The next generation is now current generation, and with the release of PS4 and Xbox One the Xbox 360 and PS3 are finally past generation consoles. Yet Electronic Arts Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore thinks that the two veteran platforms have more to give and at least two years of life left, as he said during yesterday’s earnings conference call for investors and analysts:
In particular Sony has managed its PS2 to PS3 transition very well. Having ran the Xbox business, as you know… I think Microsoft is committed to the Xbox 360 for a number of years. So I would anticipate seeing both Sony and Microsoft get behind their current generation platforms at least for the next two years and bring us to a ten-year cycle as we saw in the previous generation.
While it’s obvious that the launch of the next (or current) generation consoles will hit the old dear PS3 and Xbox 360 pretty hard, as Electronic Arts’ results indicated as well, it’s nice to see Moore this confident in them having more life in their dusty but beloved chips.
On Sony’s side the Japanese gaming industry is going to support the PS3 for a while longer with relevant games belonging to popular franchises like Persona 3, Tales of Zestiria and more, so it’s very unlikely that we’ll see the PS3 going the way of the dodo anytime soon.