When Will the 9th Generation of Consoles Begin?

— PlayStation Enthusiast:

The PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One X have all been released within the past year. This is very exciting but raises a question: when is the next-gen?

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darthv72429d ago

If I had to pick a year... it would be 2019.

TheVetOfGaming428d ago

I think the PS5 will get teased late 2018. I doubt they will give Xbox that much time to gain momentum with the X. I just hope next gen has a bigger jump than this gen.

feju427d ago

So basically haters have admitted that the X is too superior for this gen, and now they started on dreaming of next gen to counter it. Lol lol lol hope this article would help the weakers sleep better until 2020

S2Killinit427d ago (Edited 427d ago )

Lol 😂 what?

Looking at Amazon’s bestsellers list the xboneX doesnt look like a big threat to PS4. At least not yet.

UltraNova427d ago (Edited 427d ago )


So thats what you dreamed about from 2013 to xbox that surpassed the PS4 in power ? You poor poor baby, little did you know that if Sony announces the ps5 at E3 2018 for a 2019 release then you would have been 'awake' for a split second. Back to slumber you'll soon go.

OT: Next gen will start when a next gen console is released(not when it gets announced boys...) So if my math are good and I'm still saine, it will start when the ps5 gets released sometime in 2019 or 2020. It will be interesting, however to see if MS launches a new xbox at the time as Sony in the next 1-2 years from now and how X onwners react to that.

bouzebbal427d ago

2019 we will start to hear rumors.
Probably starting end 2019.

FinalFantasyFanatic427d ago

2019/2020 I would think is more likely, but guesstimates.

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Unspoken427d ago

Might as well find out when the 10th gen is going to be released as well. 🙄

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MatrixxGT427d ago

It will be 2020 at earliest. I just dont see why we need a new gen. Only a few developers push the hardware we have now and most games have gotten such big budgets that they need to include MT and crap DLC. I could only imagine what they would try to pull to get more $ if the tech was more advanced.
And a new gen would need hardware many times more powerful than X or Pro to be considered "next gen" and with those costing $500 and $400 respectively then i dont see more power coming in next year or so at same price as these.

I could eat my words but as of now i say No Way

darthv72427d ago

I would think 2019 for ps5 as it would be 25th anniversary of its 94 launch in JP

DarXyde427d ago (Edited 427d ago )

After the Last of Us, Part II comes out is my guess. Sony likes to have certain release schedules and launch in November.

Uncharted 1-3 launched in the November/December time frame (and 4 was planned for that).
inFamous releases in that end of Q1 going into Q2 window.
God of War releases in March.
WIth the exception of 3 and Sport, Gran Turismo has released in November/December (though Sport, if I recall, was planned for the holiday season last year).
Team Ico games always hit in Q4 (we can disregard the Shadow of the Colossus remake here since it's not done by Ueda's team).

My point is, I think Sony very often holds certain things as constant as they're able. Delays will occasionally happen, but otherwise, it seems like they have a schedule for what has become their high-profile releases.

With that being said, I think we can expect PS5 in the same year as The Last of Us, Part II. Unless we get a crazy announcement at PSX saying that The Last of Us, Part II is happening next year THIS late in the game, I think 2019 at the very earliest and 2020 is expected. PS4 still has great momentum. No need to replace it just yet. It also helps for Sony to hold the line and develop new technology, wait for the price of high-end parts to fall, etc.

And, yes, I am aware that I'm only speaking about Sony for the 9th console generation. Well, that's because I think Sony will be first (though technically, Nintendo already is). If Xbox 360 and PS3 taught us anything, it's that chasing a PC's performance too closely will extend a generation considerably. For the time, PS3 and X360 were really powerful. So I think Microsoft is a good few years away from a new Xbox, especially with the release and newfound success of One X.

Professor_K427d ago

Already begging for next Gen so early... Xbox might come in 2021 giving scorpio some breathing space.

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DJK1NG_Gaming429d ago

It already did. Switch is the first. When ever the next Xbox and PlayStation comes it will continue then.
Whether you agree with it or not. Switch is a 9th generation system. There no law or rule that state all console makers must release at the same time for a generation to start nor does generation means Power.

AKR429d ago

I stated this right in the article, lol.

DJK1NG_Gaming429d ago

I know but people here and media like to think otherwise.

JackBNimble428d ago

I think its a well known fact that Nintendo ditched support for the Wii u to jump into the next gen.
All ninty fans will be claiming victory with a 3 or 4 year head start when Sony and MS join gen 9.

