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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. (CES 2013, Kaz Hirai, Next-Gen, Sony)

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hennessey86  +   1130d 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.
iamnsuperman  +   1130d 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
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bobshi  +   1130d 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.'
UnSelf  +   1130d ago
irepbtown  +   1130d 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.
MikeMyers  +   1130d ago
Talk about front page news! No news, nothing. Yet it's on the top page at 910 degrees Fahrenheit.
Kevin ButIer  +   1130d ago
Solid answer, it's better than the usual: PS3 is a 10 year lifespan console so .... you know the rest
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ZigZagZach  +   1130d ago
It's a definite confirm though for the PS4, which is good enough.
SAE  +   1130d ago
This means that they are planning to release the ps4 very soon from the announcement ..
kneon  +   1130d 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.
tigertron  +   1130d ago
Translation="Wait until E3, where we can make big waves!"
sarshelyam  +   1130d 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 Sunshine  +   1129d 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.
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TheGamerDood  +   1130d ago
"we don’t talk about future generation technologies"

So his response is no response :| another worthless article.
knifefight  +   1130d ago
Games Journalism: So Awesome.
Abdou23  +   1130d ago
So, he basically said nothing.
GraveLord  +   1130d 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.
hardcorehippiez  +   1130d ago
call of duty black ops 2 pushing the ps3 to the limits ? are you serious ?
Hanuman  +   1130d ago
The PS3 can be pushed to it's limits in many ways. It doesn't necessarily mean that it has to look great.
TKCMuzzer  +   1130d 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.
DragonKnight  +   1130d 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.
ado908  +   1130d 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.
KwietStorm  +   1130d ago
Bubbles - 1
Sense - 0
DeadlyFire  +   1130d 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.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1130d ago
I bet he will go home and play ps4 after CES.
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yeahokchief  +   1130d 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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Walker  +   1130d ago
TGS 2013, maybe.
Benjaminkno  +   1130d 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!!
SnakeCQC  +   1130d ago
no one asked about block on used games?
Robotronfiend  +   1130d ago
Retailers won't stock a console that prevents used game sales.
insomnium2  +   1130d ago
Ummm..ofc they will. Maybe not all (0.00000001%) of them but most will.
MmaFan-Qc  +   1130d 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.
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EffectO  +   1130d ago
People are so stupid sometimes,they should've asked him about ORBIS.

and used games too
Tzuno  +   1130d ago
As i said before no next gen this year folks wake up.
solidt12  +   1130d ago
Dude the next gen has already started. The 3DS, Vita, the Wii U, Next gen PC cards. Only thing left to launch is PS4 and Xbox 720. Everything else has already been let out the gate and Sony and Microsoft is holding up the party.
DrugAddict-  +   1130d ago
LOL so dumb
angelsx  +   1130d ago
If 3DS,Vita and Wii U are next gen then i will be waiting for next next one
BitbyDeath  +   1130d ago
Generations aren't based on power, just the next wave of systems.
Rendermonk  +   1130d ago
The 360 has nothing left in the tank, and is the oldest, so it HAS to launch this year. IF they didn't, they'd only be doing Sony a favor by letting the PS3 live on the market alone without competing against the PS4. So Microsoft will launch this year. Having said that, if NextBox goes this year, Sony will too at the very least. That's not to say that Sony isn't already planning to release this year, but it's more to state the mindset of the companies. This then proves their release dates for this year.
Feldman9000  +   1130d ago
I'm telling you expect nothing.
LOL_WUT  +   1130d ago
There goes any hope for the PS4 releasing this year.
stefan771  +   1130d ago
It wouldn't have anyway going by how Sony have done things in the past
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3-4-5  +   1130d ago
Basically....Feb 2014
sway_z  +   1130d ago
I think Sony has learnt lessons with PS3...No way will MS get such a huge head start (not that it mattered in the end) this time around.

And PSN/PS+ is the best value driven service available on a console to date. I can see PS4 benefiting from that experience day 1.

In the end I believe (from 3rd party games & console spec point of view) there won't be much to choose between PS4/720....'ll come down to who has the best exclusives & for me it's Sony.

Oh!... and Japan prob get it Dec 2013 and Europe/N.America feb/march 2014 :(
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rulakir  +   1130d ago
PS3 and 360 are still good. They can go on for a little while.
jocomat9  +   1130d ago
that comment still applies even if ps4 came out tomorrow.
TKCMuzzer  +   1130d ago
No business is going to announce a new model until nearer release, it will damage sales of current gen. Accept it, we wont hear about next gen for a few months yet.
Y_5150  +   1130d ago
"Ready to launch it in a big way"
Big way+Gaming =
big gaming show=
PS4 is going to be shown @E3 in a big way, are our bodies ready?
mayberry  +   1130d ago
IMHO, sony does'nt need a new box, microsoft does.
Ritsujun  +   1129d ago
Phantom68  +   1130d ago
Why is this news? He did not say anything.
landog  +   1130d ago
just let it out man, you damn well better have a new playstation this year, same with xbox, these things will be getting owned by cellphones soon

7-8 years = 100 years in the tech world

get the damn things out!

I want to play ps and ms exclusives in REAL hd, not crappy 720p or less, get rid of all those jaggies, gimmie 60 frames, bigger worlds, better ai, better physics, more than 11 other people on my team in bf3, get rid of the damn screen tearing

do it now!!!!!
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jocomat9  +   1130d ago
i agree. Im sick of all the things you listed. And the slow xmb.
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cedaridge  +   1130d ago
No ps4 no time soon? that's cool. C'mon Microsoft with the NEW "XBOX."
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UnholyLight  +   1130d ago
i've always liked Kaz Harai. I hope he brings Sony back to where it used to be. This coming from a Microsoft kinda guy haha...but, the better the competition the better for everyone :)
deafdani  +   1130d ago
Sooo, this article tells us NOTHING, Kaz Hirai announced that he has NOTHING to say, and it still becomes the hottest article in N4G?

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ylwzx3  +   1130d ago
Who cares? I get tired of these articles.. You know the PS4 is bound to come out and that is a given. Same goes for the Xbox..
bucky1965  +   1130d ago
The countdown STARTS when the game developers get their first usable dev. kit. Add 2 YEARS to that. And that is WHEN the next console launch WILL be. (it takes 2 years to make an "A" title game), consoles needs launch titles. Simple.
g-nome  +   1130d ago
20fps Far Cry 3 sucks ass ... i want 60fps 1080p now.
Bladesfist  +   1129d ago
Then buy a PC. It is the only way to have it now. Or wait until the new consoles come out and hope they can handle that.
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ziggurcat  +   1129d ago
people really need to get the idea of the next playstation launching this year out of your heads. it ain't gonna happen.
Voyevoda  +   1129d ago
What a nice article and response. Not. It was nothing at all. Just a tiny paragraph about nothing.
The_Con-Sept  +   1127d ago
I'm sorry but this is news? This is more like a conversation that we have all heard repeat itself for almost 20 years now.....

News flash! I know when the ps5 is coming out!!!!! I asked my friend when the ps5 is going to come out and he said "you will be the first to know."

(In other words this article is pointless. Like stapling a steak to a see saw.)

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