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14th Feb 2024

PlayStation 6 is coming sooner than we thought after Sony make shock announcement

Nina McLaughlin

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Some PlayStation fans have been left up in arms after the latest announcement from Sony.

The latest announcement from Sony has left gamers divided. According to Bloomberg, the company’s senior vice president Naomi Matsuoka announced that they expect the pace of PlayStation 5 sales to slow down next fiscal year, and hence the console will enter the ‘latter stage’ of its life cycle.

“Looking ahead, PS5 will enter the latter stage of its life cycle,” he reportedly said.

“As such, we will put more emphasis on the balance between profitability and sales.

“For this reason, we expect the annual sales pace of PS5 hardware will start falling from the next fiscal year.”

The PS5 has sold 54.7 million in the years since its release, but Sony evidently feel sales have hit their peak.

With this in mind, it’s clear that the PlayStation 6 may land on shelves sooner than we anticipated.

Current estimations put the PS6 release date as being around 2026, which would leave six years between console releases.

With the PS5 having only been released back in 2020, it’s no surprise that fans are responding to the announcement with mixed emotions.

While on the one hand, a new console is always exciting, the PS5 has faced criticism for a lack of available games.

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