PSU looks at what 2013 holds for PS3 and wonders whether we're ready for the introduction of the PS4.
Don't worry, we are going to have plenty of time to enjoy the PS3.
Yep Sony won't dump it like Microsoft with the XBOX. This is the main reason why I am willing to wait a while before buying a PS4. Motorola RAZR i
You really have no choice but to wait. It won't be here til 2014 anyway.
PS4 will be Christmas 2013s number 1 gift everywhere except maybe the US where Xbox may take number 1 spot. However PS3 will still sell bucketloads just like PS2 did for a few years after ps3's launch.
there is no rule that says because a new system comes out you all of a sudden have to stop playing the previous one. To the millions that havent experienced a PS3 it is like the days when people bought into the outgoing platform when the new one was on the rise. There is a market for both but even these companies must have a limit as to how long they want to promote both. As to Cornholio's point. MS took that risk of dropping the xbox and it paid off. While they were focused on making games for the 360 there were other titles still released for the xbox. That would be the ideal method for any company that is looking to move their latest and greatest. I have seen nintendo hold onto that previous platform just a little to tightly when they could have been pushing their newest. Sony is no different. Keep in mind that a platforms competition isnt the black and white obvious choice of another company. in many cases, their biggest competition is themselves.
@Belking, so does that mean the next xbox won't arrive til 2015? http://www.vg247.com/2012/0...
i'd actually be happy with at least another two years of the PS3!! This has to be the greatest generation so far with so many quality titles and PS3 leading the way, hats off to Sony.
Yes the PS3 is probably my favorite system of all time! Topping the SNES and 64. It has brought so many great new games and experience it's just unbelievable. I never regret buying my first PS3 in late 2009.
Personally, I think the PS3 has a good few years ahead if it still. Developers are now, seriously tapping into its full potential. Far Cry 3, Beyond, The Last Of Us, possibly Watch Dogs too. I think Sony should hold off till 2015 for a new console. The worlds economy has not yet recovered properly for us all to spend $1000 AUS on a new console. Let X-box release 1st like last time and see the sales hold off for the new playstation to release 1st. People will have learned by now that the Playstation brand is a force to be reckoned with. As was the case over x-box this gen. I'm sure we'll see a release sooner than my 2015 prediction but my gut feeling says to hold off for now. We'll see I suppose. I'm a PS user by choice as it best suits my needs and lifestyle, no of fence intended to the x-box user intended. Happy gaming all.
I very much doubt that Watch Dogs will release on current-gen consoles. If it does it will be a real shame. That game has a lot of potential, I would hate to see it restricted by 2005/2006 tech. Same can be said for GTAV for that matter. Nevertheless Last of Us looks just incredible. I have no problem with PS4 releasing in 2014. I have been playing mostly PC of late with the obvious exception of console exclusives. I don't think Sony can really afford to wait till 2015 with Microsoft gearing up to release the NextBox. I prefer the PS3 personally, but who knows what will happen next-gen ;)
Its time for next gen!
I agree. I've had this name since 1991 with prodigy dial up lol...it comes and goes with popularity.
Im more than happy with my PS3 and PSVITA. Want a new Xbox not a Playstation 4. The game that are about to release to PS3 are just crazy awesome. I wanna play games not buy a new console with shi*** releases.
I actually agree with what you said. I think a new Xbox is totally in order as that console has been giving us the same types of games the last 4 years, while PS3 keeps on giving us new things to experience. I really want Sony to bring the pain for the Vita this E3 :)
i personally think it would benefit sony to have a peak yr. with the PS3, then release PS Orbis at the end of the year. Sony would be getting such good praise on all its exclusive, and will benefit the next-gen release
The good thing is...you can still enjoy your PS3 when the PS4 comes out. No one will force you to buy a PS4. If you want to wait a little, no problem. I'll be there day 1. And "Just hitting its peak"? Are you kidding me? We've been hearing this every damn year. 2007-"Year of the PS3" 2008-"PS3 just hitting its stride" 2009-"Year of the PS3" 2010-"PS3 just hitting its stride" 2011-"Year of the PS3" 2012-"PS3 just hitting its stride" Next year it'll be 7 years old. I'm ready for next gen. Bring it on.
Well its outsold 360 each and every year so its not done too bad even if its only been around a couple of million worldwide each year. Only wii beat it early years but was that really a contender?
Sales are down year over year for all consoles, especially for the PS3 (Wii U is obviously excluded as it just launched). Developers have expressed deep sentiment of how we need new hardware, both for progressing the games they're making and to re-invigorate the industry. We need new consoles man.
