Kinect-like PlayStation 4 in 2012 — report

According to Taiwanese component makers, who’ve chatted with Digitimes (via), Sony’s next home console is set for a 2012 launch.

Equally interesting is the claim that the new home console will feature full body motion controls similar to Xbox 360’s Kinect. Crazy.

The PlayStation 4 is said to go into production at the end of this year, with PS3 assemblers Foxconn and Pegatron Technology back on the job. 20 million consoles are expected to be manufactured for next year’s launch.

With the PS Vita release around the corner, launching a second console next year is a bit hard to imagine. Could Sony be looking to one-up Microsoft this time around and burst Wii U’s bubble while they’re at it, too?