Published: Sat, May 26, 2018
Industry | By Terrell Bush

Next Sony PlayStation Might Be Powered By AMD Ryzen Technology

Next Sony PlayStation Might Be Powered By AMD Ryzen Technology

While the PS4 clearly still has a reasonable amount of life left in it, it's apparent that we're getting ever closer to whatever the next generation of hardware is going to be for Sony. During the event, John (Tsuyoshi) Kodera, President and Chief Executive Officer - who took over the role when former SIE Global CEO Andrew House stepped down in October 2017 - stated that the PlayStation 4 was "finally entering the end of the console life cycle". Kodera shared the news in relation to Sony's revenue, which he claims will be negatively affected by the drop off in unit sales.

Jim Ryan, Global Head of Marketing and Sales at PlayStation and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, acknowledged the new reality of shorter console life spans late last year, telling Edge magazine (via WCCFTech) that "the days of a 13-year PlayStation 2 cycle will nearly certainly never repeat themselves". It's unclear if we should expect to see signs of the PS5 by 2021, but that would mark eight years since the PS4's launch. On that note, it's also very likely that the future console will be powered by a tweaked version of the AMD Ryzen processor. According to Kodera, PlayStation will continue to introduce new IPs (Horizon Zero Dawn, Knack), refresh old IPs (God of War, Shadow of the Colossus), and build franchises around properties that develop a sizable audience.

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