PlayStation Europe’s Jim Ryan speaks out on hardware refreshes.
They can see where he’s coming from.
About 40% of Pro buyers are upgrading console.
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It doesn’t sound like PS4 players will be playing with Xbox One/Switch players anytime soon.
Ryan says backwards compatibility is one of those features that is “not actually used much.”
And that’s why they stopped building for it.
Expect “big announcements” from Japanese publishers at E3 as well.
PSVR and PS4 Pro sales have been “restricted by our ability to supply the market.”
PlayStation Europe President Jim Ryan looks ahead to 2017.
PS4 Pro includes firmware 3.70, so you’ll need to update to 4.05.
They’ll be increasing production at the end of 2016.
A “significant amount” of the PS4 Pro user-base will come from the 50 million people buying a 4K TV this year.
Ryan also talks about AAA and indies.
“It’s really down to the developer and publisher.”
Check out some PAL region covers as well.
“We’re now getting to the stage where you can look at PS4 software and go ‘wow.’”
Games will typically cost $20 – $40.
Sony has confirmed that Activision holds the rights.
You’ll have to be quick!
They’ll look into it after launch.