The successor to the largely successful PlayStation 4 will be essential for the Japanese corporation, as the video games console market has been one of its most successful niches in recent years. It will perhaps be surprising to some people that Sony is considering replacing the PlayStation 4 so quickly, but there is a certain logic to this decision, and it is one borne out of necessity rather than choice.
Question marks over PS4 future
Although the PlayStation 4 has been a well-received console from the day that it was released, and it has achieved a certain amount of commercial success, there are question marks about the ability of the console to deliver functionality that will be required in the future.
The specifications of the device are already being left in the dust by desktop computers, and there are numerous functions and features that Sony would like to include in its video game offerings in the foreseeable future that will be impossible with the PlayStation 4.