(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Sony’s PS4 might be the hottest thing around but that doesn’t mean that focus will be drawn away from its last-gen console.
PlayStation software product development head Scott Rohde explained to GameIndustry that as long as the PS3 is still selling, and games are continuing to be made, Sony will continue to support the console.
“People are still buying PS3s,” said Rohde. “All the different parts of the world just adopt new technology at different rates. We don’t know how long the PS3 tail will last. We don’t know how it will be compared to the PS2. The PS2 lasted very deep into the PS3 cycle. There was a broad price difference between PS3 launch and PS2 end of life. We don’t know where all this is going to go, but we will continue to support the PS3 through first and third parties as long as there is a good business there for us.”
The PS3 has sold more than 80 million units to date and continues to sell worldwide.