Sony is in it for the long haul. See, the next major Sony PlayStation console release will be the PS5, which has been confirmed for release in the holiday season of 2020. As with its previous consoles, Sony will most likely support the console for about 10 years, and might introduce its successor about halfway through its lifecycle.
Following the PS5, could the PS6 be next? And following that, the PS7? Maybe, maybe, but just to be safe, Sony has filed trademarks for multiple PlayStations which includes the PS6, PS7, PS8, PS9, and the PS10. Now, this does not necessarily guarantee that we will see all these consoles, but the company is prepared at any rate.
Sony has been aggressive with their trademarks. Starting with the PS4, the trademark was filed back in 2006, seven years before its release. The PS5 name was also trademarked back in 2006, where it will now be released in 2020, so it’s not surprising to see this move by Sony. They should be good for about 20-30 years now based on the current lifecycle.
Sony is readying themselves for the future. I can’t even imagine what the PS10 will be like. Can you? I can’t wait to see.