Sony’s chief executive brought a good news for gaming enthusiasts when he said the giant Japanese company was developing a new generation of PlayStation. Sony’s financial results for quarter 2 of the fiscal year revealed that the PlayStation 4 has sold 86.1 million over its lifetime. As Sony approaches the 100 million milestone, the company has adjusted the fiscal year forecast to 17.5 million in projected sales. This is up from its previous projection of 17 million.
Although Keneshiro Yoshida talked about a new generation of PlayStation 4, it was not called the PlayStation 5, and he did not set a date for the release.
“At this point, what I can say is that we have to have a new generation of devices,” Yoshida said in an interview.
Yoshida did not hint at when the next generation of devices would be released, but John Cudera, director of interactive entertainment at Sony, said earlier this could happen in 2021.
“We will use the next three years to prepare for the next step,” Kudera said in May. “We are preparing for a bigger jump in the future.”
The new Sony plan coincides with the announcement of its biggest competitor in the world of electronic games, “Microsoft”, the new tests that enable users of the Xbox One to play through phones and tablets.
Microsoft is expected to start testing next year, according to Web sites that are interested in gaming news.
Sony introduced the first generation of PlayStation in 1994 and sold more than 102 million units.
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The most successful of its generations is the PlayStation 2, whose sales surpassed the 155 million units alone, the world’s leading game console.
The PlayStation 4 has sold more than 86.1 million units and is on track to overtake the PlayStation 3, which sold 83.8 million units.