Sony Says PlayStation 4 Is In ‘Final Phase’ Of Its Life Cycle

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Sony’s new CEO John Kodera has announced that the PlayStation 4 era could be near an end. Speaking at a company conference, he said the console, released in 2013, was in the “final phase” of its life cycle. Don’t expect the PS4 to stop production any time soon – but this could be a hint that a new, more powerful console is on the way.

Despite being hugely popular, there are signs of PS4 sales slowing down. The PS4 is now five years old and has been a massive success for Sony. Given the pace of technological change in recent times, the announcement wasn’t much of a shock for some. More than 76 million PS4’s have been sold since it was released but last year, sales were down from 20 million units to 19 million, and for those holding out for a clue about a PS5 release date, there was this from Mr Kodera.

“We will use the next three years to prepare the next step, to crouch down so that we can jump higher in the future.”

This could possibly mean the new console that gamers have been waiting for could be released after 2021. This has definitely hit some gamers hard! What do you think of the news? Let us know your thoughts via the comment section or our socials