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The PS4 is approaching the end of its life cycle - PlayStation CEO

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The PS4 is approaching the end of its life cycle - PlayStation CEO

The PS4 is approaching the end of its life cycle - PlayStation CEO

During Sony's recent Corporate strategy meeting the head of the company's PlayStation group, John Kodera, stated that the PS4 was approaching the end of its life cycle, a clear suggestion that the company are already working on a next-generation console. 

During 2018, Sony predicts that they will sell around 16 million PS4 consoles, which is less than the 19 million systems that the company sold in the previous year. Sony expects to earn less money this year from hardware sales, thanks to rising component costs, though this is set to be offset by increased demand in services like PSN and as well as digital game sales.   

Sony has already sold 79 million PS4 consoles, approaching the PS3's lifetime sales of 80 million units. Moving forward, Sony wants to create more first-party exclusives and to "harness growth opportunities" with "add-on content".  

Koldera also told analysts and investors that between now and March 2021 PlayStation would "crouch down once" to then grow further in the future, leading to speculation that a PS5 console will release in 2020 and have a positive effect on Sony's revenue after March 2021. 

Sony has already confirmed that they have no plans to reveal new PlayStation hardware at E3, though it seems clear that Sony has started work on next-generation console hardware which will be based around AMD's Zen processing cores, which would give Sony's next console a significant boost in CPU power. Today it seems clear that Sony is working on a next-generation console, but that console is not going to be ready for release for quite some time.  

The PS4 is approaching the end of its life cycle - PlayStation CEO  
Sony's PS4 console will be five years old later this year, giving the console almost half a decade of support from Sony. Remember that Sony stated that the PS4 is entering the end of its life cycle, which means that the PS4 still has several years of life still left in it.

Some of Sony's previous console generations received their best games towards the end of its life cycle, which means that PlayStation fans can still expect great things from the company moving forward. 

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23-05-2018, 06:02:04

g0ggles1994
Releasing a PS5 in 2020 would be about right.

People forget that the PS4 has been around since 2013, same as the Xbone.Quote

23-05-2018, 06:04:20

AlienALX
So long as it is all backward compatible then they could release it now tbh.Quote

23-05-2018, 06:54:49

Greenback
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
So long as it is all backward compatible then they could release it now tbh.
I think that's 1 thing the Sony lose out on Xbox has 500 older games now playable with out paying extra, I doubt Sony will make the next PS any better, why do for free what you can charge forQuote

23-05-2018, 07:52:18

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Greenback View Post
I think that's 1 thing the Sony lose out on Xbox has 500 older games now playable with out paying extra, I doubt Sony will make the next PS any better, why do for free what you can charge for
From what I understood the switch to X86 finally meant full back catalogue support. If the PS5 is Ryzen with Vega then it should literally be back compatible, and all devs need to do is basically disable certain graphical features per console. Very, very easy to do, literally a couple of lines of code.

Which IMO is good. Because through several means I can play ANY PC game from ANY time period. Which is why I have a PC. I don't like seeing classic games lost through incompatibility or having to own a big old lump of a console just to play a few classics.

And I truly hope this is the path M$ shall tread too.Quote
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