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Posted on Monday, January 9 @ 06:52:19 Eastern by


Last week, rumor talk of a PS4 and new Xbox making an E3 2012 debut lit up the Internet like the Quadrantid Meteor Shower (Oooh, didn't know I could get all Science-y? Did ya?). This week, though, Sony is singing a different tune, saying that the Japanese electronics giant isn't "contemplating talking about anything to do with future console iterations at this point".

The quote comes from Sony Computer Entertainment President Andrew House (while speaking to CVG), who wants to focus on the Vita and the PS3, which he says is "just entering into this great period".

I agree with the last statement. The PS3 has finally reached a much more affortable price and has the largest library out of all the other consoles. But it took far too long for the PS3 to get to this point. And there were two reasons for that: The PS3 launched with a hefty price tag, and it lauched a year behind its most direct competitor, the Xbox 360.

I bring this up because, if Sony isn't even "contemplating" talking about a PS4, then they're going to be in third place for yet another console generation. They were arrogant in thinking the PS2 could hold them over for a few more years, and it cost them. The PS3 looks like it could enjoy an even longer lifecycle than the PS2, but that doesn't mean they should let the competition gain any advantages.

Of course, this could all be to throw off Sony's rivals. But thinking about it realistically, I don't think that's the case. Sony already has its hands full with a hardware launch. Development has shifted from the PS3 to the Vita, and it shows. There are fewer significant first-party titles scheduled for the PS3 this year than last. Even with Sony owning so many talented studios, supporting three pieces of hardware at once is going to be difficult, if not impossible.

Sony seems to be one year behind where they need to be on all fronts. Had the PS3 launched a year ahead of when it did, this console generation would have gone differently. Had Sony launched the Vita last year, there would have been less competition in the mobile space, and it would be somewhat established at this point, allowing Sony to focus more resources on a PS3 successor.

That's a lot of what-ifs, I know. No matter which way you look at it, Sony is in a tough position. Wait to launch the PS4 and risk giving the competition a head start. Or, start prepping for the PS4 and dilute available support for the PS3 and Vita.

That's my take on all of this PS4 talk. What's yours? Tell GR in the comments below.
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