PS3 and Xbox 360 Have at Least Two More Years in Them According to Electronic Arts

on January 29, 2014 4:08 AM

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.

 

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.