Sony has given us an impressive number about its PS4 consoles in a recent earnings call to its investors. PS4 currently stands at more than 96 million consoles sold worldwide, which means that Sony’s PS4 consoles will surely cross the magical milestone of 100 million units sold, however, the numbers for PS4 are very unlikely to catch the numbers of the legendary PS2 console. Still, it is a huge number nonetheless for Sony who has created a winning machine that has been able to unquestionably dominate the console market of our generation. With that being said, however, our eyes are turning towards the future of Sony as the company has confirmed about the existence of its PS5 console, though the company has not yet confirmed whether they will actually call the latest generation of the Sony PlayStation consoles like the PS5. Sony has also given us some of the technical details regarding the PS5 via an article in Wired, and now the countdown has begun towards the eventual release of the PlayStation 5 gaming console. The Japanese tech giant has recently told us that we won’t be seeing the PS5 in this year, which means that it is a pretty big hint about when we will actually be seeing the latest PS5.
So, if we are to believe Sony’s words, we won’t be able to see the PS5 within the next 12 months, which means that we might be able to see it in May 2020 at the earliest. While a spring or summer launch date is not the weirdest thing we have ever heard of, it is also not what we can expect from Sony. Like most of the new consoles, not the Switch, but most other consoles, we can expect that the PS5 will be landing in the 2020 holiday season. This statement also lines up pretty well with what we’ve been hearing from Sony for many months now; that the PlayStation 5 console will be launching in the Q4 of 2020.
At this point, I would be pretty surprised to hear about anything different from this company, and we might be able to witness a formal reveal from Sony in early 2020, which will probably in advance of the E3 event as Microsoft and Sony prepare to battle it out for the console market. Nintendo is not a big competitor of either of these two companies as it mostly keeps doing its own thing. Google Stadia will also be launched as a fully playable version during this time, although it is hard to say at the moment whether this will leave a significant impact on the console market.
The major questions from PlayStation fans right now are that whether the PS5 will be priced higher than the PS4 and what lies in the launch lineup from Sony. There have been some murmurs that the PS5 might be priced at $499.99, which is a steep price tag and a dangerous launch price for any kind of new hardware in the market. The launch lineup from Sony is also a huge deal as the last generation of the PlayStation was launched with some lackluster games in an effort to get some of the true believers of the PlayStation on board before Sony managed to bring out its A-list games to get everyone else buying the gaming console. I am not sure whether this strategy will work for Sony at this time around. The greatest asset for Sony is that its first-party production pipeline is able to churn out some amazing games, and if the company wants to keep dominating the console market, then it has to bring out it’s A game during the launch event of the PS5.