Sony's Kaz Hirai says that the PlayStation 4 will not be at E3 2012

Sony's Kaz Hirai says the PlayStation 4 will not be at E3 2012.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Jan 11 2012 8:14 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:30 PM CST

CES 2012: We RumorTT'd about this a few days ago, but speaking at a "roundtable with reporters" at CES, Sony's Kaz Hirai answered a question about the possibility of the PlayStation 4 being shown off at E3 later this year. Hirai said:

Sony's Kaz Hirai says that the PlayStation 4 will not be at E3 2012 | TweakTown.com

Andy (House) 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.

Now, I'd like to go on record and call BS on this statement of a "10-year cycle", and at least bet we'll see a PS4 before the PS3 has been out for 10 years. Also, wouldn't it be perfect to pretend to let your guard down "hey guys, we're not teasing the PS4 at E3", while Sony are sitting there waiting for Microsoft to either unveil a new console, or hold off expecting Sony to not have anything.

Not only are new consoles needed because the current-gen consoles are ageing (we're in a Full HD era playing sub-HD games at sub-30fps), but Nintendo will catch up and even surpass them in terms of technological capabilities when the Wii U launches. What a slap in the face to the "HD gaming era" we supposedly entered. Sony and Microsoft need less than 5-year cycles, considering the tech pace smartphones and tablets are jumping at.

I guess we'll have to wait and see.

NEWS SOURCE:au.ps3.ign.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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