Sony Acknowledges That Releasing PS4 Too Far After Competition Would Be Dumb
Confirming what everyone in the entire world who isn’t working for Nintendo already knows*, Playstation Europe’s Jim Ryan said in an interview with Eurogamer that it would be “undesirable” for Playstation 4 to come out significantly later than their competition’s next-gen consoles. The comment was in reference to an admission that Xbox 360′s year head start over Playstation 3 put Sony at a disadvantage, a fact particularly newsworthy now because of the impending 2012 launch of Wii U, and the rumored early 2012 unveiling of the next Xbox console.
Ryan did add that there’s still a lot of life left in Playstation 3. “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,” he said. “We’ve only just hit £199 in the UK, so clearly there’s a considerable untapped part of the market there.” So, yeah, regardless of when Playstation 4 comes out, we can expect Sony to repeat their infuriating continuation of Playstation 2 into the 3 era. And that means, yep, that we won’t be able to download PS3 games on PSN like ever.
Seriously, Sony, your stupid console only does everything, including costing more than $400 even now. I can’t believe it’s not possible to download ANY PS2 game to play on my PS3.
*Nintendo’s problem, of course, it releasing new consoles and gaming devices too soon, and then having nothing but crappy games to play on it.