And will PlayStation return to E3 2020? VGC investigates.
They revealed the PS4 in February 2013, and it released in November that year. If they follow any sort of pattern, they might hold a surprise PSX, and unveil the PS5 around the same time? If not they'd probably go back to E3, and reveal it on stage there.
Hopefully February. It’s rumored in the article that PlayStation will not attend E3 2020 in favor of their own events.
"It’s rumored in the article that PlayStation will not attend E3 2020 in favor of their own events." Here´s hoping Sony to be back this year at E3, Gamescom, Paris and PSX. State of Play as their main "events" has been underwhelming. Edit: Patcher is back! And he said Sony will skip E3 again. :/
If i'm remembering correctly the PS4 announcement event was in February. Feels like a good time of year to hold an unveiling of sorts, and allows a few months before E3 for excitement to build up
It has to be February or March. GDC is March and they need to get the info out to the developers ASAP, because leaks will be flying out left and right after GDC.
February is the most plausible timeframe, it's far enough from November that the average consumer can save for it and it's not too long that hype will begin to wane.
the rumor (from around last summer) is sony will give the "1st look" in february.
If that's true, then it would follow the same pattern as before the PS4 launched.
The rumored GDC reveal is a prime time to do so, falls in line with there reveal of the PS4, not to mention console manufacturers usually want about a year (though it's usually just under a year) between reveal and release for buzz to build making E3 far too late for that. Though they could also just have their own separate event sometime soon aswell.
They already have one announced it back in October. Playstation meeting is on 12th February.
When Sony says it will. I don't understand what is the obsession with it.
when AMD says it's ok. the most sony was able to show was a logo. the hardware is still being manufactured.
sources say the console is being prepared for around next month. the ps5 has already been announced and is scheduled for this year. the only thing many gamers are waiting for is the console debut, price, specs and pre-orders.
12th of february is playstation meeting event used to announce ps vita, ps4 and ps vr details. So seems reasonable to assume it is for ps5. This was announced in october.
It's a hobby we all share and it's something exciting and new. What's not to look forward to? I certainly want to know more!
I agree with your first sentence we'll see it when Sony is damn good and ready to show it, lol. That being said the obsession comes from excitement and anticipation of a new console and all that brings with it, there's nothing wrong with that its hard to wait when your hyped for something.
I'm waiting for them to reveal the price. If Sony can launch a console that does 4K 60fps at $399 they'll win the console War with ease. The price will be key especially for casual gamers
I really think Sony is shooting for that $399 price tag.
It's going to be hard to pull that off. But if they can do it, I'll be surprised
the only way they do that is if they take a loss.
What means for you a win in a console war? Hardware sales? Software? If Software then Nintendo clearly outperforms Sony. Sony exclusives sell between 7-13 million. For a 110 Million player base thats ridiculous. In december only one ps exclusives was in the top20 of digital purchases (spiderman), Rest were 3rd party games.
"Sony exclusives sell between 7-13 million. For a 110 Million player base thats ridiculous." No it isn't. That is around a 10% attach rate which is actually pretty good. "In december only one ps exclusives was in the top20 of digital purchases (spiderman), Rest were 3rd party games." Spider-man was over a year old at that point. And that is just digital so not the whole story. Regardless, when first party has healthy competition from third party games then you tend to get a large variety on bestseller lists. Not sure why you think that is a negative.
@pornflakes Sony exclusives have actually been selling a lot more than 7-13 million. The Last Of Us has sold over 20 million units, Uncharted 4 has sold over 16 million units, And God Of War and Spiderman have sold over 13 million units. Some playstation games sell less than 7 million as well (especially in the first 2-3 years of a new consoles life cycle). However, overall Playstation software sales are very strong. Playstation exclusive software accounts for ~15-20% of PS4 game sales and have generated billions of dollars for the company this generation. I can’t speak about Nintendo vs Playstation software sales numbers, but as a whole the Playstation branch generates on average far more profit than Nintendo. In 2018 (the quarter ending on June 30th) Playstation had $4.2 billion in revenue while making $746 million in profit. Nintendo had $1.51 billion In revenue and $275 million in profit. The Xbox division had $2.29 billion in revenue (They didn’t disclose profits). So it would seem that Playstation sells more units of hardware and software while making the most profit. I fail to see your logic or reasoning when all of these statistics are readily available. https://www.astrongersony.c... https://www.google.com/amp/...
