A PlayStation 5 Is Rumored To Be Coming Soon And Here’s What We Know So Far
Some gamers will be scratching their heads while others will welcome this news with open arms. The PlayStation 4 was released on November 15, 2013, here in North America, just a few short years ago.
Now, a rumor being reported by the WSJ indicates that the next generation PlayStation console is coming next year, in late 2018. This will mean the PlayStation 4 only lasted four years on the market while the PS3 had a distribution run from November 2006 through September 2015, roughly a decade. On the one hand, some gamers will be stoked about the forthcoming new console whereas others might see it as a ploy from Sony to squeeze their bank accounts for as much $$$$$ as possible.
According to the WSJ report by Takashi Mochizuki, Sony already expects profits to eclipse $4.5 billion when their fiscal year ends in March 2018. Sony has yet to announce any plans for a new console in late 2018, but the WSJ article cites a prediction from Macquarie Capital Securities analyst Damian Thong that the console will drop towards the end of 2018.
Josh Nawara of UPROXX makes some bold predictions about what this new PlayStation console could look like. There has been a trend emerging with the PS4 Slim, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S, and Xbox One Slim…stick with the same basic hardware but introduce minor upgrades.
The E3 gaming expo will take place in mid-June, so it’s possible that we could learn a few details about this new PlayStation 5 console that hasn’t even been confirmed yet. Or, as noted on UPROXX, Sony could announce the console just a few months before release.
I’ve been an Xbox gamer for most of my adult life. I’ve owned the Xbox, Xbox 360, and now Xbox One S. So I wouldn’t say that I’m particularly titillated about this news, but I’m curious as to how you PlayStation gamers out there are feeling right now. Are you stoked for this? Angry? Let me know down below!