We are little over 2 years into the current console cycle. Both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are doing really well and are on their way to becoming two of the top selling gaming consoles ever.
Fans are currently busy playing their most favorite games on these platforms, but for just how long will we be using these machines? How long before we need an upgrade to play the latest and hottest releases? The answer to those questions was provided by analyst Michael Pachter.
According to him, we can expect to see the dawn of PS5 and the Next Xbox in 2020. He said it is likely that we may see them in 2019, but he will surely be surprised to see one in 2018. He believes that this console cycle will last for 7 years MAX. Here’s what he had to say:
I would be surprised if we had a next-gen console in 2018; we might have one in 2019, so I think 6 years is likely. We will have one by 2020, so I think seven years is a lock. So, lasting as long, probably not, but lasting longer than five years, probably so.
6 Years is likely, 7 Years is a lock, according to Mr. Patcher.
I recently did an article on how many time Mr. Patcher is wrong with his predictions and our regular readers would know that I am not a fan of him by any means, However, in this case I actually agree with the man.
What do you think? Can PS4 and Xbox One last for 7 years? Let us know of your opinion in the comments below.