Though Micheal Pachter is a bit of a controversial figure and as wrong as often he usually is right about a lot of things. We have already discussed that he is expecting PS5 to come out in 2019 and it’s going to be backwards compatible with PS4 Pro. He has basically said that Sony are trying to respond to the presence of Xbox One X on the market and fast track the PS5 onto the same market.
According to Pachter Sony is going to wait until 4k has become cheaper and more widespread. Sony is aware of what’s happening in the 4k market and they are probably going to deliberately time the PS5 with huge sale 4k TV’s. More people will have 4k TV’s than ever, the cheaper to produce the cheaper to buy. They are planning on it being more powerful than Xbox One X.
Another interesting thing to we had to say regarding the power of the machine is that it’s going to be a battle of TFLOPS. Pachter said:
By the time 4k becomes affordable in 2019, PlayStation with a 4k device that have more TFLOPS than Xbox One X because it seems to be a TFLOPS race.
There has been big thing about Xbox One X and the PS4 Pro before any real specs about the Xbox One X the first thing we heard at last year E3 was 6 Teraflops. That’s the first spec that we knew and after after few months ago we learn about the other specs.
There’s no doubt that they are going to be trumpeting the TFLOPS because it’s easy to say it’s the bigger number.