Analyst Skeptical Of 2018 PS5 Release Claims

And who can blame him?

Posted By | On 05th, Jun. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

We’ve heard some rumors claim that a PS5 is coming next year- the claim was made by an analyst, the very same who also successfully predicted the PS4 Slim’s debut alongside the PS4 Pro last year, which is why his word has been given any credence. But… doesn’t it make very little sense for Sony to launch a PS5 next year, two years after the PS4 Pro, five years after the PS4, and when the PS4 is doing so well for itself, too?

According to Michael Goodman, who is the director of digital media strategies at Strategy Analytics, it makes very little sense for that to happen. Which is why he is skeptical that it will. Speaking to We Write things, Goodman said, “My original thought was that you’re going on four year cycles, not two year cycles. I’m skeptical that they will launch a new console in 2018 after a two year time frame. I don’t think it is going to move to a two year cycle. [Sony] still has to pay back R&D. I mean there is a lot of expense that went into building the Pro. Are you going to undercut that market before it has made money?

“Strategically, launching a new console in 2018 gives you, in all likelihood, the upper hand because you’ll really be able to either equal or usurp Microsoft. If Sony does [launch a new console in 2018], how much improvement are you going to get? Microsoft is already pushing the envelope pretty hard.

“Let’s just play devil’s advocate and say Sony does push it to 2018. Are they going to be able to leapfrog Scorpio and by how much? Is it going to be enough to make a difference? Scorpio being 40 percent more powerful than Pro is a significant jump. Fast forward a year from now, are you really going to be able to get a 25 percent increase? Are you going to be able to get a 40 percent increase over Scorpio? Probably not.

“So now begs the question, are you going to basically short Pro in order to gain an equal or small advantage over Scorpio? Oh and by the way, Scorpio will then start to get the price advantage on your anyway…It’s almost like for Sony, you’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t. If you keep riding things, Microsoft has got an advantage on you that they’re going to be pretty merciless about. At least in the next year, there’s not much Sony can do about it.”

I can’t say I disagree with the line of thinking much- if a PS5 is to come, I don’t see it coming next year. That would be a very foolish move on Sony’s part.

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  • Dougdec92

    Definitely would be dumb to answer MS in such a fashion… I hope it is a new portable as these always launch before a new major PS system… Tired of my Vita already.

    • Eddie Battikha

      Sony already said recently there’s no work on a new vita being done, it sure is nice to dream though.

  • parallaxscroll

    PS5, not before Holiday 2019 at the absolute soonest.

    More likely, Holiday 2020.

  • Sp4ctr0

    2013 – Xbox One 1.3 TFLOPS. PS4 1.7 TFLOPS

    2016 – PS4 Pro 4.2 TFLOPS
    2017 – Xbox Scorpio 6.0 TFLOPS

    2019 – PS5 8 TFLOPS
    2020 – Xbox Next 10 TFLOPS

    • Psionicinversion

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    • Steve Arturo

      Then there is a ps5 pro

    • Psionicinversion

      maybe. the pro was specifically done for PSVR to provide it with more power so yuoull have to see if they do a ps5 pro

    • Holeybartender

      That is a rumor not a fact.PSVR was always intended for use on the OG PS4,the Pro was made specifically for those who wanted early 4k content. Just because the Pro can deliver more power to the PSVR doesn’t mean it was specifically made for it I can’t believe people are still spreading this lie.

    • Eddie Battikha

      Look at the link in the post above.

    • Holeybartender

      So,one developer who doesn’t even work for Sony thinks that,let alone the fact that we already know that PSVR works on both PS4 and Pro so his claim that PSVR needs more power to work on PS4 is bs.

    • Psionicinversion

      All they would of needed to do was include a 4k upscaler and HDMI 2 to view 4k content on the slim and Polaris can decode the 4k stuff so your argument is trash

    • Eddie Battikha
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      PS5 Pro would easily be 3 years after PS5.

    • Holeybartender

      PS4 Pro and Scorpio are in the same gen as PS4 and Xbox One.Same games,just improved.

    • Eddie Battikha

      PS5 only 8 teraflops in 2019 LOL try 10 to 12 teraflops and Xbox Next Fall 2020 will easily be at least 14 to 16 teraflops.


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