PS4 to pounce after Xbox 720’s release, says Hirai

Kazuo Hirai - Official Photo - Sony

Sony CEO happy to play waiting game with rival Microsoft.

As speculation over the next generation of home consoles grows rife, Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai has stepped in to say that the PlayStation 4 will be held back until Microsoft makes the first move.

Speaking to The Times (via IGN), the recently crowned executive played down suggestions that a PS4 announcement was imminent.

"Why go first, when your competitors can look at your specifications and come up with something better?” he asked.

However, if reports from earlier today are correct, the cat may already be out of the bag as a full specifications leak is expected to be published online soon.

Mr Hirai has recently been touting the company’s restructuring efforts, stressing that Sony is in the process of becoming a more dynamic company, capable of responding quickly to changes.

"We need to be a lot faster in decision making. We need to be a lot faster in execution. We need to be passionate about our product," Mr Hirai said.

Additionally, the executive recently reaffirmed the company’s commitment to its existing flagship console, the PlayStation 3, which he said would continue to develop over the next five to 10 years.

Sony is set to release the sales results of its Bravia TV range and home console business, with early reports suggesting that it will serve as a showpiece for the company’s changed fortunes.

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