A new report suggests the successor to the PlayStation 3 is codenamed "Orbis" and will launch in late 2013.
That's from a "reliable source" who told Kotaku the new console will include an AMD x64 CPU and an AMD Southern Islands GPU.
It is also said to be capable of displaying resolutions up to 4096x2160 to support 3D gaming in full 1080P.
Furthermore, Sony doesn't intend to make it backwards compatible with PS3 games and will even take measures to stop it playing pre-owned games with users paying an unlocking fee to access all content.
Those games are expected to be released on both a Blu-Ray disc and digitally on the PSN Store, following the Vita's lead of supporting both options simultaneously.
Meanwhile, Sony continue to deny reports of a new console and insist that the PS3 will have a 10 year life, taking it until at least 2016.
By Ben Salter - Tweet @Ben_Salter