107w ago - Contrary to previous reports, PlayStation Europe CEO Jim Ryan recently stated to Eurogamer that PS4 will probably arrive at the same time as Next-Gen XBox and Nintendo consoles.
To quote: "I think we would consider it undesirable to be significantly later than the competition [with the next PlayStation]."
He also noted, however, that there is still a lot of life left in the PS3 and explained:
"If you look at PlayStation 2, now in excess of 150m units installed globally, a huge majority of that was done at price points of £120 or lower.
We've only just hit £199 in the UK [with the PS3] so clearly there's a considerable untapped part of the market there."
Is anyone ready for a potential PS4 release as early as 2012?
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There is no chance of seeing an xbox or playstation launch in 2012, It would have already been factored into their financial projections for the year. Might get a reveal but there is no possibility of a launch.
Developers have been struggling for so many years to get games working with the PS3's (and 360's) limited resources that I honestly would have thought the 5 year mark would have been when they would release a new console. At this rate it would be foolish to push it back any further than Q4 2012 if they have the capability to do a proper launch. Considering that they practically breathe money, I don't think it's so far fetched to think they can do it if they want.