PS5 Release Date Countdown - Launch Date

The PS5 Release Date will come in November 2020, as per our current predictions (see below). This release date countdown is based on careful review of historical and current trends, current news, credible leaks, research, and gaming industry data. With the PS5 release it is expected to dominate gaming consoles once again!

Playstation Release Date History
PS1 Release Date Saturday - December 3, 1994
Time Between 5 Years 3 months – 1918 days
PS2 Release Date Saturday - March 4, 2000
Time Between 6 years and 8 months – 2444 days
PS3 Release Date Saturday - November 11, 2006
Time Between 7 Years, 5 days – 2562 days
PS4 Release Date Friday - Nov 15, 2013 (XBox beat - 7 days)
Time Between 7 years & 1 day - 2558 days total
PS4 Pro Release Nov 10, 2016 (XBox 1X beat - 362 days)
Time Between 2 years, 11 months, 28 days - 1093 days total
PS5 Release Date November 15, 2020

When is the PS5 coming out?

The best estimate for the PS5 Release is November of 2020. Sony did not announce any hardware at E3 2018. It's seeming more and more possible we will see an announcement in 2019. The PS2 came 5 years 3 months after the PS1, the PS3 came 6 years 8 months after the PS2 and the PS4 came 7 years and 5 days after the PS3. Following this trend some expect the PS5 to Release in 2020.

The announcements that Sony wouldn't be attending E3 2019, along with the cancellation of PSX 2018, shocked everyone. Sony was stepping out of the spotlight. It's fair to say that some fans (myself included) were wondering what Sony's plan was. While it's certainly odd for Sony to be cancelling events and pulling out of major conferences, all of this falls in line with the major leak on Reddit that revealed several major revelations about the PS5. Some of the predictions have already come to pass.

The rumors and news have reached a fever pitch. With some of the biggest PS4 exclusives in 2019 still lacking release dates, I think we all needed some reassurance that Sony knows what they're doing.

Shawn Layden, Sony Interactive Entertainment World Studios Chairman, responded to a fan's tweet in early December 2018 with something very interesting:

We all knew that Sony wasn't bowing out of the gaming sphere, but it's nice to know that Shawn is listening and that plans are in place for the new year.

Things are certainly pointing in this direction. In May of 2018 we received confirmation from Sony's CEO that the PS4 has entered the final stage of its lifecycle, which means that Sony is planning ahead for the PS5. Sony has said that they will spend the next three years preparing for the next big step forward. This would put the PS5 release date sometime in 2020.

In late December of 2018, Sony also provided fans with a free holiday theme for email subscribers, to commemorate the end of the year. A nice gesture for sure, but one gamer quickly spotted something interesting. Take a look:

Now, that "S" certainly looks like a 5. It could be a tongue-in-cheek way to teasing a PS5 reveal in the new year. Some have also said that it could represent five years that the PS4 has been out. It could also just be an "S," but that's no fun.

Besides, we know Sony is working on the PS5. In fact, Sony also posted a position on LinkedIn looking for a Sr. Product Manager. This position went up in mid-October 2018.

PS5 LinkedIn

Check out this excerpt from the job description:

"You will own the roadmap for the next generation PlayStation campaign."

Whichever lucky soul gets this job is going to be working on the PS5 campaign, that's crystal clear. It also shows that things are ramping up towards the next generation faster than we thought, which is why we have decided to move our prediction up to fall 2019.

We also need to consider the possibility that the PS5 may not be what we're expecting, hence the mysterious wording used by John Kodera. In the full report from the Wall Street Journal, Kodera said something very interesting to reporters:

"We need to depart from the traditional way of looking at the console life cycle. We're no longer in a time when you can think just about the console or just about the network like they're two different things."

So, if Sony waits until 2021, it could be because they're going to change the way we think about consoles. new information from Bloomberg suggests that Sony is going to lean more into their subscriptions and entertainment sectors.

Things like PlayStation Now, PS+, and of course, great games, are fueling profits more than hardware lately. As internet becomes more widespread, it's possible Sony is considering a streaming console instead of a traditional PS5.

It's still up in the air as to what the console will look like, but there's still plenty of evidence showing that the release date is most likely still in flux.

Two of the most outspoken voices in this argument, are Ubisoft's CEO Yves Guillemot, and Wedbush Securities research analyst Michael Pachter. Both of these individuals have spoken publically about the PS5, and their remarks support our predictions. Let's start with Ubisoft's own CEO, Yves Guillemot. During an investor's call, he had this to say:

"As Sony launched PlayStation 4 Pro last year and Microsoft Xbox One X this year, we think we still have a minimum of two years in front of us before something new is coming. But that's our perception, we don't have any confidential information on that front."

The crux of the argument here lies in the fact that the PS4 Pro only released in 2016, and Microsoft's own Xbox One X released in 2017. As a result, these new consoles will need to have time to breathe before anything else comes out. Even so, that only leaves 2 years for the Xbox One X before a new competitor comes out.

