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PlayStation 3 has “great future” despite PS4 rumors, says executive

Sony is banking on the fact that gamers will see past this holiday season when compiling their Christmas wish lists in 2012. While lacking a big exclusive title on the PlayStation 3 that rivals the likes of Microsoft’s Halo 4 on the Xbox 360, Sony’s VP of Marketing believes that gamers are smart enough to see the big picture.

“You’re buying into a system that has not only a great holiday ahead of it, but a great future ahead of it over the next few years,” said John Koller of Sony. “This isn’t going to be a system that people come into this holiday and then feel like PlayStation abandoned them, and that’s important for us.”

This year at E3 Sony fans got a glimpse of what’s to come from the console. In 2013, the biggest of the big Sony exclusives are set to return. God of War: Ascension, The Last of Us, and Beyond: Two Souls are all slated to arrive in 2013.

This outlook from Sony arrives in spite of many industry analysts predicting that Sony and Microsoft are both readying next-generation hardware. While neither company has announced anything officially, analysts see an industry wide slump until next-gen technology can dig publishers and developers out of the hole.

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