Kaz Hirai Interview
Kaz once again says the PS3 will be around for 10 years, however this doesn’t mean we won’t see a PS4 within 5/6 years though. The PS2 has been going for over 6 years & it will still be supported for at least another year so it’s quite clear what Kaz is saying when he says “the PlayStation 3 is going to be a console that’s going to be with you again for 10 years”.
He also defends the decision to include a BD drive in every PS3 arguing that the extra storage space will prove vital in the long term for the best gaming experience.
I have to agree with him. Resistance is already using more than 20GB with a rumoured end usage of 30GB+, and people may argue that it isn’t being compressed or the extra space is being taken up by needless extra content, but we will soon see more & more games using the extra space that BD offers & long term, it is an advantage over what the 360 or Wii can offer.