Will Sony reveal the Playstation 4 first or will Microsoft drop details on the next Xbox (aka Xbox 720) before its competitor? Sony CEO Kaz Hirai confirmed his preference in an interview released on Monday.
Hirai told The Time in an article published today, "Why go first, when your competitors can look at your specifications and come up with something better?"
Whether Hirai was speaking towards the timing of unveiling their next-gen console or its release is unclear.
Both Sony and Microsoft unveiled the PS3 and Xbox 360 in May 2005 around the time of the E3 gaming conference. The Xbox 360 launched later that year but the PS3 was delayed to the following year due to finalizing Blu-ray specifications and component shortages.
Both the Playstation 4 and Xbox 720 are currently expected to launch some time this fall. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian recently predicted that the PS4 will launch this October followed by the Xbox 720 in November. Both are expected to arrive with starting prices in the $350 to $400 range according to Sebastian. It's possible that we will see announcements for both prior to E3 in June.