Market analyst Michael Pachter cited the news that the PS5 was launched in 2019 or 2020. Because according to SONY’s current internal analysis, PS4 Skins will still be able to earn enough revenue to release the PS5 Skins only after draining it. On the main features, the PS5 will support true 4K, and in 2019, 4K TV will also become a mainstream home.
Earlier glem.de Xbox OneX also reported that Shawn Layden, general manager of SONY entertainment in North America, revealed that the next generation of PS consoles would go back to the traditional iteration rhythm, in other words that the PS5 release would no longer have a similar Slim/Pro derivative.
At the computex Taipei computer show, there was also news that “PS5 will be designed as an independent graphics card” after the PS4 series were held by APU. Analysts predict that SONY will release the PS5 in the second half of 2018. SONY will unveil a new business roadmap for fiscal year 2017 (as of March 2018), in which games and web services will be the focus, according to SONY CEO hirai hirai.
Of course, putting aside business interests, the launch of the PS5 later means that SONY will still focus on the PS4 product’s support, which is not a bad thing.