Softpedia writes: "PS3 owners have been aware for some time now that they won't have to bother replacing their console with a new, radically different version (a.k.a. PlayStation 4). Sony was never in a hurry to make this kind of severe hardware jumps, and, as the PS3 remains one of the most advanced video gaming consoles on the market, the company's hesitation to make a PS4 is more than predictable. Or is it?
David Reeves, the one who lords over Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, has recently been interviewed by Play magazine and some of his affirmations hint at a sooner-than-we-might-think timetable for the launch of the PS4. Sony had already said that it thought of the PS3 as a console meant to last a whole decade. Here's how Reeves interprets the "decade" - "I don't know whether the PS3 lifespan will be eight, nine or ten years." It's true that we shouldn't attach an official announcement veneer to such an unclear statement. Still, that's not exactly the same assured tone of previous comments made by Sony people on the subject. So, why the change?"