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Jun 28th
2013

Sony To Keep Supporting PS3 After PS4 Launch

Don’t Go Trading In Your PS3 Just Yet

Sony Japan president Hiroshi Kawano has confirmed they will continue to support the PS3 after the PS4 launches later this year.

Kawano made the announcement in Famitsu (translated by Kotaku).

He said: “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. We have no intention of immediately shifting from the PS3 to the PS4.”

The cloud service that will allow users to play PS3 games on the PS4 will launch in 2014, and Kawano says it will likely result in “some people switching consoles from the PS3 to the PS4.” Rather than being forced, the switch “will be a gradual process, 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 PS4 is due to be released this November.

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