Sony under "less pressure" to announce PS4

Posted on January 31, 2012 - 7:00pm by yuna66

TLDR;

Philippe Cardon, CEO of Playstation France,  states that we may have to wait for a PS4 announcement. However, in addition to this he discusses several things;  such as the  Vita's poor sales in Japan due to focusing on games for a Western audience, as well as believing that the  Wii is in decline.

It took me from Digital Spy, to CVG, to OPM, but I found the full story for you g1s.

Yesterday morning, 'Le Point' (a weekly news magazine in France) conducted an interview with the new CEO of Playstation France; Mr. Philippe Cardon. Whilst some information was expected, a few statements caught my eye.

Cardon begins by saying that 2011 - despite the tragic natural disasters and hacking dilemma - was a good year for the Playstation. He says, "The global market for the console is down, but it is primarily related to the Wii." Following on from the Wii, towards the end of the interview, Cardon comments (and it's quite interesting what he says) on the Wii U and its release being on the horizon:

"The Wii is pressed for time because it is in decline."

Following on from the Wii, towards the end of the interview, Cardon comments (and it's quite interesting what he says) on the Wii U and its release being on the horizon:

"We [The Playstation Move] have not the true "killer application" as can be with the Wii Mario Kart. "

Regarding the poor sales of the Vita in Japan, Cardon believes it is due to "the games not corresponding to the Japanese public," citing Monster Hunter as a key example.

Finally, the interview ends with Cardon saying, "We were the last to leave [announce] the PS3, it [we] will probably be the last to announce something."

So, g1s, do you still think they'll reveal some information on the Playstation 4 at this year's E3?

What do you think about his thoughts and feelings? Check the source for the full interview - it has been translated but the original link is included.

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