Sony are reportedly expecting a bumper five-year period for the PS5.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Sony was significantly upping the number of PS5 units they were producing in anticipation for a busier than expected launch window. The report suggested that Sony was doubling the number of units produced for launch, and now, a new report from Digitimes gives further insight into just how the PS5 generation may shape out.
The report comes from sources of Sony’s supply chain in Taiwan and suggests that the company could be dropping the length of the console’s lifespan, as well as expecting some massive sales numbers.
It goes without saying that the PS4 has been a commercial success. The console has now sold over 110 million units and is the second best-selling home console of all time, sitting behind the 155 million units the PS2 sold. According to this report, however, this isn’t enough for Sony and they are expecting to ship upwards of 120 million units over the PS5’s lifecycle. It’s also a lifecycle that is reportedly going to be shortened.
While the PS4 launched back in November 2013, giving it a seven-year lifespan, this new report suggests that Sony is going to chop a couple of years off that and have a lifecycle of around five years for the PS5.
Sony has already shown they are gunning for success, with the company revealing some huge first and third-party titles during their recent reveal event. These include the Marvel’s Spider-Man follow-up, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and the sequel to Guerilla’s smash Horizon: Zero Dawn, titled Horizon: Forbidden West.
Sony will be bolstering their sales by launching with two different SKU’s of the PS5, both a digital and disc-based system, but with no prices announced for either, it will be interesting to see which of these sells more. For all PS5 related news, keep your eyes on DualShockers.