Apparently multiple industry sources, who have remained anonymous, due to the fact that they are not authorized to discuss Sony and Microsoft’s future plans(wow), have told Kotaku that both companies are holding back the release of possible future consoles until 2014, in an attempt â€œto milk the current [generation] and fill in previous craters better,”
The sources claim that if push comes to shove we might see a release in 2013, however for the time being “Both MS and Sony are telegraphing to each other that they’re delaying,â€ say the nameless information bringers.
With the murmurings of a Nintendo HD console and a sudden rise in the number of developers claiming that they have been ready for the Next generation for years, it comes as no surprise that rumors are surfacing with regards to what Sony and Microsoft will do next.
Unfortunately, while neither company had a definitive response to the rumors, industry analyst Bill Pidgeon says â€œSony definitely isn’t launching a successor before 2014â€. Pidgeon went on to propose that Sony had good reason to delay a release, suggesting that there is still â€œheadroomâ€ available to developers as far as the PS3 is concerned. An area where he maintains the PS3 has an advantage over the 360 in terms of longevity.
According to industry sources familiar with the up and coming Nintendo console rumored to be called â€œproject CafÃ©â€. Microsoft and Sony’s delay until 2014 will take pressure off of the Wii successor, which is allegedly scheduled for release in 2012. This might prove to be a source of motivation to Microsoft and Sony in future, as Bill Pidgeon explains “If Nintendo does very well with the next console, Microsoft and Sony will quickly get a lot more serious about next generation.â€
Last Updated: April 21, 2011