It would be an opportune time to announce or release the PS5, especially once the PS4 Pro is more than three years old. Anything sooner, and gamers could feel like they were swindled if they bought a PS4 Pro at launch.

When is the PlayStation 5 coming out?

If we turn our attention to Michael Pachter, his predictions have previously pointed to a release date around 2019. He believed that Sony would wait until the 4K TV market reached 50% in the US and 35% in the rest of the world.

Now, he's reconsidered his prediction, offering a later release date in 2020. When speaking to the 1099 podcast, he had this to say:

"If I had to bet, it's 2020. Sony's making so much money with the PS5 that I think they'll continue to milk it as long as they can milk it. The PS5 is probably going to be their real 4K device, and so it just feels to me that they're not going to launch the PS5 until sales momentum for the PS4 slows, and it just hasn't. it if slows in 2019, they're probably launching in 2020."

Looking at the massive sales of the PS4, it's reasonable to agree with Pachter's prediction. Sony will want to maintain the PS4's strength as long as they can before they move on to something else. This is perhaps, the reasoning behind Lewis Ward's prediction. As the IDC research director for gaming and VR/AR, Lewis spoke with Gaming Bolt and shared his own prediction for the PS5's release:

"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."

In the same discussion, Lewis also predicted that the PS4 would hit the coveted 100 million sales milestone by 2019. With over 70 million PS4 consoles sold as of December 2017, it seems like a reasonable goal. If could happen even sooner! One thing is for certain: Sony won't be releasing the PS5 until the PS4 has finished its ascent in the sales charts. There's too much money to be had with this current generation still.

The Latest PS5 Release Date News

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  • PS5 is a 'Monster' According to Reddit Leak

    A Reddit user accurately predicted that Sony wouldn't be attending E3 2019, over 24 hours before they announced it publicly. With this win under their belt, the user went on to make some very bold predictions about the PS5's price, release date, and specs. Find out what they revealed in our full article!

  • Call of Duty 2019 Could be a PS5 Title

    Call of Duty Black Ops 4 released in November 2018, but we all know there will be another title in 2019. A job posting suggests that the next developer on deck is hiring someone for a next generation role. Even if the PS5 doesn't release until 2020, could the next Call of Duty be ported to the PS5? Find out what we know in the full post!

  • Bethesda Reveals Two PS5 Games at E3 2018

    In June of 2018, Bethesda announced Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI at their E3 2018 press conference. Both announcements are exciting, but the true takeaway here is the confirmation that these are both next generation titles. Therefore, these are some of the first games we'll see from Bethesda on the PS5! Check out the full article to see what details they included in their announcements!

  • PS4 Has Entered the Final Phase of It's Lifecycle, according to Sony's CEO

    At the 2018 investor event, Sony Interactive Entertainment's CEO, John Kodera, confirmed that the PS4 is in the final stage of its lifecycle. Furthermore, he hinted at the timetable for Sony to take the next big step on its gaming front. Check out our full article to find out everything we learned!

  • Rumor Suggests PS5 Dev Kits are Already Being Sent Out - March 6, 2018

    Marcus Sellars, a game journalist known for breaking news before it hits, has revealed that PS5 dev kits are being sent to third-party developers. He's been right several times in the past, so it's entirely possible that this rumor is true.

    If developers are already working on PS5 games, could this mean that the console is coming in 2019? Find out what we think in our full article!

  • IDC Analysts Predicts PS5 in 2021 - January 3, 2018

    Speaking with Gaming Bolt, IDC research director Lewis Ward predicted that the PS5 will release in 2021, but admits this is a placeholder in his forecast. This is later than other analysts have predicted, but with PS4 sales still going strong, it's possible that Sony would wait even longer to release the PS5.

    With over 70 million PS4 systems sold, the numbers continue to rise. Could the PS4 reach over 100 million sold by the time the PS5 releases? At this rate, it seems very likely.

  • Paris Games Week May Have Shown PS4's Final Games

    The showing that Sony had at Paris Games Week was better than anyone expected. Perhaps it was the lack of hype surrounding the show, or the sudden influx of exciting announcements, but the show did a great job of revealing new titles, while also updating us on fan favorites like The Last of Us.

    With the PS5 looking more and more like a console that will release in 2020, new announcements like Ghost of Tsushima probably won't release until 2019 at the earliest. With games like The Last of Us Part 2 and the new God of War coming in 2018, it seems like these could be the games that make up the PS4's swan song. Find out more in the full article linked above!

