Could The PlayStation 5 Be Arriving In 2019?

Could The PlayStation 5 Be Arriving In 2019? It Seems Very Likely

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According to analyst Michael Pachter, it is likely that we might be seeing the PlayStation 5 released in 2019.

Could The PlayStation 5 Be Arriving In 2019?

During an interview, Michael Pachter from Wedbush Securities told GamingBolt that he expects the PlayStation 5 to arrive in 2019/2020. Much like the PlayStation 4 Pro, Pachter suspects that the PlayStation 5 will be, what he calls, half a step forward. The console will fully support 4K since about half of the US market is expected to own a 4K TV by 2019/2020. Interestingly enough, Pachter also believes that the PlayStation 5 could possibly be backwards compatible with PlayStation 4 games.

“Will it play games that were made for the PlayStation 4 Pro? That’s the question. I think it will. So I think they will build a console that will be backwards compatible with the PS4 Pro. So I think it will be perceived by the consumers to be a half step and I think Sony Interactive Entertainment America CEO Shawn Layden is telling the truth when he says it will be a full-fledged console.”

While Pachter does admit that this is only speculation, it does make sense when you look at the lifespans of the previous PlayStation consoles. Most of Sony’s consoles have had a lifespan of between 8 and 10 years, which fits in quite nicely with Pachter’s 2020 prediction. A few months ago, analyst Damian Thong reportedly said that he expected the PlayStatioon 5 to launch in the second half of 2018. While these are all speculations, I think it’s safe to say that Sony is probably already hard at work on the next PlayStation and, of course, we can’t wait.

Would you buy a new PlayStation if it released in 2019/2020? Is it too early?

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  1. Liren Naidoo

    Definitely too soon. Ps4 Pro should have increased the product lifespan of the Ps4. Unless the Ps5 is well priced, they’re definitely releasing waaaay too soon.

  2. James Patrick Phillips

    If it is a much improved next gen system then no, it is never too soon. If it’s only a little better than PS4, yes wait till you can produce a more noticeably better experience.

  3. Aubrey Fraetas

    Too soon my ass. This is 2 years away, by that time my PS4 Pro will be about a 3 years old already and the PS4 even older. The Pro isn’t the massive improvement we wanted. Look at how fast CPU tech has advanced the last 2 years. More power, lower power consumption. Imagine what we will get to see in the next gen. I for one am all for it.

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