Playstation 4?

UPDATE: A Sony rep has commented on the videos. Click here to read more.

ps4Well, the PS4 will, presumably, be released at some point in the future. And maybe it will be sooner rather than later. A Youtube account called SCElabs (Sony Computer Entertainment labs, I would think) has posted a pair of videos, one called “PS4 – Playstation 4 – Leaked Viral Video” and another called “PS4 – Playstation 4 – Leaked Launch Trailer,” and, for reasons that don’t need to be explained, my interest has been piqued. Hit the jump for more.

The description on the one labeled “viral” says this: “Leaked clip from a viral campaign for the eventual release of Sony’s Playstation 4.” So there’s no reason to assume the PS4 is imminent unless Sony says so at E3 next week, and these videos may just be elaborate hoaxes anyway.

But even if they are hoaxes, they’re pretty cool and worth the two minutes it takes to watch both of them. So watch them, and then tell us if you think these are legit or not, because I don’t have a clue.

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Launch trailer:

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On June 9, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Obviously they’re fake you ing dumbass. Why would sony release a video on youtube called, “PS4 and Playstation 4 and Leaked Viral Video.” It wouldn’t be leaked or viral if they did it. Second, the PS4 is years off, that’s just common sense.

Phil Owen

On June 9, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Hey there, Tyler. A few things:

1) Calm down.

2) These videos might not be fake and also not released by Sony, which would mean “leaked” is the correct term.

3) If they were released by Sony, it could be to build buzz for their E3 presser. In the business, we call that “marketing.”

4) Sony could release the PS4 tomorrow, for all you know.


On June 9, 2010 at 8:52 pm

this feels more like the addition of 3D to the existing PS3.

Luke Dennis

On June 9, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Interesting. The first video is really creepy and reminds me of the PS3 ad with the crying baby doll. So that makes me think that it could be the same marketing team. Or it’s fake and somebody used that ad as inspiration. The 2nd video is really cool and shows promise of 3d gaming, which I think is the next place gaming will explore. Look at the Nintendo 3DS.

Fake or not, they seem really well produced.

Rohan Prabhu

On June 10, 2010 at 7:47 am

@Tyler: STFU

Although, I must add, this seems to be very early for a PS4.. but then we never know


On June 10, 2010 at 8:41 am

Thanks for posting this Phil they’re pretty interesting, except for that douchebag named Tyler at the top. Oh, and the front page picture when you click on it, it brings you to a error I had to type in the link at the bottom of the picture to get here.


On June 10, 2010 at 1:37 pm

i agree with tyler, the videos clearly have nothing to do with playstation 4 and you are a flat out dumb ass. do the world a favor and die, we have enough gullible s alive as is.


On June 10, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Well, we all know that Sony is about to release the OS upgrade that would enable 3D gaming with the right hardware, so that just seems like a reference to that. Wouldn’t be surprised to see it at E3.


On June 10, 2010 at 1:51 pm

seems like its a video of the new 3D stuff coming to the ps3 in the near future…


On June 10, 2010 at 1:51 pm

First off
1)Calm Down


On June 10, 2010 at 1:57 pm

How pathetic are you that you got that angry? Answer: Very. Very pathetic. Calm down.


On June 10, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Tyler and shane.. internet tough guys.


On June 10, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Will this one have games?


On June 10, 2010 at 2:12 pm

ITS NOT PS4 BECAUSE I SAID SO STUPID! JK. They’ll announce it at E3 and a ty version will be out for Christmas and eventually the system will become OK through updates over a course of ten years, and after the production of 3 semi-interesting exclusive titles. Meanwhile, a paper clip corporation enters the console race and (accidentally) releases a far cooler console based on the concept of something usable. Sony develops a new photo slide show and hardcore fanboy gamers world over rejoice.


On June 10, 2010 at 2:15 pm


Feels the same as when I watched all the videos for the ps3.

Tyler and Shane are simply children. Otherwise they would have seen the PS3 promotional video. And would realize the tone is the same.

My theory is that Sony put these out. They are introducing 3D to the PS3. Their theme is that it will be such a huge change that it will FEEL like a whole new console.

If they can pull it off correctly(and they’ve been doing things right the past few years), then they will build hype which will aid this new project. And if they do it right, who will remember that the ads even said PS4?

hunting games

On June 10, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Probably legit. Looks like he’s wearing glasses that allow games to be played in 3D. They look way too professional to be a hoax in my opinion.