"Sales are down year over year for all consoles, especially for the PS3." Especially the PS3? That's interesting. Do you have any facts to back that up with Because last I checked, 360 sales were down damn near 40% year over year (4.2 million in the first 3/4 of 2012 versus 6.7 million in 2011) and Wii sales have fallen off a cliff. The PS3 on the other hand was the only console to show year over year increases during the week of black friday in the US, and hit 70 million at the start of November, meaning 6.1 million in sales from Jan-Oct. Sales are off from last year according to Sony, but of the 3 console it's sales appear to be down the least of the 3. So where on earth do you get the idea that the PS3 is "especially" down? If you're going to make a claim like that, at least attempt to back it up. Clearly the PS3 is the console showing the most resilience during this current slowdown. And when it comes to developer sentiment regarding new hardware, that's just cherry picking. For each developer expressing their opinion that new hardware is needed, there's another developer saying there's no need for it at this time. Edit: It never ceases to amaze me that people feel it necessary to disagree with facts. Or is the disagree because you don't like people using facts to back up their statements? Because I make no apologies for that. Either way, with phantom disagrees, you never know. Why not offer a counter point? We're all gamers here, that's why we visit the site. If you don't agree, keep the discussion going, don't just click a button.
can we please stop the: "do we really need a new ps4/xbox 720 bull.... allready. the answer is: yes we do.Just Imagine what we would be missing out on. If the tech world had stopped developing stuff 6 years ago.
I wait ps4, i wait, my favorite console ps1-ps2, but ps3 disappointing for me.
Hey, give me a break, I just bought my PS3. My body is ready, but my wallet is broken
Well, now you can enjoy tons and tons of great games over the years for cheapass prices lol. The people who want to jump on the PS4 day 1 can do just that. You don't have to buy the PS4 right away :)
Yes, yes I am ready!
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Good one :) I loved that campaign back in 1994/5
PS3 isn't about to hit it's peak. It's been in it's peak since 2008 with all it's AAA exclusives and shows no sign of stopping.
Im having huge backlog of games,and wont buy ps4 till slim revision comes out,and price dropes. Lernt my lesion with ps3,3 laser replacement and one ylod with 60gig launch system. Bought first 120 gig slim and no problems at all with it.
I understand your point of view as my 40 gig fat died in only 2 years. But there was no way I was waiting to play MGS4 till the slim PS3 lol.
Just because the PS3 is doind well doesn't mean we don't need a new console, and just because a new console is coming out doesn't mean the old one is instantly abandoned. When the PS3 was announced, the PS2 was still doing damn good with games. The ps2 was also well supported even after the PS3s release
I think that people are worried about Microsoft getting the head start again is all.
well i'm not, MS got a head start this gen and the PS3 still turned out great in the long run, tons of great exclusives, and even matched total units sold with even though it's a year younger. If waiting a year later means i get the same experience, i'm game with waiting
to all the people crying that they want one more year, two more years, 3 more years.....I'm sorry but, please be quiet, you won't buy it when it launches even if it was 2014 (it won't be, its coming out in less than 11 months) you are the same people who bought your first xbox360 in 2008 (i bought mine 2005, I am BEYOND ready for a new one!) you are the same people who bought your ps3 in 2009 (got mine in 2006) I and many other early adopters are READY for next gen, you won't buy one at launch anyway, so stop saying your not ready.....your making it take longer dammit!!! lol....j/k...it really is smarter to wait a year or two, you have more games to choose from, a better revamped system usually with less bugs and manufacturing defects, but alas, some of us just gotta have our new game systems the day it drops....I myself with have either ps4 or nextbox the day it launches, possibly both if the games are good enough you guys that don't buy consoles the same year it launches are smarter than me, but please, kindly shut the hell up and look at it this way, if it launches in the next few months, you can still wait your normal 2-3 years to buy it and get it in 2014-2015 like you wanted all along, and then you can have tons of games to choose from, a price drop and the inevitable "slim" model GIVE ME MY DAMN NEW CONSOES NOW PLEASE!
you guys think there will be HUGE gap(like ps2 to ps3) between ps3 and next gen consoles (ps4/xbox720)?! you are in for a rude awakening
Agreed. If people want to see that huge leap in the next gen, then they can't expect affordable prices. Microsoft anD Sony want people to BUY their new consoles. Not just desire them. So therefore, we will probably see affordable consoles but not much of a quantum leap in games quality.
that's what i'm saying games now to buy cost us 60$ till today next gen it will cost what for us to buy ??? Dev's to make games this gen needed from 20m to 100M next gen what will it cost to make a game ??? consoles it self cost 200$ to 300$ till today next gen consoles will cost us what ??? and all of that aside the gap won't be huge or big as they think it will be like going from normal to high setting and even then most of ps3 exclusives will still look amazing even when we are 5 years into next gen consoles guy's here keep asking for next gen when they have no idea what they are asking for @bitbydeath yeah i get that but still that only one point of the points i talked about
At least it should be cheaper than last time, there is a big difference between brand new tech and off the shelf new tech. Sony costs included making Cell and Blu-ray for PS3 so unless they do something crazy like that again it should be far cheaper.
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