Speaking to IGN, Jack Tretton, CEO and president of Sony Computer Entertainment America, said that despite always thinking about what is coming next in the pipeline, this year they are focused solely on PS3 and Vita.
“In terms of when you talk about [the next generation] and when you announce it, it really depends on the health of the existing platform and the other things you have going on,” he said.
“And right now, we’re focused on PlayStation 3, and I’ve got another platform (PlayStation Vita) to get out the door in seven days, so I don’t want to be thinking about trying to launch new technology anytime soon. I want to focus all our energy on our console business, which is really just hitting its stride, and Vita, which really deserves a dedicated push from us.”
He also said that having to deal with hardware this year, on top of the PS Vita launch, it would just distract from the campaign push for both consumers and the company’s aims.
“I, quite frankly, would be very distracted if I had to be talking about next generation hardware this year.”
This news follows a similar path to what the boss of Sony Computer Entertainment France said when asked about the PS4 being revealed in 2012.