Sony plans to help PS3 by way of 2015 no less than
Sony is not abandoning the PS3 any time quickly, PlayStation VP of hardware advertising John Koller tells Gamespot.
“We’re more and more bullish on the PS3’s prospects not solely this yr however over the subsequent few years,” Koller says. “A variety of nice content material is coming. And over the subsequent two to 3 years, the PS3 has obtained an unimaginable lineup.”
So long as developer curiosity exists for the PS3, Sony will proceed to help it, just like the PS2, which launched in 2000 and nonetheless scoops up a number of video games annually.
“We will proceed supporting the PS3 for the subsequent few years. Completely. And we will proceed supporting it not solely that lengthy, however so long as there’s a improvement spigot that is operating scorching,” Koller says. “Similar factor with PS2… it is type of caught round as that previous warrior, a few years after its launch. However there’s nonetheless video games launching for it.”
Sony is launching a tremendous-slim model of the PS3, the console’s third design because it hit cabinets in 2006. A brand new, 250GB PS3 runs $270, whereas the 500GB is $300 – each of those should compete with the Xbox 360, which has a $200 choice, and the Wii U, Nintendo’s new console that begins at $300.
Koller stands by the worth of the PS3 redesign, citing the $270 model’s full-time bundle package deal. Shoppers need “worth,” and the brand new PS3 presents “a $70 shopper worth if you get Uncharted three Recreation of the Yr… and Mud 514 with $30 additional DLC coming in,” Koller says.
This text was initially revealed on Joystiq.