With the Wii U on the way, some speculated that it may only be a matter of time before Microsoft and Sony unveiled their own new consoles. Well, according to Jack Trettor, President of SCEA, we won't be seeing a next generation PlayStation for "quite some time."
Speaking to Forbes, Tretton insisted that after an initial struggle, the PS3 was starting to gain momentum.
"PlayStation 3 is really just hitting its stride," he claimed. "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."
When it came to the competition -particularly with regards to the Wii U, Tretton's attitude was blase - almost John McLane-esque.
"I think there’s ground to be carved out for everybody," began Tretton. "But I didn’t see anything about Nintendo’s announcement that said ‘Oh, we’d better get working on rolling out a new PlayStation here pretty soon.’
"Our attitude is kind of ‘welcome to the party.’ If you’re looking at being a multimedia entertainment device, if you’re looking at high def gaming, that was 2006 for us."
Worth noting - Jack Tretton has a mean poker face.