Sony CEO: the PS4 is entering the final phase of its life cycle 4 years ago

Sony CEO: the PS4 is entering the final phase of its life cycle

A big hint at a PS5 and its potential launch date

Sony’s Playstation 4 is entering the ‘final phase of its console life cycle’, according to the company CEO.


A pretty solid hint that the company is preparing for its next, main, console drop.

Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO John Kodera mentioned the health of the platform at Sony Investor Relations Day 2018.


The length of any "final phase" is open to interpretation, particularly in the context of a sales life cycle, which can refer to a period of years.


It's already been confirmed that Sony's E3 briefing won't include any hardware announcements, by PlayStation executive Shawn Layden.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 11: A Playstation 4 and its controllers on display at the Sony Playstation E3 2013 booth at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 11, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Thousands are expected to attend the annual three-day convention to see the latest games and announcements from the gaming industry. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian)

Does that make March 2021 the earmarked date of a new product launch? Who knows.

Things were drawn out, some would say complicated, by the release of the Playstation 4 Pro.