PlayStation 4 console will remain on the market until 2023. This was announced by the head of Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan (Jim Ryan) at a meeting with investors, reports the publication TweakTown.
Despite Sony’s huge focus on the next-gen console, the PS4 will continue to sell and get support for new games. “We expect the PS4 to have the longest tail and deepest interest of any of our platforms,” Ryan said. The PlayStation 5 is the corporation’s flagship product, but SIE expects the primary revenue from game sales – more than 70 percent – to be generated by PS4 owners in 2021.
Jim Ryan noted that the lifetime of the last-generation console will be extended to 2023 for several reasons. First and foremost, the top executive cites the self-isolation mode that has affected interest in home entertainment. Rein also noted that the lineup of PS4 games planned for fiscal years 2021 and 2022 is very extensive, and emphasized the explosive growth of free-to-play titles. In addition, the SIE representative highlighted the popularity of the PlayStation Plus subscription, which is available on all Sony consoles.
In November, head of platform development at Sony Hideki Nishino (Hideki Nishino) said that the transition of console users from PS4 to PS5 will take about three years.
Earlier, from a presentation for Sony investors, we learned that the company plans to release more PlayStation exclusives on PC. First of all action-adventure video game with a view from the third person Uncharted 4 will be released on PC.