Playstation 5 Console Announcement Predicted Before End of 2017



/ 2 months ago

Playstation 5 Console Announcement Predicted Before End of 2017

An industry analyst, who has successfully predicted industry changes in the past, believes that the Playstation 5 will be announced this year for a Christmas 2018 release.

The prediction has been made by Damian Thong who is an analyst for Macquarie Capital Securities. One might ask why this prediction should be given any credence since the internet is littered with console and game launch date opinions. However, Damian Thong does carry some credibility. For example, he successfully predicted the PS4-Pro and PS4-Slim well in advance of the official Sony announcements.

Whilst it should be noted that the claim does not expressively say that the announcement will be for a ‘PS5’, it is fairly clear with the release of the Nintendo Switch and the upcoming details for the XBOX Scorpio to be confirmed that Sony will want something in the pipeline fairly soon.

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We could, therefore, be heading for another console war.

Sony, of course, is not in any urgent nature to announce anything given the massive success of the PS4 and the recent additions of the PS4 and Playstation aiding what is predicted to be another 15m units of sales predicted in the next year.

Sony, however, will not want to give up the clear victory they made over Microsoft’s Xbox and as such an announcement for the next console before this Christmas would not sound unlikely and predictions are suggesting that with the Xbox Scorpio having a clear and marked graphic upgrade on the Xbox One, whatever comes next from either Sony or Microsoft is going to be a major step forward.


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  • Living While Alive

    Fanboys….You know, I hope it does happen so it’s can flip and Sony cannibalize their own sales.

    For starters, the software implementation Microsoft has done at a system level and hardware level, Sony won’t match.

    Period.

    Hardware expertise level from the surface team along with Microsoft’s PC knowledge of 40+ years.

    I highly doubt a PS5 will match.

    And again if Sony does announce a PS5 @ E3 not only will they be copying Microsoft but also will be seen as followers instead of industry leaders!

    All Sony is going to do is take regular non- customized CPU and GPU add more memory but keep the same OS with little to no changes and think that will be enough.

    Microsoft did their homework and now Sony has to do theirs.

    And one year of research and development isn’t enough when competing with the #1 worldwide leader in software development and innovation TECH GIANT!

    And they spent over 2 years researching and developing the Scorpio! Since 2014

    P.S. Xbox division made 2 billion dollars in revenue this QUARTER.(3 months)

    Sony camp is an utter joke to the gaming community!

    Microsoft has by far the GREATER ECOSYSTEM!

    • Robert Hamblett

      How much did Bill Gates offer to say that, I would not own a Sh*tbox if it was the only console on the planet, as for Innovation Microsoft does not know the meaning of the word.

      • Living While Alive

        William Gates indirectly hired me at the first Microsoft store in Virginia.

        And since then I have moved up into IT specialist manager for them. I also have my Microsoft hold certification.

        I’m close to corporate and I visit One Redmond way as frequently as possible. Seeing how allot of training is done there it’s a great learning and growing experience.

        Just fyi.

        • Scott Perkin

          LOL! Complains about fanboys but is clearly a fanboy 😅😅😅😅…… Can’t tell if trolling or just stupid O_o

    • Devon

      Xbox sold 19 million units as ps4 sold 35.9 million units.
      Revenue wise, strictly from a console standpoint, that’s about $380 million from Xbox and $718 million from Sony considering they make about a $20 profit each from each console

  • Devon

    Not a fanboy, I just like PS4 and I’m mostly in it for VR at the moment, something Xbox currently does not have. However, after the announcement for PSVR and the success it’s had it’s questionable that Sony would release a PS5.
    The fact of the matter is that users, like myself, would feel ripped off if things like PSVR wouldn’t work with the PS5, and with their success in sales for the PS4 you would think that they wouldn’t drop another PS5 for a while.
    Yes, Xbox has scorpio, but in the end the console wars have tapered out. Xbox and PS4 are very close, almost indistinguishable performance wise, and PSVR has sold more Playstations and to be honest, without that, no one is switching consoles anytime soon.
    I hope this is false and Sony won’t release another playstation, inconsistencies can damage a company’s reputation.