Future gimmicks

The PlayStation 4 will support 4K resolution, according to a report on BGR. The website claims that the Japanese giant is betting big on the technology now that 3D has failed to invigorate the market. It is already selling 4K Blu-ray players, and will introduce a compatible 80-inch XBR LED television set soon. The PS4 will presumably form part of a company-wide initiative to get consumers investing in the technology.

The rumour corroborates with other reports we’ve heard regarding Sony's next console, so we’d bet the bank on this being true. We’re just not sure 4K resolution – no matter how pretty – is going to encourage average consumers to splash out on new televisions. Then again, everyone said the same thing about high definition, didn’t they?

[source bgr.com]