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Sony Confirms the PlayStation 5 Is Coming

Dave Parrack 10-10-2018

Gamers, prepare yourselves, as the next-gen console war is coming. We know so because Sony has confirmed it’s working on a new PlayStation. And if Sony is developing next-generation gaming hardware, then you can be sure Microsoft is doing the same thing.


The PlayStation 4 and Beyond

Sony released the PlayStation 4 in November 2013, so it’s almost five years old at the time of writing. Previous console generations have lasted between five and seven years, leading to speculation that the next-gen consoles are imminent.

The release of the PS4 Pro Sony PlayStation 4 Pro Review Is the PS4 Pro such a big improvement that it's worth upgrading, or just a failed experiment? Let's find out. Read More and the Xbox One X Xbox One X Review: It's the Next, Next Generation of Gaming The Xbox One X is the most powerful console on the market, but there's very little content at the moment to actually make it worth buying. Read More with upgraded specs and support for 4K gaming muddied the issue. However, comments made by Sony president and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida suggest that Sony has one eye fixed firmly on the future.

Sony’s Next-Generation Hardware

In an interview with The Financial Times [Paywall] Yoshida said, “At this point, what I can say is it’s necessary to have a next-generation hardware.” The context being a conversation about Sony’s plans to counter the growing mobile gaming market.

Citing industry insiders who are familiar with Sony’s future plans, The Financial Times suggests the PlayStation 5 (or whatever it’s called) “might not represent a major departure from the PS4, and that the fundamental architecture would be similar.”


Given that context there’s a small chance Yoshida was referring to a new handheld games console to replace the PS Vita Sony Is Killing the PlayStation Vita in 2019 Sony is set to stop manufacturing the PlayStation Vita in 2019. And to make matters worse Sony has no plans for a new handheld. Read More , but that’s unlikely. What’s more likely is that Sony will be releasing the PS5 in 2020 or 2021. With Microsoft releasing the Xbox Two soon after.

Start Saving for New Hardware

Gamers are likely to have mixed reactions to this news. A new generation of consoles means spending more money on hardware in order to play the latest and greatest games. However, those games are likely to look and sound better as a result of the new hardware.

For the time being we should all just concentrate on the current-gen consoles. So why not check out the best PS4 exclusives The 12 Best PS4 Exclusives You Need to Play The PS4 boasts some amazing exclusives, and everyone deserves to play titles such as Uncharted 4, God of War, and Spider-Man. Read More , peruse the best Switch games you can play today The Best Nintendo Switch Games You Can Buy Today Here are the best Nintendo Switch games you can buy today, including first-party blockbusters, third-party titles, and indies. Read More , or compare the Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X Xbox One X vs. Xbox One S vs. Xbox One: What Are the Differences? Got your eye on the new Xbox One X? Find out how it's different from the Xbox One S and original Xbox One and see which one is best for you. Read More .

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