Nomura Securities' Yuta Sakurai has been quoted as saying that 'he cannot imagine a PlayStation 4
' because of Kaz Hirai's promotion
. He sees it as a move (eventually) towards Sega-like software focus. Sony has, of course, immediately denied this because ... they (understandably) like money. From the article: "Following the launch of the PlayStation 3 just a few weeks ago, and witnessing the huge consumer demand for the product, I think it would be rather short-sighted for anyone to predict there might not be a next generation of PlayStation product."