The PS5 is still a new system, but we can’t help but wonder about the upcoming Sony console, the PS6.
Most likely, we won’t see a new Sony console be released for a few years, but that does not imply that we can’t think about it and prepare our expectations.
For starters, we know that the next Sony console will be called PS6 because Sony already trademarked the PS6, PS7, PS8, PS9 and PS10 names.
Considering that the PS5 was just launched, and the PS4 was introduced in 2013, it is safe to assume that we won’t see the PS6 until at least 2026 or 2027.
Masayasu Ito, Sony’s Executive VP for Hardware Engineering, stated in an interview with Game Informer that the new console’s life cycle is expected to last for six to seven years.
Masayasu explained that a new console was expected to last between seven to ten years in the past, but in the current era of rapidly developing technology, the best they can hope for is 6-7 years.
“Then we cannot fully catch up with the rapid development of the technology, therefore our thinking is that as far as a platform is concerned for the PS5, it’s a cycle of maybe six to seven years. But doing that, a platform lifecycle, we should be able to change the hardware itself and try to incorporate advancements in technology,” he added.
It appears that the PS5 is following a roadmap comparable to that of the PS4, which means that we will probably be introduced to a Pro or Slim variant sometime in the following few years, probably in 2023 or 2024.
Nora Reynolds is a major in biology and a minor in Biological Basis of Behavior, writing about science in general. She also likes to try new gadgets and sports about the AI new era.