Balls Johnson

On June 10, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Wow you dumb s, it’s obviously just a launch for the 3D capabilities of PS3. The second video even shows Modern Warfare 2 on the screen.

What a sensationalist piece of article.

Balls Ass Johnson Rimjob


On June 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm

I believe it’s spelled ‘gaems’, sir.


On June 10, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Hey, did you ever own a ps2? Give sony a little more credit. They deserve it.


On June 10, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Could be worse. Could be raining.


On June 10, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Why would be be playing MW2 on a PS4?


On June 10, 2010 at 2:44 pm

not ps4, just ps3 with 3d. 2nd video still has same start up music. and its all about 3d.


On June 10, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Shane and Tyler need to find their meds. Not that I’m convinced it will happen but both will look mighty stupid if Sony does have a related announcement during e3.


On June 10, 2010 at 2:53 pm

lmao telling people to claim down over the internet. trolls never failed this hard before xD

Zachariah Granville

On June 10, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Yes, this is almost certainly leading up to 3D capability for the current platform. The PS3′s hardware is good enough right now that they don’t need a PS4. It was always a very forward looking device, meant to be relatively future resistant. I’d say we have a few more years before a PS4 is announced.


On June 10, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Obviously this is a leaked trailer for PS3 Move, apart from some guy wanting to screw with everyone by making his own “PS4″ trailer ending. I’m calling it, mark my words.


On June 10, 2010 at 3:04 pm

do you guys remember the fake commercial that sony put out for the playstation 11? I see no reason why this is not right from them. plus it says testing at the end, so yeah, calm down.


On June 10, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Sony should make the PS4 hackable again, then it would be a more popular console. Don’t worry, many kids will still buy the games.


On June 10, 2010 at 3:20 pm

These are adds for 3D gaming… clearly not PS4. Sony has only just started to make profits on the PS3 do you really think they are going to throw away all the massive amounts of funds its going to produce…

But yeah 3D gaming will suck until PS4 comes out as PS3 is far to underpowered to run simultanous images that are required for 3D.

Free PS4

On June 10, 2010 at 3:22 pm

I don’t think you can have a viral marketing “leak”.

Tyler is a having a Bad Day/Life

On June 10, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Geez, you’re kind of a doosh huh? Try being sensible and seemingly intelligent while speaking to others.

Shane is also having a Bad Day/Life

On June 10, 2010 at 4:29 pm

Wow, what the hell did your parents do to raise such a wonderful person? They should write a book….. and then it established as exactly what NOT to do. :)

Shane is also having a Bad Day/Life

On June 10, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Calling people Trolls is larger fail due lack of opportunity for them to show you what time it is. ROFLMFAOTIPMS

Shane is also having a Bad Day/Life

On June 10, 2010 at 4:34 pm

They aren’t even internet tough guys, just simple minded internet brats.


On June 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Yea gutshot has it right along with a lot of you others.

When the PS2 came out there was an awesome commercial for Playstation 11. These are promos for a new announcements to the PS3 like many others have said.

Maybe a twist on “taking your PS3 to another dimension.” Hopefully not that , but playing with the whole PS3 and 3D thing.

Just like Phil Owens said, “it’s called marketing.” Think of how pumped people are now to see what Sony has to say at E3.

joe blow

On June 10, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Modern Warfare 2 coming to a PS4 near you.


On June 10, 2010 at 5:17 pm

remember when ps2 was out and sony released a ps7 commercial? theres your answer…i swear, anything to get hits on a news site nowadays, hey, i heard that sony’s also going to be releasing 3 different versions of ps4, version 1.0 version 2.0 version 3.0 next week! OMG


On June 10, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Please, do a little bit of research or at least know SOMETHING, anything at all, about what you are commenting on instead of making the world just that much dumber…


On June 10, 2010 at 6:43 pm

This guy ^ must be a blast at parties..


On June 10, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Maybe just maybe its just a press bumper for the 3d capability that ps3 has…hint the glasses and whole point of the second video. More then likely considering that its already been confirmed


On June 10, 2010 at 7:14 pm

This is fake, however, PS3 will have 3D capabilities… oh wait, that already happened. Today, Sony announced they will be giving a couple of free releases (betas) to players who own a 3D Television.


