This period in a console´s lifecycle is really just a bunch of waiting for the next consoles to come out. So, when nothing from Sony or Microsoft came about at E3 people were very disappointed. Many months later and we still have nothing but a bunch of rumors and codenames. At least we may have some “real” codenames this time, cause I guess Durango and Orbis aren´t good enough.
According to Semiaccurate, the same site that put a name on the Xbox 720 developer chipper, says the Xbox 720 is now known as “Kryptos.” Speaking of that chip, Semiaccurate says the “Oban” is still scheduled for mass production wafers before the end of 2012. Supposedly though, there are manufacturing problems that could cause a delay.
Regarding the PS4, it’s now known as “Thebes.” There are not many details on the chip for the PS4, but they do state that it’s said to be a “28nm part,” which is likely manufactured at Global Founderies or IBM for the first run and is set to be out after the Microsoft chip “Oban.” If so, this would mean a spring or fall 2014 release for the PS4.
Of course, take all of this with a grain of salt because everything could change by tomorrow. However, if Microsoft does come out with their new console in 2013, can Sony really afford to wait till 2014 and come out behind Microsoft AGAIN? Why don´t I let you readers be the judge of that.