PlayStation CEO Says PS4 is Coming to the End of Its Life Cycle
May 22, 2018
It sounds like Sony is looking to the future, as the company CEO confirms the PlayStation 4 is coming toward the end of its life cycle.
First hitting shelves in 2014, the PS4 sits in the eighth generation of consoles, and has gone on to be one of the biggest success stories for Sony. Showcasing stellar games like Grand Theft Auto V, Uncharted 4, and Horizon: Zero Dawn, players have some fond memories when it comes to the PS4. That being said, as Sony plans to move ahead, efforts will be focused elsewhere.
Reported by Wall Street Journal writer Takashi Mochizuki on Twitter, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO John Kodera is preparing to lower the curtain on the PS4.
Kodera told audiences at Sony's annual Investor Relations Day that he can't expect unit sales to increase year-on-year, so time would be better spent looking at other avenues while also continuing to reap the benefit of services like PS+. With consoles typically running in 7-year cycles, it makes perfect sense that the PS4 has started looking at its endgame.
As for what comes next, gamers are already looking forward to the PlayStation 5. With some interesting hardware leaks suggesting something supercharged to rival Microsoft's next big offering, everyone has already been warned not to expect the next generation of next-gen consoles this side of 2020.