Sony: PlayStation 4 is not a PS3 replacement, it’s an “addition to the family”

PlayStation 4 logoDespite carrying the name “PlayStation 4“, according to Sony, the PS4 is not a “replacement” for the 7 year old PS3 console. This will especially be the case in emerging markets, where Sony will promote the PlayStation 4 and the PS3 side by side.

According to Robert FIsser, General Manager for Sony Middle East, the PlayStation 4 is “not the successor to the PS3”, but is instead “an addition to the PlayStation family”. Fisser compared PlayStation 4 and PS3 to the PS Vita and PSP, which co-exist side by side (although Sony is putting much more effort into promoting the Vita).

When Sony launched the PS3 back in 2006, they continued selling the PS2 for several years. Sony Middle East is based in Jebel Ali Freeport Zone, and oversees all of the Middle Eastern territories, where the PS3 has seen strong sales in the past few years.

Sony plans to launch the PlayStation 4 this Fall with a $100 million marketing campaign in the US. The company will kick off the first PlayStation 4 TV ads next month in Europe during the Champions League final.

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  • Guest

    Fantastic a console PC literally 10x more powerful than stupid Wii U. Oh man this will be best a true gamers system and for 400$ it’s a steal. Everybody wave bye-bye to Nintendo, bwahahaha!!

    • Nintendofreak

      at most its about 2.5 to 4 n dat is because the ram since the card are withing the amd radeon family n separated by 200 or something like that (5780 n 7080 i believe) so the graphical difference will not be as big as the diff from ps3 to wii…i would say it would be like the diff between x360 first party game to ps3 3rd party games times 2 or 3 and that would be the difference…. since there is more ram will allow for higher resolution text but since its gddr5 its slower than gddr3 but had doulbe bandwith ( so its basically the same shit), more ram means more shit in the screen (npc, thrash cans, cars etc) n drawing distance but other than that nothing more since its limited by the gpu

    • therealruben1

      Okay your just making the stupid predictions. While the wii u isnt doing so good right now, its way too early to say they lost and theyre doomed. the ps4 hasnt even came out yet. im not saying that the ps4 will suck(i think it will be doing fine) but for all we know, THE PS4 could suck (COULD)

    • Dominic Coradazzi

      Damn, I hate people without logic or a sense of optimism
      Can you honestly say that with a serious demeanor? No. Wii U’s only a few months old and you’re talking shit before PS4 has even been seen

      • Guest

        Dominic Coradazzi, based on your name you probably dont even play videogames.

        • Says the person with the name guest… just saying

        • Nintendofreak

          i think the name is classy

    • Ace J

      calm down, dont go blowing your load every where

    • Cerus98

      When will people learn that better specs don’t equal better sales? Last gen says hi. You make assumptions based on nothing. The price is a steal? Do you have some kind of magical powers that gives you the foreknowledge of the PS4s price? I didn’t think so.

      As for the question posed in the article and its primary statement. No. If I bought a PS4 I would keep my PS3. I’m not in the habit of throwing away money which is what is have to do since all my games, controllers etc are incompatible. So that’s a big duh for ya Sony, we know its not a replacement since we can’t play PS3 games on it or use all our PS3 accessories.

    • kevin nun—-

      Oh goody!! The Vita is more powerful than the 3D… oh wait. Yeah, act your age not your penis size. Blessings!

    • You spelt “Everyone wave bye-bye to Microsoft bwahahaha!!” wrong

    • bizzy gie

      The PS4 is 7.5x more powerful than the Xbox 360 and the Wii U is more powerful than the 360. And if $400 is a steal, then what do you call 300-350 dollars?

    • lonewolf88

      actually go read up why nintendo wants indie devs nintendo will stay forever…. plus no backwards compatibility bwhahaahah!!

  • Guest

    Either Sony is serious about this coexisting stuff or it’s just a smart way of them getting off with no backwards compatibility.

    • bizzy gie

      This is my comment. I accidentally deleted it and it came back as a guest.

    • Yet the Wii U already has loads of 3rd Party Indie support which has pretty much been taken away from Sony already, more 1st party titles that actually out sale some of the PlayStation exclusive i.e. Super Smash Bros. Brawl is an old game but it still out sales PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.

      So really the PS4 is just going to be a PS3 with PC hardware built in which really isn’t new since pretty much all consoles are already computers designed for one thing and thats gaming.

  • The Unknown Legacy

    Of course I plan on keeping my ps3. I’ve always kept my consoles so backwards compatibility isnt really a problem for me. I’ve always been on Sony and Nintendo’s side and I dont plan on quitting. They both offer amazing exclusives that almost everyone can enjoy. As for people bashing the Wii U, wait until E3 to see what Nintendo will reveal for the Wii U. Its clear that right now they’re concentrating on the 3DS. Same goes with Sony, wait until they reveal even more. As for microsoft well… I dont expect much but I cant say anything until they confirm something.

  • Adrian

    Will I be keeping my PS3? Uhh, do I have a choice? Since there is no backwards compatibility, I’d say not really. Actually I don’t plan on getting a PS4 any time soon. Maybe in 2017

    • lonewolf88

      lol then there will be a ps5

      • Adrian

        Maybe, and hopefully it will be backwards compatible. Haha.

        • Lewis Anderson

          Why buy a PS4 to play PS3 games? You have a PS3 for that???????????

  • Sonyfiend23

    Seems like Sony going to tell their fans to keep their Ps3 and who can blame them it has finally matured and the games are getting much much better. Until their Gaikai service is complete and other specs they will be ready for PS4 to take over PS3