It is well known that the first next gen games console will be the Nintendo Wii U, which may be released just in time for the holiday season. The console is believed to be twice as powerful as the current Xbox 360 as the company looks to replace the aging original. It now seems that Sony is not rushing with the PS4 release and expects to be last with regards to making an announcement about the next gen.
In recent weeks there has been plenty of rumors of when the PlayStation 4 may be revealed and what it may feature. According to a report on CVG though PlayStation France CEO, Philippe Cardone, says that the company will “probably be the last to announce something” about the next round of consoles.
Cardone added that Sony is probably the least under pressure to provide new hardware, especially compared to Nintendo that in Cardone’s eyes “pressed for time” as sales for the original Wii fall away. He continued that even though there are a number of rumors surrounding the next PlayStation but couldn’t say anything about it.
He pointed out that Sony was the last with the PS3, so claims it will probably be the same with the next model. Recently there have been some suggestions that the PS4 could be officially announced at this year’s E3 event in June, and coincides with the same claims about Microsoft and the next Xbox.
Numerous rumors have suggested the Xbox 720 could be revealed at this year’s show ahead of a release later next year. Earlier this month Sony Computer Entertainment chairman, Kaz Hirai, refuted claims of a PS4 announcement at E3, and continued with the talk of a PS3 ten year shelve life.
There are some that feel Sony slipped up though last time round allowing Microsoft getting a head start on it with the Xbox 360. So it remains to be seen if history will repeat itself this time round. Do you think Sony will be the last out of the blocks regarding next gen hardware?
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