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Throughout its history, Sony Interactive Entertainment has accustomed us to consoles with a life cycle of 6 to 7 years. That said, it seems that with PlayStation 5 things could be a little different, since they say that the life cycle of the next-gen console will be less than that of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and other Sony consoles.

What happens is that sources within the Sony production chain informed DigiTimes that Sony’s plan is for the life cycle of PlayStation 5 to be 5 years. With the above, the PlayStation 5 would have a life cycle 1 or 2 years less than other consoles of the brand.

Unfortunately, the source did not report more about it, so we do not know why the life cycle of the next generation console would be shorter than that of other PlayStation platforms.

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It should be mentioned that the report also seems to indicate that Sony Interactive Entertainment is confident that the PlayStation 5 will be a commercial success.

What we mean is that the media pointed out that Sony’s plan is to produce 120 million PlayStation 5 units during these 5 years. It is also open to the possibility that the number of consoles produced will reach 170 million units.

As a benchmark, the PlayStation 2, the world’s best-selling console, shipped more than 155 million units. For its part, the PlayStation 4 has sold more than 118 million consoles since its release in 2013. Thus, it is clear that Sony has high hopes for its next-generation console.

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We reiterate that this information comes from a source and has not been confirmed by Sony. We will keep an eye out and inform you when we have official information.

And what do you think of this news? Do you think Sony produces so many console units? Tell us in the comments.

PlayStation 5 will arrive in late 2020 in various parts of the world. You can learn more about Sony’s next-generation console by clicking here.