The Wii U is fast approaching and in two months time we will see the beginning of the next generation. Sony is feeling no pressure to rush things, however, stating that the PS3 still has so much more to offer over the next few years.
GameSpot held an interview with PlayStation VP of hardware marketing John Koller, who feels incredibly confident that the PlayStation 3 is in good hands until PS4 arrives -perhaps even after the next console releases.
We are increasingly bullish on the PS3′s prospects not only this year but over the next few years. I think when you look at the types of content coming to the PS3, the consumer coming in… through the 250GB Uncharted 3 bundle or…through the Assassins’ Creed III 500GB model, they’re getting unique content. That consumer that comes in through those avenues is going to be opened up to probably the most rich and deep gaming opportunities in the sector. When you look at what’s coming to the PS3, not only this holiday, but what’s coming next year…[there are] games like [Beyond: Two Souls], games like The Last of Us…a lot of third-party content coming, and a lot of first-party content that hasn’t come out publicly.
A lot of great content is coming. And over the next 2-3 years, the PS3 has got an incredible lineup. That consumer coming in this fall is going to really have an opportunity to have great content and what we believe to be the best content in the industry. Yeah, we watch what the competitors do, but we don’t make decisions based on what they do. We like our position.
I already believe Sony will live up to this claim. As Koller says, there’s Beyond: Two Souls and The Last of Us, as well as Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, The Last Guardian, Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, and God of War: Ascension. All great-looking games, and that’s just between now and next year.
I hope that Sony’s strong exclusive line-up will boost sales for the PS3 so that Microsoft will start actually releasing good games too. Yet more Halo and Gears just doesn’t cut it, and nor will Kinect.