updated 02:45 am EST, Wed January 11, 2012
PS3 selling well, so no PS3 intro at E3: Sony
Despite expectations from the public that Sony would unveil a PlayStation 4 at the E3 show in June, Sony's Kaz Hirai said the current PS3 system was made with a 10-year lifespan and sells well enough not to warrant a replacement, the Wall Street Journal reported. Usually, game consoles are replaced every five years, but Sony's PS3 -- like the PS3 before it -- has beaten those odds. Sony has never hinted that a PS3 is coming, however.
This was revealed during a CES conference, when a reporter asked Hirai, referencing Andrew House, the head of videogame division, that there won't be a PS4 announcement at the show.
"Andy is absolutely right in that we are not making any announcements at E3," Hirai said.
Sony said the PS3 is the top-selling console in 100 countries and sells well. The company is also now focusing on its PS Vita handheld, which recently launched in Japan and is due to come to the US on February 22, with AT&T selling it as well.