Sony have released their PS4 sales data in the last hours, and with them they have also talked about the future of their hardware. PlayStation consoles will follow their course, but not with a PS5 that is on sale as short-term as some predicted.
Wall Street Journal journalist Takashi Mochizuki has explained that the Japanese company said that “there will be no Next Gen Gen PlayStation brand in the next twelve months”, which guarantees that at least May 2020 we will not see the expected PlayStation 5.
Of course the release of the expected PS5 was from the moment that Sony had publicly announced its intention to put the console on sale later; However, there were still some analysts who were on the premiere of the platform in the early stages of the next year.
With this information we know that, presumably, the console would be released in the final stretch of 2020, as it was in most pools for the hypothetical launch of the platform. It would not have been strange to come out on the first semester, since it is worth remembering that the first PlayStation was released between September and December 1994 and 1995 (depending on the territory), PlayStation 2 was launched in March 2000 (in Japan), while PlayStation 3 did the same in PAL territories in March 2007. PlayStation 4 finally came out in February 2014 in Japan.
Want to know more about the next console of Sony? Do not hesitate to consult the first details of PlayStation 5.
-No next-gen PlayStation launch over next 12 months
-PS Now has been ave. 40% annual growth since launch, now 700,000 users
-Much of Y31.1 billion (difference between past fy op vs this fy op outlook) to be invested to develop next PlayStation console
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) April 26, 2019