Sony and Microsoft both deny new consoles for this year
PlayStation 4 will “probably” be the last to be announced.
The French division of both Microsoft and Sony (in an amazing coincidence?) have denied rumors of any next-gen consoles coming this year from the publishers.
The first to come forth was Cedrick Delmas, marketing director of Microsoft France who, in an interview with Lepoint.Fr said that he is “not convinced” if anything “will happen this year”. There is “nothing new in 2012″.
“We’re in an industry that talks a lot, that likes to tell stories. I am not convinced things will happen this year. Xbox 360′s cycle is not at all finished. The proof is that we don’t see the logic in cutting the price this year. E3 is still premature. What’s certain is that there’ll be nothing new in 2012.”
“We’re not here to counter Nintendo and they’re not here to fight the other manufacturers. Nintendo has put itself in a different cycle, they’re advancing at their own pace,” he added.
Again, in an interview with Lepoint.Fr, PlayStation France boss said that not only will PlayStation 4 miss a 2012 release, but the company will probably be the “last to announce something.”
“It’s true that there are a lot of rumours, but I couldn’t tell you anything,” said Philippe Cardone.
“Wii is pressed for time because it’s in decline. In our case, we have a lot less pressure. We were the last to release PS3, and we will probably be the last to announce something.”