  • Ubisoft CEO: PS5 is at Least 2 Years Away
    On an investor call, Ubisoft's own CEO Yves Guillemot said that he believes the PS5 is at least two years away from releasing. His logic is grounded in the fact that both the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro released recently. This is, of course, a prediction, but it's safe to say that a huge publisher like Ubisoft would know about the PS5 in advance because they would most likely be doing launch titles. That would put the PS5 right inside of our predictions.
  • Sony Has Confirmed the PS5!.
    PlayStation's boss, Shawn Layden, confirmed in an interview that there will indeed be more PlayStation consoles. The PS5 is going to happen, it's just a matter of time. This isn't the first time Sony has toyed with the idea of a next generation console, but it is the strongest confirmation we've received thus far. He did say that the PS4 is breaking new ground for Sony, so that could affect the plans going forward, but the company is going to produce more PlayStation consoles. Find out more in our full article!
  • Just Cause Dev Working on a Next-Gen Project
    Avalanche Studios recently opened up a position at their studio for someone to work on a project being developed for "both current and next gen platforms." It's possible they are simply future-proofing an engine, but other rumors point to them working on an unannounced AAA title for next-gen consoles. Could this be a PS5 launch title? Check out the full article for more info!
  • GT Sport Could Run at 8K on PS5!
    In a recent tour of the studio behind Gran Turismo, reported that the developer is already creating cars that are over-specced for the PS4 Pro. They are indeed preparing for the graphics we'll see on the PS5. The series creator even believes the PS5 will run GT Sport at 8K resolution! If a major developer like this is already planning for PS5, that can only mean that the future is coming sooner than we think!
  • Michael Pachter: Sony is Waiting on Scorpio
    Infamous analyst, Michael Pachter, has predicted that Sony is waiting to see how Project Scorpio does before they finalize their PS5 plans. Depending on the outcome, they could change their timelines, according to him. Damian Thong, another major analyst we've discussed before on the site, seems to think Sony will release their PS5 console in 2018 to record-breaking profits! Are we in agreement on this? Take a look at our full breakdown of his predictions in the full article!
  • PS5 Confirmed by a Sony Executive: Coming in 2018?
    A Sony executive recently said that we'll be certainly seeing more PlayStation consoles in the future. That's a PS5 confirmation if I ever heard one! In other news, an analyst is also predicting that PS5 will be here in the second half of 2018. He was right before about the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro, so is he on to something? Find out more in the full article!
  • PS5 Future in Doubt?
  • Sony's President, Shuhei Yoshida, was talking about PS5 in an interview. When asked about the existence of PS5, he said "you mean if..." which makes us all wonder if Sony has stalled production on the PS5. Why would he refer to Sony's new console like this? It's either a red herring, or the worst news we've gotten in a long time. Find out more in the full article!

  • Will the PS4 Be Sony's Last Console?
  • Michael Patcher, known for making bold and sometimes ridiculous claims about the gaming industry, made the statement that this current console cycle would be the last of its kind. Sony's next move in the world of gaming, according to him, will be a cloud-based experience akin to services like Netflix, but for gaming. Is it truly possible that the PS4 is the last console we'll ever see from Sony in the traditional sense of the term? Check out the full article to find out!

  • AMD Promising Five Times the Power on PS5
    AMD is making some bold claims about their chipsets for the next generation of consoles. According to their projections, the PS5 will be five times more powerful than the PS4! This is based on projections for their company's chipsets and their roadmap for development into the future. It seems like a big jump, but it would warrant the PS5's existence. How is this possible you ask? Find out in our full article!
  • PlayStation Hiring For Work on a "Next Generation Gaming System"
    A job posting appeared on the PlayStation website looking to hire a senior programmer. Are they hiring for the PS5? This could also be a job posting that was meant for work on the PS4 Pro, but from the description, it sounds like they would be working on a new operating system.
  • Is PlayStation VR Holding Back the PS5 Release Date?
    Could it be that the PS5 is already close to completion, and Sony is holding back to try and make the PS4 last as long as possible with the addition of a VR headset? If we combine this thinking with the release of the PS4 Pro, then we know Sony isn't ready to unveil the PS5. Are they waiting for technology, or are they worried consumers won't accept a new console this early?
  • New Rumors Suggest PS5 Will Use 3D Stacked RAM
    Now that researchers at Rice University have discovered how to create 3D Stacked RAM in a fraction of the time and cost, rumors are swirling that Sony will jump at this opportunity to use the technology in the PS5. Both Sony and Microsoft are always looking for ways to one-up each other in terms of system power. 3D stacked RAM would certainly give PS5 an edge over Project Scorpio (Xbox 2). Check out our full article for all the details!
  • Nintendo Begins Working on a New Console, What About Sony?
    With Nintendo officially confirming the existence of a new console to replace the Wii, rumors are out in the wild about how powerful it will be. Is Sony going to strike first with the PS5? Combine this with the existence of Xbox 2 (Project Scorpio) and Sony is in quite the position. Even with PS4 Pro coming out in November 2016, we have to think about the long term competition. Find out more in the full article!
  • PS5 Release Date is early!
    A recent AMD presentation talked about the possibility of shorter console cycles. Does this mean we'll see the PS5 earlier than expected? It's possible, but with the PS4 Pro announced, it could be that AMD was referring to this recently unveiled console. Sony doesn't seem too keen on shortening the console life cycles either.

