PS4 Is ‘Not A Successor’ To PS3 But ‘An Addition To The Family’
While most gamers will be casting aside or trading in their PS3s when the PS4 does launch at the end of this year, Sony doesn’t consider its next-gen console a complete replacement to the current gen.
Sony’s Middle East general manager suggested the PS4 will have a ‘very positive’ response in the region, but went on to describe the company’s expectations for the next-gen machine.
“PS4, an addition to the PS family, like PSP and PS Vita, will offer a completely new gaming experience,” said Fisser, adding that the PS4 is ‘not a successor’ to the PS3.
He also confirmed that the “PS4 will be released in at least one region across the world during the Western holiday season this year.”
While it’s clear this is a reference to the US release date – which Sony has already confirmed will be ‘Holiday 2013’ – Fisser failed to specify which regions this might be.
It’s not yet known whether or not the PS4 will launch in Europe at the same time as the US launch, something that – historically – has not happened with a PlayStation console.