Sony: PS4 Is Not The PS3's "Successor"
It's an interesting distinction when you stop to think about it.
The PlayStation 4 should be releasing later this year in the US, but Sony doesn't want consumers to get the wrong idea: It's not a "successor" to the PS3. Rather, it's just "an addition to the PlayStation family," which sounds logical.
In speaking to NowGamer, Sony's Middle East manager said Sony doesn't consider the PS4 to be a replacement for the PS3. He says they've enjoyed a "very positive" response in the region, and he did add that the PS4 will offer a "completely new gaming experience." He also confirmed that the PS4 will be released "in at least one region across the world during the Western holiday season this year." Presumably, that's the US date of "Holiday 2013" we've already heard about. Most are guessing October or November.
We're not really sure if this distinction means anything. Will Sony treat the PS4 a little differently if they don't consider it a true successor to the PS3? Do they expect most gamers to own both machines for a while?
4/18/2013 10:48:52 PM John Shepard