The PlayStation 3’s lifespan will extend into the next-generation of consoles, but for how long exactly, Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios is unsure.
In an interview with GamesIndustry International, Yoshida said the PS3 will “definitely” be around for the next couple of years.
“We’ll have a parallel strategy with PS3 and PS4, like we had between PS2 and PS3. PS3 was launched in 2006, in the sixth year of PS2, but PS2 lasted for another five years,” Yoshida said. “I don’t know if PS3 will last another five years – but definitely for the next couple of years, because of the price difference, the great library of games and the publisher side being able to support both.”
Titles like Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Watch Dogs will fall under the multi-generational category this year.