Submitted by Lavalamp 994d ago | news

‘It’s too early to talk about the end of this gen’, says Sony’s Yoshida

PS4 chatter is premature, according to Shuhei Yoshida president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios. The exec has stated that while consoles may hit technical boundaries near the end of their span, new services and ideas can prolong life cycles beyond what is possible with raw hardware. (Industry, Next-Gen, Shuhei Yoshida)

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Nawert  +   994d ago
I don't believe it's too early to talk about the next generation. I also don't believe we should talk about this generation ending, especially with all of the blockbuster games still coming.
Abash  +   994d ago
What Yoshida is saying - "Its still too early to talk about PS4"

What Yoshida is thinking - "Busy, busy months ahead with talking to all the developers and our studios about the latest PS4 devkit, hopefully we can reveal the next PlayStation next year"
DigitalRaptor  +   994d ago
Spot on. It must be an engaging but stressful time for all 3 console makers. Imagine the pressure of trying to ready a console for an enticing reveal, whilst looking to 1up your competitors.
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Yangus  +   994d ago
Sony....C'Mon...hype old ps3..?
Ok,not interesting.

I buy new xbox and WiiU 2013.
If more ps3 games start to be this quality I can wait for ps4 and skip wiiU.

It's about games no? Sure wiiU is newer but would I miss out on the last of us for zombieU? HELL NO!
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neoMAXMLC  +   994d ago
Because Microsoft doesn't continue to boast about how massive their success is with the Xbox 360. And they've already announced their new Xbox for 2013.

That was sarcasm by the way.
ziggurcat  +   994d ago
new xbox won't be out next year.
Blankman85  +   994d ago
I'm with Yoshida on this one
DivineAssault  +   994d ago
This gen isnt ending yet... Sony plans to support ps3 until 2015 so thats roughly 2-3 more years.. Just cuz new consoles are incoming doesnt mean its over.. The install base with current gen is pretty strong & im sure devs want to reach out to everyone.. This gen is over the hill tho & will slowly cease to exist as nx gen systems build their install base..

Vita isnt doing to hot because there isnt a transition between psp & it.. ppl dont want to give up their collections of umds for one system that isnt even a year old yet.. Itl grow as soon as they drop the price a bit & charge a realistic amount for them damn memory cards.. That sh*t is too damn expensive right now.. $80 in credit for a 32GB card is BS.. But u need it for apps, demos, music, pictures, videos, & games is insane.. that needs to be dropped in price by at least 50%
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BigStef71  +   994d ago
Regardless I'll still be playing my ps3 well into next gen. I'm in no rush to buy another expensive console so I'll enjoy the one I got for as long as I can
Anon1974  +   994d ago
You and me both. On top of that, I learned my lesson this gen about being an early adopter. Hardware issues, steep prices and for what? A handful of exclusives and some ports available on current consoles?

Even when the next gen arrives, I'll be waiting at least a year, if not more before jumping on board this time. Even if they stopped making games for this gen today, there more than enough games in my backlog to keep me busy for the next couple of years.
stage88  +   994d ago
Standard response. Even if the PS4 is coming out next year they would still want consumers in the dark in order for them to keep buying this gen's games.
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SolidDuck  +   994d ago
He is right now is not the time, next year E3 is the time. If MS and Sony don't announce new consoles at E3 I will be very disappointed.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   994d ago
Here's how I'm seeing it.

720 coming out in holiday of 2013 and PS4 following spring of 2014.

Both getting announced at E3 of 2013
stage88  +   994d ago
Really don't think Sony would want to miss the Christmas buying season. I see the PS4 and 720 releasing only a few weeks apart. No one wants the other to get the upper hand.
lionelbodestrung  +   994d ago
Hell, I still play my PS2,SNES, MegaDrive aka Genesis and N64 to this day! Generations never end, the bar never raises on fun right?
ceballos77mx  +   994d ago
I'm in no rush, regardless it'll be better because all of the collection of games will be dirt cheap when the new systems get here, I am actually enjoying the first Xbox more when u can get games at less than 5 dollars.
abzdine  +   994d ago
i think there are still too many things they should correct with Vita or PS3 like remote play and the cross play.
I am also looking forward to an interface relooking on the Vita, maybe make it a touch screen XMB instead of messy menu with huge circles.
Also work on the multi account on Vita and this is the hardware side. Regarding the software i think they are doing a good job.
medziarz  +   994d ago
I agree with Mr Yoshida:

The onslaught of games slated for Q1 2013,

Lightning Returns,
The Last of Us,
The Last Guardian

So including God of War Ascension, a PlayStation fan can name 5+ high profile must-play games that are still long time away for the PS3, after he/she is through with the overwhelming selection of games this season
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taquito  +   994d ago
lol.....it ended long ago, or at least any improvements in visual quality, uncharted 2, absolute peak for ps3, alan wake ( i guess) 360s peak at 540p.

what has been happening for the last few years is just a long, embarassing death rattle, the games and graphics getting worse and worse, sequel after sequel after sequel.....yawn!

nextbox should have been out in 2010-2011

ps4 2011-2012 at the latest

phones are passing consoles in visual quality, these guys delay tactics are going to end up causing them more financial trouble in the long run
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black911  +   993d ago
Ps3 still has alot of life and power left. Beyond Two souls speaks for its self.

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