Sony’s Chief Financial officer, Masaru Kato has admitted that Sony is developing a ‘future platform’ which will eventually replace the Playstation 3. He didn’t actually say it but his statement has enticed bloggers and gamers alike to start talking about the Sony PS4.
During a conference call Kato Said“The PS3 still has product life, but this is a platform business. So for the future [of the] platform, when will we introduce it? What product? I can not discuss that. But development work is already underway.”
Although this sounds exciting, it doesn’t mean Sony will be rolling out the Playstation 4 anytime soon. In previous statements Sony has explained the PS3 has at least a ten year product lifespan meaning it will be around until 2016. They also expect to sell around 15 million PS3 consoles in 2011 alone, a fact that Sony will want to capitalize on after recent events affecting the PSN network.
Many sites are predicting we could see the PS4 and Xbox 720 during the 2012 E3 conference, others are being less optimistic tipping the date to be in 2013. At this stage we’ll remain on the fence, as let’s face it, nobody really knows and today’s news is literally the first Sony has had to say about the PS4.
What would you like to see on the PS4? Do you feel the PS3 needs replacing before 2016?