Sony PlayStation 4: Development Under Way Or A Distraction

Sony has certainly taken quite a beating over the last little while mainly because of the biggest hacking scandal we have ever seen where the PSN was compromised to the point where Sony simply switched it off. Whilst it was off they were busy rebuilding the infrastructure and trying to calm the storm after they revealed that user data was at risk.

Since then Sony has been on a bit of a mission to get people on side by revealing a bundled pack containing a 160GB slim PS3, CoD Black Ops and the First Strike DLC for $299 and also revealing the new Sony Remaster which will make PSP games cross platforms between the PSP and PS3. Now we are hearing that the Sony PlayStation 4 development is underway… or is it, maybe it’s a distraction for users and competitors.

We are all eagerly awaiting E3 where we are expecting there to be more details revealed about the new handheld console from Sony which is currently known as the NGP and the PSP2, but we are also aware that Nintendo are going to be showcasing their new Wii2 console known currently as project cafe. All this is happening but there have also been reports of the Sony PS3 sales slowing which is never a good thing.

We read an interesting article about the apparent PS4 development over on Slashgear where Rue Liu has added an article. He says that in a conference call with shareholders today the Sony CFO Masaru Kato said that “the PS3 still has product life but it’s a platform business – when we’ll be introducing what product I cannot discuss that – but our development work is already under way, so the costs are incurred there.” The original source for this information is venturebeat.com where their author Dean Takahashi has added an article where he talks about the Sony finances.

Do you think this is an intentional name drop by Sony as a distraction for users ahead of E3? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.