PS6 (PlayStation 6): Official Release, Price, Features, and Rumors

By: Sayani Hazra

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The PS6 will be Sony’s follow-up to the PlayStation 5, a system that, despite its positive reception, has been marked by its difficulty in obtaining. Given how long they have already waited for a PS5, some gamers may believe they would be better off waiting for PS6 news.

Apart from the jokes, the PS6 is still a long way off, but that does not mean we don’t know anything about it. Sony has always learned from its prior systems’ failures.

Therefore, there are some conclusions we may draw. Before we get into the details, it’s important to note that the PS6 will not be the next system released by Sony. The PlayStation 4 was launched in three separate versions: PS4, PS4 Pro, and PS4 Slim.

This method of delivering revised models was a success since it allowed players to upgrade when new technology became available. Gamers who could not afford the PS4 at the launch could upgrade to a more affordable model later.

Sony PlayStation 6 Features and Specifications

There has been speculation that conventional gaming consoles would be phased out in favour of flash-drive-like devices that can be plugged into your TV, similar to Stadia. Both the hardware and software features of the PS6 are likely to undergo significant revisions.

It’s tough to predict what hardware the PS6 will employ since it’s still a long way off. Only a faster, more responsive, more competent CPU, larger and more versatile storage, and a less bulky design can be predicted. There are a few new features we expect Sony to include with the PlayStation 6. You may see them here, but don’t take them too seriously since a lot will have changed by the time PS6 arrives:

  • As far as gaming is concerned, extensive AR/VR integration seems to be the way to go. Motion controllers and virtual reality headsets might come included with the PS6.
  • Storage upgrades might include a plug-and-play style that allows you to simply access and expand the internal hard disk.
  • To charge your gadgets, there’s a wireless charging station on the top of the PlayStation 6.
  • A new and improved user interface with improved navigation options.
  • The smaller and less bulky design would significantly depart from the PS5.
  • Sony’s PS6 might be the company’s first foray towards a digital-only system with quicker internet but no disc drive.

When Can We Expect The PS6 To Be Released?

The PS6 will most likely be a long time coming. Sony is unlikely to introduce a new PlayStation for many years since the PS5 was just launched in November 2020. PlayStation systems are typically released every six to seven years, with the PS4 launching in 2013 and the PS5 following in 2020.

Sony’s Executive VP of Hardware Engineering, Masayasu Ito, said in an interview with Game Informer(opens in new tab) that the PS5 life cycle is planned to last roughly six or seven years, implying 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 speedy growth and evolution of technology, it’s truly a six to seven-year platform cycle.”

“Since we won’t be able to keep up with the fast advancement of technology, we believe that the PS5 will have a six- to seven-year platform cycle.” However, by using a platform lifecycle, we should be able to update the hardware and attempt to accommodate technological improvements.

“That was the idea behind it, and the PS4 Pro, which came in the middle of the PS4 launch cycle, was the test case for that concept.” Sony seems to be following a similar timeline as the PS4, which means a PS5 Pro or PS5 Slim is expected to arrive in the middle of its lifespan, around 2023 or 2024.

Rumors About The PS6’s Price

The price of the most recent consoles was between $400 and $500. There’s no way of knowing what type of hardware, new features, or upgrades the next-gen PlayStation will have that will affect its pricing. For the time being, 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 on it has begun, and we anticipate Sony to make a formal announcement shortly. We’ll keep this page updated with the most recent PS6 news, updates, and speculations.

Sony registered 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 has already submitted 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. “Contributing to discovering and building the technological portfolio of future PlayStation platforms,” according to the job description. This may be for a more advanced version of the PS5, but there have been other signs that Sony has begun research on the PS6. Usually, speculations regarding the next PlayStation start a few years before its arrival.

The formal announcement comes around a year and a half before the release date, and minor details are given within a year before the release date. As a result, we anticipate Sony announcing the PS6 towards the end of 2025 or the beginning of 2026.

Keep coming back to learn more about the PlayStation 6. If you are a die-hard gamer, you’ll want to keep up with the latest developments.

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