PS6 (PlayStation 6): News, Price, Release Date, Specs, and Rumors

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The most recent PlayStation arrived in 2020, but there’s never a wrong time to talk about what’s coming next. The PS6, though still several years away, will hopefully let you more easily expand the internal storage, be slimmer than the PS5, have no disc drive, and (if we’re allowed to dream) include enhancements like a wireless charging pad and modular upgrade capabilities.When Will the PS6 Be Released?

When Will the PS6 Be Released?

There’s been talk for years we’ll reach an end of the traditional game console. Could we see Sony downsize to a flash drive-like device that plugs into your TV, like Stadia, perhaps? Possibly. Let’s assume that the PS6 is actually in the pipeline for now.

Sony has released a new PlayStation every several years. Since the PS3, Sony has provided a new console late in the year, so we expect the same for the PS6.

A Sony executive backs this release cycle:

Indeed, in the past, the cycle for a new platform was 7 to 10 years, but in view of the very rapid development and evolution of technology, it’s really a six to seven year platform cycle.

One indicator we will see this console is that Sony has already secured the trademark for versions up through the PS10. This doesn’t prove anything, of course, but it does hint at a future of some kind.

Another signaling event is the relationship between when Sony begins developing a new PlayStation versus when it actually arrives. We shouldn’t take this as proof, but it’s interesting to consider:

PS4’s development started in 2008, and then it was released five years later.

PS5’s development started in 2015, and then it was released five years later.

Based off a 2021 job listing from Sony that suggests the development of a new console, we can assume that the PS6 release date will be around 2026.

PS6 Price Rumors

The last few consoles launched between $400 and $500. There’s no telling what kind of hardware, extra features, or improvements the next-gen PlayStation could have that would sway its price one way or the other.

Pre-Order InformationPre-orders will start sometime after the console’s official announcement from Sony. We’ll let you know what to expect when that time comes.

PS6 Specs and Hardware

The PlayStation 6 will surely improve in more ways than the features listed above, but since we’re several years out from launch, it’s not very helpful right now to guess what kind of hardware will be available then.

In general, though, expect a PlayStation with an even faster, more-capable CPU and more responsive controls.

An entirely made-up, just-for-fun concept video released by DZ Migo is one perspective of the console in terms of the design. Similarly to the creator’s other far-out concepts, it shows the PS6 as rugged and dark, with elements presumably taken from various versions of the Xbox, starkly different from the PS5. There’s another entirely different render of the PS6 here.

Curled from: Livewire

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