The PS4 celebrates 5 year, hints at PS5 arrival.
This week, the makers of the PlayStation 4 celebrated the console’s 5 year anniversary and issued a reflective new clip to outline the journey of the PS4 thus far.
“You've had incredible adventures over the past 5 years,” the video reads before showcasing various stats about the success of the console including stats that reveal that gamers have raced for 1.7 million hours on the Wipeout Omega Collection and have collectively defeated 18 mllion enemies in ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission.
When it first arrived in 2013, the PS4 was in direct competition with Microsoft’s Xbox One release, with both companies looking to issue massive updates to their PS3 and Xbox 360 models.
This anniversary coincides with new rumors surrounding the arrival of the PlayStation 5 console. New reports suggest that we could be seeing the PS5 as early as 2020 with one indicator of its pending arrival finding form in the fact that for the first time ever PlayStation is not going to E3 in 2019. Promotions for new PS4 games have slowed down as well.
This new clip, however seems to cement the idea as its more commemorative then expansionary as Sony goes on to thank users for "making PlayStation 4 the best place to play".