The PlayStation 4 will not be announced at E3 this year. The console isn’t coming any time soon, and Sony will likely be the last to announce their next foray into the home marketplace.
We’ve heard it once from Sony’s Kaz Hirai already, but now Jack Tretton, SCEA President, spoke with IGN to share his take on the manufacturer’s hardware roster.
Specifically, Tretton said that talking about new hardware this year would be downright distracting.
“I, quite frankly, would be very distracted if I had to be talking about next generation hardware this year…”
According to Tretton, Sony’s focus is on the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Vita.
“Right now, we’re focused on PlayStation 3, and I’ve got another platform to get out the door in seven days…So I don’t want to be thinking about trying to launch new technology anytime soon. I want to focus all our energy on our console business, which is really just hitting its stride, and Vita, which really deserves a dedicated push from us.”
Announcing a brand new console like the PlayStation 4 would just about suck all the wind out of the PS Vita’s current push. The platform launches fully next week. Covering its fresh quality up with news of a brand new console likely wouldn’t do too well for its potential success.
Gamers and tech lovers are obviously excited by the next step in home console hardware; but, that excitement isn’t necessarily good for the current lifespan of today’s platforms. Nintendo? The Wii is losing steam, so the company is moving forward with the Wii U. Their update makes sense. Sony and Microsoft, however, are both enjoying tremendous success with their systems, there’s no need for either company to rush into the next generation of gaming.
As more news comes concerning the hardware manufacturers and their next moves, we’ll be on it.