Thursday, January 12, 2012

CES – Sony: No PlayStation 3 Successor in 2012

PCMag.Com - Don’t expect a next-generation PlayStation console to appear this year. Sony executive deputy president Kazuo Hirai dashed hopes that the company will unveil a PlayStation 4 this year at E3, or elsewhere.

Hirai, who heads up Sony’s consumer electronics and video game divisions, told the Wall Street Journal that the company believes the PlayStation 3 is a product with a 10-year life span. Sony launched the PS3 in 2006, so by that logic, the company won’t produce a new PlayStation for another four years.

Hirai’s words corroborated previous comments from Andrew House, head of Sony’s video game business, who recently said there won’t be a PlayStation 4 reveal at E3.    More