Posted by John on January 29, 2012

Sony: PS3’s Momentum Means The PS4 Isn’t Crucial

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Most assume the PlayStation 4 is an inevitability, but few claim to know when Sony will release the new console.

The electronics corporation has been pretty quiet on the subject, and have often reminded everyone that the PlayStation 3 still has a lot of life left in it. Furthermore, sales are strong around the world and as a direct result, Sony may not need a new piece of hardware for a while.

During a French interview with Le Point (as cited by TheSilentChief), PlayStation France CEO Philippe Cardon said 2011 was a “very good year” for the PS3; it was the best-selling console in France last year, just beating out the Wii. And so, Cardon says Sony is “under a lot less pressure” to put out a new system, as opposed to the Wii, which has seen seriously lagging sales in comparison to its explosion onto the scene in 2006.

Microsoft needs the update as well, but Sony may not. Cardon finished by saying Sony would “probably be the last to announce something,” which may not surprise anyone, although other company executives have gone on record saying they can’t afford to be last to market again.

Well, as we’ve said plenty of times before, we’re good with the PS3 for a few more years. Most gamers seem to agree.

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, sony, new playstation, next generation

1/29/2012 8:24:14 PM Ben Dutka

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