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Kaz Hirai on why the actual PS4 console wasn't shown in NYC

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on 13 March 2013

While the PlayStation 4 unveiling in New York City last month garnered plenty of praise, it wasn't without criticisms. One complaint many have brought up was the lack of showing the actual console itself. In an interview with BBC, Sony President and CEO Kaz Hirai laid out the company's reasoning behind the decision.

“I think that, you know, we still have a long ways to go before the actual product launch and there are going to be a lot of opportunities for us to talk about and provide additional details on the PlayStation 4,” Hirai explained. “It wasn’t actually a launch, we just talked about the console and there will be more information to come, but it keeps people guessing and that’s a good thing.”

With the PS4 hype train running, Sony will need additional fuel leading up to the console's launch to keep consumers interested and talking. Surely, new games, features, as well as the actual design of the PS4 will be revealed in the coming months, especially at events like E3 2013.

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