Paramount: Don't count the PS3 out

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SVP Brian Miller says current generation consoles are still relevant.

Despite the upcoming Christmas 2013 launch of both Microsoft and Sony's next generation of consoles, gamers shouldn't count out the PS3 and Xbox 360, says Brian Miller, SVP of Paramount Pictures International.

Speaking to Here Is The City at a roundtable discussion at the preview event for the upcoming Star Trek film adaptation, Miller said he wasn't worried that the game would come across as old-hat now that the next generation of consoles is on the horizon.

"I don't think so… Those consoles [PS4 and Xbox 720] aren't out until the end of the year and for us there are still many great games and many great stories to be played on these consoles," he explained.

The executive continued: "I don't think anyone is at risk of [saying]: 'I'm not going to play a game for 12-months.' "

Miller said that even after the consoles come out there will be a waiting period of months before sought-after software follows.

"It takes some time. They'll launch, probably, with a few [key titles] but they won't have a huge catalogue of games and we want to make sure that this is something that people enjoy."

Admitting that time will tell exactly what the new consoles will bring to gaming, he said his team was eager to get to developing for the Xbox 720 and PS4, however there was one console that inspired less enthusiasm.

"No Wii. No plans for Wii U right now," he said when asked about Nintendo's consoles.

Keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming Star Trek preview.

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