Could Sony release PS5 in 2018 or is this nothing more than wishful thinking? D-pad Joy consider the pros and cons of a 2018 launch...
with all these exclusive games coming up next year and beyongd i think we won't be hearing about PS5 before holiday 19, at the earliest.
PS4 doesn't have competition and it just needs to keep riding on the hype and deliver great games.
For some reason these articles pop up like ps4 owners want this or Sony feels like pissing 60 million people off. There is truly no need for it to drop. It's not like they have a reason to.
Yeah both you guys right! I`m thinking the same.
As long as the PS5 is fully compatible Sony won't be pissing off 60 million players anymore than they pissed off standard PS4 owners with the Pro. And people should be prepared for some sort of mention of the PS5.
Yeah so many great games coming More will come no doubt and yeah Sony are on what 50-60 million they'll wanna be more like 100 million before dropping a ps5, sure it'll be getting planned but won't be coming any time soon. It's not need for one I'm happy with my PS4 for another 1-2 minimum. Backlog is massive ;)
"People should be prepared for some mention of ps5"... yeah.. in a couple of years. E3 2017 not a single mention of ps5... E3 2018 still unlikely. They are smashing it and sure make ps5 BC and don't piss off 60 million customers... why would they tho they are still selling million upon millions sure don't piss people off but if they are still flocking to your console in the millions your gonna talk next gen? No chance. When the sales slow down to a steady pace maybe but you've got another 12-18 months before sales start slowing down if at all. 80-100 million consoles sold (i.e. Another year or so then yeah ps5 will get mentioned) they not gonna rush release it overnight tho because Scorpio is on the back foot and Sony are doing fine? Makes no sense.
Well I would be pissed if ps5 came out next year.
If they do... they do. If they dont... they dont. Wont bother me as i will get it when i feel the time is right.
I waited 3 years to get both ps4 and xb1, i am patient when it comes to such things.
"If Sony are happy that PS4 and the Pro are enough to keep them afloat"
Bobby Hill voice "What are you talking about"
Exclusives keep Sony afloat. Its best if Sony Wait a year or two after M$ drops Scorpio, cause they'll put out a better console and it'll be to soon for M$ to try and sell another console with pissing off there core....
I wouldn't expect a PS5 announcement this year. There aren't even any rumors floating around, and we're less than 2 months from E3. If PS5 was anywhere near ready to be announced, the word would be getting around the back channels, and eventually rumors would come out. Most of the rumors that surround new console releases are actually planned leaks, not some insider info.
but what if?
I see, a very angry mob of PS4 Pro owners, upset customers, compatibility issues, high price tag due to lackluster demand and marginally (in every sense of the word) performance increase.
And what if MS doesn't deliver on top quality AAA exclusives this year?
I see people get upset when it's implied, but it's just a what if, and don't even consider what would happen in that scenario.
But with this, there is nothing going around that it's ready for release in a year, which means a reveal is highly unlikely. In any case, Sony is much more likely to have a special event for a PS5 reveal. It's not a mid-gen upgrade, and this year, with Scorpio coming, and Switch doing well, Sony will likely double down on games like they did last year when they knew this stuff was coming as well.
PlayStation fanboys say "all Sony have to do to kill Scorpio is some words like the future is coming PS5 12tf
Xbox fanboy say it won happen Sony can't afford to piss their fan base and it's too soon they need all the money they can get from PS4
I actually think they'd sell more Pro's if they just came out and said not to expect it until 2019. I think that's why some are iffy on buying a Pro.
Only if they want to kill their PS4/PS4 Pro market. PS4 has all these exclusive coming out over the next 2 years. It would be stupid to release a PS5 in 2018.
"What if PS5 launched in 2018?"
It would be the end of my console gaming days. New consoles every year is too expensive for me.
I was going to purchase a PS4 Pro during the summer, now after all these rumours, not purchasing it any more. Sony should just come clear and end these rumours. It hurts them more if they don't say anything.
Doesn't matter much, I'm mostly a PC gamer anyhow...
