Hold Your Horses On PlayStation 4 Chatter!

Late last week, Sony chief financial officer Masaru Kato said, "For the home equipment the PS3 still has a product life, but this is a platform business, so for the future platform - when we'll be introducing what product I cannot discuss that - but our development work is already under way, so the costs are incurred there."

That sounded like he was talking about the PS4. Sony now say he wasn't. A Sony Computer Entertainment spokesperson tells Japan's J-Cast News that the "future platform" referred to is Sony's upcoming portable, the NGP, and not the PS4.

According to J-Cast News, Sony Japan was surprised to see Western sites writing that the PS4 was under development. When J-Cast asked Sony about the PlayStation 4, the Tokyo-based electronics giant stated, "We have nothing to announce at this time."

「ソニーPS4の開発始める」 海外サイトが報じた特ダネの真相(J-CASTニュース) [livedoor ニュース via はちま起稿]

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    They'd better hurry up, console development is a big time-sink. It takes a long time to get 650 Fun, Creativity, Graphics and Sound. What if they have a blackout and lose 40% of their progress?

      Ah yes, but with the resultant 30% marketshare you'll make a killing with the 14th sequel to your fantasy series.

        I'm not so sure, the 30th sequel to my latest Action-Romance title has won several awards.

        14th sequel has come and gone friend. and when it does make it to the playstation it's gonna be on the PS3 since it was made to be on it

    There's no way they would be potentially 2 years out from a new generation of consoles and not be well into development.

      Yeah, he just said they have nothing to announce - he didn't say they're NOT working on it!

    It'd be silly to assume they're not working on a PS4. In fact it'd be silly to assume they haven't been working on a PS4 since the PS3's release.

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