With Microsoft releasing Xbox One X later this year, there has been a lot of talk about PlayStation 5 for quite some while. While Sony is not talking about it at all but, has hinted that PS5 will use a discrete GPU instead of an APU and now an insider has revealed when PlayStation 5 will be announced and released.
According to Twitter user Tidux, Sony will announce the PlayStation 5 at E3 2018 and also revealed the release window for the console. According to Tidux, the console will launch in late 2019. However, it seems too soon since PS4 itself is going too strong and Sony expect PS4 to be as successful as PS2 which means reaching the 100 million units milestone.
Also, according to Sony, the success of PlayStation 4 Pro could increase the users’ expectation for PS5. Jim Ryan, Global Head of Marketing & Sales for PlayStation, said that if PlayStation 4 Pro is successful, this could raise the expectations for PlayStation 5.
We are doing something has never been done before in the industry, and even if we view it from a logical point of view, will it be successful?, we are still two months following the launch away to know whether we will actually be successful.
Also, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO, Kaz Hirai, has stated that Sony will continue with consoles for a foreseeable future and that the company is also considering the direction for PS5. He added that it is not a good idea to drop consoles entirely.
Our game subsidiary is discussing which direction to take — how to use a big platform like the PlayStation going forward. Generally speaking, I don’t think it is a good idea to drop consoles entirely since we seek to offer the platform worldwide.
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