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THQ: PlayStation 3 to dominate for next 4 years

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THQ CEO Brian Farrell told private investors last night during a conference that the era of five year life cycles has ended and that longer lasting life cycles are taking its place in the form of Microsoft’s 360 and Sony’s PlayStation 3. This news shouldn’t shock anyone as most major developers and publishers have expressed interest in keeping this console generation running as long as possible.

“The video game industry for years was based on this five-year product lifecycle,” Farrell told the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference in New York.

“We think those days are over. We think the product lifecycle for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will be an extended lifecycle. We do think the majority of sales for our industry will be from these existing platforms. for about the next three or four years.”

This news is great to hear on all fronts. Not only because it gives Sony a long enough time to create profit margins for the PlayStation 4, but it means gamers will be able to allow the economy to regain its legs in order to go out and purchase the next set of hardware. Are you guys wanting a generation to come out sooner or later?

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Comments (8)

  • TraumaticTighearnan

    Nope, I want this one to stay as it is for another few years..
    I mean, just look at the games coming out next year, I don’t want another fiasco of “meh” launch titles again >_<

  • Ryan

    I think it’s fair that the next gen can wait, I can’t speak for the xbox fanbase, but I believe the ps3 still has a lot of life left in it.

  • Reigen

    newer rush a console, for what ewer reasons

  • Hero

    PS360 still seems a bit new to me. Don’t want it to end for another 3-4 years really.

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  • doominator99

    games that i want to be made cant be done on this gens consoles so yea i want new consoles so all of my extreamly ambitious game ideas can be possible

  • george m

    @doominator99 like what i cant think of anything that is impossible

  • diceking18

    @doominator99 ya what kinda games cant b made on the ps3 already?

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