Sony CEO: We’ll Show Our Next Console Only After Microsoft Shows Its Own

Sony president, Kaz Hirai, seems to be content on repeating the company’s PlayStation 3 launch mistake by holding off PlayStation 4 (Orbis) release until Microsoft has launched its Xbox 360 predecessor (Durango).

"Why go first, when your competitors can look at your specifications and come up with something better?" he explained to British magazine, The Times.

With both Orbis and Durango specs nearly finalized, most enthusiasts expected official announcements to be made during this year’s E3 expo in June. This looks less likely now.

This quest for processing power superiority has lead Sony to release PlayStation 3 a full year after Xbox 360. When Sony’s consoles finally made it to the market in 2006, its main competitor had already enjoyed a market lead of 10 million units sold. Even worse, Nintendo Wii was released around the same time PlayStation 3 was launched but it still managed to overshadow both consoles before the end of 2007, effectively proving that raw processing power is not the decisive factor in this market.

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20/20 Vision

Sony repeated the same mistake of the PS2 by leading the market. Xbox One, as the name implies, goes back to its roots as Xbox 1 with sales projections similar to the original. Nintendo proves raw graphic power is overrated through the successful launch of WiiU which has sold more than any console with a screen for a controller. Ever.

Ah don't you just love it,

Ah don't you just love it, which is better? oh the xbox one oh ******* ps4, god Buy a PC, i'm sure there are many who enjoy there xbox or playstation but PC is where power in graphics is at if that's all you worried about....

next gen

Raw processing power may not be the deciding factor in this market. True, however I believe there will always be that avid gamer (like myself) who prefer a graphically stunning game iver one with a good plot and mediocre graphics. In my opinion I prefer to spend the extra money if it means having a more powerful processing gaming console. That's why I prefer Sony over Microsoft anyday, hands down.


Na I bet u just toke everything good about your precious PlayStation put in one paragraph and thought (**** Microsoft is bad) Playstation people get aggrivated when one Xbox person comes intoplay i mean **** who cares what consoles better just ******* p,ayat war ever one has or favourite game and if its on both consoles then buy the one you think is easier to use and not take peoples opinions.

you idiots

None of you realise this as I scrolled through the comments but PLAYstation was made for playing game with people Xbox was made for entertainment don't catch me wrong online for free is cool but I bet you don't have nearly as many apps as Xbox now take that into consideration instead of barking on about the better gaming console PlayStation-gaming xbox-entertainment

Haha xboxone is for gaming

Haha xboxone is for gaming and entertainment ps4 is just for well entertainment. I'm sorry but ps4 has no party system and you have to pay for live the only thing good about playstation was that it was free, now it's not.

The thing is, the original

The thing is, the original PlayStation was a multimedia device. It played games and CD's, long before MS came to the market. The PS2 then upped it by becoming a DVD/CD/Games console. The fact of the matter is that you are a blind fanboy. True, consoles are gaming devices primarily but it's becoming less and less of a focus no matter where you go. Embrace the future my young blind ignoramus.


Sure, fine, but I would point out that I have an iOS phone and an Android tablet with all the apps I could possibly want. I want my games consoles to PLAY GAMES. To me this argument seems like "Oh yeah, well my car seats *6* people!" when all I want is a 2-seater. I don't want 5 other people in my car, ever.


Are you illiterate? He said that theres no point in comparing apps on a console when we have our phones/tablets which run iOS and Android for them... the only app I find myself using is netflix.

Honestly, I think it doesn't

Honestly, I think it doesn't really matter when anyone releases their systems. Sony won't change it's specs. Microsoft changed it's **** because they knew it was a bad idea. Nintendo is lol'ing at the console war because they know they'll be able to sell any system they put out because of the first party games (Zelda, Mario,DK). I plan on buying all of them, when I get the money, because they all have great exclusive games.

Why is this even a debate?

Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo. Whichever one you prefer is up to you so why pitch a huge debate about which one you like more? A real gamer doesn't argue over which is better, like a recent poster said, each console has it's merits. Also I'm sure this comment will get negative feed back but a gamer just is, we play what we like and that's that. -Fin

Glad to see we have you to

Glad to see we have you to define what a "real" gamer is for us and to tell us how we're not supposed to use the world's most open communication platform to communicate. Why don't you take your "fin" and your arm chair buddhism and **** off if you don't like a little healthy debate?

personally own all the

personally own all the systems (corrent) and with the online only xbox-one and the none backwards compatible ps4 the only system that looks like it will hold true and strong is wii-u especially with to Mario titles coming out and we all know how well they sell

Your all wrong

You guys don't really know who started all of this thing, it's microsoft, there no consoles made without this do the made programs, stop all fanboys.

Dumb, Dum Dum dum. Dumb!

