Technology website SemiAccurate has claimed that the successor to the PlayStation 3 will be released in spring/autumn 2014 – not late 2013 as previously speculated.
Furthermore, Japanese sources close to the website state that the console is codenamed Thebes, not Orbis.
“Other than it being an AMD CPU and GPU, we don’t have much more specific details,” it says. "It is said to be a 28nm part, likely fabbed at Global Foundries or IBM for the first run, and out after Oban. That would most likely be the spring of 2014, but it could be fall of that year too."
Oban, in case you weren’t aware, is the supposed name of the developer test system chip for Microsoft’s next-generation console. In addition, the system’s codename is believed to be Kryptos, not Durango.
Both consoles are expected to be officially unveiled at E3 2013, though it now appears Microsoft will be first out the door again.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted.