Sony will "probably be the last to announce something" regarding next-generation consoles, PlayStation France CEO Philippe Cardone has been quoted as saying.
According to translation of a Le Point interview (via OPM), the Sony exec apparently claims the firm's under "less pressure" to launch new hardware compared to rival Nintendo, which is "pressed for time" due to Wii's decline.
"It's true that there are many rumours, but I couldn't tell you anything," he said. "The Wii is pressed for time because it is in decline. In our case, we have a lot less pressure. We were the last to leave the PS3, we will probably be the last to announce something."
According to multiple reports, Microsoft is planning to showcase its next-generation Xbox at this year's Los Angeles expo, with the public supposedly getting their hands on the console in late 2013.
Sony's top brass have previously been quoted as indicating that allowing Microsoft to get the jump on the PlayStation 4 with its next console would be an "undesirable" situation for Sony, but that's certainly not the noise coming out of the platform holder this month.
Quizzed on PS4 reports in January, Sony Computer Entertainment chairman Kaz Hirai backed up SCE president Andrew House's comments to CVG, claiming Sony is "not making any announcements at E3" regarding PS4.
"I've always said a ten-year life cycle for PS3, and there is no reason to go away from that," he said.