According to Sony’s Kaz Hirai, the company won’t be announcing any new hardware at E3 this year.
Referring to a comment from Andrew House, Hirai said he was “absolutely right in that we are not making any announcements at E3.”
“I’ve always said a 10-year life cycle for PS3, and there is no reason to go away from that,” he added.
This flies in the face of recent resolute claims to the contrary, which – if Sony are to be believed – are also looking to be off target on similar claims about a new Xbox.
Industry analyst Michael Pachter said recently that Microsoft don’t plan to show anything new this year.
Of course, there’s a big difference between not planning to reveal anything and what might actually happen.
If Microsoft do show a new console at E3 we reckon Sony will do the same, like they did with Kinect and the Move tech demo.
Either that, or Sony are gearing up for a Tokyo Game Show announcement, or some other non-E3 venue.
Via the WSJ.