Sony's next PlayStation console codenamed "Orbis" is slated for a holiday 2013 release, according to sources cited by VG247. The Japanese conglomerate has not yet confirmed even the existence of its supposed successor, but rumors have it that Sony could be prepared to launch the PS4 earlier than its closest competition, Microsoft's next Xbox. However, Microsoft also released the Xbox 360 12 months earlier than Sony, so its possible Redmond could replicate that feat. It has recently surfaced that an AMD A10 APU-powered PS4 dev kit were handed out to devs, which were reportedly outfitted with 256 hard disk storage, a Blu-ray drive along with 8GB/16GB RAM. The PS4 is in for some tough times when it does get released, as the gaming landscape has changed considerably since the PS3's launch with the advent of more people embracing mobile gaming.