PlayStation has had a load of success with the PS4 as it has sold more than double as compared to the Xbox and it is the number one console on the market as of right now with more than 40 million units sold worldwide not to mention the more powerful PS4 Pro. Can you expect a PlayStation 5?
Macquarie Research Analyst Damian Thong, claims that there will be a PlayStation 5 coming out in the second half of 2018 and that could be possible looking at what he has to say about Sony and the PlaySation brand:
“We see sustained profit growth in Game & Network Services. We forecast OP growth from ¥140bn in FY3/17 to ¥180bn in FY3/18, driven by expanding software sales and profits. A rising digital ratio and a higher mix of first-party titles will help margins – Horizon Zero Dawn, which launched on 28 Feb, looks to have had a good start with a Metacritic score of 88. While we have tempered expectations to account for rivalry with Microsoft/Xbox and PC gaming, we note that the success of PS VR (which has reached 915K units sold) highlights the health of the ecosystem. We expect Sony to launch a >10 TFLOPS ‘PS5’ in 2H18 to secure the installed base.”
While this would make sense you should take this information regarding the PlayStation 5 with a grain of salt as all this may seem possible in theory, it could turn out to be the opposite in practice. It is still interesting to know what Sony will have to do in order to double their profit in the coming years.
PlayStation 5 could be one way of doing it, but the same can be done in other ways as well. With Project Scorpio coming out this year it will be interesting to see what PlayStation 5 will improve upon the 4K gaming console.
Let us know what you think about the PlayStation 5 and whether or not such a thing will be coming out.