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PlayStation 3’s support to continue as Slim Model is announced

By: Musa Afridi

  |   September 22nd, 2012   |  
PS3 Controller

Sony are set to continue to provide content for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2 consoles as manufacturer looks to assure consumers that investing in the latest PS3 Slim model is not a safe bet.

In an effort to allow consumers to rest easy on their decision to invest in the new PlayStation 3 console model – the lighter, slimmer PS3 – John Koller, Sony Computer Entertainment America’s VP Marketing, explained that there was plenty of first-party and third-party content still lined up for Sony’s current-gen system.

The latest batch of PlayStation 3 models was announced at the Tokyo Game Show recently and it boasted a slimmer, lighter, more energy efficient design as well as more memory and a lower price, as compared to its existing models. Another 12GB flash memory console is also in the works, and both are set to compete with the Nintendo Wii U this holiday season.

However, with all the talk surrounding the PlayStation 4 being announced and released later next year, both of which are rumours at this point in time, many consumers feel unsure as to whether investing in a PlayStation 3 is a smart move, especially with the Wii U around the corner and no guarantee surrounding support for the PS3 either.

To find out in detail what Koller had to say about the console click here.

However, SCEA’s VP Marketing put those concerns to rest by assuring consumers that the console had plenty of life in it yet. With games like The Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls, both first-party exclusives, Sony is set to release two triple-A games within the space of a few months.

At the same time, all major third-party games, such as Assassin’s Creed 3, FIFA 13 and Call of Duty games are also set for release on the console later on this year and their next instalments are set to follow in the years after.

Koller also pointed out how they would continue supporting the PlayStation 2, which is still selling units in Japan, despite having spent over 10-years in the market.

However, is that enough to persuade non-PlayStation 3 owners to chose an older console over the next-gen? it is a tough decision but the move should entice all those who wanted a PlayStation 3 the chance to buy one.

The news everyone wanted to hear was anything PlayStation 4 related, however, that announcement seems to be some time away.

But what about the readers; will you be buying the new PS3 or investing in a Wii U? let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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