Sony has reinforced their future commitment to the PS3, despite the launch of its successor the PS4 a few months back. At this moment in time PlayStation 3 still has a much greater use base than the PlayStation 4 and Sony wants developers to keep supporting the PS3 until at least 2017.
Whilst it is clear that a majority of developers will switch their attention to creating their newest games primarily for the PS4, Sony on the other hand maintains that the PS3 still has plenty of life in it yet. Speaking to GameSpot, Sony hardware and marketing executive John Koller confirmed that the PS3 will not be disregarded as its install base is still far higher than the PS4′s.
Koller reassured fans who fear that the PS3 will be left behind, revealing that Sony has a good lineup for both consoles this year and even next year. Depending on the content available, the PS3 could be a mainstay even 4 years into the future. It is good to see Sony keeping faith with the console that has served them well over the years, it will be a challenge for them to persuade developers to do the same however.
The future still looks bright for the PlayStation 3, yes over time more and more people will choose to upgrade but there will always be a user base there. As long as new content is still provided over the next few years, the transition between console generations should run quite smoothly.
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