Just last week Sony confirmed the existence of their popular racing game, Gran Turismo 6. Interestingly enough the game was revealed for the PlayStation 3, instead of the PlayStation 4 which many assumed would be the console of choice. Sony did not rule out the possibility that Gran Turismo 6 could arrive on the PS4 in the future, but at the same time Sony has since stepped forward to explain why they decided to choose the PS3 as the console to debut the game on, rather than the PS4.
Speaking with the PlayStation Blog, SCEE CEO Jim Ryan stated that the PS3 still has a lot of potential that Gran Turismo 6’s developer, Polyphony Digital, will be able to make use of. That and the fact that the PS3 has a proven track record of about 70 million units sold will ensure that the game will be able to reach a wider audience quicker than it would with the PS4 whose sales figures remain to be seen. According to Ryan, “And the other factor is that on PS3 we have an install base of 70 million units. On PS4 on launch day we’ll have an install base of zero units […] There’ll be plenty of games to help drive PS4–not least DriveClub in the racing genre from Evolution Studios, a studio with a fantastic pedigree.”