With the imminent announcement of the PS3’s and Xbox 360’s successors later this year, gamers are on edge to see what they could be gaming on what could be this holiday season. While these console announcements are usually revealed at E3, rumors have suggested that Sony may be revealing the PS4’s hardware at an earlier stand-alone media conference. Doing this would not only be advantageous for Sony by creating early buzz but would also mean an E3 conference focusing mainly on software and what could be the PS4’s launch titles.
However, a recent statement by Kaz Hirai, President and CEO of Sony Corporation, suggests otherwise and seems to dispel any rumors regarding a pre-E3 announcement. The statement says: “Why go first when your competitors can look at your specifications and come up with something better?” Does this mean that Sony has everything ready regarding the PS4 and doesn’t want to say anything now to prevent Microsoft from altering the next Xbox’s design before E3? The answer is probably but Hirai could also be using his own advice and waiting for Microsoft’s announcement to see what it has in store before revealing the PS4. Recent ‘leaks’ show that the PS4 could be taking a page from the WiiU’s book and implement a screen into the controller, especially since Sony could be looking into changing the classic design of the Playstation controller, but these are most probably just concepts.