Sony Isn’t Planning To Announce PlayStation 4 At E3. My Wallet Sighs In Relief.

Ready for a PlayStation 4? Well hold on, yo! You’re going to have to wait a bit longer for your mega-polygonal-joy-boost gaming experience. Sony has announced at CES that they ain’t going to be showing their new fantasti-machine at this year’s Electronic E-Something Expo.


With rumors about the next game consoles intensifying over these past months, it feels like 2012 might finally be the year when Microsoft and Sony let the details slip. But not everyone  is so optimistic, and in the case of Sony, nothing is in the pipeline for E3.

During this week’s Consumer Electronics Show, Sony’s Kaz Hirai responded to a roundtable question regarding whether or not they would announce the successor to the PlayStation 3 during June’s trade show.

“Andy [House, president of Sony Computer Entertainment] is absolutely right in that we are not making any announcements at E3. I’ve always said a 10-year life cycle for PS3, and there is no reason to go away from that.”

Your first response might be “Well, of course he’d say that!” And you’re probably right. But given that this will be the PlayStation Vita’s first post-release E3 — and a bunch of other factors — I can see strategic reasons behind why Sony wouldn’t want to make an announcement yet.

This is fine by me. I quite enjoy this generation, and will happily put off spending on a new console for as long as it is…impossible to do so.