PS3 Still Has 6+ Years Left According to Sony US CEO

February 27, 2010 by Andy Giff  
Filed under News, Playstation, Xbox

The PS3 launched back in November 2006

The CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, Jack Tretton has dismissed any claims that there will be a follow-up to the Playstation 3 anytime soon.

He said that he believes that we are still currently “in the first 25% to 30% of this generation”. Agreeable, given that Sony and Microsoft are still to release their motion controllers that should add another few years to their respective lifespans.

This is what he told Fast Company:

“I would say we’re sitting in the catbird seat. We’ve just passed the third year of the PlayStation 3 and we’re just hitting our stride. And I don’t think anyone is saying, ‘This is a five-year cycle; what’s new on the horizon?’ I can’t even imagine what can be done technically beyond the PlayStation 3 in the near future.

I can’t say that I have even really given a thought to what or when the next generation will be yet. I suppose that the motion controllers the two companies are coming out with could almost be said to be generation 7.5 as it will add so much to both systems. But they have both said before that there is still a long way to go in this generation. Personally, I’m in no rush to move on just yet…