Sony CEO Confirms Next Generation of PlayStation Console

PlayStation 5 Could Be Backward Compatible

They've often hinted as much too, with Microsoft confirming new consoles at E3 in June and Sony being only slightly more circumspect about their plans. "At this point, what I can say is it's necessary to have a next-generation hardware", says Yoshida. That's not as surprising, as the PS4 has dominated this console generation, repeatedly topping the Xbox One in U.S. and worldwide sales, month after month. "As further understood herein, the original (legacy) software code of an entertainment asset such as a computer game created to be played on a relatively lower powered display can be preserved for use with model consoles with improved capability displays, while effecting remastering of the presentation through emulation principles". Still, all good things must come to an end eventually, and with Microsoft confirming that it is indeed working on the next Xbox earlier this year, Sony has made a decision to follow suit. The battle for dominance in the next-generation of gaming consoles has already begun behind the scenes.

While Yoshida noticeably omits the term "PlayStation 5", the publication's sources state that "early indications were that it might not represent a major departure from the PS4, and that the fundamental architecture would be similar".

Sony has been in the lead for years when it comes to console sales. That's not such a surprise: More than ever, players are demanding that their digital game libraries carry forward. He declined to comment on whether or not the rumored "PlayStation 5" title would stick or if they were going to go the Xbox route and name it something out of left-field.

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Given that the PlayStation 4 continues to sell tremendously well, it's no surprise that Sony would want to hold off for as long as possible. Microsoft's Xbox One is in a distant second place, and Nintendo's Switch is in a league of its own.

PlayStation 4 exclusives like "Spider-Man" look best on the PlayStation 4 Pro. In all likelihood, we're more than halfway to a new generation, but Sony is in no rush.

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