The PlayStation 3 is going to stick around for a while, if Sony can help it. (Photo : Sony)
The current generation of home consoles is reaching its end. After being around for longer than most previous generations, consumers are beginning to gear up for the next round. Nintendo's Wii U is set to come out later this year, but there hasn't been any official word on the Xbox 720 from Microsoft or the PlayStation 4 from Sony, and there's a good reason for that - we may not seem the two of them out on shelves for another couple years.
In a recent interview with Gamespot, PlayStation VP of hardware marketing John Koller said that Sony would continue to support the current PlayStation 3 for the next 2-3 years.
"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," said Koller.
This could translate to a launch date of around 2015 for the PlayStation 4 in a worse-case next-gen scenario.
Keep in mind that the PlayStation 2 still continues to receive new games in 2012, and that a newer model of the PlayStation 2 was released even after the launch of the PlayStation 3. This could be a trend we see continue with the PlayStation 4.
In an interview with Polygon earlier this year, Gamestop CEO Paul Raines mentioned that he expected on launch in the 2013 and one in 2014. This could point to the Xbox 720 coming out in 2013, and the PlayStation 4 in 2014, giving Sony more time to fiddle around with the PlayStation 3.
Stay tuned to LatinosPost as Sony and Microsoft reveal their plans for the next generation of home consoles. Expect cloud gaming, no single-player-only games from EA, and possible 4k resolution support.
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