are you willing to buy a console that locks out second-hand games?

By Mar. 30, 2012


PlayStation 4: Where to watch on CNET, and what we expect

Here's how CNET will be covering Sony's PlayStation event, and what we think gamers can expect to look forward to.

By Feb. 20, 2013


Sony exec hints at PlayStation 4 announcement in spring

Perhaps tipping his hand a bit about Sony's "big secret," VP Hiroshi Sakamoto directs our gaze toward the 2013 edition of the big E3 games conference.

By Jan. 16, 2013


PS4's 'play while downloading' feature arrives early on PS3

A feature that lets you play games before they've finished downloading will debut on a PS3 game in a couple of weeks, ahead of the PS4.

By May. 19, 2013