With the PS3 still catching up on the 360’s install base due to Microsoft’s console having had a one year head start, Sony is keen to ensure that they don’t give their competitors the same advantage next time around.
PlayStation Europe boss Jim Ryan told Eurogamer:
I think we would consider it undesirable to be significantly later than the competition [with the next PlayStation].
With the Wii U out next year and more and more rumors starting to suggest a 2012 reveal for the next Xbox, Ryan’s comments point towards a new PlayStation console soon after. However, he also said that the PS3 has a lot of life left in it:
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 price points of £120 or lower. [With PS3] we’ve only just hit £199 in the UK, so clearly there’s a considerable untapped part of the market there.
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