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Sony boss: abandoning PS3 would be “maker’s ego”

Friday, 28th June 2013 04:31 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Sony Japan president Hiroshi Kawano has said he doesn’t expect gamers to jump from PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4 immediately just because the platform holder has a new console out.

In a Famitsu interview translated by Kotaku, Kawano said Sony doesn’t want to just abandon the PlayStation 3.

“It’s been seven years since the release of the PS3 and the console continues to sell at a constant pace, plus we have many upcoming titles,” he said. “We have no intention of immediately shifting from the PS3 to the PS4.”

Kawano seemed hopeful but not demanding that gamers will make the transition rapidly.

“With the 2014 launch of our cloud service in the US allowing users to play PS3 games on the PS4, some people may switch consoles from the PS3 to the PS4. But that’ll be a gradual process,” he said.

“And to say ‘we’re releasing a new console, so trade in your old ones for it’ would be a maker’s ego talking, plain and simple.”

The PlayStation 4 is expected before the end of the year.

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15 Comments

  1. G1GAHURTZ

    Ooh! Cloud! He said cloud! LIARRRRRRR!!! SHUT YOUR FILTHY MOUTH!!!!

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    “And to say ‘we’re releasing a new console, so trade in your old ones for it’ would be a maker’s ego talking, plain and simple.”

    It would probably also mean even more losses for the already loss-making PlayStation brand…

    And who would want that for our lovely, caring, kitten feeding, friendly neighbourhood global corporation, eh?

    #1 1 year ago
  2. TD_Monstrous69

    The PS3′s fall lineup support his claim quite well. Also, I’m not even gonna comment on #1′s thoughts.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. G1GAHURTZ

    What, you don’t think Sony loves cute widdle kittens!?

    How dare you!!

    #3 1 year ago
  4. jmg24bad

    bloomberg said that the ps4 division has posted profit this year, and as such, the company of sony as a whole, which has led to Kaz Harai getting a 1.5 mil payout for turning the company around

    #4 1 year ago
  5. redwood

    @giga.. you are starting to sound like Ps3Fanboy..
    “Battle not with monsters, lest ye become one,” eh?

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Bloobat

    @1 stop being a pathetic fanboy, The difference between Sony and MS when it comes to the cloud is Sony is not claiming that it will make the PS4 10 times as powerful, only that it will allow people to play PS3 games on there PS4, a feature far more believable…

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Sylrissa

    @5 Agreed, it does seem like he’s stared into the fanboy abyss for too long.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Clupula

    @1 – Man, screw those firefighters! Everybody kisses their asses, but you say one positive thing about arsonists, everybody freaks out! Fanboys!

    #8 1 year ago
  9. TrickyAudio

    Sounds like someones flipped right out…

    But on the article itself – they’ll probably just chug along with it like PS2

    #9 1 year ago
  10. mojo

    7:
    he got locked in the limbo at e3 and cant find a way out since.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. ps3fanboy

    @1 G1GANOOBZ, you jumped on the booze early this weekend and partay like it is 1999?, LOOOOL!…

    anyway as i mentioned here at vg247 many times, the ps3 will have 5 more good years at least. and the ps3 will never be cut off the psn networks. you can just look at the long support of the ps2 to see that. but at the micro$hafs camp they killed the first gen xbox at day one, after x360 release. when xbone arrive they will do the same with x360.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Lengendaryboss

    @11
    I think you should pose the drinking question to yourself before preaching garbage to others.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. ps3fanboy

    the legendarychump is back and grumpy’er than ever. did the big kids step on your sand castle at the beach today?, LOL!

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Lengendaryboss

    @13
    I am starting to think these scenarios are linked to you, where else you come up with it.
    http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130326225859/pvzcc/images/8/84/Pikachu_haters_gonna_hate.gif

    #14 1 year ago
  15. fearmonkey

    @1 – Sony feeds Kittens? Sweet! MS loves their Dogs, especially in call of duty playing sports while watching TV on their TV.

    #15 1 year ago

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