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Nirolak
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(02-17-2012, 05:08 AM)
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Jack Tretton has said that a PS4 announcement this year would be distracting.

I'm imagining another January PlayStation Meeting.

Originally Posted by IGN

Today, IGN spoke at length with Sony Computer Entertainment America's CEO and President Jack Tretton about all things PlayStation. The PlayStation Vita took center stage in the discussion, but inevitably, the next generation of PlayStation consoles came up.

When asked if the rumors of there being no PlayStation 4 reveal in 2012 were true, Tretton talked about how Sony constantly iterates and is always working on what's next for the PlayStation brand.

"In terms of when you talk about [the next generation] and when you announce it, it really depends on the health of the existing platform and the other things you have going on," Tretton remarked. "And right now, we're focused on PlayStation 3, and I've got another platform (PlayStation Vita) to get out the door in seven days, so I don't want to be thinking about trying to launch new technology anytime soon. I want to focus all our energy on our console business, which is really just hitting its stride, and Vita, which really deserves a dedicated push from us."

Tretton concluded, "I, quite frankly, would be very distracted if I had to be talking about next generation hardware this year," insinuating that PlayStation 4, in line with rumors supporting it, wouldn't be seen or heard from in 2012.


Look for the full content of our interview with Jack Tretton soon here on IGN.

Source: http://au.ps3.ign.com/articles/121/1218944p1.html

Also, I'll get out ahead of the first reply:

Originally Posted by Kobun Heat

July 2008: PlayStation 3 is "hitting its stride".

February 2010: PlayStation 3 is just hitting its stride.

June 2011: PlayStation 3 is only just now hitting its stride.

Hitting it like a dead horse

Takao
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(02-17-2012, 05:08 AM)
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2012 is year of PS3.

10 year plan.
RBH
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(02-17-2012, 05:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

Also, I'll get out ahead of the first reply:

:lol
InertiaXr
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(02-17-2012, 05:09 AM)
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So it's been hitting its stride for almost 4 years now?

Also, 10 year plan.
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(02-17-2012, 05:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

I'm imagining another January PlayStation Meeting.

I do too. Makes sense.
Anth0ny
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(02-17-2012, 05:09 AM)
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It's really just hitting its stride. 6 years after launch.
Digishine
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Originally Posted by Takao

2012 is year of PS3.

10 year plan.

It's every year the year is of PS3 even when they told it was now the year of the psp lol
Syntsui
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(02-17-2012, 05:10 AM)
Every year is the year of PS3, yet, every year is not the year of PS3.
jbug617
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(02-17-2012, 05:10 AM)
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I still think they will tease something at TGS.
Captain Pants
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(02-17-2012, 05:11 AM)
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It seems more like it would distract from the Vita which hasn't come close to hitting its stride.
Nirolak
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(02-17-2012, 05:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by jbug617

I still think they will tease something at TGS.

I imagine that will be dedicated to Vita triage.

Japan's not really much of a console market these days.
GhostWriter24
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(02-17-2012, 05:11 AM)
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IT'S A FOUR YEAR STRIDE. :lol
Nizz
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(02-17-2012, 05:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

Also, I'll get out ahead of the first reply:

Awesome. :)
Toki767
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(02-17-2012, 05:12 AM)
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I think this year and next year will be the year of the Vita for Sony.
shinobi602
(02-17-2012, 05:12 AM)
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Just hitting its stride?

Gotta be shitting me...
Takao
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(02-17-2012, 05:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by 24FrameDaVinci

IT'S A FOUR YEAR STRIDE. :lol

Momentum!

Originally Posted by Nirolak

I imagine that will be dedicated to Vita triage.

Japan's not really much of a console market these days.

TGS will just be "We're sorry stockholders! :( "
BoboBrazil
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(02-17-2012, 05:12 AM)
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They will show something off regarding ps4 at e3. Even if it is just an announcement or cg clip of what could be possible. I don't expect something big though. This year will be dominated by xbox 3 and wii u.
JesseZao
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(02-17-2012, 05:13 AM)
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He has to be trolling at this point right?
Emitan
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(02-17-2012, 05:13 AM)
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How long does hitting a stride take? Decades?
shinobi602
(02-17-2012, 05:13 AM)
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Also why do people keep saying 10 year plan like that means the PS4 can't come out within those 10 years?

Have you all forgot when the PS2 came out? When the PS3 came out?
SuperSonic1305
(02-17-2012, 05:13 AM)
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Clearly the PS3 is stuck in a time loop of infinite strides.
Guevara
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

I imagine that will be dedicated to Vita triage.

Japan's not really much of a console market these days.

Surprise, the PS4 is the Vita. Sony's going handheld only, they'll win the living room with app-enabled TVs.
les papillons sexuels
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(02-17-2012, 05:13 AM)
ps3: accelerating slower then a prius hauling a boat?

seriously though, good for sony, it'd be a bad time to announce something new for them.
Nirolak
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(02-17-2012, 05:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by BoboBrazil

They will show something off regarding ps4 at e3. Even if it is just an announcement or cg clip of what could be possible. I don't expect something big though. This year will be dominated by xbox 3 and wii u.

I don't think it matters as much for Sony.

As long as Microsoft goes, that puts some level of pressure on Nintendo, which is all announcements this far out are really meant to do.
Adr1an
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(02-17-2012, 05:14 AM)
I don't expect any Annoucements this year. They have to focus their attention to the Vita this year. I suspect it will get an annoucement in January similar to how the Vita got introduced.
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(02-17-2012, 05:14 AM)
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(02-17-2012, 05:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by shinobi602

Also why do people keep saying 10 year plan like that means the PS4 can't come out within those 10 years?

Have you all forgot when the PS2 came out? When the PS3 came out?

