Sony doesn't want to be thinking about launching new technology anytime soon, suggesting we won't be seeing the successor to the PlayStation 3 in the near future. For the time being Sony is concentrating its efforts on two things: PS3 and launching PS Vita.

"In terms of when you talk about [the next generation] and when you announce it, it really depends on the health of the existing platform and the other things you have going on," SCE America president and CEO Jack Tretton told IGN. "And right now, we're focused on PlayStation 3, and I've got another platform (PlayStation Vita) to get out the door in seven days, so I don't want to be thinking about trying to launch new technology anytime soon.

"I want to focus all our energy on our console business, which is really just hitting its stride, and Vita, which really deserves a dedicated push from us."

He concluded: "I, quite frankly, would be very distracted if I had to be talking about next generation hardware this year."

It sounds like we won't be hearing anything about the successor to the PlayStation 3 at E3 this June, but denials followed by reveals are commonplace so we won't rule out some information regarding Sony's next generation plans rearing its head at E3 just yet.