When did Sony start working on the PS4?

If you guessed 5 years before the launch of the PS4 you are correct. Mark Cerny the lead system architect for the PS4 was once quoted as saying "the development of a next-gen platform started about five years ago." The concepts began swirling around as early as 2008! This was only a mere two years into the PS3 life cycle. Interestingly enough, Sony partnered with Bungie, the developers of Halo and Destiny, to design the PS4 controller so that it would be more beneficial when being used in first person shooters.

In 2012 development kits started going out to developers. These were bare bones PC rigs with the new AMD Accelerated Processing Unit chipset included. They were codenamed "Orbis." Sony officially announced the PS4 in February of 2013 at a special event, thus revealing its existence to the world.

Could the PS5 Release sooner? 2018?

While trends would dictate that the release date is in 2020, there have been signs that the PS5 could be coming to us much sooner. As early as 2017 in fact! There isn't any concrete evidence to suggest this yet, but we know that Sony is working on the PS5, and we know that the visions of both PlayStation and its developers are moving faster than technology allows.

Take PlayStation VR for example. Once we attach a virtual reality headset to the PS4, we're limiting the power it can output because we now have this new method of input that requires its own percentage of the PS4's power.

While the PS4 is far more powerful than the PS3, it still pales in comparison to the top-of-the-line PC builds out there. Without the ability to consistently upgrade the hardware as games become bigger and more demanding, the PS4 is going to run out of power sooner than later. We may not make it to 2020 with the power that it has in comparison to the games developers want to make. Unfortunately, Sony didn't create the PS4 with a long-term solution for hardware demands. It is what it is and once that juice runs out, they're going to need something better.

This has already been expressed by Shuhei Yoshida, the President of Worldwide Studios for Sony Computer Entertainment. In a quote that you can read in one our news articles below, he said that the PS5 depends on developer demand. This, combined with recent reports that AMD is working on their next chip sets means that the new console is not only being considered, it's most likely being engineered as we speak.

We also have support for a 2018 release date from analyst Damian Thong. In a tweet by Wall Street Journal's Takashi Mochizuki:

Damian correctly predicted the PS4 Pro's existence prior to the announcement, so he has a good track record. He also predicts that PS5 will come in the second half of 2018. His most recent prediction comes from an analysis that was featured on Barrons. In this report, he claimed that Sony would experience all-time high profits for the fiscal year ending in March, 2019.

The result of this prediction was his claim that Sony would release a 10-teraflop PS5 console. While 10 teraflops is certainly possible with today's high-end PC tech, that's a big prediction. It would also mean the PS4 Pro only gets a year or so in the limelight before the PS5 releases.

It doesn't seem like a plausible scenario, especially when Sony said PS4 Pro will be their new console for the foreseeable future, but be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below! Read on to learn more about the price predictions we have in place.

To predict the PS5 launch date, we will need to remove ourselves from the river of time’s rapid currents and emerge onto its shores. We will become quiet observers, occupying for a brief moment a dimension unknown to us. We have come back from our journey, the facts are here. The prediction is in place, and the stage is set for a new generation beginning on November 15th, 2020. Be prepared, the PS5 will be here soon.

How Does PS4 Pro Factor into This?

The PS4 Pro is one of two consoles that are redefining the way we think about generations of gaming consoles. Between this and the Xbox One X, we're seeing new consoles that bring us increased power and performance, but they're not consider next generation machines.

That's a confusing concept for gamers, and it's one that we're all still trying to collectively wrap our heads around. The PS4 Pro released in November of 2016 to positive reviews, but everyone was left asking how this affects the future of gaming, and where original PS4 owners stand.

The chief architect for Sony, Mark Cerny, sat down with The Verge to talk about the system in more detail. During this interview we got some hints about how Sony is moving forward into the future of gaming.

For starters, we found out that, while the PS4 Pro is indeed 2.28 times more powerful than the PS4, it doesn't have a new GPU. Instead, it's a double-sized version of the original which can be turned on an off depending on the support for Pro's extra power on PS4 games.

The biggest qualms with the PS4 Pro lie within it's lack of UHD Blu-Ray support, and the fact that games don't always render in native 4K. In many cases, they come very close, but enthusiasts want nothing less then native support. We all assume that 4K should be the focus, but what if VR is the future? We always assume that televisions are the way we'll play games forever, but anyone who has played VR knows that this could change.

As of now, Sony is very steadfast in their decision to not have any PS4 Pro exclusive titles. In fact, if a game isn't patched or made with PS4 Pro support, then it plays just like it did on the PS4 since the extra GPU is shut down in these instances.

Cerny said that Sony has put "a very high premium on not splitting the user base in that fashion." What happens in the future when a game is made for Pro, but doesn't run well on the original PS4? Cerny didn't speak to that scenario, but suffice to say, we're already seeing performance gaps.

