Barring an act of God, this PlayStation 4 will see the light of day. But how will it look and act?
Yahoo is reporting that Sony has finally developed plans on how to promote and sell their super high-definition, high resolution 4K televisions. By utilizing the PlayStation 4, talks have begun leaking (see: rumor) that the next-next-gen console will support 4K resolution playback, and Sony hopes the console will help popularize 4K televisions as much as PS3 was a major player in helping Blu-ray win out over HD-DVD.
Sony equally hopes that consumers will enjoy the ability to play 4K resolution so much that they will upgrade their televisions to the latest model. What's so great about 4K, you say? Well, besides the fact that it supports a resolution of up to 4096 x 3072, 4K is unlike 720p and 1080p in that it takes it name from the horizontal resolution, not the vertical. Plus, it's pretty cool to say that your 2013 HDTV is 4K supported.
Enough of the nerdspeak, Sony plans to roll out the 80-inch XBR LED television set with 4K resolution for the 2012 holiday season, and sources say it will be in the ballpark figure of $30,000. We'll settle for asking Santa to leave it in our stocking.