PlayStation 5: 5-year lifecycle

New rumors on PlayStation 5 reveal what could be the life cycle expected for the next-gen console coming soon.

PlayStation 5 5-year lifecycle


According to what emerges online, it seems that the life cycle of the future PlayStation 5 may be reduced to just 5 years, according to internal sources that come from Sony’s supply chain. In addition, the shipments estimated for the period in which the console will be on sale on world markets, are over 120 million units.

PlayStation 5: 120 million units expected?

Usually, Sony has presented new iterations of consoles every six or seven years since the previous model; the first PS One arrived in 1994, the PS2 in 2000, the PS3 in 2006, and the PS4 in 2013. Now, however, the fifth generation of the PlayStation is expected, in time for the Christmas holidays of the end of the year.

According to the DigiTimes portal, some officials belonging to Sony’s back-end supply chain in Taiwan said that the life cycle of the new product could have been “only” 5 years.

During the sales period, it is estimated that shipments of the next-gen console can reach 120 million units, or double those estimated by Microsoft with the future Xbox Series X which will be launched in conjunction with the rival Sony.

Sony also said in May that PlayStation 4, in recent months, has reached 110 million units sold since commercialization. The report revealed that Sony has also doubled the estimate of future PS5 shipments for 2020.

In the past, in fact, the production target was between five and six million by March 2021, according to Bloomberg. Now this number could increase dramatically, given the growing interest in the console.

Recall that there are two different models of PS5, one without a Blu-Ray UHD player and the other with support for 4K discs. The hypothetical prices (still unknown) could be respectively 399 and 499 € for the Digital Edition model and for the Standard Edition.


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