Here are some of the top examples of games that leverage the PS4 Pro's power:

  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice - This title offers twice the resolution of a standard PS4. It targets 2560 x 1440 and adjusts based on the framerate. There's also a 60hz mode that focuses on 60FPS gameplay.
  • Hitman - The PS4 adds sharper graphics and better shading for owners of 1080p televisions. If you have a 4K HDR television, you'll enjoy enhanced dynamic lighting and higher resolution. It's a better looking game overall on the PS4 Pro
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn - 1080p TV owners enjoy supersampling that offers smoother edges and detailed textures. Checkerboard rendering offers higher resolutions for 4K owners and HDR support as well.
  • Ratchet & Clank - This game looks absolutely incredible on a 4K TV with PS4 Pro. It uses a technology called Temporal Injection that produces some insanely crisp visuals.
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider - This game is one of the best examples of how developers give players options on the PS4 Pro. You can choose to focus on the resolution or the frame rate to tailor the experience how you like. Even 1080p owners can take advantage of supersampling.

Then we look at something like PlayStation VR. Having played VR titles on both the PS4 and PS4 Pro, I can say that there's a noticeable difference between the two. People were shocked when Sony was able to get VR working on a PS4's hardware, but with Pro, we're looking at much more suitable hardware for virtual reality games.

Sony's lofty ideas, combined with the creative vision of developers, results in a need for more and more power. That, combined with console gamers wanting something similar to PC quality, is why the PS4 Pro exists in the first place.

Of course, Mark Cerny said in the aforementioned interview that the Pro wasn't designed solely for VR. Instead, he said that Sony is simply asking developers to "take advantage. We'd like for them to take a look at what the hardware can do, and do something with it. Developers can easily increase the refresh rate, add more detail, and also increase the resolution of the image to an extent."

In addition, Cerny said that Sony left out the 4K Blu-Ray player because they believe that "streaming is the future." As of right now, this applies solely to video content, but could this mean that Sony wants to stream games as well? This would support our theories on PS5 possibly incorporating a game streaming solution.

Now that the PS4 Pro is here, it will be interesting to see how this changes the landscape of the industry. Now that Xbox One X is released, we'll see even more about what this competition could mean for the industry.

One thing is certain, Sony will use this system to inform their decisions for PS5 and ensure that the PS5 will do what the PS4 Pro won't or couldn't.

Finally, let's not forget that in an interview between Shuhei Yoshia and Gameswelt.TV, the President of Sony's Worldwide Studios said that the "new high-end PS4 is still PS4, so the life cycle is not going to be shorter."

This is yet another piece of evidence that points to our 2020 release date.

The Price of the PS5 Revealed

I know we're all excited here, but if there's one thing people want to know about new consoles, it's the price. Between the PS3 and the PS4, Sony changed their minds to the tune of $200 dollars. It's clear that gamers don't want consoles to spike in price, but they also want power, so where does the balance lie? Join us as we examine the price of the PS5!

Are Shorter Console Life Cycles The Future?

Game consoles represent huge investments for consumers. Between the games, the accessories, and the subscriptions, it's no wonder people get angry when we bring up the concept of yet another console. Boy oh boy, though, do people get angry! If you try to bring up the subject on forums like Reddit, expect to get sufficiently "ripped a new one," as it were.

People are protective of their investments, which results in kind of a hostile and hush-hush environment for people like us who dare to dream. What's interesting though is the double standard that exists in the world of technology. Bear with me for a moment here, let's consider something:

  • A new iPhone or Samsung Galaxy phone comes out each year and people rush to buy it, no questions asked.
  • A new console is hinted at, but won't be out for several years, and people lose their minds

What's the deal? I get that these two examples cater to different types of consumers, but seriously? The level of acceptance versus the level of hostility is just insane. Here's the problem though: technology outpaces consoles insanely fast. Anyone who is a PC gamer will know, just when you think you have the greatest rig, a new GPU or CPU comes out and suddenly you're obsolete again.

The PS4's hardware is amazing compared to the PS3, but it's already outdated by a long shot when you compare it to modern gaming PC's. Since you can't swap out parts in the PS4 or in any home console for that matter, you need to replace it sooner to keep up with technology.

That's the hard way of looking at it, but Sony has a more level-headed approach. I'm of course referring to Shuhei Yoshida's quote regarding the PS5 when he said that developers will decide the right time to release it. If they don't have the power they need, then it's time for PS5. Classic cryptic Sony talk, but a solid outlook.

Of course, if you ask the Sony President on the American side, Andrew House, he has a different quote: "Not giving hard numbers, but the best guidance that I think I can offer based on the landscape we see right now, is that we have high hopes that the PlayStation 4 will exceed the overall life cycle of the PlayStation 3. It remains a significant question mark as to whether this will approach or exceed that of PlayStation 2."

That's going to be a tall order with the way technology is progressing. Taking the two quotes from each of these Sony executives, they almost sound like they're at odds with one another as to what they want from the PS4 life cycle. Obviously they want their product to remain relevant, but it's only a matter of time before developers will want that extra power.

