In an interview with GameSpot, current VP of hardware marketing at PlayStation John Koller talked about the newest PS3 model. One of the highlights of this interview was that Sony plans to continue supporting the PS3 for the next few years, which would mean it would still be around until at least 2015.
“We’re going to continue supporting the PS3 for the next few years. Absolutely. And we’re going to continue supporting it not only that long, but as long as there is a development spigot that’s running hot. And I can tell you right now, the development spigot for PS3 is very hot. A lot of great games [are] coming. Same thing with PS2…it’s kind of stuck around as that old warrior, many years after its launch. But there’s still games launching for it.”
He also talks about why the price point for the newer PS3 model is higher than the current low-end system. He claimed that this was because of the consumers wanting value out of it.
“The consumers have said “give us value.” And so it’s a $70 consumer value when you get Uncharted 3 Game of the Year…and Dust 514 with $30 extra DLC coming in. Out of the box you get an immediate gaming experience. So we were answering the consumer call there. We feel very good about the position…and we feel the full-time bundle opportunity is the right path to take.”
Sony’s been very determined to live up to the promise they made of the PS3 being a 10-year system. In the wake of the Wii U being released this November, it’ll be interesting to see how long that determination will last, especially if Microsoft plans to release another console in the near future.
Source (http://www NULL.gamespot NULL.com/news/ps3-support-to-continue-through-at-least-2015-6396885)