Sony says no PS4 at E3
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Despite the rumours, Sony says that we won't be seeing a new Playstation at E3...
There has been a lot of discussion about the PS4 recently, and most of it has been focused on the rumour that it was going to be officially announced at E3 this year. But these hopes have now been firmly squashed by Sony's deputy president, Kazuo Hirai. In a press conference at the International Consumer Electronics show, Hirai told reporters that Sony would not be making any announcements at all about the new console.
As disappointing as this news may seem, it is fitting with Sony's claim that the PS3 was always designed to have a 10 year lifespan, and with it being only 5 years old, it does seem early to be announcing another Playstation. Of course, this doesn't mean that it will be 5 years until we see a new console - after all, the Playstation 2 continued to sell well for years after the release of the PS3.
Instead of a new console, it looks like Sony's focus at E3 will be firmly on their new hand-held console, the Playstation Vita, which was released in Japan last month, and has already sold half a million units in Asia.
It also looks like there will be quite a big focus on 3D from Sony now, as a steady stream of 3D titles are being released for the Playstation and Hirai has stated that Sony and Playstation are both "very committed to 3D". However, Hirai was keen to stress that mainstream integration of 3D was still "going to take a while."
E3 takes place in LA this June, and although one of the biggest predicted announcements is definitely not happening, it does make room for Sony to unveil some other new and exciting tech. Anyhow, E3 is always something to look forward too, and there's still a new Xbox on the cards, so don't be too disappointed by this news.
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