GameSpot - PlayStation VP of hardware marketing John Koller says Sony will support aging console as long as development scene is running; claims $270 price point for new model a result of consumers' call for value.
Before anyone says it, this doesn't mean that they won't have the PS4. It just means that they will continue to support the PS3 the way they supported the PS2 after the PS3 was revealed.I know people will start with the 'PS4 in 2016' so I am putting up a road block.
I would assume they will announce ps4 sometime in 2013, then release the console in 2014.
Sweet news. I wonder if Microsoft will continue to make new exclusive IPs and support the 360 till 2015 as well? I hope they do, but great news for PS3 owners.
how long they will support the ps2? seems that energizer bunny really does keep going and going and going and going and....
would you say...e3 perhaps?
2014 is too late, by that time, the Wii-U will be 2 years in the market with a big userbase and Devs would use it as lead platform for development, so every HW advantage will be useless for non First Party Devs.
I'm simply just sick of the gen. A lot of good games coming next year, but as of right now this gen is just boring.
"Dante112 - I wonder if Microsoft will continue to make new exclusive IPs " huh ? except kk gears and halos and a forza every year...what do u mean exatcly by saying CONTINUE TO MAKE NEW EXCLUSIVES ? this guy is joking right ?
@sikbeta That's not necessarily true. There other factors to consider. As an example, the DC was in the market two years before the PS2 came out and performed well on the market where support for the PS1 still continued for that interval. The DC was significantly more powerful than the PS1 and N64 but this time around the Wii U isn't more powerful than current consoles (so multiplat support should be even for the big 3).
They should support it through to November 2016 at least, as that would be 10 years. The PS3 could realistically be supported for at least 5 years beyond the ten year mark. Developing countries like India and Brazil are huge markets that haven't bought into this generation of consoles quite yet, and with the PS3 Super Slim being much cheaper to produce, you would think that Sony would be starting to push their hardware more heavily in those regions. PS3 will still be a viable console up to the year 2020, as it still connects to online services and still allows people to buy items from the PS Store.
Agreed, but the release will be more than likely holiday season 2013. then games made for the PS3 and PS4 till 2014 then after that just PS4.
Sony = 5/10 year policy since the PS2 has ended up with 12+ year policy for support on PS2. Its starting to dwindle down in US, but its likely in some regions to be supported for a few more years. PS3 will have no less than a 12 year cycle of support. 2018 is when I believe support might dwindle, but as they have stated they won't stop supporting it unless the sales drop to a low point for awhile. Which is why it is stated at least until 2015. They don't know where sales numbers will go when a new platform takes the lead. Sometimes it stops, sometimes it sells faster and other times it just stays steady.
The ps3 will probably be about 105million sold by then outselling all the consoles on the market now to be the second highest selling console below ps2. The ps2 might be around 180 million sold by then also I do like that Sony supports their systems for years after they release a newer upgraded version. They are the only company that does that and its commendable.
30 mill for the PS3 in 3 years while the system already reached its peak while only selling 11.6 mill per year? Yeah that's feasible. But as a PlayStation fan since day one I do commend them for continuing to support their older platforms. I wish Microsoft would've continued with the Original Xbox, that thing had the world of potential.
Your math doesn't make any sense. Where do you come up with it peaking at 11.6mil? The PS3's only been out ~5 1/2 years. It looks like you just took its total amount sold and divided by the number of years, because it would have to have sold at your peak number the full 5 1/2+ years to hit its 60+ mil sold to date. vgchartz has this, which looks much more legitimate than your number: 2006 - 1.25mil 2007 - 7.95mil 2008 - 10.27mil 2009 - 13.02mil 2010 - 13.90mil 2011 - 14.12mil If this new PS3 came out at $149-$179 (12GB Flash stock w/ HDD addable) and $199 for the 250GB it would have sold like hot cakes 18mil+ per year. With the announced price point, we're probably looking at more near the 10-13mil range per year for the next couple years (without a price cut, higher with if soon). If it sold 41mil the past 3 years, 30mil in the next 3 years is easy with the $199, $179, $149 price points still untapped.
I didn't know this needed saying since Sony has always stated a "10 year support plan" on the PS2 and PS3 consoles.
It's tiring that some people need to be reminded of this.
@Dante112 So that would mean only 3 right? One per year.
