The PS4 will be the first current-generation console to hit 100 million sales, potentially by 2019, believe Lewis Ward, the IDC research director. He also told Gamingbolt that popularity of PS4 would influence the release date And PS5 price.
“Right now, I think PS5 and the next-gen Xbox will arrive in 2021. But that’s really just a tentative placeholder in my forecast,” he said. “I think the PS4 will probably get there in 2019,” Ward added.
While Sony itself hasn’t made any announcement if PS5 even exists. However, this couldn’t stop rumours from circulating by many renowned personals;
- “I think that’s about exactly when you’ll see one – 2019 or 2020 – and if I had to bet, I’d say 2020,”said Industry analyst Michael Pachter to The 1099 podcast “Sony’s making so much money on PS4 that they’ll continue to make it as long as they can milk it. I think the natural extension of that is that the PS4 Pro becomes the natural default PS4.
“The PS5 is probably going to be their real 4K device and it feels, to me, that they’re not going to launch the PS5 until sales momentum slows.”
- the President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America (SIEA) and Chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios, Shawn Layden has confirmed PS5 during an interview with German Magazine Golem.de in June 2017 saying that it would “probably be some time” before the reveal of the PS5.
Considering an educated guess regarding the reveal of PS5 seems no earlier than 2020. Keeping in mind that Sony has always launched its console in the year ends.
PlayStation 5 Cost:
Assuming the price trend of PlayStation 3 at $499/$599 (20GB/60GB SKUs). PlayStation 4 at an original cost of $399 back in 2014. While the slim and more powerful version of the same Ps4 launched in 2016 for a revised price of $299. It is likely that Sony would launch PS5 at price ranges between $350-$450.
Summing-up, we expect the future hit home consoles like. The PlayStation5 to be more stylish, sleeker and with enhanced features and impressions of the same has already been popped up on the web.