Although I personally think that it’s a little too early to predict what exact graphics chip the PlayStation 4 will utilise, a report release last week indicates that Sony is or has opted for an AMD chip.
The report comes from Forbes who spoke to Rory Read, the CEO of AMD who commented that the company is quietly making deals with Sony.
If the report is correct then Sony will not be using NVIDIA as previously expected.
With the launch of the PlayStation Vita this last week (in the UK/US etc…), we can expect that Sony wont be pushing another games console on to the world this year as it would water down each launch. Instead, we might be looking at 2013 or perhaps as late as 2014 for a launch.
Remember that the PlayStation 3 has a lot of life left in it. Just because it has just reached its fifth birthday late last year, it doesn’t mean it needs replacing any time soon. The PS3 was a huge leap in terms of graphics performance from the PS2 and we can expect to see it last another several years although a PS4 will be phased in and will make the PS3 a more budget unit.