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Sony Says No PS4 at E3 2012

Sony has made it clear that it will not be showing off its next generation PlayStation at E3 this year, dashing the hopes of many PS4 fanboys.

The announcement was made by Kaz Hirai, one of the higher ups at Sony, during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), stating that the current generation PS3 was always considered as having a ten year live cycle. This is all well and good, but the PlayStation 3 suffered because if was released late, leading to the Xbox 360 and Wii dominating for quite some time.

Rumours have been popping up in recent months that not only would Nintendo be showing off its Wii U console at E3, but that Microsoft and Sony could also bring their own offerings to the fore.

Preceding Mr Hirai's comments, Andrew House, the head of Sony's video game division also hinted that Sony wouldn't be showing off a new console at E3. The pair of them pointed at how well the PS3 had been doing in countries around the world, selling some 500,000 units in Asia alone.

They can harp on this all they like, but the actual statistics for console sales have the Wii far in-front of its rivals, followed by the Xbox 360 with the PS3 hot on its heels. However don't expect Sony to catch up to Microsoft's hardware, as throughout 2011 it's been confirmed that the Xbox sold better than any other home console in the US.

Read more at the Wall Street Journal.