Sony plans to prepare new game console platforms, the PlayStation 4, justified by the two partners in Taiwan. Sony was allegedly going to start producing late next year before the PS4 launch in 2012. The claim was made components from Taiwan manufacturers, Foxconn and Pegatron Technology which assembles the PlayStation 3. Both companies are reportedly also be responsible for assembling the PS4.
Based on reports to DigiTimes on Monday (07/04/2011), Sony will prepare at least 20 million units for the initial shipment of PS4, next year. PS4 production of this discourse is revealed by the media as well as Vice President Financial Officer Masaru Kato Sony revealed the plan on a conference call with investors, last May.
When asked to explain the research and development costs are bloated, Masaru claimed increased costs were used for the successor to the PS3. "We've started development for the next platform, but I can not discuss the launch plans. So the costs used for that platform," said Masaru. However, contrary to the utterance of a statement Masaru Chairman Kaz Hirai Sony Computer Entertainment several months ago that a Japanese company has not thought about the PS4 or the latest generation of gaming consoles in any form.