The lifespan of Sony PlayStation consoles appears to increase with each new generation, and the currently available model is likely to be the first one to remain in production for more than eight years. The lifespan of the first two generations was six years, while the subsequent two generations each lived for seven years. If the most recent rumors turn out to be true, Sony’s PlayStation 5 will be available for purchase for close to nine years.
Piers Harding-Rolls, an expert with Ampere Analysis, claims that Sony made a reference to a new generation of PlayStation consoles in its response to the CMA; however, the year that was suggested for the console’s release was redacted. On the other hand, he was able to notice that the year of release had been redacted from a section of the document that mentioned Sony losing access to Call of Duty after the year 2027. He discovered this information when he was reading that section. It should come as no surprise that he arrived at the conclusion that Sony will not release the PlayStation 6 console until after the year 2027. Before considering any year that occurs after 2028, it is important to take into account the average lifespans of the generations that came before us, which were discussed earlier. This could mean either 2029 or 2030.
It is extremely possible that Sony is preparing a refresh for the PlayStation 5 for the year 2023 or 2024 in order to keep the console in business for an additional over half a decade. Because TCL Technology has displayed a slide in which they mention a PlayStation 5 Pro console arriving in 2023 or 2024, these are not merely assumptions; rather, they are facts. A user on the GTA Forums by the name of Tez2 provided another piece of circumstantial evidence by stating that the majority of AAA studios have already received development kits for mid-life PlayStation 5 upgrades or that they should get them before 2023 officially begins. All of the aforementioned information ought to be taken with a pinch of salt for the time being given Sony’s continued silence on the subject of the entry of the rumored PlayStation 5 Pro refresh and the next-generation consoles.