Sony CEO Suggests PS4 Will Release After Next Xbox
Global chief executive of Sony Kaz Hirai has suggested that the PlayStation 4 will release after the next Xbox.
When asked about console release windows, Hirai told The Times:
“Why go first when your competitors can look at your specifications and come up with something better?”
A “senior source” suggested to CVG that Hirai’s views may not be shared by executives within the PlayStation business, saying that giving the next Xbox another long head-start would be “ridiculous” considering the ground Microsoft gained by launching the 360 a year before the PlayStation 3.
Most industry speculation suggests that the next generation Xbox and PS consoles won’t release more than a few months apart. Further, Sony and Microsoft executives likely already are aware of what technology their competitor is using, making Hirai’s reasoning even less comprehensible.