😂 xbox could have over 100 million in console sales and NONE of their "exclusives" would have sold anywhere near 7-13 million... but xbox fans would have claimed... look at our great software sales 😂 GTFO
I feel like we'll be looking at more like a $499 console but what will win them next gen is the same thing that won them this gen, the games.
@nucky64- they have often taken a loss initially to build install base and make money off software. Expect to see them go this route again for first 1-2 years. They will sell at a slight loss and once someone has bought 2 games be back in profit. I reckon.
Next gen starts when Sony says so so the ball is in their court
and the consoles aren't developed until AMD says so.
Yeah whatever. They work for the console developers not the other way around.
Sony returns to E3 this June. So get ready!
maybe not. https://comicbook.com/gamin...
Sony will reveal their product whenever they get their sh** together. Up until this point, high level executives have been leaving the company and Microsoft has been poaching developers from Sony Santa Monica and Naughty. They also just had a major press conference to show a logo, revealing that the console is called the PS5, and they just designed and showcased a new electric car, because they are totally in the automotive business....so who knows what's going on over there.
The internet could barely handle a logo reveal - wasn't the car just to show how their tech can be applied to other electric cars? It's not something Sony will be making. Just remember that famous Shuhei quote that Sony had been guilty in the past of showing things too early. They're about to go BOOM - they've just got a few more AAA heavy hitters to release first.
i guess you don't follow news? for example: https://www.gamesindustry.b...
For a "sophisticated chap" you sure are an idiot
Erm what? High level execs leaving? Not above the normal rate of staff turnover no. As for developers one dev does not a game make it's the directors and writers that forge a game and developers usually move about between companies and consoles all the time.
12 February is date of Playstation Meeting 2020. They announced this in October....
In due time
They will unveil this year. Sony has the luxury now to choose the best date. When they unveil the console the internet will explode in traffic and memes, rocks will be split in half and the earth will shake. I'm just waiting calmly. I'm sure it's going to happen. Sony will officially dictates the beginning of the next generation.
PS5 Retail prices: 500GB SSD Hard Disk : $ 499 1TB SSD Hard Disk : $ 599 Start saving.
Sony can SELL AT A LOSS because they have NOW that luxury. They have the power, the games, the greater group of players WHO TRUST THEM and their reputation gained on previous consoles AND GAMES. They can bet and of course WIN like they did with the PS4. Sony is officially in the big leagues. Well, they where since their beginnings.
i'd be surprised if the base disk was just 500gb - my feeling is 1tb will be a the base.
when MS trips over their own feet again like at the beginning of this gen.
February or E3. It will be MONTHS prior to November 2020 that is 100% certain.
i'm thinking february too - i'm expecting them to do a show on their own for the ps5 announcement. and there are stories that they may not attend E3 and use those resources for more of their own shows that focus on ps5. if the big reveal isn't next month, i'm not sure what sony is going to do.
Its already announced is everyone living under a rock.... 12th february is playstation meeting as announced in OCTOBER.
extermin8or - only the meeting is announced - son has NOT yet said they'll be talking ps5. maybe get your facts straight before posting?
When it's ready.
It's a possibility Sony will reveal the look of the console at E3 this year like they did the PS4 in 2013,in February 2013 Sony had it's own conference but the only thing was revealed was specs,the DS4 controller & games the console wasn't revealed until E3 that summer.This year Sony may reveal the look of the console anywhere between Feb to June,it's basically their call but going by their track record they usually have revealed the look of their past consoles at E3.
My guess is at TGS or a Sony event before spring. My real question is will Sony slim down the ps4/pro so they can get a sizeable pricecut just in time for the PS5
If Sony is smart as late as possible. Let Microsoft continue to say things like "we're not making next gen games" and counter what they say as much as possible.
When it’s ready
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