Gamers Buy a PS3 to Play Dust 514, Says Its Developer

According to Dust 514’s developer, CCP, gamers who buy a PlayStation 3, are doing it specifically to play the latest MMO to grace Sony’s console.

In a recent interview with Destructoid, CCP Games’ Thor Gunnarsson states the following – “We already see that Dust 514, during open beta, had been driving hardware sales for Sony. We actually track that together. We know that our fan base, Dust-curious players, are buying the PlayStation 3 to get into our game.”

The developer seems to be very confident in Dust 514’s success on the PS3, as it has plans to continue supporting it for at least five years to come.

“What we hear, anecdotally, is that PS3 sales are increasing. Sony have done a phenomenal job of managing console transitions, like they did with the PlayStation 2′s cost and size reductions. We can make the logical assumption that something similar will happen as the PlayStation 4 comes to market. If you look at the large third-party publishers, you’ll see that Sony is not falling away from the PlayStation 3.”

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