Sony has made it pretty clear that they don’t plan to rush into the next generation, stating time and time again that the PlayStation 4 will not be shown or discussed for at least another year. CEO of SCEA Jack Tretton has gone on to reinforce Sony’s prior claims that nothing next-gen related is currently a priority for the company.
Speaking to IGN, Tretton explained that Sony’s current focus is on the PlayStation 3 and the launch of their new handheld:
…right now, we’re focused on PlayStation 3, and I’ve got another platform (PlayStation Vita) to get out the door in seven days, so I don’t want to be thinking about trying to launch new technology anytime soon. I want to focus all our energy on our console business, which is really just hitting its stride, and Vita, which really deserves a dedicated push from us.
I, quite frankly, would be very distracted if I had to be talking about next generation hardware this year.
It looks like gamers can rest assured that the PlayStation 3 still has a few more good years to look forward to. Hopefully Sony’s strategy in sticking to its 10 year plan regardless of what the competition plans to do works out for them, rather than just giving the competition an early advantage.