PS4 Is "Not A Successor" To PS3 But "An Addition To The Family"

Sony isn't looking to replace the PS3 with its next-gen PS4. It's more of an addition to the family.

by Adam Barnes

While most gamers will be casting aside or trading in their PS3s when the PS4 does launch at the end of this year, Sony doesn't consider its next-gen console a complete replacement to the current gen.

Sony's Middle East general manager suggested the PS4 will have a 'very positive' response in the region, but went on to describe the company's expectations for the next-gen machine.

"PS4, an addition to the PS family, like PSP and PS Vita, will offer a completely new gaming experience," said Fisser, adding that the PS4 is 'not a successor' to the PS3.

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TheLyonKing1586d ago

Think of the Playstation as a line of kings they are all part of the family and when one has run is course it's son will take over as next king.

So the ps3 is the latest king who will then be succeeded by the ps4.

So straight away I have made the title null and void but the article is a good read. Playstation brand does seem more like a family.

Good_Guy_Jamal1586d ago

Wow. Like for real wow. I'm stunned by what you've just written here today. I need to sit down and process that I live in a world where people actually say things like this about gaming consoles.

TheLyonKing1586d ago

Clearly you have never heard of an analogy before

GrieverSoul1586d ago

Ok guys, Im a PS3 fan too! I own both X360 and PS3 and I must say I prefer the PS3 because it has the most game I love and like, PLUS (pun intended) free online.
However, the PS4 is the successor for the PS3! Otherwise they wouldnt call it PS"4". Cmon guys!
This is a try for damage control from Sony. xbox next is gonna bring backward compatability and thats a huge bonus in the console. Its a responsible MS act for because they have millions os LIVE susbcribers that are paying CoD online and wont jump to the next box unless a CoD is there. So BC is a good strategy. Now, Sony cant make it happen due to the acrchitecture od the PS3. But if they could, wouldnt you guys be happy?

This gen is PS3 for me but the next gen looks promising for Sony and Microsoft. In always On for the xbox is true, then count me out.

_-EDMIX-_1586d ago

I think they are just trying to market it in a way to not make it look like PS3's are some how dead once PS4's hit. Its a really good plan. They don't want PS3 vs PS4, they want PS3 AND PS4, hints why The Last Of Us, Beyond 2 Souls, The Last Guardian etc are coming out for PS3 way after PS4.

Its a great plan, I plan on owning a PS3 for a while along with a PS4.

SpringHeeledJack1586d ago

jeez calm down you cry baby and get laid sometime. Is it wrong to be excited about a new console, Leave him alone and stop being so serious.

violents1586d ago


I thought about using another analogy to describe your comment but you prob wouldn't have gotten that either.



1.A comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification.
2.A correspondence or partial similarity.

Synonyms:similarity - resemblance - likeness - parity - parallel

@ GrieverSoul

Idk, when I got my launch ps3 it was cool to have the BC for like 2 months and then all I played was ps3 games so it was kind of a waste now that I think about it. If your the kind of guy that likes to replay the hell out of your old games than more power to you I guess, I understand that its a good selling point but at the same time I see the flipside, I still have my ps2 so it really doesn't matter if it had it or not.

MuhammadJA1586d ago

Welcome to N4G, where Sony is worshiped like mad!

Army_of_Darkness1586d ago (Edited 1586d ago )

You craaaaazy for thinking people are that crazy, Hahaha!

Anyhow, I had no plans on removing my ps3 when I get my ps4 cause I still have lots of sealed games to play still... yes, I have a huge backlog.

Sevir1586d ago

Which was completely used well to illustrate a point in the brand of hardware by popular manufactures...

Lmao, this guy is dense, way to take a simple metaphoric analogy (which does a great job of illustrating a point) out of context.

Instead of trying to process what people are saying about hardware refreshes and production cycles in the market, just sit in a corner with a dunce cap on and wait for yourself to have a brilliant epiphany as to why you totally missed the metaphor, or why you take things on N4G so seriously. When you realize how dense you are you should then Purge yourself from N4G and you know, find a new hobby, like reading a dictionary and learning how to comprehend analogies.

Lol... Some people... Haha I can't, really can't.

rezzah1586d ago

Try not to think too hard, your head might explode.

mrbojingles1586d ago

I have to process the world we live in where you get three times as many disagrees as agrees lol.

adorie1586d ago (Edited 1586d ago )

There are far worse things going on in this world than someone giving off an air of praise for a gaming console, through an analogy, Good_Guy_Jamal.

