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PlayStation 4 Not Being Announced This Year

The PS3's "ten year lifespan" wasn't an idle boast.

By Dylan Coffey on 1/11/2012
Sony's consoles have all boasted particularly long lifespans. The PlayStation 3 has been no different, treading on ten years of active service as of this year and still finding itself as an exclusive home to killer titles such as Uncharted 3. Many analysts and gamers have been predicting the official announcement of the PlayStation 4 some time soon - and given that the Wii U is looming just around the corner but the "XBox 720" has little steam, it would be a great move to strike first. That said, 2012 will absolutely not be the year for the PlayStation 4's announcement, according to Kaz Hirai. Yes, THAT Kaz Hirai.

“Andy (House) is absolutely right in that we are not making any announcements at E3,” Hirai said to reporters at the Consume Electronics Show. “I’ve always said a 10-year life cycle for PS3, and there is no reason to go away from that.” We can't blame him; even the PS2 was receiving new releases years in to the life of the PS3. Furthermore, the PS3 is still receiving strong titles in both retail and digital releases. Having scored the spot of "lead console" for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the PS3 seems to have plenty of kick left in its step, and we'll be just fine waiting another year or two for the PlayStation 4.
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dragonx on January 15, 2012
is that the proper picture
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mvpjesus on January 12, 2012
is dat the real picture of da ps4
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Entropic on January 13, 2012
No, it's just a concept. The PS4 hasn't been officially announced yet, so we've got a while to wait before we see any real pictures of it, sadly.
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OSMenace on January 12, 2012
@ Dylan Coffey,
Either you just did a marathon of articles, or have been writing and saving them for after the GOTY Awards.

Either way, I salute you.
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Merfyz on January 12, 2012

Or fine waiting another 2 years so they can make the ps4 sexy as ****.

Or its a smart move to wait until the xbox720 shows what it has, and then just make sure the PS4 will have everything and more. They're sneaky they don't care about lifespan.
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OSMenace on January 13, 2012
I really really really wanna see the the new Xbox at E3 this year!
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MikeDeas879 on January 11, 2012
I could not be more in love with my 60G PS3. I had a 360 for about a month before I traded it in (just wanted to play Fable 2) and my Wii, although still being used, is not what it used to be. I was a huge PS2 fan (duh) and after the PS3, Sony has me for life.
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