So what's the alternative? Build a better console faster than before? No, probably not. Instead, it's likely that Sony will need to adapt to a more service-oriented future that turns the home console into more of a set-top box like Amazon Fire TV or Roku, or even Apple TV.

If games took the form of apps and streamed to your television from cloud servers, then Sony would have no need to release new consoles. Instead they would sell the games through these streaming boxes and possibly offer a subscription like PlayStation Now as well.

As it stands, the PS4 is selling extremely well and beating out the competition. With factors like PlayStation VR and the rising tide of new technology though, it's going to run out of runway sooner than later. The developers will need more power and angry fans or not, we'll need to start talking about the PS5.

Playstation Life Cycles

Looking at the cycles of past PlayStations can we begin to chart a course of when we should expect to see the PlayStation 5! Back in 1994, Sony unleashed the PlayStation on the world, a bastion of high-end technology that changed gaming as we know it forever. It was only six years later that it outdid itself with the PlayStation 2, a system that many still believe is the crowning pinnacle of the PlayStation brand. It made history as one of the best-selling video game consoles ever.

Following a pattern, six years later the PlayStation 3 was released, ushering in an era of online games and networks that once again changed the face of gaming forever. Then came the PS4, which blew its rival the Xbox One out of the water. PS4 sales going into 2017 were looking awesome with an almost 2-to-1 ratio in Sony's favor.

And then of course, you have the PS4 Pro, which sends everything into uncertainty. For the first time, a new and more powerful console has entered the fold in the middle of a generation. Thus far, it seems like fans are adopting it pretty quickly for the graphical boosts and 4K support, not to mention the enhanced PlayStation VR experience.

Our PS5 Release Date Predictions

We are continually updating this page with new information as it breaks that could alter our current predictions. In 2013 we came within a few days of predicting the actual PS4 release date, no one else came closer. We plan on having the same high accuracy for the PS5 release date. Thus far we've been hitting you with hard facts and rumors from other news sources, but we as gamers feel the need to throw in our own predictions as well. At this stage in the game, the more ideas we have, the better, because that drives us towards the ultimate goal of pinpointing the exact date of the PS5 release.

Currently, the PS4 has sold over 60 million units worldwide and is leading over Microsoft by a large margin. There's no signs that it's slowing down either.

While we do acknowledge the fact that the PS4 hardware is going to run out quickly because of its inability to be upgraded, we also point to the growth that he PS3 experienced in its final years. Compare a launch title like Resistance: Fall of Man to the original release of The Last of Us and you'll see that developers clearly saw ways to get more horsepower out of the system as the years went on.

Game developers are innovative and creative people. Yes, there will be a demand for power, but no, that won't stop them from finding ways to use what they have. What I'm saying is that our 2020 release date prediction for the PS5 is far more accurate that 2017 because the PS4 Pro was released in holiday of 2016 and Sony plans to have it become the standard for the foreseeable future.

I think Sony is already running tests on the PS5 and I think it will be ready, or at least playable by 2018, but I also think Sony is going to play their cards close to their chest.

If the PS4 sales plummet or developers simply can't do what they want with the hardware available, then yes, Sony will unveil the PS5 to invigorate the market and build hype, but without the need for a new console in terms of business and innovation, Sony will keep things under wraps until the time is right.

For now, we have the PS4 Pro and PlayStation VR, both of which are riding high in the eyes of the consumer. They are both young, with a lot of games ahead of them.

I would like to play devil's advocate for a moment though. What if the PS5 is coming as soon as 2018? We've already discussed how the PS5 will most likely be a cloud-based on console so what if Sony is already testing the market for such a product?

We all know about PlayStation Now and if you don't, it's a streaming service like Netflix, but for games. Sony could be using this service as a testing ground to see not only if the public would support a cloud-based system, but if the demand is there. It's not an entirely far-fetched concept.

As it stands, we're going to keep scouring the internet for more clues, rumors, and news to keep this page as accurate as possible.

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I bet DA PS5 gone be boss. As soon as I hear its released im a try to get it. #BasketballFoLife


Iv always had every play station since they were first released. So clearly a big fan but u might want to bring out a decent driving game for ps4 before another console as there poor so far. Bring bk gran turismo


PS5 would seem to be as much as the ps4 gaming dedicated console of sony. now new feature's for ps5 would be premium paid dashboard from other service provider of wallpaper's or themes like ps3 had. ability to play games from a different location in the world while console machine is switched of at the plug socket this would require ether a ps vita style system where full download's of game's that are only purchased online download's such as bf4 and bf hard line but in full. ps5 will let you have the option to ether stream games that you have purchased and you do not want to download any game at all. And a all new simple mouse pad not for playing games but for browsing the menu as you would on a windows PC. 4k playable games's and HDMI standard HD tv's. theme dashboard heart pulse real time monitor just a fun factor to it to see your own heart beat in the theme accessory. there is my theory of some little feature fun that I would like

Ps5 and Ubisoft

I think ubisoft say sony we need ps5 2017 or we don't are partner. I read this and say boahh i love ubisoft ;-)

Ram on PS5

According to my calculations,PS5 is going to have 128gb of RAM. PS1 had 2mb RAM. PS2 had 2x16=32mb RAM. PS3 had 32x16=512mb RAM. Now PS4 has 512x16=8192mb(8gb) of RAM. So let us hope PS5 will have 8x16=128gb RAM. Wow the future of gaming is so bright.

