This is fast becoming something of a trend for next-gen. Once again, we had a glimpse of the future, and all of the focus appeared to be on the controller rather than the console. Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida has responded to disappointment in that uarter, saying that really the PS4 itself is "just a console", and reiterating that what next-gen is really all about is the games, and the way in which we play them.
Speaking with Polygon, Yoshida said, “The console is just a box. The controller was very important to show because it has the share button, but the console is just a console.”
Asked if the press would finally get to see the PS4 console itself at E3 this year, Yoshida replied, “We’re still trying to decide that.”
Personally, I'm not too bothered about not seeing the console. We have the specs list, we now know what the controller looks like, and we got treated to a number of game reveals (although there were some notable franchise absences). I'd like to see Sony continue along this path and just show us more games please.
And maybe remind David Cage that gameplay is actually rather fundamentally important if you're making a game.