Wow you're dumb. - Xbox, does not run windows, nor does any other mainstream gaming console ever produced. Windows is also not the only desktop OS on the market, as pointed out by others, Unix predates Windows by over a decade for example. Also the original Playstation predates the Xbox by six years, the original Nintendo, 21 years. So why don't you stop fanboying for a company you apparently know nothing about. Microsoft is by and large a SOFTWARE company, and has been for decades. They can't even make controllers that fit in your hand ffs

I myself prefer the xbox

I myself prefer the xbox controls because the sony controllers are too small for my hands. Also, for the record, xbox runs microsoft owned and manufactured processors so technically xbox does run on windows.

Looks the same

Xbox one. Ps4. Pays for online Will most likely be hacked Used games (yes). Used games (yes) Will have more games. Will have better graphics One time connection One time connection Has kinect. Has a knock off of kinect Copied blue ray Has blue ray

Don't go forgetting who first

Don't go forgetting who first introduced cameras to the gaming world people. It might be a bit archaic with very minimal function but still the humble gameboy was the birth of the whole idea. Now before you all get your panties in a twist, I know that all it did was take a picture and didn't react to movement of any kind but the fundamental idea is exactly the same (the use of a camera to make the player interact more with the game). The 64 was also meant to have some form of camera but the idea was scrapped after one of the school massacres (this massacre also effected final fantasy so it had plenty of influence over the gaming world). Fuel for thought

Sony made the first move.

This article was about Sony making the mistake of waiting to see what Micrsoft is going to do first. Well, obviously Sony was a wolf in sheeps clothing with this statement. They never showed their hand and came out the gates running every since Feb. 20. Kind of surprised this this thread is still getting comments. Just thought I put in my 2 cents...(as 2 pennies rattle of the table). I'm out.

This is all moot...True

This is all moot...True gamers have all 4...nintendo, sony, microsoft and pc/mac I will be buying the ps4 first, but withiun a few months i will have the xbox 720 also...and when zelda comes out on the wii U, i'll be buying that. Arguing about which is "best" is silly. if i didn't have a Wii i couldn't play Zelda, If i didn't have an Xbox i couldn't play gears of war, if i didn't have a Ps3 i couldnt have just played The Last of Us.

Yo gf

I bet your girlfriend must be proud! oh wait.... but maybe your parents are... That is if there not the ones paying for it, but hey don't get mad at me for saying this! I'm on your side if I could have it our way I'd gently drag my ******** across your right check then poke the tip of your nose with the head of my ***** 8==D<'/// Cheers! ps This is the first and last time I'll ever be on this site again....****

The Final

Now that both consoles are out, its clear that Sony did extremely well with its marketing and presentation. Microsoft screwed itself over with the xbox one, During E3 not only did they pay developers not to show ps3 games but the games displayed on the xbox stands werent even powered by actual xboxes but high end PCs wtf mixrosoft. Ps4games were showcased on actual ps4s. I have a lot more things to say but its clear that it is going to be a bad ear for xbox and ps is going to excel

oh look its a ******* contest...

well i repeat my last post, which for some reason ended up on the first page... we can speculate all we want here, we wont know a thing until the consoles are released. a super console would be cool but with out competition where would the drive be to create the new and better systems?... more importantly what would we argue about then!

oh look its a ******* contest...

This is all stupid, and i completely agree with who cares. FACTS: 1.Nintendo has undeniably fallen from its glory days, however none of us should hate them for it. Most of us started with Nintendo as early gamers and it was great for its time. good memories. that being said UNFORTUNATLY if Nintendo were a ship it would be the titantic on its maiden voyage. 2. AS Xbox users we do pay for our online services... ya got us. 3. psn is free... well pin a rose on your nose. dont get me wrong all you playstation zelots, chalk one up for playstation there. If live were a free service... well that would be bad ***, and i dare say it would end this pointless debate entirely, but even if both psn and xbl were free. We still have to pay for the internet soo your still paying someone to be able to use it. As for inventing new stuff... all the tech we enjoy now we can thank those who came before us, because tech is allways improving on older tech... playstation did not invent the blue ray they were simply the first to add the tech into there device. The statement that ms is copying ps by now adding blue ray is both ignorant and hypocritical because they were the first to "copy" it, and ms would be stupid not to improve what they have, hence the whole new console thing. If i had to pat a system on the back for doing something "new" it would be ms for bringing online services to console. (if some one else did that b4 them consider me miss informed). Now on the whole used game BS, that the sony boners keep ranting about... that **** is no longer in effect, and i heard from unofficial sources roughly 2 weeks before xbox1 was announced that ps4 planed on doing that first. knowing about the whole cd farce i still planed on buying an xbox1, because wait... pc has been doing that for at least a decade now and you know what you dont here them ********. I gave up playstation and went to xbox when the 360 came out.. i know, i know sony fan boys because im an ( insert petty insult here). Honestly i dont regret a thing. Sure, as with psn, xbl could stand with some improvement, and... so could your girl friend.


You sir are a dumbass if you cant see the economical advantage to owning a ps3 rather than an xbox then go back to school. I was xbox for 4 years before I switched so stfu about your "xbox" advantages you are just telling yourself lies to make yourself feel better


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