Sony to Abandon Cell Processor in PS4 - Good News or bad?

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The PS3 Cell processor has been controversial from the beginning. Why you ask? Because the chipset was difficult to program for and ultimately never lived up to it’s potential. For the next generation PS4 Graphics Processing Chipset, Sony has chosen an x86 AMD eight core processor code named "Jaguar." So what could this mean for you? Read below.

So why is this good news for the PS4?
What this means is better cross platform porting, making it easier to developers to port games from the PC and other consoles to the PS4. It also makes the PlayStation 4 significantly easier to program from, as most developers already work with AMD architecture on a regular basis.

Why is this bad news for the PS4?
With this new CPU in place, we are potentially saying goodbye to backwards compatibility for the past PlayStation consoles and PSN games. Yea major bummer that will likely upset a ton of Playstation Gamers, though Sony has promised backwards compatibility may still be available via streaming services.

Here at PS4 Experts, we've provided numerous articles detailing this new CPU in-depth and how it could change gaming. If you're looking for the CPU specs, visit our Official PS4 Expert PS4 CPU Guide or if you're looking for how this CPU interacts with the rest of the PlayStation 4, visit our PS4 Specs Page. Curious at how Sony is handling Backwards Compatibility? Check out the official PS4 Experts PS4 Backwards Compatibility Page.

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PS3/PS4 problems and solutions

Everybody loves the new PS3 and people are just starting to buy them, so why make a new product that would ruin the PS3 and its games? People do not want to re buy everything or even not be able to have those games anymore. PS4 is a terrible idea and it will likely not get that many sales as people love PS3. So why waste your time on making a new product that will, once again, likely get few sales. IF YOU DECIDE TO GO THROUGH WITH THE PS4: You could very likely drive people over to the Xbox, which by my understanding, would be a good idea. Why not be like them and create new and better system tat can still connect with thee older systems and have 1 big community of gaming. (For example: Xbox Arcade and Xbox Elite work on the same system, eg. MW3, online and system link.) Xbox has it so all their products and systems work on the same connection and database and online networking. So why ruin PlayStation with this and not just be satisfied with the PS3? If you don't make the PS4, you will in turn make people switch from Xbox to PS3 as they will not want to pay every year/month. ALL IN ALL, JUST STAY WITH THE PS3 OR MAKE THE P24 SO IT CAN CONNECT ONLINE AND PLAY WITH PEOPLE WITH A PS3.

What are you talking about?

People are just now starting to buy PS3's....? Are you serious? Where have they been all this time? PS3 has been out since Nov 2006! Thats 7 years ago! The first iPhone wasn't even released yet! I would understand if PS3 was released last year, and they decided to make a PS4 this year, then you will have a point. In the world of technology the PS3 is a Dinosaur. It will be a huge mistake if they didn't push the envelope and make another console. XBox One will not be backwards compatible either. If you want to play your old games, keep your PS3. Don't be mad just because you just bought a PS3 not knowing that the PS4 was going to be coming out soon. That's your fault for not doing your research.

PS3/PS4 problems and solutions (re-vised)

Everybody loves the new PS3 and people are just starting to buy them, so why make a new product that would ruin the PS3 and its games? People do not want to re buy everything or even not be able to have those games anymore. PS4 is a terrible idea and it will likely not get that many sales as people love PS3. So why waste your time on making a new product that will, once again, likely get few sales. IF YOU DECIDE TO GO THROUGH WITH THE PS4: You could very likely drive people over to the Xbox, which by my understanding, would be a good idea for people if you did this with the PS4. Why not be like them and create new and better systems that can still connect with thee older systems and have 1 big community of gaming. (For example: Xbox Arcade and Xbox Elite work on the same system connection, eg. MW3, online and system link.) Xbox has it so all their products and systems work on the same connection and database and online networking. So why ruin PlayStation with this and not just be satisfied with the PS3? If you don't make the PS4, you will in turn make people switch from Xbox to PS3 as they will not want to pay every year/month. ALL IN ALL, JUST STAY WITH THE PS3 OR MAKE THE PS4 SO IT CAN CONNECT ONLINE AND PLAY WITH PEOPLE WITH A PS3.

Agreement but, I see why

I agree w/ Anonymous even though I don't like Xbox very much at least they all connect to the newer and older systems. The only reason I think SONY does this is because SONY makes TVs. Microsoft makes computers so, I think Microsoft has more experience with online connections.

When & Why?

I want to know what most people wanna know. And the 2 most important things(for me at least) is WHEN does the PS4 come out in AMERICA and why doesn't SONY tell us more about it, or what games will be on it,SOMETHING?!

Screwing the PS4

Screw the PS4... why would anyone want this. people are satisfied with the PS3 and have not gotten bored of it. and at the moment most everyone is starting to decide to switch from the XBOX to the PS3 (which I myself did) as it is high quality. nobody wants to re-buy items that they currently own. that's just preposterous, outrageous, mad, and ridiculous. Sony needs to make up their mind and say, you know what, why would we make a new product when we are currently at an all time high in PS3 sales. so basically to sum this all up, screw the PS4 and just spend that extra money on updating software, coming up with new and better games, upgrading the current system to work faster and better (if possible) and just work with the amazing, basically new, product that you have. come on Sony, you did well on spiderman, use those spidy senses and make the right choice here will ya?

Not screwing the PS4

Yes there might not be no backwards compatibility but a game system is just to entertain! If they put BC on it then PS4 will be more expensive! (due to the technology inside it)And besides since they're not putting BC on it then that means it be more powerful than Wii U! (well like have new,upgraded features that Wii U wont have but it still be powerful than it!) So a system is just to entertain! Those other gaming companies makes those systems so we could be entertained and have a good time to have fun with your friends online and play some awsome games and have good time with friends and families!

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