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Sony Under 'A Lot Less Pressure' To Make The Next-Gen Jump

Matt Gardner
Next-gen, Playstation Vita, PS Vita, PS4, Sales, Sony, Wii

Sony Under 'A Lot Less Pressure' To Make The Next-Gen Jump

Not content with openly wafting the possibility of Monster Hunter Vita in front of us like a juicy carrot, PlayStation France's CEO, Philippe Cardon, has also suggested gamers don't hold their breath for the PS4.

Highlighting the plight of the Wii, Cardon suggested that Nintendo in particular find themselves "pressed for time" because their stock in the hardware market is "in decline".

"In our case, we are under a lot less pressure," he said. "We were the last to leave the PS3, and we will probably be the last to announce something [this time around]."

This is in slight contrast to PlayStation Europe boss Jim Ryan's thoughts on the matter, who stated last year that "[Sony]would consider it undesirable to be significantly later than the competition [with the next PlayStation]." However,Ryan also made the point that the company is by no means done with their current home console. "There's still a lot of unfinished business on PS3," he said.

Cardon also gave his opinion on the somewhat disappointing start for the Vita out in Japan, suggesting that the lack of a Monster Hunter title at launch had hurt sales.  He also responded to queries about the staggered global release of the console and, when asked whether launching the Vita three months late in the US and Europe would have a detrimental effect, he suggested that "in the life of a console, there are plenty of Christmases". [Le Point]

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