You had merit(barely so, imo) when you called out TenTonsofTube for flipping the switch on his stance about rumor VS fact, but why come into an article that is clearly meant for PlayStation fans and knock someone for their *opinion*?

You're also being a drama queen. "I'm stunned by what you've just written here today"

Really... someone has not been on the internet that long. I've been on it almost 20 years, and don't get "stunned" by most of the stuff I read on here or the rest of the net.

Grow a pair.

This is off-topic, Moddies, so feel free to deal with it as you see fit.

Qrphe1586d ago

It's called fanboyism; N4G has all kinds of them!

Oner1586d ago

^^^ Stands and applauds Sevir ^^^

solidjun51586d ago

I'm not stunned you don't know what an analogy is or what a simile is. I'm shocked that 44+ actually agreed with you. oye.

RyuCloudStrife1585d ago

Why do you need to sit down and process what he just said? Are you too slow to understand?

InMyOpinion1585d ago

I think what Jamal meant is the way the analogy was worded.

It sounds a bit fundamentalistic, and some of you seem a bit in too deep to see it.

TheRealSpy1585d ago

If someone drew this analogy about Xbox, you imbeciles would fly off the handle and the comment would instantly be removed for trolling.

Such hypocrisy on this garbage website.

violents1585d ago (Edited 1585d ago )

Wow you cant win in a battle of wits so you give me some shitty PM and block me so I cant talk back to you, and I'm the pathetic one, HA!

Ok lets get serious for a second tho, the only reason this guy went with the analogy he did is prob because it says successor in the title, so going to an analogy of royalty heirarchy is an easy jump, it is pretty funny how xbots get all butthurt when you like something other than what they feel is a godsend from bill gates explosive majical rainbow diarea. No one was here talking bad about anyone until some bastard sony haters came in and started arguments they aren't smart enough to finish.

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MariaHelFutura1586d ago (Edited 1586d ago )

It is sad when people let "console wars" get to them so much that they do or say stupid things. Some people even **pretend to be 2 seperate people at the same time, in the same thread** leaving comments, switching accounts, agreeing w/ themselves and try to bubble themselves up. It's sad, wouldn't you agree.....

sway_z1586d ago

OMG!! People really do that?? Ha ha haaaaaa!!!!

Damn Dizzle!!!

Bk on topic. The PS2 lasted 12 years, so all those tryna spoil the Sony party need to pipe down.


Kurt Russell1585d ago

We clearly don't bubble ourselves up sway_z ;) Maybe that's where we're going wrong.

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Gamerjunki31586d ago (Edited 1586d ago )

You do realise that the "Son" would be labelled as the King's successor?

Which happens to contradict the title...

Edit: Oh! You've now acknowledged that, good job!

Minato-Namikaze1586d ago (Edited 1586d ago )

Think of it more as a Hokage from naruto. While the 4th was the ruling "king" the 3rd was still around doing stuff to help the village, he wasnt dead but rather a supplemental piece.

Gamerjunki31586d ago (Edited 1586d ago )

Which would make the 4th the successor, one need not die in order to be succeeded.

The PS4 is a successor, for it will replace the PS3 as Sony's flag-ship console, there's nothing wrong with that, but these analogies people are making, are terrible--because even the analogies have successors!

AkatsukiPain1585d ago


Great analogy lol. I really digged that & made alot of sense. I agree with what u said yellow flash.

Shinra Tensei

Bathyj1586d ago (Edited 1586d ago )

Sorry, mispost

wquach1586d ago (Edited 1586d ago )

Sony's always been able to juggle multiple systems and offer support to them long after they release a new one.

This will be no different with the PS4's release.

It's one of the strengths of the PlayStation brand.

Objective1586d ago

The old king was slain in combat, there's a new lineage now. PS4 is no successor indeed.

manjizz19951586d ago

No you didn't void the title, simply because you made it seem you can only look at it as kings and their sons divine right to take the kingdom. That is what this article is trying to prevent is the thought of that.

When in reality it is like A strong family that evolves every generation

miyamoto1586d ago (Edited 1586d ago )

Your comment fits your name!
Awrsome movie, Simba.

PlayStation is an empire!
PS2, PSP, PS3, PS Vita and PS4 all still being sold around the world simultaneously is unprecedented. Super future proofing to rhe max!

Welcome to the family PS4!