The PlayStation 2 has been around for almost ten years now, but it’s still going as strong as can be expected from a last generation console. It has sold more than any other console to date, but SCEE boss Andrew House believes that the PS3 will eventually trump it in terms of lifecycle. The PS3 is still in its infancy, will less than three years under it’s belt. It’s still early days to see if House’s theory comes to pass. Some industry insiders have predicted a new console generation to kick off in 2012, though the lifecycles of this generation’s consoles can still continue even further.
“If you look at the PS2, still in some markets going very strong, especially in North America in its tenth year on the market, we still can’t predict where that lifecycle will end,” House told Edge in an interview in the magazine’s latest issue.
“I have a theory that with successive generations, and with more value added and built into the console in terms of experience – and let’s not forget that the PS2 really didn’t offer a tremendously robust network experience – that what you effectively do is potentially lengthen that lifecycle more and more as you get to the next iteration,” he added.