Sony announced their reveal date for the new PlayStation a short while ago, of course this meant Microsoft couldn't stay silent.
The new Xbox will be revealed before the E3 event, and will bring a new innovative controller. There is also some new information about the new PlayStation...
Both consoles do not yet officially have the name "Xbox 720" or "PlayStation 4", what the names will be is still to be confirmed. What we do know, however, is that the new Xbox will have Kinect integrated in the system, whereas right now you have to buy the Kinect device separately.
The new Xbox is also said to support Blu-ray, which was to be expected with the increasing size of games due to improved graphics and detail. Directional sound will also be supported, and there would also be plans to introduce augmented reality-glasses in a later stage.
Furthermore will the new Xbox use a 4-core CPU and 8 GB of RAM, as opposed to the 4 GB RAM of the new PlayStation. Keep in mind that these systems are most likely still prototypes, and everything can still be changed before the official launch.
The new PlayStation is not attaching the number "4" to it's name, since that would sound like "death" in Japanese, according to the magazine PSM3. The new console will be revealed during the E3 with a standard resolution of 1080p and 60 FPS.
The new console will not be backwards compatible with the PlayStation 3. The games will probably be able to be played through cloud however. Also PlayStation Plus is said to be playing a big role in the new console. Next to this, the new PlayStation will make use of 4 GB of RAM as mentioned earlier, and use an AMD 4-core Processor. The avarage price is estimated to be around 400 to 500 euro's.