Sony’s got something cooking, and a new teaser video drops heavy hints that the Japanese electronics giant is set to show off a brand new PlayStation console.
All will be revealed at a Feb. 20 New York event Sony said is dedicated to the “future of PlayStation.” The teaser, posted on Sony’s official YouTube PlayStation channel, doesn’t tell eager fans much apart from the date of the big event.
The company last released a new console, the PlayStation 3, in 2006. The PS3’s shipments trail Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Nintendo’s Wii, and many feel it’s ripe for an update.
Console gaming has lost some ground to mobile platforms that offer players game for free or very low costs. The NPD Group reports that the video game’s retail revenue — which does not count digital download sales — has dropped significantly. The group’s most recent report shows sales in December fell 22 percent from the previous year.