See, They Told Us So: Sony Confirms No PS4 at E3

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Sony just confirmed we won't see a new PlayStation at CES, at E3, or, I think it's safe to assume, any other point in 2012. That much was never really in doubt, though I'd like to know why some sites think it's cool to just drop-claim things are going to happen (sources, schmorses!).

That's what MCV did late last week, claiming the next Xbox and PS4 would be shown at E3 2012 and launching a thousand me-too fairy tales.

Reacting to the claim, Sony Computer Entertainment President Andrew House told CVG this week that the company wasn't "contemplating talking about anything to do with future console iterations at this point," adding that Sony was "just entering into this great period for PS3."

And at CES this week, Sony chairman Kaz Hirai was unequivocal, telling a journalist during a roundtable event that the company views the PS3 as a 10-year system while underscoring House's remarks, reports

"Andy is absolutely right in that we are not making any announcements at E3," said Hirai. "I've always said a 10-year life cycle for PS3, and there is no reason to go away from that."

So for the last time: No PS4 in 2012! And while Microsoft's not commenting about a new Xbox, with the 360's strong sales and games like Halo 4 in the offing this fall, I'll eat my controller if the company announces a new Xbox (by which I mean a totally new machine, not an Xbox 360-plus-a-tablet) this year.

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