On June 10, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Puberty not treating you so well, Tyler? It’s okay, by the way you act, I’m judging you still have about 8 years left of this. Or wait, I mean, we all have to put up with your douchebaggery for 8 more years. While, beyond your pre-pubescent tirade, I could see why you’d think that the PS4 is years off, but let’s embrace logic for a moment to highlight the extent to which you are an ignorant retard:

Consider current trends — motion control, 3D video (which really ONLY has a place in games), social gaming, etc. Sony, of all CE makers, is most rabid about pushing 3DTV. Games is really the only viable outlet for this, and to do it NOW, they need graphics hardware NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE in the PS3.

Oh yeah, and “fake”… clearly you’ve never done professional AV production. When’s the last time you saw a video like that on YouTube that looked THAT GOOD and didn’t have a huge budget. If someone DID do that with a huge budget, I think Sony would be suing them all the way to hell.

And take a cue from Mr. Owen: when you want to sell something, you create “buzz”.

Way to fail, kid. Bra-VO.


On June 10, 2010 at 7:19 pm

they look real…but it would be a dumb move to release a new system right now..especially since we dont have any new technology to put in a new console graphics wise anyways…


On June 10, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Wow, another ignorant, pre-pubescent idiot. Man, you clearly have a career in this business, like HALF the people telling you you’re likely WRONG. Denying likely, logical assertions with insults… man you sound like half of the religious people I know… gullible, immature, and gleefully misinformed.


On June 10, 2010 at 7:25 pm

Too bad he’s clearly too young to drink off the shame and embarressment of being “f1rst” douchebag to have his a$$ handed to him by a horde of experts and enthusiasts.

“Tyler, it’s dinner time honey! Wash up!”


On June 11, 2010 at 1:15 am

Did anyone notice the woman in the second (“PS4 Launch Trailer”) is a less than semi-famous actor? Not saying it’s real; just sayin’ if it’s fake somebody went through a whole lot of trouble to make it.

Plus everybody reacted pretty bad to @Tyler but @Balls Johnson seems to top the scale; calling out the author. He’s just asking for our opinions, not your offensive bull name calling. Just sayin’.


On June 11, 2010 at 4:23 am

I don’t think that if there would be a LEAKED video, Sony would be the party publishing it you moron, although it still is pretty hard to believe this is real. Posts on leaks are generally stupid and come out to be untrue in most cases, but for some reason you did read this story in the first place, out of curiousity, that’s what people want to see, news of stuff yet to come out.


On June 11, 2010 at 6:03 am

Wow! This is amazing. i am so excited. i can’t believe Sony would have leaked these by accident. These look like the real deal to me. I am getting on line tomorrow so I can be the first to get one.

P.S. I am a gullible a_hole!


On June 11, 2010 at 6:28 am

It would be great if it was real, but I am going to be a bit pessimistic and say that these are fake. It just doesn’t seem like something the Sony marketing team would do to promote a new product. Now, this would be a step forward in planned marketing, but it just doesn’t seem like something that would be done. For everyone thinking this is real, I hope you’re right.

Mike H

On June 11, 2010 at 7:35 am

I think the most blaring evidence that these are not authentic is the screen showing Modern Warfare 2. Sony would probably choose not to show the title of the game and if they did it would be a Playstation exclusive title


On June 11, 2010 at 9:31 am

Dollar to Dime these are the 3d promo videos. The first one the PS logo is all 3d’d out and in the second video the screen shows modern warfare 2 all blurry like it’s brodcasting in 3d…

They also both show the player using glasses…


On June 11, 2010 at 10:36 am

Ask yourselves this: at this point in technology what could Sony possibly do to make a ps4 worth it? The ps3 was already technologically superior and more expensive an it ended up bombing in sales. Are they going to make it even more powerful? Doubtful. So what then? If this is true and they are coming out with a ps4 I can only assume they’d just make a cheaper version of the ps3 to scam their faithful out of a few bucks.


On June 11, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Weird… I saw those BEFORE someone messed with them and put PS4 on them…

They’re Japanese ads promoting the new 3D features. It has nothing to do with PS4. Sony has repeatedly said that the PS3 product cycle is 10 years.