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_-EDMIX-_427d ago

Handheld generation is actually always been seen as separate from the consul generation.

People actually want to know when is the generation the three platforms Playstation Xbox and PC upgrade from gen.

That is completely different for handhelds.

DJK1NG_Gaming427d ago (Edited 427d ago )

Doesn't make a difference.
It's still the same generation.
GB/GBC wouldn't work with N64 in compatibility with games
GBA wouldn't work with GC in compatibility with games
DS wouldn't work with Wii in compatibility with games and DS demos on Wii Shop
3DS wouldn't work with Wii U in compatibility with games, features and eShop itself.

Switch doesn't share the same eShop as Wii U and 3DS does together. Only thing shared is your account when using you account.
Also doesn't play Wii U or 3DS games or uses them for compatibility. Therefore not same generation.

wonderfulmonkeyman427d ago

The Switch is a hybrid, counting as both a home console and a handheld.
You ignoring the home part of it doesn't mean it doesn't exist, so just stop.

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DarXyde427d ago (Edited 427d ago )

I have to somewhat disagree. Nintendo has released 2 "interim" consoles (the Virtual Boy and Wii U). If you count both, Nintendo is on their TENTH generation console with Switch. If you count neither, it's gen 8.

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FallenAngel1984429d ago

Switch already began the 9th generation

wonderfulmonkeyman427d ago (Edited 427d ago )

For consoles as well.
It's a hybrid, and it's replacing the Wii U instead of the 3DS, which is still under production, still selling, and still getting games.
That makes it Nintendo's new home console as well, regardless of whether it completely replaces the 3DS down the line.
Just because you ignore that side of it, doesn't mean that it doesn't exist, so just stop.

andrewsquall427d ago

I still refuse to accept that the Gamecuboid (Wii) was a 7th generation console. Lol, it was a Gamecube with waggle.

wonderfulmonkeyman429d ago (Edited 429d ago )

Technically speaking, the Switch is the first 9th gen console, because generations work by sequence.
The question of this article should be "what will Sony and Microsoft do for their 9th gen consoles?"

Or maybe just Sony, if you consider the XB1X to be Microsoft's next big console attempt instead of a half-step. I don't think Microsoft has made it clear which they're aiming for with this one.

dcbronco428d ago

X is a half step. It's more power but the key is really bandwidth and ease of porting and coding. The real 9th Gen Xbox will include those things plus at least 12 teraflops.

theXtReMe1428d ago (Edited 428d ago )

According to Microsoft, their future is in backwards and forward compatibility... so I see every system from here on out to be iterative. Another half step up from the last. Remaining compatible across the board. I dont think they can go nuts with a radically new hardware design, if thats the case. So something like a new X every 3-4 years.

Sony, on the other hand seem torn. With one person in the company stating that they will keep the console generations separated and another thinking more along Microsofts line. Which is either being done to throw Microsoft off their scent, or they are waiting to see how gamers take the half steps. Though, Truthfully, if I dont see an upgrade to CPUs for advancements to AI and Physics in the next machines... Im going to start worrying about the future of consoles.

I dont mind half step generations every 3-4 years, as long as systems CPUs dont hold baćk advancements in world simulation, AI and physics. Which is what needs a leap now that graphics are at such a high level.

DarkZane428d ago

The PS5 will probably play every PS4 games and will probably act like a PS4 Pro when playing PS4 games. PS1 and PS2 is anyone's guess, but PS3 should be forgotten about, it's never gonna be included in any backward compatibility unless the console itself has ps3 hardware or the hardware in it is so powerful that it can reliably emulate ps3 without any trouble.

wonderfulmonkeyman427d ago

I can't be the only one sad about not being able to play PS3 games on my PS4 or any future PS5.
Some of the best games of any gen came out around the PS2 and PS3 eras, and not just on those two systems either.
Heck, I'm still sad that more consoles don't offer BC natively.
Some have technical reasons for it, but that doesn't make it any less of a bummer that they didn't find a way or make a secondary console kit to sell that had that capability built in, as an option for consumers to pick.

yomfweeee428d ago

They can't maintain forward compatibility. Games that come out in 7-10 years will be too demanding to release on older systems. It isn't possible. They have to abandon old consoles at some point.

343_Guilty_Spark427d ago

Every console technically is iterative...iterative means something in a sequence.

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