Sony's decision to release a whole new PlayStation 3 model right at the end of the PS3's life cycle seems risky, but the odds are in its favor.
"-- but we're seven years into the PS3's life cycle" Ahh but you forget ps2's sold like crazy for years into the ps3's lifetime. I can still find brand new ps2 games at walmart. They still sell and i bet ps3's will sell far into the next gen as well. Some folks wait for the price to drop before they buy in. When the next gen hits the price on a ps3 will hit rock bottom and they'll prob sell a retarded amount of them just like this gen with the ps2. They are prob thinking long term on this one, they have a history for it and usually its worth waiting for but man does it ever annoy you sometimes.
PS2 is selling a lot in Japan and Asian countries as well. Also, it's doing alright in South America too.
And late into the ps2's (early to mid current gen console life cycle) many countries that had either made games illegal or certain technology illegal only just now got the PS2 in their country/region. I think its one of the many reason's you see Sony supporting small/indie developers. In countries that just got their first official and legal console for the first time since probably their NES or earlier console only have small/indie developers. Nothing as big as an EA/Ubisoft/Square/Sony/Microso ft/Nintendo/Naughty Dog, Bungie, etc.
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