I don't even know where those rumors originated. Sony hasn't said anything about the PS5.
They did but only that it might not happen 🤥
We All Know it will happen we just don't have the slightest clue when.. educated guess tho 2019 Japan/Dec rest of the world 2020!earliest. They are smashing it selling them by the boatload still so they just gonna abandon and move on.. even if they made it BC it's just not gonna happen anytime soon. Sony have got one objective... keep smashing it and keep selling ps4's they clearly wanna smash 100 million consoles sold again for a 3rd generation and I can't see them not doing it the way it's going, switch is interesting Xbox certainly isn't, PS3/360 85 million each PS4/xb1 60/30? Million. Xbox ain't selling another 55 million Xbox ones... they'll be lucky to clear 40 million Xbox ones... that a lot of customers lost have they vanished... surely more come along as well. Clearly Sony sold 100/125 million with ps1/2 so they lost customers on PS3 (not that ps1's did break my disc drive broke and the kept re-releasing they to keep up with the war against piracy) so I'm sure people bought 2-3 over its lifespan. Anyway PS4 is moping up all the gamers in the wild and currenty I can see them hitting same heights as previous.
Who knows E3 next month Microsoft might buy Sega and give everyone a free console? Would be nice (free console not buying sega) but highly unlikely of course but I guess you never know, with their attach rate tho highly unlikely.
The Pro was released in 2016, 2018 would be two years after it. Too soon, yes, but not every year.
The rumours were started by some analyst, why would Sony need to address that? It's just a stupid rumour and it's highly unlikely to be true.
You can expect the PS5 in 2019 tho, after all the Pro was a mid-gen upgrade, original release of PS4 was 2013, the Pro was apparently released in the middle of the gen in 2016 so it seems to be expected that 2019 will see the release of the PS5...
These rumors are BS, because fanboys on one side is now loosing the performance crown that they clung to on the PS4. There is no truth to it, because console business is driven by a lot of factors among them, fabrication method of semiconductors. There has been no real advancement, so a 2018 release would mean just another Scorpio. That's assuming Sony is willing to put as much resources into R&D.
If you want a PS4 Pro, wait for a sale and pick it up. You are not going to get another console, and even Playstation head says, this is the console lineup for some time. I would imagine some time is a lot longer than 1-2 year.
There are no rumors. No insider info. Nothing going around the dev channels. Nothing.
All these reports are just mere "what if" type speculations trying desperately to get hits during a time when gaming news pretty much comes to a stand still as everyone goes silent for E3.
If you want a Pro, then go buy one. Wait for after E3 if you want, it'll still be summer. PS5 is likely a 2020-2021 release with a very slim chance for a 2019 release if Scorpio somehow manages to make a dent.
Sony does not spread rumors and promises via Twitter. Also do not need to pronounce about them. Just stop to listen.
I think N4G has seen more than enough of these articles asking the same question. I'm pretty sure the majority of Playstation gamers that visit this website don't want a PS5 in 2018.
Nor 2019 overly. What's the rush the games are still looking better and better PS4 hasn't peaked... and that's base model. Look at God of war ps2 and gran turismo 6 launching on PS4 right at the end of the consoles life... Sony consoles as All consoles do get he right developers on board and the games get better and better looking of course they will peak but they haven't. Let's wait for Red Dead, Days gone, GTA6?, last of us 2 and Death Stranding, New god of war looks pretty epic as well.
I don't think any PS gamer actually expects on that soon, much less wants one. Maybe there are some, I don't really care to speak for everyone.
These are just some speculation articles, nothing more. With Scorpio on the horizon, it's an interesting topic to what if. But any arguments become dull because it defies all logic that Sony would release it that soon. If they were that close to releasing a PS5, then they had no reason to release the Pro. They could have saved a lot of money in R&D and marketing to not do a mid-gen, and then just keep MS stuck having to support forward compatibility with the X1 because they wanted to get their system out early, all while surpassing Scorpio with their own hardware.
It makes much more sense that Sony would hold off until they can release something much more powerful than Scorpio, because PS4P is more than sufficient to compete for the next few years.
