Sony: PS3 has 'two, three, four years of life left in it'
Sony isn't ready to ditch the PlayStation 3 just yet. Although we've heard this numerous times before from the Sony higher-ups, marketing executive John Koller reiterated that "the [PS3] has a lot of life left in it."
"Two, three, four years; we think there's time left in the platform," he told GameSpot. With an install base of 80 million-plus, do you really expect Sony to be in any sort of rush to abandon the console?
"It depends on the content. We have a good lineup this year and it looks like a good lineup next year. We need to keep fueling that. We really have to keep PS3 alive. And so to do that, we have to further the content. I think there will be a good story for the PS3 over the next year to two years."
Despite the overwhelming sales experienced by its successor, the PS4, Sony has done a phenomenal job offering a steady stream of new PS3 titles. Just last year, Sony released Gran Turismo 6 exclusively for PlayStation 3, though sales haven't quite lived up to the expectations set forth by GT5. Nevertheless, Sony and other third-party publishers seem committed to the PS3's large install base.
In fact, EA Sports recently revealed EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil would be coming strictly to the last-gen system. Their reasoning was that they wanted to make the best game for the "largest audience," which is still on the Xbox 360 and PS3. To Sony's credit, the PS4 is off to a great start, but the number of users just isn't quite there yet.
If Sony and its third-party publishers can continue to offer games for the system, there's no reason why the PS3's tail can't be as long as the PS2's before it.