The PS3 is far from the end of its life according to Sony’s deputy president, Kaz Hirai in an interview with the Guardian.
“One of the things that we always talked about is the 10-year life
cycle, when we launched the PS3 back in 2006, one of the
questions I kept getting asked was why we were putting so much
technology into a piece of equipment that was basically a games console.
At the time, I said we were looking at a 10-year life cycle. We wanted
to make sure we could adapt as new technology was brought on board. A
lot of people at the time said that while it all sounded great, they
didn’t believe it.
“The plain fact is, the PS3 has grown with the times. The most recent
example was the firmware upgrade for all of the PS3s to be 3D
compatible, which is something no other console could do. And to this
day, there’s still a lot more headroom left in the PS3. That, again, is a
function of the initial investments we made, both in terms of
technology as well as financial investments for the components.”
“You probably hear a lot things about the PS3, but one thing you won’t hear is that it’s slipping behind the times.”
The comments came in response to Nintendo announcing the Wii U at this years E3. So it looks like PS3 owners don’t have to worry about the console falling behind the times just yet.