Speaking last week to MCV, Andrew House, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, had an interesting response when asked about the PlayStation 4 and “why is now not the time to talk about a new PlayStation.” He also had quite a bit to say about the PlayStation Vita and how it’s doing in the market.
When asked about the PS4, House responded with:
The right time to talk about new advances in hardware is when you can demonstrate a significant leap on the current experience, and something that is going to be attractive. That remains our philosophy. Beyond that we have nothing to say at this point.
Basically, it sounds like the PS4 will only be revealed when there is something unique and better about the console compared to the PS3. It could also mean that Sony is working on something cool for the PS4 and it will only be revealed once it’s complete.
When asked about the Vita’s slow start, House said:
I don’t think there has been a need for a re-look. We are in what is a very competitive space. I think we need to put more emphasis on the kinds of experiences that define and differentiate Vita. That is always going to be one of its objectives. But there needs to be a reinforcement on that.
He also mentioned that 20% of content on the Vita is downloaded from the PlayStation Store, which shows a demand for digital content on the portable device.