I want a ps4 now but it would also be nice to see a PS4 in 2015 because it would for sure be leaps and heaps better just due to the tech in 2015. One fear I have is if they rush it out soon and also try to keep it cheap like $399 then it wont look noticeably better then WiiU and it will be skipped by casuals. The core gamers only make up 12% of the market.
The next gen consoles wont use the newest hardware available. It will use hardware thats a year or two old. Thats how R & D works for consoles. If they use the newest harddware they wont have enough time to test how well the newest hardware will work in the chasis / case they want to use to make sure it runs cool enough and has enough airflow.
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I would love for this current gen to last longer. If only developers decided to be more innovative and push the barrier a little, I think this current gen could last a least another 3 years. Just because I can, doesnt mean that I want to drop another 3-4 hundred for a new system. Especially when I have games on my current system that I havent had a chance to play yet.
i been saying this for a long time why won't both ms and sony do what nintendo did. announce a new system next e3 than for the whole year build hype keep quite than e3 2014 show everything and launch date etc, that way all the attention will be on ps4 and xbox720 for 2 years like it was on wii-u also since both xbox360 and ps3 are HD console expect the software support to last a lot longer than gens before just because most 3rd party publishers will port their games over to ps3 and xbox360 even after next gen console. so software support till 2015-2016. enjoy this gen i don't know why everyone is in such a hurry because 3 years in y'all will be asking for newer systems when development is so expensive and long why would these billion dollar companies rush when their current systems are selling strong and that's without a price drop for a long time
Thank u smash. People can be such imbeciles. Sucks that u have to hold their hand and feed them such simple concepts as if they were babies. Sony always supports systems well beyond the next generation's iteration, like Smash said.
PS3 support to continue through at least 2015" I remember Sony droped the suport of games PS2 after 7 years life time. So, this is just some damage control PR crap from Sony after announce of Wii U...
I made a dumb mistake last gen. I sold my PS2 just before the launch of the 360, and bought a 360 at launch even though I knew the PS2 had a lot of life left. I was so anxious to move on to the Next Gen, and I probably missed out on some good PS2 games because of it. I am taking the opposite approach now. I currently own only a PS3(sold my 360 in 2007 because of all the hardware problems), Anyway I plan to get as much as possible out of my PS3 before moving on to the Next Generation. As long as there are still games coming out that interest me I am not going to move on to the Next Gen.
Sony did start the "10-year-plan". Once the next Xbox and wiiU is released expect support for their older consoles to be dropped. I predict even after 2015 support and demand for the ps3 will continue.
As a gamer, I loved and played my ps1 and supported it until the ps2 came out... Then i as a citizen of the playstation nation i was living in my world, but played in there's. for many years As 2006 came along, i was playing beyond and i am enjoying every minute of it. why? because it only does everything.
Might just be the best comment I've ever read on the internet.
LoL. Comment and photo combination is quite epic.
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Thats great news.. That means that since 2013 is around the corner, PS4 is at hand.. PS2 support continued for 3 years into PS3.. Its coming baby!
(takes a deep breath) yes, yes my son...it is.
To be honest, I wouldnt mind waiting 2 more years for PS4.
Me too. I feel like PS3 games are finally starting to feel like the "next-gen" titles that were promised before launch. Give us PS4 in 2015. Who cares about Nintendo and Microsoft launching early?
im guessing that ps4 is coming out in February 2014 in europe and in Northern america
Isn't the PS2 'still' being supported lol that thing won't die
#1 selling console of all time.
Never had any doubt.
its a huge waste of money on sony's behalf.
I think it should be obvious right now that Sony care for more than just money. Sure they are a business, but if they only cared about money, they would only play around with safe ideas, would've charged for online years ago and now with Vita, and would cancel most games they have actually greenlit and continued to support. Keeping customers happy and loyal on a long-term basis is hardly a waste of money. If you've bought something I don't think you'd appreciate to be cut off and be forced to get the new one. That's why I think Xbox fans have a weird sense of loyalty. Reminds me of stockholm syndrome in a way.
Well they did say "10 year lifespan" when it was announced. They did it with the PS1 and PS2, I don't know why anyone would think Sony wouldn't do the same here. The even better part with the PS3 (that the PS1 and 2 didn't have) is that even with the PS4 out, they can still release some games digitally to the PSN on PS3 near the ass-end of it's life. So manufacturing costs wouldn't matter to Sony (and third parties) when it comes to making PS3 games.
