Kaz Hirai, Sony's new boss and one of the key men responsible for the successes of PlayStation, has suggested his company might wait to see what Microsoft's next console is capable of before launching PS4, so it can make something "better."

In an interview with The Times, Hirai said: "...why go first when your competitors can look at your specifications and come up with something better?" -- a clear indication that even if Sony is already well down the line with development of PS4, it's trying to give the impression that it's still able to make changes ahead of launch should Microsoft's next home machine prove to be a winner.

We've previously heard Sony staff claim that giving the competition a huge headstart again would be a little silly, while other rumours claim both Microsoft and Sony may have new hardware ready to show as soon as March.

We therefore suggest this is just Hirai playing a little game. [CVG]