The PS6 will be Sony’s sequel to the PlayStation 5, a system which, despite its positive reception, has been marked by its difficulty in obtaining. Considering how long they’ve already waited for a PS5, some gamers may think they’d better wait for PS6 news.
Jokes aside, the PS6 is still a long way off, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know. Sony has always learned from the failures of its previous systems.
Therefore, we can draw certain conclusions. Before going into details, it is important to note that the PS6 will not be the next console released by Sony. The PlayStation 4 was launched in three distinct versions: PS4, PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim.
This method of delivering overhauled models was successful as it allowed players to upgrade when new technology became available. Gamers who couldn’t afford the PS4 at launch may upgrade to a more affordable model later.
Sony PlayStation 6 Features and Specs
There has been speculation that conventional game consoles will be phased out in favor of flash drive-like devices that can be plugged into your TV, like Stadia. PS6 hardware and software features are subject to major revisions.
It’s hard to predict what hardware the PS6 will use because it’s still a long way off. Only a faster, more responsive, more competent processor, larger and more versatile storage, and a less bulky design can be predicted. There are a few new features that we expect Sony to include with the PlayStation 6. You can see them here, but don’t take them too seriously as a lot will have changed by the time the PS6 arrives:
- When it comes to games, extensive AR/VR integration seems like the way to go. Motion controllers and VR headsets may be included with the PS6.
- Storage upgrades can include a plug-and-play style that lets you simply access and expand the internal hard drive.
- To charge your gadgets, there’s a wireless charging station on top of the PlayStation 6.
- A new and improved user interface with improved navigation options.
- The smaller, less bulky design would deviate significantly from the PS5.
- Sony’s PS6 could be the company’s first foray into a digital-only system with faster internet but no disc drive.
When can we expect the PS6 to release?
The PS6 will probably be a long time coming. Sony is unlikely to introduce a new PlayStation for many years to come as the PS5 just launched in November 2020. PlayStation systems typically release every six to seven years, with the PS4 launching in 2013 and the PS5 following in 2020 .
Sony’s Executive Vice President of Hardware Engineering Masayasu Ito said in an interview with Game Informer(opens in a new tab) that the PS5’s lifecycle is expected to last around six or seven years, which implies that the PS6 won’t be released until at least 2026.
“Indeed, in the past, a new platform cycle was seven to ten years,” Masayasu remarked, “but in light of the rapid growth and evolution of technology, this is really a six to seven year platform cycle.”
“Since we won’t be able to keep up with rapidly changing technology, we expect the PS5 to have a six to seven year platform cycle.” However, using a platform lifecycle, we should be able to update hardware and try to adapt technology improvements.
“That was the idea behind it all, and the PS4 Pro, which arrived midway through the PS4 launch cycle, was the test of that concept.” Sony appears to be following a similar schedule to the PS4, which means a PS5 Pro or PS5 Slim should arrive in the middle of its lifespan, around 2023 or 2024.
PS6 Price Rumors
The price of the most recent consoles was between $400 and $500. There’s no way of knowing what kind of hardware, new features or upgrades the next-gen PlayStation will have that will affect its price. At the moment, we estimate it will cost up to $600.
Latest PlayStation 6 news and updates
The introduction of the Sony PlayStation 6 is still a long way off. However, work has begun and we expect Sony to make an official announcement shortly. We’ll keep this page up to date with the latest PS6 news, updates, and speculation.
Sony filed a trademark for the PlayStation 6 and PS6 names in Japan two years ago. Sony currently holds trademarks for PlayStation 7, 8, 9 and 10 and the PS6. Sony already filed trademark applications for the PS4 and PS5 in 2006.
According to a job posting from Sony in 2021, work on a new system has begun. “Help discover and build the technology portfolio of future PlayStation platforms,” according to the job description. It may be for a more advanced version of the PS5, but there have been other signs that Sony has started researching the PS6. Usually speculation about the next PlayStation starts a few years before it arrives.
The official announcement comes about a year and a half before the release date, and minor details are given in the year before the release date. As a result, we expect Sony to announce the PS6 in late 2025 or early 2026.
Check back for more on the PlayStation 6. If you’re a hardcore gamer, you’ll want to keep up to date with the latest developments.