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Sony says no to PlayStation 4 E3 Announcement

by Bill Hess on January 10, 2012

Sony says no to PlayStation 4 E3 announcement

Despite recent rumors, Sony says it will not be revealing a PlayStation 4 at E3 2012.  According to Kaz Hirai, the company has no plans to talk about the next generation of consoles at this point.  At a round table with reporters at CES, Hirai reiterated Andrew House’s December comments that said there are no surprise announcements incoming.

Hirai believes that the PlayStation 3 has a ten year life-cycle, “and there’s no reason to go away from that,” said Hirai.

It looks like Sony is committed to the ten year life-cycle thing despite growing concern that by then, PC’s and possible competitors will have flown by and widened the margin of visual fidelity and memory specifications.  A ten year life cycle for the PS3 would put us with a PlayStation 4 sometime in 2016, but many analysts believe its a matter of which company jumps first.  Whether it be Microsoft or Sony, an announcement by either will likely spur the other on to reveal as well.

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  • That Guy

    oh man, michael pachter was right(half way).if the 720 isnt announced the myans prediction may actually happen O.o

    • Dovahkiin

      Patcher better not be right.
      That guy is such an *ss

  • Roach

    Well, that blows.


    that should be a new troll face and hands seem to be a Vulcan salute


    I’m still laughing at the photo they chose for the article. $THUG LIFE $ hahah

  • Cool dude

    Nice close up.

  • njb

    Well we know who is confident bout their current console.

    I cant see the PS4 becoming a reality in a year or two

  • Underworld

    I’m very happy with the ps3, but I really hope they do announce the ps4 and then release in 2013. I can’t wait longer and I think it would be a bad idea for Sony to.

    I don’t really expect Sony to come out and say “yes we will announce the ps4 at E3″ That would be a bad idea and would spoil the surprise. So I still have hope they will announce it.

    • Allen

      I still think it may be revealed at E3 too. Saying they would announce it at E3 at this time would be a bad idea though, we just got done with Christmas and no one wants to buy something and less than a month later find out that a new one is coming.

      Then again, we are still kind of far out. I do think 2013 release but not until holidays 2013, that would be basically 2014 anyways which is 8 years for PS3.

  • Cool dude

    I remember NeoGeo being the longest ever lifespan of 14 years. Lol

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