Sony under "less pressure" to announce PS4
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:
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:
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.
» Source: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lepoint.fr%2Fjeux-video%2Fplaystation-nous-serons-probablement-les-derniers-a-annoncer-quelque-chose-29-01-2012-1424903_485.php
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I still have a bunch of PS3 games to catch up on so I'm cool with this. Besides, I think the PS3 is fine just the way it is.
That would actually be fine with me.
I wouldn't be surprised if the PS4 came out in 2016.
I''m a Sony fanboy and I'm not worried in the least.. I already saw this coming and I know the PS4 will be awesome when it comes out^^
Well in terms of consoles the playstation is ahead based on technology so it makes sense they would be the last to come up with a new console. The Wii is the least technically impressive so it was first, next being the xbox followed by playstation, it all makes sense to me that they feel that way. And they did say originally the PS3 would be a 10 year console.
No PS4 for several more years, please.
Thank you for people (ShinraCorp) mentioning I copied the same sentence twice in one part. I didn't realize that!! I'll have to make sure I don't do that in future - and thank you to Screwattack as well for featuring this :).
Haha. Well, I did say that as well, but I thought his comments on the Wii etc. were worth looking at.
I'm sure Jared is excited...or is he??
Just noticed that. Thanks!
I can't see any new console being that much better than what's already out. Considering how excited I get about new technology, I'm looking forward to not hearing about new consoles. At least not this year. Buying a new console has now become a scary thing to me anyways. I went through 6 xbox 360's and 2 ps3's. I just hope they really work out their hardware before release. I may have to wait a year after each release just to see how many problems they have before shelling out the $600 they will probably cost.
I'd have to say that Sony is doing well enough with the PS3 that not many people would buy a PS4. Not to say Microsoft isn't doing AS well, but they could probably stand to release a new XBox soon, since they have an older console and just seem to do well with that since they've produced nothing since. Sony's done the PSP and Vita, and they probably couldn't live with another console release too soon. Plus, with the PS3 having its price cut about a year ago (or was it longer? Correct me if I'm wrong.), they're still getting so many people into it. Myself included, I bought a PS3 for black friday this year. They dont need a new console.
Besides, we all know a PS4 is just gunna cost $500+ :P
400 GB Oh god I can't imagine installing it hahaha
And remember Nintendo being a asshole was also it's biggest fuck up.
well I didn't really wanna see a new console from sony because I haven't even dug that deep in the ps3 yet
Oh you mean all the exact same things Microsoft did at the same time?
Also, one of my favorite games of all time is Shadow of the Colossus. Can't really get more "sony" than that.
Expansion of demographics is usually good, but I personally feel that the influx of M rated games and the fans thereof has been a net negative to gaming as a whole for the greater half of a decade, and especially related to the FPS genre.
Bottom line, Sony as a company is just plain inept at the whole gaming scene and they've only succeeded thus far on sheer luck and the unpredictable stumbling of Nintendo and Sega.
Just remember, if it wasn't for Nintendo being assholes in the mid 90's, you wouldn't even HAVE a Ps3 today.
Okay, thats just getting silly. 400 Gigs, really?
They'll most likely still use Blu-Ray, but most likely it'll be the BD-XL variant disc (which is 100 or 128 GB per disc). Of course some other manufacturers of optical media have developed 400 GB BDs, which would be another viable option.
Ico, the game that created the very concept of gaming as an art form?
U know the thing where people started to play more M rated game. Made the gaming market much bigger. Made CD works. The 2 analog sticks. And going back to the first one the gaming market would be much small then it is right now. And this just shows your just a Nintendo fanboy lol. Bro as much as im a Sony fanboy i do play Nintendo. Maybe u should try some Sony games and not be a bitch about anything Sony does. lol