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There’s a lot of talk about cloud gaming at the moment, and despite Sony being the only platform holder to offer an online-based streaming service in the form of PlayStation Now, the perennial underdog is commonly considered to be behind the curve. But speaking during a financial call about threats to the immediate future of its business, Sony’s Chief Financial Officer Hiroki Totoki explained that it’ll take “longer than five years” for physical hardware to be rendered obsolete.

That’s probably a worst case scenario, as we just don’t think the Internet infrastructure is in place globally to give Netflix-like game streaming a leg up over traditional gaming – although it will probably happen eventually. Of course, the Japanese giant will consider itself well placed should we ever get to that eventuality, as PS Now will surely continue to evolve over the coming months and years.