PlayStation 5 Released in 2019?
Ashley Allen / 3 years ago
Sony confirmed last month that, as expected, it is currently developing the PlayStation 5. However, that is all we know. As yet, there are no specs or release date. Tech analyst Michael Pachter, though, predicted that the new console will be out in 2019. Pachter also claims that the hardware will be backwards-compatible with PS4 and speculates wildly that it could be capable of 240pfs.
PlayStation 5 – a “Half Step” Upgrade on PS4 Pro
Pachter, who works for Wedbush Securities, told Gaming Bolt:
“I really like Shawn and I don’t think he is attempting to mislead anybody. The PlayStation 4 Pro is better [from a technical perspective] than the PS4, so I think that’s a half step towards the PlayStation 5. I think the PS5 will be another half step. So he is being honest when he said he is not doing a half step but the PlayStation 5…how much faster can it be? It will surely support 4K. Will it support 240 frames per second? Great. Will it play games that were made for the PlayStation 4 PRO? That’s the question. I think it will. So I think they will build a console that will backwards compatible with the PS4 Pro. So I think it will be perceived by the consumers to be a half step and I think Shawn is telling the truth when he says it’s will be a full-fledged console.”
How many TFLOPS, though? I need to know the TFLOPS! TFLOPS or GTFO.
2019 Release Date
“My expectation that is that it’s not coming out in 2018. That is a 2019 0r 2020 but probably 2019. Sony is probably timing it better because they are going to bring out a 4K capable device when the 4K TV market reaches 50% in the USA and 35% in the rest of the world. I think Sony has probably got the next console cycle nailed down already. I think, they already know what they got to do.”
How Reliable is Michael Pachter?
According to TipRanks, a website that assesses the success date of Wall Street investment analysis, not very. Pachter’s stock coverage success rate is 47% (135 out of 287 ratings) with an average return per successful rating of -3.2%. Granted, Wall Street investment predictions and market speculation are two different things. His record is hardly inspiring, though. What are the chances that Pachter right? Well, his reputation in gaming circles is less than exemplary. So, with a 47% success rate, you may as well toss a coin.