Why There Will Be a PS5 in 2020 (Likely Sooner)

Covered this idea a year or so ago and came uo with the same hypothetical release window. A variable that deserves observation in my opinion is the Nintendo NX. This device could rush out a next generation offering from Sony. Here's my video on the subject. (Jump ahead to around 2:00 if you are impatient.) (On YouTube under the title: Why There Will Be a PS5 in 2020)


i cant wait for the arrival. its worth the wait because, well i still play ps2 and ps3, ps4 and they are both amazing! i will not get rid of them at all. another playstation system to the collection! now i just need ps1...

This is rlly sad

i got a new ps3 on Christmas last year then a few days pasted by when i realized that the ps4 was out i was a bit jealous but im gonna wait for the ps5 ill be like 22. 6 yrs from now. wow thats a lot but im wait.

Too long

I will be 18 when I get ps5 I wish Sony can realize it ERLIER

Age is of no significance!

I'm 44, work full time and run my own business and still have time to play my PS4 and I love it! Age doesn't stop you from enjoying these fantastic pieces of technology! Everyone should enjoy these consoles regardless of age, gender etc.


Im goin to china to buy a PS5 for 100Dollars Yo

Soon as of November 2018

PS3 may be cut from PSN by that time. Look, I assume you have PS4 that baby is a beast. But rumor has it that VR may usher PS4 out quickly, it may be decent but not true VR experience. After the release of Playstation VR there may be bundles, a preview of what's coming. Oh it doesnt end there. Sony may start developing Playstation VR2. PS5 will come in 2 packages PS5 and PS5 premium which may come with extra 500GB and VR headset. Specs? 16-24 GB RAM 5,076 Tflops, 1.5TBHDD, 4K gaming. Possibilities are endless. Memory, Hard drives get cheaper as more powerful components get released yearly. The PS described above may cost U$1,600 in our current time. It may be half that price on my projected release date. Good job guys/gals

will come earlier than 2020

For sure. Major technology revamps mature in 1-2years, like node shrink to 14nm, HMB memory architecture, AMD Zen + Intel counterparts... Sure Sony & MS could just sit and wait, but that means losing market share to pc-gamers. MS maybe happy with that, but Sony not so.


I think the PS5 will come out later because Sony is taking longer to build them. They also blew Xbox One out of the water so there is no need for a PS5 (yet!)


Have you seen Xbox Scorpio? That is blowing PS away. So I hope PS wakes up and blows scorpio away, I don't mind spending more money if it'll be the console I want it to be.


By The Console System We Made Look Like A legend

try to replace dvd plate/blu-ray into with usb memory stick

the usb memory stick goth better support end blu-ray plate,,,,,,,,,,not even some well the usb support more better size end blu-ray (dvd-plate-disc),,,,,,,, ,secondar another development game compay corpade have trouble to inject near any of all with development data into blu-ray disc plate like blue ray disc plate Limited betwen blu-ray -disc plater are on 25 gigabyte to 50 gigabyte and usb 3,1 plus range usb pre4,0 usb support up to low size 64 gb mediuim size 256 gb hight size 512 gigabyte means more install detial into playstation not without more giant map or 3d with fx detial addon into game console own install supoort drive and usb memory stick some well more livepoint end the blu ray disc plate with into like is miore protect end the blu-ray disc plate goth damage into disc read the usb pug in need lwith and use differt form to prevent the usbmemory stick with playstation to not be read inside same form of digital computer like just adjust the form of usb memory stick some is inject into playstation a playstation install usb memory stick must have differt pattern some not math the usb inject into pc computer with own pattern input simelar graphics sli calls word like playstation inject input pattern two usb memory stick combination into one for drive and install into playstation

playing all ps games on one console

I think its about time they had a console that allows all playstation games to be played on. running out of space for all these ex consoles.

Ps5 or ps6 system

I would love to have them to see if what it stand up to be I love to be your gamer tester


To make the ps5 the best you can don't make us pay for online thats what Xboxs are for SO DONT MAKE US PAY ONLINE and i think you recked the ps4 by making us pay for online

PS 5 release

There is a huge demand for 4K gaming. Sony and Microsoft are fighting this battle. The one who releases the first working 4k gaming gear will win and will kick the other more or less out of the market. Therefore we will see a PS5 or a PS4 with better CPU and graphics power next year.