On June 13, 2010 at 9:35 am

The 1st one is fake who carries a HD video cam with them like that?
the 2nd one is real its not a ps4 though the ps3 is adding a new feature in 3D..i dont know how the adding it but you might have to buy a new console but it would not be a ps4 with just an added 3D…3D is a waste of time

joel mambe/who cares nerds

On June 14, 2010 at 2:12 am

calm down tyler who cares all of yall are nerds


On June 14, 2010 at 6:17 am

K Clutch. if the second one was for ps3, don’t you think it would say ps3 not ps4? Or do you think Sony just releases their videos to the public for anyone to mess with? And the first one. Have you really never seen a movie like that? Its to add to the suspense and make it seem like everyone is really scared.


On June 14, 2010 at 11:52 am

i wonder if it will be even more realistic in PLAYSTATION 4 than PLAYSTATION 3


On June 23, 2010 at 5:50 pm

i think the stupid ps3 i dont even want to know how stupid the ps4 i think the playstation company should burn in hell, crawl in a ditch and die


On June 30, 2010 at 12:43 pm

PS3 is outstanding. You have absolutely no skillz in grammar so you should just “crawl in a ditch and die.” How is the PS3 stupid? How would the PS4 be stupid when it hasn’t even been confirmed by Sony yet?


On July 2, 2010 at 3:43 am

why is it that xbox fanboys feel the need to come to a playstation article to talk crap?? do u really have nothing better to do? Playstation has been in the console game WAY longer than microsoft has and actually know what they are doing. Microsoft is a more a software company than anything else, and we all know how much their GUI’s suck on the comps. Microsoft needs to stick with what they partially know before jumping head first into these consoles. Its what ive thought ever since they said they were gonna release the first crap box

Tyler is the only other logical person here

On July 6, 2010 at 10:46 pm

Phil Owen, you are div.
1) Only a gullible mong would believe that first video was anything but a hoax.
2) That 2nd video was clearly an ad for 3d capability on the ps3.

I agree with what’s his name, kill yourself.

Btw religion is also a hoax since you probably believe in that twaddle as well.


On July 7, 2010 at 9:36 am

I think the PS4 launch in such a short time of the launch of the PS3 is a form of neglect and ignorance of people who bought the PS3.


On July 13, 2010 at 12:44 pm

If the videos are real, why would they be “testing” MW2 in the Second vid? Using older games for testing next gen console doesnt seem right. If anything they would use some sort of Tech demo.

To be honest, with the way things are now with the economy and things like that I dont think the “Big 3″ companies are in a rush to bring out the next consoles. Thats why they keep innovating new technology with the current consoles now. The heatbeat/pulse thing for Wii, PS Move, and MS Kinect, they are all clearly candidates that couldve been used in the next set of consoles.


On July 15, 2010 at 6:19 pm

I can haz ps4? Ó.Ò


On July 15, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Technically, it doesn’t matter if this is real or not because no details are actually revealed in either video. The purpose of any commercial is to increase interest in a product which these videos, real or not, have clearly done. Regardless of who actually made these videos they are real commercials for a soon to be real product that would in no way contradict the final product. (since no details are given to begin with!)

Though, personally, *IF* these were real – (and having seen all the remarks above I don’t want to touch that debate with a 10 foot pole, so I will reserve my actual opinion) – If Sony themselves were to release an actual teaser shortly before an event, it would have the natural effect of causing speculation. The less details given in a teaser the more speculation. The more speculation, the more popularity. The more popularity, the better the sales. Companies do that all the time.


On August 3, 2010 at 7:32 pm

This has since been confirmed as a Hoax apparently, some student movie maker named Han West,


On August 15, 2010 at 5:57 am

This is fake horse if you think its real then that makes you a dumbass!

psmove games

On August 28, 2010 at 3:21 am

lots of reports on this video, i know it is a bit old… but funny how it leaked right before the sony guys starting talking about a playstation 4, stay up to date on real facts

Free hunting games

On September 6, 2010 at 4:48 am

This is absolutely fake. it’s very clear in my opinion.


On January 24, 2011 at 5:51 pm

In my opinion the first one not see very well and the second one seems to me mas realistic in any case playstation 2 salio in 2000, playstation 3 in 2006, now he is still wl playstation 4 for 2012 or at the longest 2013 so the companies normally wait 6 years to extract a new console to extract it of a new generation.


On January 30, 2011 at 9:16 pm

when will ps4 come out


On March 23, 2011 at 10:25 am

What c

trey holiday

On May 9, 2011 at 11:46 am

It’s possible have you ever heard of the phrase controversy creates cash as you can see its a good way to get folks to start saving the money to buy the system and I have yet to see or hear sony deny that it is coming out with the new system.

Margarita Ramone

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