NPD Analyst Mat Piscatella expects Sony's PlayStation 5 to come at the end of 2020, while incremental upgrades might accelerate with the next-generation.
Very true. I'm not a big fan of those incremental updates though.
Same here. I certainly hope we don't get more than one a generation. I've got enough to upgrade with my PC.
I don't know how much truth there is to this.... https://twitter.com/wario64...
@ darth: they said the console is entering its final phase. Which everyone could have guessed. That doesn't mean it still hasn't got a few years to go.
darthv72: That's incorrect from a second-hand source google translated from Japanese. Really shouldn't base your perception on that kind of stuff. I listened to the conference and saw the slides (even wrote an article about it). It just means that it's entering the final phase of its life cycle, not that it's NOW at the end of its life. In fact, during the presentation, they said clearly that PS4 will be the core of the PlayStation Business until the end of the fiscal year 2020 (which is March 31st, 2021).
Thanks Nyxus and Abriael, just wasnt sure what to make of it.
Reading between the lines they said that both software is its focus now not hardware. They also said that PS4 will be the driver of business until effectively 4/1/2021. If hardware is no longer the driver for them and they consider the software sales of the PS4 to be the driver, how long would it take for a BC PS5 to overtake PS4 sales? If BC is to be a thing for PS5, what is to stop them from selling games to the whats sure to be 100+ million users? Logically, what is the point of not providing software for such a huge base? Even if they do continue to directly support the PS4 after the PS5 releases (of course they will) just think about how awesome this gen has been for PS4 so far. The end game best of catalog for PS4 will be epic.
Everyone who bought a Pro got scammed.
Thats like saying everyone who buys a smartphone gets scammed...As long as it continues to work its not a scam.
Spending $400 on a machine with barely any new features only to find out that the new ps5 console will be coming around fall 2019 lol Scammed.
Again smartphones every year with barely any new features. You don't have to buy them.
2020 is probably a safe bet and I think they'll repeat how they announced the PS4 Revealed at the PlayStation Meeting 2020 - February Console shown off at E3 2020 - June Released at end of 2020 - November
2020 is a reasonable date. I think 2021 would be better cause the PS4 has life in it still. But release at the end of 2020 seems legit and most likely
Nov 2019. They can have the three remaining games out by then and finish with The Last of Us prt 2
I feel they will want to release it somewhere around the 25th anniversary of the PS1. Since the PS1 released in JP late 94 then it would be 2019. The rest of the world got it in 95 so if they go that route instead... 2020. Plus 2020 also marks the 20th anniversary of the PS2 so they really could go either way.
With the early Switch success, I think ti will release end of 2019.
The Switch won't even come close to compete with the PS4's worldwide numbers before 2020. The only way it'll ever get close is when the PS4 will literally stop selling. There's no reason for Sony to hurry and reset its installed base advantage to zero.
I don't compare total sales, no interest to do this. But, if Switch has better sales at the moment or the next months, the devs will have to make their games on Switch as best seller. Sony will have to react after that. The Japanese market image will arrive worldwide soon I suppose.
@ Geobros: I don't understand the logic. As longs as the PS4 has by far the biggest user base, won't it always be an appealing platform for publishers?
@Geobros: I'm not sure where you'd get that conclusion. Most games sell better on the console with the largest installed base, and the PS4's installed base advantage is absolutely overwhelming. We're not even in a similar order of magnitude. As a matter of fact, Sony hurrying to the next generation would gift Nintendo the installed base advantage.
Do you know business 101? Few months of switch selling won't have no affect on ps4 when 2 of the biggest titles RDR2 and Spiderman aren't coming to switch. Ps4 is on a different level right now. It's competeing against ps2's legacy Switch is a console of ports right now. Games which we played months if not years ago are being released on switch for full price again And let's not forget the great success of wiiu
With the huge gap the PS4 has over the Switch, it's not going to force them to release their new console early. The PS4 is still the best selling platform worldwide.
That's some kooky logic, Geobros. No matter how well the Switch is selling at the moment, there are FAR more PS4s in homes. PlayStation is the most important console for developers, and will be for quiet some time.
Seems likely. There’s a lot Sony can do to celebrate PS’s 25th anniversary next year. Announcing new hardware doesn’t need to be one of them.
Yup, predicting that as well. 2019 is a bit too soon, imo.
Here we go again what's the rush and with regards to upgrades make it have some modular upgrade plug in to give it extra power not mid cycle consoles.
I hope, that sounds like the perfect time window.
Fall 2020 ps5 Fall 2021 Xbox 2 But I could see ms pushing Xbox 2 during 2020 because I doubt they want Sony to have an ahead start
oh ffs i just can't decide if PS5 is 2019 or 2020 anymore XD. everyday i'm hearing contradicting stuff :P
just like i said to a ton of disagrees, so stop w/ the ps5 stories until 2019.....
Sounds about right.
3 years after the ps4 pro 4 tops ps5 will be in our homes
Wonderful date. 👏👏👏
i'd be happy for a fall 2019 release
Good let it come in 2020, PS4 still has plenty of life left.
Never heard of this bloke before, he also thinks 1-2 year incremental updates to console hardware will become standard. There's no logical reasoning behind his points. PS4 came 6.5 to 7 years after PS3, but it's an outlier, not the standard length of time between new PlayStation generations. Every past gen has been 6 years apart, parts will be available at a good price point for next gen to start. Programmers are well into developing their code base for use on Ryzen CPU architecture and major Devs have been given dev kits. 2019 is most likely because of all of these reasons.
Already been saying this for a while too but I always get downvoted to oblivion for saying so lol. It’ll be an oct or nov 2020 release with PS4 games releasing until June of 2021 and less so from there
I have many doubts about Christmas 2020. With zero new games being at this year E3 I really don't believe that. I think what they are waiting is the jump to 7nm. That could make all the diference in all areas of the console.
2020's a good date, but It wouldn't surprise me in the least if it was early 2021. Consoles don't make money if they don't have the large user base, hence the mid generation upgrades to keep people interested for longer. The longer a generation lasts, the more end game profit both Developers and Sony will see. I'm personally hoping 2021 release. a 12-14 Tflop GPU in a console may be plausible by then and then we can have Driveclub graphics for all, even in open world games. at 4K too. :O
I've been trying to tell people that 2020 is the perfect time for its release. Reveal in early 2020 Reveal more info about the PS5 at E3 2020 Release the console in November 2020 I think the Pro and X extended the lifecycle, otherwise we would've probably been getting the next gen consoles next year.
why should sony release a new console with their current state that they are in? The Xbox One X was just released last year so there will be no new competitor for sony any time soon. And even with the more powerful One X Sony still dominates the market. Sony just needs to continue what they are doing now...investing and trustting in their first party studios to keep delivering amazing games like they are already doing.
PS5 reveal at PSX 2019. Launch in March 2020.
Sony have just said they will be focusing on ps4 until 2021. That was obvious given their console release history
Sorry but it's not according to NPD analyst's prediction, it was information shared during Sony meeting and the CEO said that they are focus on games, PSN and new IP until 2021. so Yeah not some NPD Analyst's prediction.
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