Tretton is the one saying that. Sony doesn't even want to announce the PS4, much less release the PS4 in the middle of the PS3 lifetime.
Rhindle
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(02-17-2012, 05:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by JT

I've got another platform (PlayStation Vita) to get out the door in seven days,

The man can barely contain his enthusiasm.
Loudninja
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(02-17-2012, 05:16 AM)
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I woudnt expect any hints or anything at E3 or TGS.
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(02-17-2012, 05:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by SuperSonic1305

Clearly the PS3 is stuck in a time loop of infinite strides.

2X12 APS3?
Sheikh
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(02-17-2012, 05:16 AM)
They should further cut down the price of ps3

I am sure ps3 will still have some firepower at 150$ - 200$ range , atleast in europe
InertiaXr
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(02-17-2012, 05:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by shinobi602

Also why do people keep saying 10 year plan like that means the PS4 can't come out within those 10 years?

Have you all forgot when the PS2 came out? When the PS3 came out?

I'm not meaning to imply that, I sure as hell do think a PS4 will be out before the PS3 has been out for 10 years, which would be November 2016.

I just said that because it seems to be what Sony is always implying, that the PS3 is on a 10 year plan and no plans are being made for the PS4 because the PS3 has 4 more years to go on that cycle, etc, etc.
ItAintEasyBeinCheesy
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(02-17-2012, 05:17 AM)
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How I read it

Tretton: PS4 Announcement This Year :O

Would Be Distracting, PS3 Just Hitting Its Stride :(
Loudninja
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(02-17-2012, 05:18 AM)
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Speaking of the PS3 do any of you think we will see a price drop at GDC this year?

No hints or anything yet.
perfectnight
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(02-17-2012, 05:18 AM)
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Good. Focus on the Vita first.
aasoncott
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(02-17-2012, 05:18 AM)
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Weird that the PS3 is hitting its stride during the year of Linux on the desktop.
ClovingWestbrook
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(02-17-2012, 05:18 AM)
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I just cant see them giving more than a year head start to both Nintendo and possibly Microsoft for the new gen.
Radec
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(02-17-2012, 05:19 AM)
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It'll be distracting to potential PS3 Buyers this year.
Sheikh
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(02-17-2012, 05:20 AM)
I think a price cut will happen by e3.

a 150$ -200$ redesigned slimmer ps3 could boost sales
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(02-17-2012, 05:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kobun Heat

July 2008: PlayStation 3 is "hitting its stride".

February 2010: PlayStation 3 is just hitting its stride.

June 2011: PlayStation 3 is only just now hitting its stride.



If it ain't hit its stride yet, it has now, or will soon or, OH SHI.... THE VITA!
BoboBrazil
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(02-17-2012, 05:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

I don't think it matters as much for Sony.

As long as Microsoft goes, that puts some level of pressure on Nintendo, which is all announcements this far out are really meant to do.

True, I think as far as console game lineups this year, PS3 is actually in a good position to last another year without an announcement. I still think they'll say something like PS4 coming 2013 and not show anything or show a prototype and not announce specs. They should do some price cuts by e3 or at e3 as well on ps3 to $199 atleast.
Lothars
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(02-17-2012, 05:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by ClovingSteam

I just cant see them giving more than a year head start to both Nintendo and possibly Microsoft for the new gen.

They won't I full expect to see both MS and Sony's systems in 2013.
Ramblin
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(02-17-2012, 05:22 AM)
http://www.edge-online.com/news/ps3-...-hinder-yields

Before the ps3 started striding in 2008, they were speculating when it would begin to stride as far back as 2006.
BoboBrazil
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(02-17-2012, 05:23 AM)
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Microsoft needs the year lead on Sony, otherwise if pricing is equal Sony will regain #1. I fully expect full xbox 3 announcement at e3 with possible playable games on the floor and fall 2012 launch. They know they need to get out before PS4 hits.
genjiZERO
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(02-17-2012, 05:24 AM)
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cool with me. I'm perfectly happy with my PS3. Plus I can't come close to being able to afford a new round of consoles.
RedSwirl
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(02-17-2012, 05:31 AM)
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Honestly, I still don't feel like the PS3 has reached its full potential. Maybe that's because it never became as successful as the PS2 and never will, but I'm not getting the sense that the PS3 is winding down like I am with the Wii.

Then again, the PS2 wasn't completely tapped out when the PS3 came out, as evidenced by how it still got worthwhile releases in 2007 and 2008.
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(02-17-2012, 05:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by BoboBrazil

Microsoft needs the year lead on Sony, otherwise if pricing is equal Sony will regain #1. I fully expect full xbox 3 announcement at e3 with possible playable games on the floor and fall 2012 launch. They know they need to get out before PS4 hits.

lol
MasterSheen
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(02-17-2012, 05:34 AM)
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Sony needs to get the PS4 out in 2013, or else they're going to get left behind next gen. It seems like they think they can keep the PS3's momentum going for another 5 years.
ThisWreckage
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(02-17-2012, 05:34 AM)
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They've been ridiculed in the past for their "ten year plan" comments. I would personally laugh if they end up following through with such a plan.
Sheikh
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(02-17-2012, 05:37 AM)

Originally Posted by PinkCrayon

lol

whats the funny part? if PS4 and Xb3 launch at the same time ,ps4 will win . SONY will tout HD victor in europe and asia months after release ,which will affect the xb3 image ww. As for NA ,it is a tough call with xb3 having the advantage since it will acquire some momentum from x360's success in NA

if SONY is coming out with PS4 a year later than xb3, then they need to make sure that the HW is significantly more powerful than xb3's. Otherwise what would be the incentive to buy a PS4 when there is already something similiar with a year span of gaming library.
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