Apparently, and despite previous statements regarding a PS3’s 10-year lifespan, Sony seems to be shifting towards releasing its next generation console in the next couple of years. According to Jim Ryan, PS Europe boss during a Vita-related event, Sony would “consider it undesirable to be significantly later than the competition“. It’s worth noting the industry is expecting the launch of Nintendo’s next big thing; the Wii U, by the end of 2012, and there’s been a lot of noise regarding Xbox 720’s development kits being released to key publishers.
Sony is not giving up on its current console, though, as Ryan affirms “There’s still a lot of unfinished business on PS3… If you look at PlayStation 2, now in excess of 150m units installed globally, a huge majority of that was done at lower price points. There’s a considerable untapped part of the market there for PS3.”
Say what you will, but it seems Wii U’s announcement and impending launch put everyone on the edge of the next generation. What do you think? Is this generation already reaching its final stage? Should Sony wait until it feels ready? Share your thoughts on the comment section below!