What if it did? The adoption of .5 consoles in Pro and Scorpio, have shown these companies that the masses are stupid enough to throw money at them with the equivalent IQ of a brick. Nobody should be surprised if PS5 were to be released next year.
That said, I doubt it will, and likely looking at late 19 or 20 release.
There is a difference between a mid-gen upgrade and an entirely new generation.
Possibly a revised PSVR. We know Sony is working on competitive tracking and wireless. So there's that I'd say. Ps5 though is very doubtful.
This is easy!
You know why these companies don't want to do a frequent hardware updates?
Because these companies typically don't profit from hardware, and have to carry extra risk due to cost of carrying another line of product, and R&D. Developers don't like it, because now they have to now support a third console that is marginally better. Consumers don't like it, because there is too frequent changes in a market that tends to be stable, and because they feel like they are being left behind. Finally, the technology for semiconductors isn't ready yet so advancement worthy of calling it PS5 isn't there.
So yes, we would be surprised at a PS5 in 2018, and it would be incredibly stupid to do so. I more than anyone want Sony to be in the first place, because that is bringing the best out of MS for Xbox.
They would be silly
it would be overly expensive because it would have NO choice but to make that leap to a Ryzen/Vega SoC...
if sony were to release anything in the next 18months that is not a Ryzen/Vega combo, it would only be equal to or slightly more powerful than Scorpio... Wouldnt be worth the $$$ spent on R&D.
A Sony event in 2019 or 2020, to reveal the PS5 and a release date of the console in 2020.
that way new chipsets will be cheaper
Totally agree 2020
MS Announce Scorpio 2
The idea that Sony will release a next gen console when their recent console hardware release has 1 foot out its launch window, is all a fanboy Dream. It's all envy towards Scorpio or fear of the inevitable ... of being the owner of a console who's next best option can't step in the ring with the competition due to its overall muscle & grunt. I get it though.
Look PS5 Best chance is an announcement in 2018 for a future release date the following year. In the meantime. THOSE EXCLUSIVE THOUGH...should hold you down with something like a 4K image.
Funny.....I have no sense of fear or envy. Too busy playing games for such nonsense.
What are you talking about? PS4 owners are the ones who don't want a PS5 yet, so how does that theory hold true?
Exactly. PS5 is just WordPress blog click-bait hype. You don't see PS4 owners clamoring for new hardware. They already have a kick-ass system with tons of games.
fanboy Dream, more like nightmare. No no new system till 2020
Ummm the rumors are being thrown around in order to negatively effect Sony, not Microsoft.
this is dirty marketing 101 perfected by microsoft.
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what if this article wasn't so stupid?
That would be the saddest thing ever
It would be one of Sony's biggest stumbles. Would make XB1 launch look like it went perfect, PS5 is soooo unneeded right now. Sony is set to 2020, that is also the same year that TV broadcast is supposed to go 4K, but it could be a totally different world out there for tech, so who knows? Just focus on Exclusives, 3 party firsts, PSVR, and what ever else, but not a new system.
Wishful thinking at best , plus it would be rather crazy and confusing to have 4 sku in stores. Still their call to make
I wouldn't buy it. It feels like the ps4 is in its graceful middle-age. Rushing for its retirement makes no sense.
It's 100% not tho so it's a non starter. Literally Dec 2019 earliest and that'll be Japan, none of us common folk will see a PS5 this side of 2020, they just started smashing it, they are aiming for 100 million console sales minimum and they are a lil way over the halfway mark, not to mention they've dropped a Slim model and Pro came or barely 6 months ago. God of war Gran turismo, new Red Dead Sony gonna ride this one out for another 2 years minimum, they got some VR headsets to get rid of before they even consider a ps5 which they've even stated themselves they aren't currently (yeah right) but it seeing light of day? Won't hear anything about it until E3 2019 that's 2 years away to launch the following year... Game On!
It won't, there's no chance, so why the constant, pointless speculation?
