I rarely post anything related to anything but Nintendo topics, but this story is very interesting. Sony Executive James Armstrong had this to say about how powerful the Playstation 4 would be when compared to Playstation 3:
"It’s hard to say right now. I do not think we’ll have a console with a lot better graphics than the PS3 currently offered. I believe the future will be to offer consumers better and more accessible experience . The aim will be to make more people enter the world of video games and try to design titles for women."
Those statements sound all too much like Nintendo......when they said it 5-6 years ago. Sony is a competitor to Nintendo no doubt, but they also need to stay good at what they do best and when it comes to video games and video game systems, they've been caught with their pants down on several occasions.
I don't see the trend changing much in the future, for Sony or Nintendo. Nintendo innovates and Sony "barrows" from it. This has been going on since the SNES era.
It is strange that an exec would come out and talk about Sony's next console in such a way as he did. Most PS3 owners consider themselves in the "hardcore" crowd. How does a statement like this make them feel?