Sony recently revealed that its next-generation Playstation, won’t be ready for 2019. Also the company recently noted that it won’t arrive within the next year. A Wall Street Journal reporter revealed on Twitter that Sony is telling reporters, during Q&A sessions, that the PS5 won’t be launching until the next 12 months.
That makes us think, that the PS5 will be coming the summer next year, or far more like it, the fall 2020. A holiday launch won’t be a surprise either, as the new controllers are typically out in the stores, and it also has time for the E3 next year to unveil more information about the console.
Sony isn’t hosting its usual E3 press conference this year, but the company did recently reveal some specs for the upcoming console. Sony is promising that the PS5 will support 8k graphics, 3D audio, SSD storage, and backwards compatibility with existing PlayStation 4 games. The PS5 will also include an eight-core CPU based on AMD’s third-gen Ryzen line, and will include a GPU that supports ray-tracing graphics.
Another thing that may be added is surely a more powerful CPU and SSD storage for the developers to make much faster and powerful games for the next-generation console. Microsoft is expected to use similar specifications for its next-generation Xbox, currently codenamed “Anaconda.” Microsoft is rumored to be preparing two new Xbox consoles for 2020, with Anaconda acting as a successor to the Xbox One X and a “Lockhart” console succeeding the Xbox One S. Microsoft has not officially revealed any next-gen plans, but the company has promised to “go big” at E3 this year.
Sony has also revealed today, that the PlayStation 4 has hit a total of 96.8 million units and they’re now getting closer to their expected milestone of 100 million units, expected to hit during the next quarter. There are also 36.4 million PlayStation Plus subscribers, but Sony is predicting operating profits will fall by 10 percent next quarter due to costs associated with the development of the PlayStation 5.
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