Sony are going to have 3 home consoles on the market. Crazy.
Creating value by raising the price. Pretty sure thats not what consumers mean by giving value.
The announced bundles definitely give value to the consumer.
Creating value by supporting a system for a decade, including years after its successor has been released. That's how Sony does it. Troll harder.
Great to know Sony has thrown their full support behind their product. Don't see to many hardware companies supporting their products 10 years.
The PS2 slim came out in 2004, announced life support (lol) for 2-3 years. and the PS3 was in E3 2005 months after. The PS3 Super Slim comes late 2012, announced life support for the next few years, so chances are the PS4 is revealed E3, 2013.
Im in no rush to move into next gen theres still alot of games yet to come... metal gear solid ground zeroes, the last of us, beyond, and many more.
I don't want the PS4 to come so early myself, I'm just saying that there are chances that the PS4 will be revealed next year since we're in a similar situation to the PS2/PS3.
Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have all said they will continue to support their current consoles. Support to me means they will continue to manufacture them, but I highly doubt they see much in the way of first party support after their collective successors have been released. Third parties will no doubt still take advantage of large install bases and produce games. We'll probably see Madden 16 and Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 on PS3 and Xbox 360.
Support to me means there are still a decent amount of releases coming on the console weather that is 1st or 3rd party.
Once the PS4, Xbox 720 and Wii U are released, there wont be any first party titles, unless they were hold-overs that ended up delayed. Looks like Zelda Skyward Sword was the last bang for Nintendo and the Wii, while Gears Of War Judgment was last for the Xbox 360 and I'm not sure what will be last for the PS3, because I'm not convinced they are releasing a new console next year, but their last huge AAA title seems to be Last Of Us.
Following in the PS2′s footsteps, Eventually PS3's will be $99 250gb and $150 500gb
Playstation network will hopefully makes backward compatibility, a thing of the past.
why would you want that? If they did that than you will have to buy all your old games again just to play why not make it BC so we can still enjoy our games....take no offense but that was stupid to even bring that up man
@slaton24 if you read his post correctly he means because you have downloaded youre games digitally you will be able to download them onto youre new system because it under youre account. Take no offense but it was stupid for you to comment.
by "support" they basically just mean "we'll keep making the hardware as long as people are buying it". how many first party games did sony release on the PS2 after the PS3s release? God of War 2 and ....... think thats about it. theyd be stupid not to keep making PS3s, as itll keep selling as the price drops. but if they dont throw their full development support straight behind the PS4 we'll just get the PS3s first 2 years all over again.
"but if they dont throw their full development support straight behind the PS4 we'll just get the PS3s first 2 years all over again." I suggest you play those games instead of trying to make it seem like all of them were junk. Yes most of them were, but Uncharted: Drakes Fortune was a Hit and has lead to one of the highest rated franchises this gen. WarHawk STILL has a few thousand players every day(even the beta was more liked then Halo 3 beta). Heavenly Sword was a great attempt at a GoW, but sadly the devs shot themselves in the foot.
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PS2 support continued through 2007 I believe so it makes sense they would do the same with this. So probably a 2014 PS4 release.
You won't be seeing a ps4 until Sony turns a couple year worth of profits on ps3. At least u can just buy the new wii u or the new Xbox next year. Sorry to hear this guys
i hope they release the ps4 just like how apple released the iphone 5 , it released the same month they announce it xD if i were them i would show it in e3 then the best time to release it is befor Christmas in next year, that's a way to sell a lot ...
ps4 is most likely releasing before then, but this is a good news regardless.
regardless ps4 will most likely be released in the fall...if i remember i think ps2 was oct ps3 nov.....just be patient ps4 will come when its ready....do you want them to rush it and have problems like the 360 did at launch(RRoD) or some ps3s(YLoD)
knowing MS they will probably drop support for the 360 as soon as durango or xbox720 is out in order to force people into adopting early.
Yeah i was right on trusthing Sony unlike other companies that not support its console *Cough* Microsoft*cough*
to be fair though, they were being gouged by Intel and nVidia for that moneysink of a console. and, nVidia didn't learn and now they're out of Sony's next console...
Im in no rush to get into next gen yet theres still games yet to come this gen. If what previous console generations have taught me is to NEVER buy 1st generations hardware as they tend to crap out...*COUGH*RROD*COUGH*