Posted By Robert G. about 7 months, 4 weeks ago
PlayStation 3 will be Supported Until at Least 2015, According to Sony,
With Sony recently announcing the third design change of the PlayStation 3, the super-slim version, a few days ago, one of the natural questions to ask is how long can Sony maintain the system as their primary game platform? Well, according to the PlayStation VP of hardware marketing, John Koller, says that there are plans to support the system until at least the year 2015.
“We are increasingly bullish on the PS3′s prospects not only this year but over the next few years,” Koller says. “A lot of great content is coming. And over the next two to three years, the PS3 has got an incredible lineup. We’re going to continue supporting the PS3 for the next few years. Absolutely. And we’re going to continue supporting it not only that long, but as long as there is a development spigot that’s running hot.”
Koller is not just blowing smoke regarding the great content, with fifteen Sony exclusive titles gracing the system this year alone. We should also be reminded that the PlayStation 2, first launched in 2000, has had several small releases as late as march of this year, with MLB 2k12 being touted as the last PS2 game to be released for the system by many. So it is very likely that the PlayStation 3 will last ten years as well.
And considering the support Sony is giving the system by making a new version for consumers to pick up, one that will be in direct competition with the Nintendo Wii U and the 360 Kinect bundles, I doubt the PlayStation 3 is going anywhere anytime soon. From this though, there is one piece of speculation that must be made, and that is the timetable for the next Sony console, which I suspect will be released in by that 2015 window. Only time will tell in the end.