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[EG]Sony "not even debating near-future PS4"

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We're nearly five years into the life of the PlayStation 3, but gamers shouldn't hold their breath as they wait for news on the PlayStation 4 - Sony hasn't even begun debating it yet.
"As regards home consoles, the PS3 was put into business in 2006, and it has a 10 year life cycle," Sony Computer Entertainment boss Kaz Hirai told Japanese news website PC Impress Watch (translated for Eurogamer by Keza MacDonald) following the announcement of the Next Generation Portable last month.
"This means that we aren't even at the halfway point. There are certainly many more desirable first and third party titles coming out. As we announce and implement new initiatives on an annual basis, I still believe in the importance of improving the software and feature set of the PS3.
"I think the value of the PS3 will continue to rise. Because of this, a near-future PS4 or next-generation home console is not something that we are even debating now. That is to say, we are still concentrating fully upon the PS3. Right now, I appeal to you to think of the PS3 and NGP as a new, co-operative partnership."
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...ear-future-ps4
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They don't need to think about it yet. If they design it now it will be old school tech by the time its realised.
    
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They are always working on the next console....
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so they truly want one console generation to serve for 10 years...

I dearly hope that developers start doing games with the mindset that games should be ported to the consoles from the PC, not the other way around, otherwise we're going to still see the same graphics with our GTX 980s and HD 9990s...
 
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Which means more direct x9 titles coming to a store near you.
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looks like my gtx260 is fine for an other 5 years,
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looks like my gtx260 is fine for an other 5 years,
More like an ATI Rage...

Sony really needs to update their console. They had slow sales for the longest time, with no real titles and not much advantage over the PS2; then were cabbaged by the XBox 360, and later, the WII.

I think this is smoke - they have to come out with something modern because manufacturers are probably not going to be making those obsolete parts, even in the near future.
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I think this is smoke - they have to come out with something modern because manufacturers are probably not going to be making those obsolete parts, even in the near future.
If the demand for consoles is still there then I see no reason why they would stop producing them. A company is not going to turn away business because the product they are being paid to make is "too old"
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Oh great we are going to be held back for games for another 5-6 years
    
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They don't need to think about it yet. If they design it now it will be old school tech by the time its realised.
They can think about designing it now though. They can predict components for 1-2 years in advance. Even after starting, it would take another 2-4 years before it is ready.
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