Now that people have finally been able to acquire a PS5, two years following its release, a timeline for the release of the PlayStation 6 has been announced.
Official Sony documents, recently released to the public, indicate that the PS5 will have the shortest lifespan of any PlayStation console.
Looking back to the original release of the PlayStation in 1994 up to the PS3, it appears that Sony's consoles typically have a lifespan ranging from 11 to 13 years.
Regarding the company's latest consoles, the PS4 and PS5, they are still in operation since their release dates in 2013 and 2020, respectively.
Nevertheless, what is peculiar about the availability of these documents is the question of why they are accessible in the first place?
As reported by PlayStation Lifestyle, the reason why the documents are being made public is due to the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) response to Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
One might expect that valuable information about Sony's next-generation console release window would be kept confidential within the company.
Without delay, on page 8 of the 22-page document, Sony alleges that Microsoft had proposed to keep Activision's games exclusively available on PlayStation until 2027.
According to this information, it seems that Sony plans to launch the PS6 after 2027, which may lead you to reconsider holding onto your PS4 for now.
However, there is no need to be overly concerned because, with the launch of new Sony consoles, the prior generation typically continues to be supported, allowing for both generations to operate simultaneously.
According to the Sony document: "By the time SIE launched the next generation of its PlayStation console (which is likely to occur around [redacted]), it would have lost access to Call of Duty and other Activision titles, making it extremely vulnerable to consumer switching and subsequent degradation in its competitiveness."
If we focus on the present moment, it's undeniable that Hogwarts Legacy is currently the game that is attracting the most attention.
Drawing inspiration from the popular book and movie series, the open-world role-playing game provides an unprecedented opportunity for Harry Potter enthusiasts to immerse themselves in the Wizarding World.
Prior to its release on February 7th, Hogwarts Legacy had already broken records by surpassing 489,000 players in Steam's presale, making it the number one presale game, second only to Cyberpunk 2077.
Additionally, it set a new record as the fastest-selling game in Europe for a non-FIFA generation.
Currently, the only record that FIFA seems to be breaking is the number of times players rage quit on FUT Champs.