Earlier today, we brought you word from Cedrick Delmax, marketing director of Microsoft France, that there will not be a new version of the Xbox 360 rolling out later this year, which means the Xbox 360 still has some years down the road to go. Makes perfect sense really, considering the worldwide economic climate at the moment that requires most folks to tighten their belts, and research and development into a new console platform is always an expensive affair. As for Microsoft’s bitter rival in the home console market, Sony too, will not issue a PS3 successor, according to CEO of Sony France, Philippe Cardon.

Sure, there were rumors in the past flying around that new consoles from both Microsoft and Sony are tipped to be released sooner rather than later, but surely 2012 is not the year where they will be launched, even though there might be secret development work running in the background that we are not aware of. Sony France mentioned that they are not in a rush to roll out plans for the next PlayStation, currently dubbed the PlayStation 4, anytime soon.

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