The Digial foundry Blog at Eurogamer writes:
"With Ken Kutaragi having departed Sony and Cell development having slowed down somewhat in recent years, it is difficult to imagine what part the innovative architecture has to play in any future console, aside from improving the chances of PS3 backwards compatibility. However, at the very least, the existence of this recent patent application suggests that SCE's engineers are, at least, still investigating the latent potential of the Cell tech."
In Japan reselling of modded game systems is illegal, a man has been arrested for reselling modding PlayStation 3 to a person in Tokyo.
Sony has filed a patent which could bring backwards compatibility on playstation 5. legacy devices playstation 4, playstation 3, playstation 4 woud work
Do you remember like a decade ago, Sony promised that you'd be able to run Linux on the PS3? Me neither. However, apparently they did make that promise. In the end, they didn't go through with it due one matter or another.