That would be the stupidest move Sony ever made if it did. The Pro just released late last year and Sony is dominating the charts. There's no need for a PS5 anytime soon. Look at what the PS4 Pro is capable of with games like Horizon.
Am expecting more their next handheld or hybrid console like the switch than the PS5.
As a PS4 pro owner I'd be fucking pissed off at Sony and boycot them
what if what if what if.
Then Sony would have foolishly released a new console just one year after the Pro is released rather than wait until after the Scorpio hype dies down so that they can own the market.
As long as we still get the last of us 2 and FFVII remake on the ps4 I can care less.
Well that'd make me upset for purchasing a Pro last year...
Sony doesn't need to release a machine so early, they don't have any competition at this time even with the release of Scorpio coming out. They should wait for better tech. Ps4 pro is enough right now, with all the Sony exclusives on the way.
I wouldn't be surprised cause I skipped the pro.
It would be pretty crappy on anyone who bought a Pro. If it released next year there wouldn't have been a point in doing a PS4 pro so I don't think it'll be next year.
Would make me glad i didnt upgrade to the ps4 pro. The way I see it unless the Scorpio is next gen or starts doing better than ps4 then sony may speed up to making the ps5. With that said it still wouldn't come out till earliest 2019-2020 just look at all the games coming. I do think Sony will drop the price of the pro to counter the Scorpio though.
On one hand i just don't see it happening given PS4 Pro just came out. But if 1yr ago you told me a PS4 Pro would launch 2 yrs after the launch of the PS4 I would have told you that you were crazy too. Sony may be looking to really change the game on console life cycle here and try and turn this into a every 2yr upgrade path for the console. MS certainly is on a similar albeit slightly longer duration path as well. So if you really think about it. PS4 Launch was 2014 and Sony's "Mid Gen" upgrade launched in 2016. That implies they think 2016 is "mid point" of the life cycle. 2018 actually makes sense if you look at the timing.
love the mock ps5 image used... wont need a vertical stand for one of them double deckers.. lol
Dumb. On many levels.
Destroy faith in anyone who bought a PS4 Pro.
The sad thing is though, people wouldn't be saying this if they had put decent CPU's in. That is by far the bottleneck.
When a FX8350 at 4ghz is losing 30-40% FPS compared to a top end I7 7700k and yet Scorpio's CPU is considered to be about half as fast as a FX8350, because it's only clocked at 2.3GHZ... yeah.
Jaguar is a weak sauce CPU.
But they made their bed, now they have to lie in it.
Which means people are saying there is a need for something more powerful, because the CPU is hamstringing everything.
End of 2020 minimum..
Ps4 can live until 2019/2020 imho
So ps5 should come out in or after 2020
I bet it will.... I hope so... I have a ps4 and xbone wii u and decent gaming pc... I have bought... and returned the ps4 pro and xbone-s because on my Sammy 4k hdr enabled tv...it offered so little in terms of anything noticible graphically or performance wise on games like horizon zero dawn and gears 4 I got my money back promptly... best buy, target and wal mart all allow returns with in a few weeks.... after the weekend with both purchases I know neither were justified....
BOTH sony and MS need to release something more than the very minor upgrades the have thus far....while I am in no rush.... I think that sony will answer ms scorpio within a year or LESS of scorpio launch...
and before people say I need glasses or something I have better than 20/20 and game in 4k on pc quite often... I feel the ps4 pro and xbone-s offer almost nothing in terms of worth for upgrading from their gen one models....
O pleas already give it a rest ....
What if the next global currency is determined by the ceramic pots filled with hummus.
It ain't gonna happen
I think it's more likely Sony would release a portable PS4, with a modified version of AMD's Bristol Ridge APU at 16 or 14 nanometers later this year or in Fall 2018, such a device could probably be released this Holiday for $299/£249, with a decent amount of internal storage.
Even an 8CU 28nm BR APU could handle games that run at 1080p on PS4, with the same graphical settings at 720p and wouldn't need more than 20 watts in a portable form factor.
A 1080p, 8-10 inc