Sony: Wii U Has No Effect On PlayStation 4 Launch

One of the PlayStation 3's key competitive advantages is its superiority to its rivals in terms of raw horse power. This has changed now with the announcement of Nintendo's upcoming Wii U, but it seems that this doesn't bother Sony at all - at least not enough to interrupt their plans for the future of the PlayStation 3 and its successor.

Speaking to Forbes, Sony's Jack Tretton said that the company has absolutely no intentions to respond to Wii U's announcement by speeding up PlayStation 4 release. "PlayStation 3 is really just hitting its stride," he said. "And technologically, I don't think it's possible to provide any advancement beyond what we have. What we've seen from the competition is trying to add features that already exist in PlayStation 3. We invested heavily in that, we rolled a very heavy rock up a steep hill, through the launch period. But now I think that all pays off, and we've got a long run way behind it. So, I wouldn't look for any discussion of a next generation PlayStation for quite some time."

Needless to say, PlayStation 3 graphics superiority applies only when compared to its fellow consoles as they all lag considerably behind PC on that front. It is also interesting to note that Jack Tretton has repeated the "PlayStation 3 is hitting its stride" several times after he said it the first time 3 years ago in July 2008.

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PlayStation 3 graphics

PlayStation 3 graphics superiority?
The PS3 har a superior CPU, but the bottleneck is primarily the memory and it has a weaker GPU. So it's actually the 360 that has the superior graphics.

not to sound fanboy...but

well between my mate and i we got both a PS3 and a XBox 360 and of cause we had to do the Graphics test.... connected to same telly and using same games to check it, it has to be said PS3 comes out on top when there is diffrences(same tellys have a think for graphics that PS3 supports but xbox dont and my mates telly has this), its not much and due to xbox dont have a game like uncharted2 (the graphics is way superior to any xbox360 game i have seen)i wouod say that it doesnt really matter when u dont have anything to compare with on a normal day...


This is bad for us PC gamers...

It will delay the advance of gaming technology, and since every developer prefers making games for consoles, we should only expect weak ports of console games!

Crysis 2 anybody?


No it won't it will only give indie developers an edge where corporate hounds left their filthy nesting grounds.


LOL he dont think its possible to provide better techonology then pc3 ??? LOLOLOL what about computers idiot ? it it possible Retarted idiot they should fire him for such a dumb fact MAKE THE PS4 NOW STOP WAISTING TIME WITH AN "OLD" CONSOLE, EVOLVE, Computers are already better and alwase growing, if consoles can t fallow, too bad Remove them find a better console company i bet Microsoft will come with a fallower of the xbox 360 but unfortually it will take awhile they busy with Computers Boosting , Consoles got owned in the end GG Owned


That first comment is garbage. Spell check b4 anything u ever do in your life. Bum's on the side of the street write 4 time better than that. Also your argument was totally invalid. Your the idiot, cause compared to the other consoles the PS3 is the most advanced technologically and I am an xbox fan.


"That first comment is garbage. Spell check before anything you ever do in your life. The Bum on the side of the street writes 4 times better than that. Also your argument was totally invalid. You're the idiot, because compared to the other consoles the PS3 is the most advanced technologically, and I am an xbox fan."

Fixed. You can thank me later.

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