EA Labels boss: PlayStation 4, Xbox Next “coming out in about a year’s time”
posted on 08.30.12 at 12:34 PM EST by (@salromano)
"I'm under non-disclosure so I can't comment too much."

Electronic Arts Labels president Frank Gibeau has said that Sony and Microsoft will launch their next-generation game consoles by the end of 2013.

“We’re into the sixth or seventh year now of this generation of hardware and so it’s a mature market,” Gibeau told Bloomberg TV. “In terms of [software sales] fatigue, I consider it more of a mature market, a stable market.

“[Sales] flatten out a bit towards the end [of a console cycle]. Typically a transition year before new hardware comes out you see that flattening effect inside of the business.

“The new hardware is going to be coming out in about a year’s time, so we’re right around this period in time when the market’s going to slow down and then you have a new game changer coming with all new technology, all new hardware, and another growth period.”

Questioned if the consoles were called PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720, he said: “I don’t know what they’re calling them, I’m under non-disclosure so I can’t comment too much about what they’re specifically doing.”

Neither Sony or Microsoft have announced anything official regarding the successors to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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  • syaznifaiq

    Maybe for xbox brand but I dont think PS4 will come out in one or two years…

  • kiri25

    I would agree with u syaznifaiq and despite what some may say  i dont see MS releasing before Sony will hurt PS4 sells simply because just like the PS2 could go toe 2 toe with 360 in sells during its 1st few yrs was due to price and an incredible library of games with some of the best releasing near the end. The same will hold true for PS3 with an incredible library of games and decreasing price it’ll give the new box a run for its $.

    Only thing that might hurt Sony is if MS has decided to change thier game plan and develop actual games.

  • LordKaiser

    As things as they’re currently now I won’t jump to next gen consoles. I don’t see support for the type of games I play and just for the type of game other people play.

  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

    As long as I get new games for current consoles I don’t see any need to switch to the next generation.

  • Each thing in your time

  • Well all I can say or request is that the price fo games I will be getting one. Instead of $60 make it $40 PC games are cheaper than console games so you decide Sony and MS you bring the price down or I simply built a power house PC that will  out power the PS4 and next Xbox.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      I dont even know what youre saying right now.

  • Nothing new here folks, move along. He is basically just reiterating the same rumors that have been circulating around the internet for months now.