12 Jul

Media partnerships and motion controls can only extend your console’s lifespan so far, with both industry analysts and Chief Operating Officers of major publishers expecting new hardware from the big three manufacturers in the next few years. Shuhei Yoshida of Sony World Wide Studios thinks that this new generation will start with a new Wii and a new 360, but Playstation players may have to wait longer for a PS4.

“Looking from the outside, it was Microsoft that released the first of this generation of consoles. Naturally, in my opinion, Microsoft will make the first move,” Yoshida said in an interview with Develop, “Or, because Nintendo’s approach was not to upgrade much on its basic hardware – Wii doesn’t even support HD resolution – so they might be the first to move…Probably the watch should be on these companies, in my opinion. Because PS3 was later than Xbox, and is more powerful, so it has a longer lifespan.”

What say you, E-Gs? When is the next generation? Who will be first out with new hardware? Give us your timeline below!

3 thoughts on “Sony: PS4 to Be Last out of the Next Console Gate”

  1. Thanks for stating the obvious Mr. Yoshida. Nintendo will be first probably in late 2011 or 2012. MS will be there a year or two after Nintendo or shock everyone and release their console first. But Sony will be later, either in the same year as MS or a year after with a more technically powerful console (I can’t say which one is better in game wise, but spec wise it is true, Time=Improvements).

  2. I feel like I spent enough money on my PS3 (launch day) to last me another 5 years personally. I also feel like we still haven’t seen the peak in graphical fidelity from either high end consoles, I’d like us to reach that peak before we even start talking about new generations. Nintendo though should definitely be looking at making a Wii HD.

    1. Yeah, I bought my PS3 last year and I feel like it has a lot of life left in it. I held off in buying one for three years until it had a lot of good games to convince me to purchase another console (previously only had a Wii and NES, plus handhelds and a PC). However I agree that Nintendo needs to release a new console in 2012 at the latest (normal console life cycle of 5-6 years).

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