Sony: PS4 Releasing Significantly Later Than Competition Would be “Undesirable”

November 23, 2011Written by Sebastian Moss

With the PS3 still catching up on the 360’s install base due to Microsoft’s console having had a one year head start, Sony is keen to ensure that they don’t give their competitors the same advantage next time around.

PlayStation Europe boss Jim Ryan told Eurogamer:

I think we would consider it undesirable to be significantly later than the competition [with the next PlayStation].

With the Wii U out next year and more and more rumors starting to suggest a 2012 reveal for the next Xbox, Ryan’s comments point towards a new PlayStation console soon after. However, he also said that the PS3 has a lot of life left in it:

There’s still a lot of unfinished business on PS3. If you look at PlayStation 2, now in excess of 150m units installed globally, a huge majority of that was done at price points of £120 or lower. [With PS3] we’ve only just hit £199 in the UK, so clearly there’s a considerable untapped part of the market there.

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