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Lookout should be on ‘Wii 2’ and ‘Xbox 720’ before PS4, says Sony boss

Successors to the Wii and Xbox 360 are more likely to arrive before the release of the PlayStation 4, according to a top Sony exec.

In an exclusive interview with Develop, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida said he imagined either Nintendo or Microsoft will jump first to the next generation of consoles.

Five years into the current console generation and the three big platform holders have decided against discussing future hardware. When asked why he thought this was, Yoshida said:

“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.

“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.”

The interview with Yoshida will be published tomorrow.

Source: Develop

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If so, Sony are more stupid that I thought. Here I was, thinking that perhaps this gen had taught them something.

End of 2016 hardware sales:

Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

I can't say if this is the right decision for Sony to make. Wouldn't PS4 be at a serious disadvantage by releasing after Microsoft and Nintendo?


They just need the time to copy the new things of their opponents


It depends on hows big the PS3 is by the time the 720 and WII2 are released.

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It makes sense for Sony. This way they can look at what features they have to copy from Microsoft and Nintendo and launch their console from the get go with all those things instead of slowly morphing it into a hybrid between a Microsoft and Nintendo console, because they brought their console to the market too fast.

This is one of the jokes that is funny because there's a good portion of truth to it.

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Lastgengamer said:

I can't say if this is the right decision for Sony to make. Wouldn't PS4 be at a serious disadvantage by releasing after Microsoft and Nintendo?


Maybe Sony wants to be in their own little generation, releasing the Ps4 a few years after the next gen starts. They probably see the PS3 still selling a lot by the time next gen starts. 

Such decisions would ultimately be made by Kaz, not Yoshida. I doubt Kaz would think launching late is a good idea, despite all their talk about how long the ps3 will stick around.

PS3 need to recoup at least some of its losses. I would be a disaster to pull the plug earlier.

But that may affect next gen sales, if true.

Looky him trying to be clever and discredit his competitors!

At least they moved from flat out calling the competition crap to being sneaky about it.

That quote is merely saying we're so much better better than the competition that we don't need to release anything yet, the others are outdated or will be very soon so they will and therefore are not a good investment."

It really doesn't matter if that's the actual case, they're just trying to make the PS3 sound as good as the Xbox 720 or Wii 2, whatever they may be.