Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO John Kodera spoke to analysts and investors about the console and told them that the best-selling console from Sony is entering its final phase of its life cycle.
PS chief Kodera: PS4 is entering final phase of its life cycle, which would have negative impact to the unit, but recurring revenue via membership services etc should cushion some of that.
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) May 22, 2018
The Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki reported the news on Twitter, and could affect console revenue negatively, however this would be cushioned by software sales and membership renewals for PlayStation Plus, a service that is required to play online with your friends.
As of this month, Sony had the best month in April with God of War becoming April’s best-selling game all month, and PlayStation 4 breaking a sales record, setting an all-time high for the month for any platform since sales tracking began in 1995.
PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console in April and remains to be the best-selling console platform year to date, generating the highest April unit sales for a console since the Nintendo Wii in April 2009, and the highest dollar sales for a console since the Nintendo Wii in April 2008.