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Riccitiello Believes Next-Gen Consoles are Coming “Probably Starting Next Year”

July 20, 2012 Written by Alex Osborn

Get ready, because it looks like the next-generation of gaming hardware is not far off. According to a recent statement made by Electronic Arts’ John Riccitiello, we’ll likely see the successors to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next year.

In an interview with CNBC, the EA exec explained that the gaming industry will likely get the kickstart it so desperately needs with the reveal of new hardware next year.

A major catalyst going forward, and the most important catalyst going forward is visibility on next-generation console, because that NPD data – that minus 10-25% that you’ve been seeing – that can and should be reversed out and some point, probably starting next year.

It is already widely believed that both Microsoft and Sony are prepping their next-gen consoles for massive reveals at E3 next year. Will holiday 2013 mark the official start of the non-Nintendo next generation in gaming or does the following year sound like a better bet? Let us know when you think Sony should reveal and launch the PS4 in the comments below.