Sony’s Play Station 4 and its sub-models seem to be getting old with as the enthusiast gamers are demanding more content filled games. Yes, there are some brilliant titles out there but they too have some limits and to cross those limits, one needs an updated hardware in the form of PlayStation 5.
When is it Rolling Out?
For all those waiting for the PlayStation 5, Sony hasn’t announced a firm date yet but analysts are of the view that the console might roll out by the year 2020. This gives a substantial 6-year plus lifecycle to the PS4. As NPD’s Group analyst Mat Piscatella spoke to Gamingbolt:
2020 is what I have in my forecast. The data suggest there’s no need to do it earlier. But I’ve been surprised before so I’m as interested in this as anyone.
A sad news for some of us is that the current Sony President Kazuo Hirai will be leaving the position in March 2018 so we might get to see Sony’s next mid-year plan announcement at the end of its Fiscal Year 2017.
Another school of thought says that Sony might be readying the next-gen console to be released as soon as this year. However, it is clear to the most of the analysts that the year 2018 isn’t going to host the console in any way possible. An IDC analyst, Lewis Ward goes the other way around by saying that the console might get to see the day of light by the year 2021:
Right now I think PS5 and the next-gen Xbox will arrive in 2021, but that’s really just a tentative placeholder in my forecast.
Some of the French game publishers predicted last year that the console may roll out “about 2 years before something else is coming.” There are multiple opinions on this topic but Sony hasn’t endorsed any of the thoughts regarding the arrival of PlayStation 5.