Sony: Nintendo and Microsoft will release next-gen consoles first
We’re obviously all about the PlayStation 3 here at PS3 Attitude, but time to time Sony gives hints about their future consoles.
The PlayStation 3 released in 2006 as did the Nintendo Wii, a whole year after Microsoft which gave the Redmond company a huge market advantage.
Nearly four years down the line, Sony Worldwide Studios boss, Shuhei Yoshida, has said that we shouldn’t expect a PlayStation 4 anytime soon.
But he does say that when it finally does hit stores, it will unlikely be first out of the gate:
Looking from the outside, it was Microsoft that released the first of this generation of consoles. Naturally, in my opinion, Microsoft will make the first move. Or, because Nintendo’s approach was not to upgrade much on its basic hardware – Wii doesn’t even support HD resolution – so they might be the first to move.Probably the watch should be on these companies, in my opinion. Because PS3 was later than Xbox, and is more powerful, so it has a longer lifespan.
Now of course this could just be PR talk. Sony has constantly reminded consumers that they will continue to support the console till at least ten years after the PS3’s release. If Sony started saying that their next console is not too far away, some people will be turned off from purchasing the PS3 and will sit waiting for the PS4.
However this is just speculation because only Sony know of their true intentions for the next PlayStation.
Of course it’s natural to look to the future, but as far as we are concerned, the PS4 is still a long way off. We don’t think we’ll be changing to PS4 Attitude anytime soon!
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