PlayStation 5 Release Still In Debate; General Consensus Suggests 2020 Launch
There have been numerous talks about the PlayStation 5, but despite that, the console’s release date is still in debate. However, the general consensus suggests that the much-anticipated PS5 will be unveiled in 2020.
According to Express, the speculation of 2020 release came from Michael Pachter, who claims that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox One X 2 will be launched on the same year. In contrary to this belief, a report from SemiAccurate proposes that PlayStation 5 dev kits are already in the developers and that the much-anticipated gaming console could have a surprise 2018 launch.
Moreover, the Defiance 2050 producer Matt Pettit, believes that the present console generation will last longer when compared to the previous one. This would suggest a 2020 or a 2021 release date. As a matter of fact, in his interview with Gamingbolt, he stated that: “My biggest hope for the current generation of consoles is for it to last longer in order to take full advantage of the processing power available, and my expectation from the next generation is to innovate.” He further added that “Due to that, I believe the current console generation will last longer than the previous, which is great for development.”
Aside from that, there are talks suggesting that the PS5 might launch sooner rather than later after the sales have started to slow down for the 2017 holiday period. It is worth noting that the PS4 shipments were at 9.7 million for holiday of the year 2016 while in 2017, 9 million shipments were recorded.
Despite numerous speculations about the PlayStation 5 release, the Japanese tech giant is still tight-lipped about the issue. But then, it is expected that soon Sony will shed some light about the gaming console’s release.
Since the 2020 general consensus release is just based on speculations, it’s advised to be taken with a grain of salt. Nonetheless, it’s advised that you stay tuned as we’ll surely keep you updated about the PlayStation 5 launch.