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PS4 seems to be doing pretty well.....I'd like to see them continue support for the PS3. PS+ is currently only really great value on the PS3. Maybe once PS4 has more games.



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People who buy a ps3 now, will not buy a ps4 instead.

It seems that you (the op) think that if there is no ps3, those people will buy a ps4.
Thats not true.



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Ajax said:
People who buy a ps3 now, will not buy a ps4 instead.

It seems that you (the op) think that if there is no ps3, those people will buy a ps4.
Thats not true.


i agree with you i just wish to get all theese new games i didnt need my ps3 anymore as i would like to remove it from my entertainment center and move it to the spare room as a bluray player lol.



PS4 is not having any problems to sell right now so why kill the console that actually makes a profit?

Also Sony has a perfect track record of longevity with home consoles



The PS4 was already the fastest selling console of all time even with the PS3 out.

I honestly don't think they need it.



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Nem said:
BMaker11 said:
Nem said:

Sony has already killed it as far as they are concerned in terms of software.

They cant move third party projects or say no to making money, it would be insane.

I know PS4 is having a drought, just like EVERY console during the first year. Just deal with it. Its the price to pay for beeing an early adopter.

Also cutting PS3 sales doesnt necessarily mean they would pass onto PS4. That is a severely flawed logic.

wut

With part of "Sony" didnt you understand? Yeah they got some DLC and the yearly baseball game no one cares about. I consider that nothing.

The good games are coming from third parties.

Sony still has something to do with what games appear on their console. Just because there's aren't many (any?) 1st party games coming out (that we know of) doesn't mean "Sony has already killed it as far as they are concerned in terms of software".

Third parties still have to go through Sony in order to put games on PS3. As long as they are ok-ing games to be put on PS3, they aren't "killing the PS3"



kowenicki said:
BMaker11 said:
kowenicki said:
BMaker11 said:
kowenicki said:
Absolutely no need, it is dying a fast death.

4.5m tops this year, 3m tops next. Then a rapid death.

You've been reading to many Ethomaz predicitons of massive continuing sales, that ain't happening. The ps3 isnt stopping Ps4 sales either. Its a silly notion.



But it's right behind the XBone and way above the 360 in sales (this week). 360 is still being supported. And to come close to a next gen console...how is it "dying a fast death"?

What do you consider "massive" sales? Because in the middle of the gen when 360 and PS3 were catching their strides, anywhere from 100-120K was a typical sales week. 90K isn't that far behind, so I don't see how it's "dying". Especially coming off a great holiday season

12m in 2012

8m 2013

4m 2014

thats quite fast.

Only because for some strange reason, you predict only 4M for 2014. Games still coming, price drop, being released in emerging markets, etc. are all still possible this year.

lol

well what do you predict?  enlighten me.

I was bang on for 2013.

I dunno what the lol was for. New software, a price cut, and being more affordable in otherwise untapped markets are all viable reasons for sales to remain good. I've never done predictions before, so I can't give you an estimate, but 4M seems a little low. And the fact that you were "bang on" for 2013 doesn't mean you're right for the future. Unless you have a flawless track record of sales predictions, then the fact that you were right one time means nothing



We hear this every single generation. It won't happen and it shouldn't happen.



 

The PS5 Exists. 


Ps2 was still supported trough at least half of the ps3s life, there is still some countries that cant afford a ps3 let alone a ps4, sony seems to be aware of this



BMaker11 said:
Nem said:

With part of "Sony" didnt you understand? Yeah they got some DLC and the yearly baseball game no one cares about. I consider that nothing.

The good games are coming from third parties.

Sony still has something to do with what games appear on their console. Just because there's aren't many (any?) 1st party games coming out (that we know of) doesn't mean "Sony has already killed it as far as they are concerned in terms of software".

Third parties still have to go through Sony in order to put games on PS3. As long as they are ok-ing games to be put on PS3, they aren't "killing the PS3"


I'm pretty sure they said they have no more first party PS3 games to announce under development. I consider that them abandoning the console.

Just like the PS2 though, 3rd parties can keep releasing games on it. Sony receives royalties from it afterall. Why would they say no to easy money?