Sony Corp. CEO Kenichiro Yoshida confirmed that Sony will launch a new PlayStation.
“Now, what I can say is that we need next-generation hardware,” Yoshida said, as reported by the Financial Times.
However, he refused to confirm whether the next PlayStation console would be named PlayStation 5. Yoshida’s statement is interesting considering the high growth of the mobile game market, which this year has reached more than US $26billion (about N9.4 billion naira).
Meanwhile, in May, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO John Kodera said that he saw the potential in the portable gaming market. At that time, Kodera said that even though portable games have potential, it should be considered another way to enjoy playing games.
Along with the emergence of new ways for consumers to play games, there is a need for hardware development that meets those needs.
The console is also expected to be irrelevant, especially due to the emergence of streaming game platforms in the cloud.