Sony PlayStation Will Not Exist In 10 Years, Claims Analyst

An industry analyst has made the bold claim that Sony PlayStation will not exist in 10 years. Can you imagine that happening?

As reported by DualShockers, industry analyst Michael Pachter has claimed that the PlayStation brand will be no more within the next decade. However, as unthinkable as that may seem, history has proven it to be possible.

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We miss SEGA

There was a time when video game giants Atari and SEGA were at the top of the world. At the time, I’m sure that most people never gave it a thought that either will no longer one day exist. SEGA especially was an absolute giant in the industry.

Sure, SEGA is still a prominent figure, at least in terms of being a developer and publisher. SEGA’s last main console release was with the criminally underrated Dreamcast in 1998. Sadly, it was soon discontinued just three years later in 2001.

So, as unthinkable as it might seem to have a world without PlayStation, industry giants have fallen before. In the last year or so, the two current industry giants have been making big moves, especially when it concerns Microsoft.

Things have been getting really competitive lately with Microsoft acquiring a plethora of companies and studios with the Bethesda and Activision acquisitions making the biggest headlines. While Sony hasn’t made acquisitions to that level, buying out the likes of Bungie and Housemarque isn’t to be sniffed at.

Will Game pass end PlayStation?

However, Michael Pachter believes Xbox Game Pass will ultimately lead to PlayStation’s ruin with impending ‘doom.’ Pachter told RDX Podcast (via ResetEra) that PlayStation is “doomed” and will cease to exist in the next 10 years.  It all sounds overly dramatic. He also believes that this is also down to Sony being a couple of years behind with Microsoft continuing with its momentum.

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Will Xbox truly end PlayStation, while Nintendo watches on doing its thing? I seriously doubt it. Don’t get me wrong, Microsoft is doing wonderful things with the Xbox brand and its growth will only expand in the years to come.

That being said, Sony also makes fantastic consoles with a wealth of great exclusives. Not to mention that Sony reportedly has its own version of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate in the works. So I’m not worried.

What are your thoughts on the words of Michael Pachter, is Sony PlayStation really doomed? Let us know across our social media channels.

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