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Sony’s Hirai Says PlayStation 3 Is Only Halfway Through 10-Year Life Cycle
Sony Corp. (SNE)’s Kazuo Hirai said the PlayStation 3 console will have a 10-year lifespan, suggesting the 5-year-old video-game player won’t be replaced soon.
“It’s very important that we continue to have a dedicated home-based console,” Hirai said. “Relying solely on networks to deliver content is unfortunately just not possible. It’s still very difficult to have consumers download 50 gigabytes of data or more.”
The PlayStation 3 was introduced in November 2006. Some press reports suggested a new version would be unveiled at this year’s E3 video-game conference.
Hirai also told CNBC that turning around Sony’s money- losing TV manufacturing operation is crucial to company profitability. In December, Tokyo-based Sony sold its stake in a liquid-crystal-display venture with Samsung Electronics Co.
Sony is considering developing exclusive shows for its devices, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Howard Stringer said today in a separate interview.
“It’s coming,” Stringer said. “It’s natural.”
U.S. traded Sony shares gained 1.3 percent to $17.70 at the close. The stock fell 49 percent last year.
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sony really? and no ps4 at e3 2012 ? you can't be serious this means if they want ps3 for 5 yrs they wont put a ps4 for about 3 yrs , ,
and this will put sony way behind nintendo and we all know nintendo how it takes advantage of a head start ms is already looking to also not show xbox 3 at e3 2012 because well --kenict is one thing their focusing on ,,
and the sales of the 360 still up there
so this means wii u will be the sole competitor in the 8th gen for a while! you may as well also say theyve won if the competitors really do not get their stuff out the door in 2014 at least!