PS4 will be with us for a decade

Sony learnt a lot from the PS3, and sees a long life ahead for the PS4

June 13, 2013
PlayStation 4

The current-generation of consoles has had quite a strong run, but Sony is adamant that the PS4 will extend the traditional life-cycles even further.

Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida said that the Playstation 4 will stretch across a 10-year lifespan, thanks to the room for growth provided by the new hardware.

“In the middle of PS3 we really hit the limit with what we could do on the system side,” said Yoshida. “We wanted to add the cross-game voice chat that many people asked us about, but we had no room in the system memory at all to add it.”

“So the PS4′s enlarged, very fast memory allows us in the future to improve and add more new features,” he continued. “And at the same time we are continuing to invest and add onto the online services so that, three years from now, the PS4 will be much, much better than PS4 this holiday – and that was the case on PS3 and PS Vita.”

Yoshida also said that the lower pricing for the console is due to “lessons learned” from the launch of the PS3.

“Designing PS4 was all about learning lessons from PS3 – ease of development and the cost of the system is a big part of it,” he said. “We always wanted to hit $399 and we designed the system and carefully chose out of all the potential inclusions of the core hardware components and we made a system that we could sell for $399.”

Source: CVG

More Playstation news:

Can you spot the Playstation Easter Eggs?

Sony: the console war is far from won

PlayStation 4 hardware specs, peripheral prices revealed

PlayStation 4 HDD upgradeable, multiplayer requires PS Plus

PS4: no online requirements, no used game restrictions

Tags: headline, PlayStation 4, Playstation 4 games, ps4, PS4 lifespan, shuhei yoshida, Sony, sony worldwide studios

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyGaming – technology images can be found here

Poll

Have you bought, or do you plan to buy Evolve?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Latest News

Batman: Arkham Knight collector’s editions – SA pricing, details

Batman Arkham Knight 12

Find out how many pennies you will have to save to afford an Arkham Knight collector’s edition

This is what’s actually literally killing gaming

American Dad Gaming

And by actually, I mean “in my opinion.” And by literally, I mean “figuratively”

Valve gets into virtual reality with HTC Vive

HTC Vive launch slide at MWC

Valve and HTC have teamed up to make a virtual reality headset they call the HTC Vive

Most popular games on Steam

Steam factory

Take a look at which titles are popular among online PC gamers at the moment

X

Newsletter Subscription

Name
Email *
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
Captcha image


Free MyGaming Newsletter:
Subscribe
X
bool(true)