Previous generations had only lasted about five years each – the PS1 launched in 1994, PS2 in 2000 and the PS3 in 2006. Naturally it is time for the PS4, right? Wrong, says Sony, who is sticking to its 10-year plan for the PS3.
Head honcho Kaz Hirai, speaking to PC Watch, noted that the PS3 is nowhere near the end of its lifecycle. "We’re not even at the halfway point," he said. "Every year, we reveal and release new features.”
The company recently announced the NGP, the successor to the PSP. With the PS3 and NGP showing so much potential, Sony is "not deliberating on a PS4 or a next generation machine", insisted Hirai.
It makes a lot of sense financially. The PS3 has gained a lot of momentum over the past few years. It would be a shame if a new console were to come and steal that thunder. The PSP, however, badly needed a major boost, hence the NGP.