CES 2013: Kaz Hirai Responds To PlayStation 4 Inquires

Sony President and CEO Kaz Hirai couldn’t avoid the inevitable PS4 question raised during a Q&A segment after his CES press conference.

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hennessey861869d ago

“We’re very happy with the way that the PlayStation 3 has grown over the years. Obviously a lot of interaction with the PlayStation Vita as well,” Hirai stated. ”All of the gaming fans out there, you probably know that we don’t talk about future generation technologies until we’re ready to launch it in a big way.”

I'm still hoping for a bit of info before E3.

iamnsuperman1869d ago (Edited 1869d ago )

So what he has said is wait until we reveal the console (i.e whenever we think we are ready to) before asking that question as we never talk about future products

Pretty standard answer really and I was expecting that

bobshi1868d ago

Indeed. It wasn't like he was going to say 'oh crap, did I forget to mention that on stage? We have a PS4 out this fall.'

irepbtown1868d ago

I'm sure most people knew we'd get no info this early. I'm sure we'll here about the PS4 (whether that's official announcement/reveal or a small bit of confirmed info) this year, but my bet is a 2014 release.

MikeMyers1868d ago

Talk about front page news! No news, nothing. Yet it's on the top page at 910 degrees Fahrenheit.

Kevin ButIer1868d ago (Edited 1868d ago )

Solid answer, it's better than the usual: PS3 is a 10 year lifespan console so .... you know the rest

ZigZagZach1868d ago

It's a definite confirm though for the PS4, which is good enough.

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SAE1869d ago

This means that they are planning to release the ps4 very soon from the announcement ..

kneon1869d ago

Which makes TGS a better option for the announcement as I would expect a fall release.

But if they leave the announcement too close to the release date then it's almost impossible to prevent leaks since product will already be shipping to distributors.

tigertron1869d ago

Translation="Wait until E3, where we can make big waves!"

sarshelyam1868d ago

Not likely...there are far too many announcement at E3 for Sony to risk getting lost in the shuffle, drowned out by rival announcements and big software. I'm betting on an earlier announce, much like the Vita!

Calm Down Sunshine1868d ago (Edited 1868d ago )

"far too many announcement at E3 for Sony to risk getting lost in the shuffle"

What is this I don't even...

The only announcement that a rival (Microsoft, as Nintendo have already played their hand) could make is the next Xbox.. And that would, at best and most likely, be on par with a PS4 announcement. It would realistically be Nintendo being "lost in the shuffle" if the next xbox/playstation were announced at E3.

TheGamerDood1869d ago

"we don’t talk about future generation technologies"

So his response is no response :| another worthless article.

knifefight1868d ago

Games Journalism: So Awesome.

Abdou231868d ago

So, he basically said nothing.

GraveLord1868d ago

Ouya - Android based console. Very cheap, offers lots of free games...etc.

Nvidia's Project Shield - Android based home portable Android based console. Has HDMI inputs so it can be used as a console and also has the ability to play your PC games from your Desktop.

Wii U - An HD Wii. Supports Wiimotes as well as the new Gamepad tablet-like control. You don't even need a TV to play most Wii U games.

Why did I list all of these things? These are all products that are launching well before PS4. Sony is taking too long in releasing the PS4 and since we still don't know a thing about it, it's probably very very far away. I expect all of the above systems I listed to be successful in their own way due to this console cycle running too long.

TO MICROSOFT AND SONY: Stop milking PS3/360. It is time for new consoles. My PS3 keeps freezing with Black Ops 2. I'm pretty sure this is due to the console being pushed to its limits and rushed yearly releases that aren't optimized properly.

hardcorehippiez1868d ago

call of duty black ops 2 pushing the ps3 to the limits ? are you serious ?

Hanuman1868d ago

The PS3 can be pushed to it's limits in many ways. It doesn't necessarily mean that it has to look great.

TKCMuzzer1868d ago

Black Ops 2 freezes because the network code is half arced. Mine only ever freezes playing it online. The PS3 is not being pushed, it's just like many CODs, their not quite finished until patch number 1.9 or something.

DragonKnight1868d ago

Ouya: Will play crappy android games no one will think twice about. Will very likely fail its first year.

nVidia's Shield: Not a threat to anything or anyone because you need to have a specific graphic card to be able to use it effectively, and when was the last time you knew the PC crowd to be bogged down by such restrictions? Especially when it will not have the same adaptability as a PC. Will not be able to compete with 3DS or Vita.

Wii U: Completely irrelevant. Third party support is pretty much nil at this moment and not looking to improve. More devs are coming forward saying it's too weak.

Sony and MS don't have to bring out a new console any time soon. Your console is freezing because it needs to be cleaned and taken care of, BLOPS 2 pushes nothing.

ado9081868d ago

@Gravelord Black Ops 2 is not pushing the PS3 to its limits. I don't know where you came up with such a conclusion.

@Hanuman There is not one game that is pushing the console to its limits. Certainly not Black ops 2. The game has no scale and the graphics look pure crap to most games. If Black Ops 2 is pushing the system to it's scale then games like Killzone 3 and Battlefield 3 wouldn't even exist on it. And Those are only shooters. there are much bigger games.

@TKCMuzzer I agree. It has everything to do with the games network coding. These people are actually confusing themselves. Online lag is not gameplay performance. It's the matter of your connectivity that users from both PS3 and Xbox 360 are experiencing. Don't blame the system blame the developers.

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DeadlyFire1868d ago

Don't worry it will bleed into the internet before E3. Just gotta find it.

AMD has announced its AMD Richland/Kaveri APUs. Richland launching in First half of 2013 and Kaveri in 2nd half of 2013. Features facial tracking and gesture recognition software. That is a good hint I believe. Richland is 32nm and Kaveri is 28nm. Notably first rumors of XB3 and PS4 were of their CPUs being 32nm for XB3 and 28nm for PS4.

Take a look at Gesture controls in action.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1868d ago (Edited 1868d ago )

I bet he will go home and play ps4 after CES.

yeahokchief1868d ago

I am hoping the media shuts up about ps4 and xbox 720 and i know a lot of my friends are as well. We are happy with our PS3s.

I still have roughly a dozen ps3 games to play not to mention around 30 or so games where I can go back for trophies.

Please enough about ps4 until next year. use your brain and write some actual good articles about video games instead of using next gen for hits.

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Benjaminkno1868d ago

Come on folks! PLAYSTATION 4 "INQUIRES"?

Isn't it "query"? or at least "inquiries"?

GOD and I haven't read any of it yet!!

SnakeCQC1869d ago

no one asked about block on used games?

Robotronfiend1869d ago

Retailers won't stock a console that prevents used game sales.

insomnium21868d ago

Ummm..ofc they will. Maybe not all (0.00000001%) of them but most will.

MmaFan-Qc1868d ago (Edited 1868d ago )

by "retailers" you mean buisness who make their money with used games?

sorry but thats not the only place you can buy stuff.

btw, were's the complain about the fact that most pc games cant be traded and played as "used game"?

did the world ended when i was fully aware that my STEAM games(digital and retail with steamwork support) couldnt be traded? NOPE.

i dont want to see the ps4 preventing used games to be played...but cmon, dont be ridiculous.

EffectO1869d ago

People are so stupid sometimes,they should've asked him about ORBIS.

and used games too

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