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Sony explains why the PlayStation 4 console wasn't shown

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on 20 February 2013

The PlayStation 4 event just ended a few hours ago leaving the 7.5 million viewers scratching their heads wondering, "where is the actual console?"

Shuhei Yoshida, the President of Sony Worldwide Studios, was asked about why they didn't show the console at the big event, to which he replied, "Why do you care?" He laughs. "It was almost the other way around. When we planned for this event, obviously we discussed what we should show and talk about.

"As far as the DualShock 4 is concerned we wanted to do the live demo. And we were like, 'yeah, we have to show the controller, because it's awkward not to show the controller when someone is doing a demo.' And also the feature that the DualShock 4 has, the share button, is a very key idea behind the design of the PS4... We really wanted to explain what we've done with the DualShock 4, but as far as the system itself we have to keep something new for later. Otherwise you'd get bored."

Microsoft's Major Nelson also took a jab at Sony through Twitter saying, "Announce a console without actually showing a console? That's one approach."

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