"They say this is the last console, and I am certainly a believer in that", says Nvidia's head of cloud gaming, Phil Eisler.
Over the last five years, the console market has changed dramatically: digital downloads, DLC, firmware updates, tablets, mobiles, free-to-play, used games, piracy, sequels, spiralling development costs, the recession... almost everything we know about the way we buy, play and enjoy videogames is changing, or already redundant.
It's against this uncertain backdrop that Sony will place its most high profile bet: PlayStation 4. Only this year, the firm posted a record loss of £3.6bn and - with PS Vita floundering only nine months into its life - the stakes are high.
Ahead of its final issue, PSM3 has assembled every rumour, whisper, market trend and leak related to Sony's super console. Oh, and before you ask, it's currently codenamed 'Orbis' - and yes, we checked. We've run everything through our global network of tech experts, analysts and industry insiders to bring you the most accurate picture of PlayStation 4 anywhere in the world.
Its specifications are being finalised as we speak but, right now, this is the most accurate picture of 'the last console ever' you can read anywhere in the world. Better yet, the future of gaming is closer - and brighter - than you'd think...