An interesting story on Bitmob contends that we could see the PlayStation 4 (or whatever Sony plans on calling it) in about 18 months. Citing an anonymous source, who claims to be privy to information from a recent "high-level meeting" at Sony, Bitmob is reporting that the PlayStation 4 will be released in 18 months. Sony gave the usual stock response to the story: "We don't comment on rumors or speculation."
If the story is true, it means that Sony is tossing that ten year plan right out the window; you know, the ten year life cycle that the PS2 enjoyed and the PlayStation 3 was supposed to have..
Bitmob seems to have confidence in its source, which it describes as someone who isn't "a neophyte, an outsider, a gossip, a fake, or a show off."
For now it's a rumor but an interesting one in the wake of surviving one of the worst security breaches in this decade and a price cut that is helping the system sell a bit better.