Don't sell your PS3 yet! 'Big, big' games are coming, says Sony

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Similarly to how the PlayStation 3 at launch had to compete with its predecessor in the PlayStation 2, which was still selling well and only this year ceased production, the PS3 could turn out to be the PlayStation 4's toughest competitor when the next-gen console expectedly launches later this year.

That's according to Feral Gara, VP of Sony Computer Entertainment, who told OPM that the PS3 hasn't managed to peak in some markets, while even countries with a strong interest in the PS4 could turn to the PS3 and its lineup of games because of its affordability.

"In terms of the life of the PS3, I think it's there for some time to come," said Gara. "I think it's got an amazing line-up of games this year which is really healthy."

However, the PS3 may not last the 13 years the PS2 did, despite the longevity of this generation. The PS3 launched in late 2006.

"I would expect it to fade a little more quickly in the UK which is a highly networked country with a huge taste in new tech," Gara concluded.

More "big, big titles" are also in the works for the console, with many big publishers yet to announce software.

Would you recommend the PS3 to someone now, or would you encourage them to hold off for a PS4?

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I'd still recommend the PS3 to someone. I won't be selling mine though. Wrong decision selling my PS2!
I am in a habit of holding onto my old consoles, just incase I have a nostalgia moment...

remember busting out the PS2 on several occassions...admit thought it just sits in its box now lol...

maybe one day it will be worth something...
I won't buy a PS4 until the price comes down and it has some great titles that will sell me the console.
There's still quite a few games on the way. Beyond: Two Souls, Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles HD, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix, FF X and X-2 HD, GTA V, Watch Dogs, SR4, etc, etc. I'll probably get a PS4 on launch but I won't be abandoning my PS3 anytime soon.
"Don't sell your PS3 because we'd prefer people buy new ones from us" - Sony.

@Gryllis said: "Don't sell your PS3 because we'd prefer people buy new ones from us" - Sony.



Official quote.

AgentA50 said: I'd still recommend the PS3 to someone. I won't be selling mine though. Wrong decision selling my PS2!

Same, I ended up buying another one yet I never play it
I ended up selling my PS2 in 2002 to get a Gamecube, and then bought one again in 2004 for San Andreas. I ended up playing PS2 as my primary console until about 2007, 2008, at which point COD4 and Halo 3 got me interested in the "next gen".
i sold my 40 gb on the weekend ,but i still my 80 gb for the time been

Tyrus said: There's still quite a few games on the way. Beyond: Two Souls, Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles HD, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix, FF X and X-2 HD, GTA V, Watch Dogs, SR4, etc, etc. I'll probably get a PS4 on launch but I won't be abandoning my PS3 anytime soon.



And Xillia 1 and 2 :)

lol swear still some of the best games to come.
The fact that PS4 and PS3 use the same connections makes it so easy to just
Have both :D
Blob
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PS3 games I want this year:
Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix
Puppeteer
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus

PS4 games I want this year:
...


Yeah don't worry Sony, I wasn't planning on ditching the PS3 just yet ;)
Would definitely recommend a Ps3. I managed to get one for cheap about 3 months before the Wii U came out and smashed out several big titles i missed. Even now i'm buying games i didn't get the chance to play. I'll be finishing Bayonetta this weekend in preparation for the sequel, and i'm picking up Tales of Xillia the moment it comes out.

Dusty Lids said:And Xillia 1 and 2
lol swear still some of the best games to come.



Blob said: PS3 games I want this year:
Puppeteer
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus



Nice, how the heck did I forgot about those? Xillia is going to take over my life next month, so keen!
Why couldn't they have just made the PS4 backwards compatible? [Rage]
Well you cant really buy a ps4 anyway, all the god damn pre-orders are out.
Two reasons I'll be getting a PS4. Kingdom Hearts 3. And...Can't think of another reason.
I wasn't going to sell it anyway. Then I wouldn't be able to play any of my current games again such as The Last of Us, Journey, blahblahblah.....

kangle4 said: Why couldn't they have just made the PS4 backwards compatible?



Architechture is so different they would have to including Ps3 hardware inside the Ps4, which would make it a good $150+ more expensive.

Tyrus said:

Dusty Lids said:And Xillia 1 and 2
lol swear still some of the best games to come.


Blob said: PS3 games I want this year:
Puppeteer
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus


Nice, how the heck did I forgot about those? Xillia is going to take over my life next month, so keen!



Yep they are easy to forget lol. Too many good games coming out. Probably the best of this gen:P in a 5 month period anyway
No, sell them!

I need one for GTA and FFX remake...
my brother recently asked me what he should do, i took his situation and divided it by logic, he has 2 kids, a wife and a full time job. his gaming limit would be about $350 dorra and he would most likely layby it, so in said circumstance yes i recommended it, where as for a friend who were to have a well paying bachelor life, who was a heavy gamer and would be more likely to spend $900 impulse buying a machine, i would recommend he wait for next gen..
Last games I'll be buying for PS3 will probably be GTA, Beyond Two Souls and mayyybeeeee FIFA 14

capt_oats said: Last games I'll be buying for PS3 will probably be GTA, Beyond Two Souls and mayyybeeeee FIFA 14


My will be GTA and PES14

Keeping the ps3. It's not worth much anyway to sell
I'd consider selling my ps3 due to the fact that I can't stream 1080p media content at all due to the weak WIFI.

I'd definitely miss the ratchet series on the ps3 if I sold my console but if they bring a version of it on disc as a collection on the ps4. It might be more than enough to sell it.

The blu-ray is really what got me wanting the ps3 in the first place. It may get demoted to my gf place if I decide to jump to a the next gen but I'll be waiting at least a year or two.

I don't like paying higher prices on next gen games. Console games are already more expensive than their pc counterparts and then its generally tied to that console generation unless they decide to come up with a way to carry on what you've bought to the new system (which seems like it'll never happen if you read up on what the new gen offers)
I was gutted when my old 40GB Phat boy died on me...actually I was flat out pissed off but I will be getting a replacement soon as well as a PS4. I have a feeling the Ps3 will make a decent effort of chasing the path on the PS2, don't think it will run on as long as the PS2 did but there's already a massive library of games out for the Ps3 with more to come. Buying one now would not be a waste. Probably best to keep an eye out for some good package deals both from Sony and retailers.
Imma sell mine next year

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