Color me skeptical, but Smarthouse has a story in which a Sony exec says Sony will release to PlayStation 4 possibly in 2010, with significant firmware upgrades to the PlayStation 3 between now and then. I think Sony really needs to get a grip on sufficient PlayStation 3 numbers before focusing too much on the PS4. But I guess that’s why I’m not an executive at one of the largest electronics and entertainment companies in the world.
A PS4 will be launched by Sony but not until at least 2010 claims the Vice President of Technology for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Paul Holman.
What will happen between then and now is that Sony will introduce a series of firmware upgrades that will give the PS3 more media centre capability while allowing for the introduction of third party applications and hardware “Such as interactive controllers” similar to the Nintendo Wii he said.
“To say that there will be no PS4 because of a management change is a bit far fetched: he said.
I hadn’t even heard talk that the recent change of management at Sony’s entertainment division would mean no PS4, so I think most people will just be focusing on the “not until at least 2010” part. I’m guessing a lot of people think Sony expects to have their next generation console out in 3.5-4 years. To me, this says no earlier than 3.5-4, and certainly leaves the door wide open to a much later launch date. And I just don’t see 2010 as a viable release time for Sony, given the current PS3 manufacturing problems. (via TechEBlog)
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