No one knows exactly when either Sony or Microsoft will make official announcements regarding their next-gen consoles, with all the rumors floating around. But today Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai said that they would let Microsoft unveil their new console first, Daniel Krupa at IGN reports on Jan. 21.
Hirai was quoted in the business section of the Times, saying, “Why go first, when your competitors can look at your specifications and come up with something better?”
The question remains whether Sony can hold its own until Microsoft announces, and can it match Nintendo, who already released their next-gen blocks with the WiiU. As IGN writer Daniel Krupa notes, “Surely his comments are slightly disingenuous, since there would be relatively little scope for changing the specs of the PlayStation this late in its development cycle. It's more likely that the additional time would be use to adjust the messaging surrounding the announcement.”
Rumors have been circling around wildly involving both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox 720, which have made a lot of people begin to question how soon the two companies will drop an official comment. Just last week rumors began spreading about Sony possibly dropping the Dualshock controller in favor for a motion controller with a touch-LCD screen like the WiiU.
For more information, check out Daniel Krupa’s article over at IGN.