It would be awesome if it

It would be awesome if it reads n plays the PS3 n the PS4 games that way we only need the one PlayStation, but I'm still gona keep mine I got the original, PS2,PS3,n the PS4 n can't wait for the PlayStation 5

PS5 release could be sooner if it maintains PS4 compatibility

Seems like if they can maintain compatibility with the PS4 that the market could move forward to the PS5 without any trouble in 2017. Only drawback is that it could be that the PS4 game market will slow down -- but it seems like it's had a good run. 4 years is a long time in the technology world. UHD, I think, demands PS5 come out in 2017.

Guys, Stop worrying about your age.

By 2020 I'll be 23 but who cares! I'll play video games whenever i want to! I mean come on there are ppl who live like 70-80 So ya'll need to chill! we can play video games at any ages! no one should judge us!


Where can i buy the new PS 5?


I think its coming sooner,and it will be more powerful with an upgradeable motherboard. Memory,Processor,Hard drive ports will keep cost down and give customers an easier jump into a new console. Leaving the cost to be spread out over later years as the game programming and VR work load becomes excessive. Laptops can be upgraded so easy today with all of the above, Make It So!


Guyz i think u dont want us to enjoy ps5 coz i am running out of gaming age, 2020 is too far pliz.


Why 2020?

PS5 to soon

don't get me wrong it will be cool to see when the PS5 comes out and will most likely buy it anyways, but i just feel like its to soon to really be talking about it like this sure we want to know what the developers are going to implement in the next console. My issue is besides talking about it just 1 year and half later ish is that it may bring up hopes on what we expect then there will be bugs then there will be crashes then everyone starts complaining how it was to soon, but will improve in a year maybe. I don't know PS4 should at least get a good life span that is more than 5 maybe at least 7 even

Hmm, the hardware of the ps4

Hmm, the hardware of the ps4 is total crap already. And imagen what will happen, when virtual reality becomes a thing. I mean the morpheus VR from Sony even needs additional hardware because the ps4 is so weak. No, the ps5 will be out in 2018 at the latest.


I really don't understand the whole xbox 1 thing I thought it went like Xbox(This being the first Xbox),Xbox360 then Xbox One being the console release


No, it will be sooner than 2020 that's for sure. Can anyone imagine yourself playing on a HD device in 2020, 4K devices will be the norm and 8K will be what 4K is today. NO WAY sony or Xbox will be still playing at HD Levels, There gaming would be Toast because someone else will surely be 4K!!


Well about the life cycles thing... it doesn't really apply to modern consoles. SNES for example would have benefited a longer life because it is pixel graphics (16bit) or even the old NES (8bit with limited colors/pixels). Retro games are a whole different animal and more of these kinds of games would have been welcome even in the modern times, while modern consoles always look similar (polygons and what not) yet the shorter life cycles are welcome for these because people want larger games and better graphics for PC style games (that's what modern consoles are anyway, just PC titles or exclusives) an SNES game is not a PC title thus the old consoles with longer life spans would have been welcome.

Ps5 release date

The ps5 will be officially released on November 15 2019 not 2020. Luke, Sony tech designer



I love PS4

Hm i am 28 Man, engaged , just bought a house and have 3 moths old boy, and still i cant stop playing games haha, ill be 50 and i know ill be still on it


Make it quicker than 5 years


I think that Sony should take their time with the Ps5 because with the ps4 most features weren't even ready also the xbox one comes with a 5ghz bandwidth antenna whereas the ps4 is only 2.4ghz which means the xbox one can stream quicker and perform online actions quicker and the xbox one is backwards compatible unlike the ps4 having to stream the games. I believe that if they take their time and don't release it early just because fans want it early then it could blow the ps4 out of the water and certainly be one of the best selling consoles of all time but I wouldn't like the cloud based saved data thing because if that goes down you can't play your games where you left off from until it's up and running again so I think hard drives are still the best bet hopefully they will stick to that


PS5 not 2020..... 2025 2016 PS4 i dont have a game . Remastered remastered remastered ....... PS5 mega remastered Lollll


You guys should make ps5 and have free online all newer consoles should have free online


I think the ps5 should come out not 2017 but 2018 the reason being is the console hardware gets slower every year so a 2 year wait should be perfect for the ps5


Don't use no Xbox idea let playstation be it's own original competition. Than we won't have to play the same dumbass games on both consoles.


The ps5 Should be released in march 12 2017

ps5 specs

Sony ps4 is not nice gaming low fps and graphics specs not nice and Sony you cross ps5. Just my ideas follow and graphics memory 64gb and ram 64gb and sata 4 12gb/s ssd storage. GPU performance nvidia volta core for 4k rendering

PS4 Neo Anomaly

Sony just confirmed the PS4 Neo so I don't know if this means a longer console cycle pushing the PS5 into 2025 or at 2020. Hell, a more powerful PS4 must be good news for the power of a PS5 right?


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