PlayStation 5 Release Window Revealed By Sony Executive
With E3 2018 just around the corner, gamers can expect huge announcements from new franchises, technologies, sequels and much more. In fact, there’s been conversation circulating the next console to follow Sony’s PlayStation 4 despite its general revenue since debut and console-exclusive games. In fact, Sony executives like Tsuyoshi “John” Kodera have mentioned that the “PS4 is entering [the] final phase of its life cycle”. According to a new statement from Kodera, the release date for the tentatively labeled PlayStation 5 is not as close as you may think.
According to the global chief executive, the next generation in PlayStation won’t arrive anytime soon despite E3 speculation. In fact, the developers will take the next few years to work hard on revamping their entire ideology on consoles and their respective life cycle. “We will use the next three years to prepare the next step, to crouch down so that we can jump higher in the future,” Kodera told the Wallstreet Journal.
Sony is looking to broaden their horizons and approach their production of the next generation from a different perspective, speaking to the importance of mobility and online services as opposed to tradition thus far. This sounds not unlike Nintendo’s hybrid console, the Nintendo Switch. Kodera added:
We need to depart from the traditional way of looking at the console life cycle. We’re no longer in a time when you can think just about the console or just about the network like they’re two different things.”
After selling well over 79 million units of the PS4 generation since 2013, it’s safe to say that Sony has some time to think their methods over. It certainly helped the longevity of the current generation model with the addition of the PS4 Pro as well. Projecting the arrival of PlayStation 5 to be around 2021 to 2022 in whatever form it comes in, that stands for an 8-year lifespan for the current model. Not too shabby actually. The only hope is that Sony improves upon previous handheld implementations (i.e. PS Vita) and succeed in making their very own hybrid version.
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