PS5 is a “Monster” According to Reddit Leak

Another day, another round of PS5 news! As we march closer to the inevitable announcement, you can expect us at PS5 Gamers to be on the frontlines seeking out the latest tidbits of information. Thanks for a Reddit user by the name of RuthenicCookie, we may have our first solid pieces of information about the PS5. RuthenicCookie first stepped into the spotlight when they accurately predicted that Sony would not be attending E3 2019 prior to the official announcement. They made this prediction on Wednesday, November 14th and the announcement wasn’t confirmed until the following day, 11/15. With this accurate prediction under their belt, they now have our attention. Let’s see what they had to say about the PS5! A Gold Mine of Potential PS5 Information It’s always smart to take these kinds of things with a pinch of salt, but when I discovered that RuthenicCookie predicted Sony’s E3 2019 announcement, it seemed like they could be on to something. Right off the bat, claims are made that confirm what we reported on earlier this year: PS5 dev kits are out in the wild. The following screenshots were taken from this Reddit thread on November 19th, 2018. They are here just in case something were to mysteriously happen to this leaked info. There’s a lot to break down here, so let’s dive right in: #1 – The PS5 is coming in March or November 2020 First up we have the release date. According to RuthenicCookie, this is going to be either March or November of 2020. The later release date would be a full seven years after the PS4’s launch if you’re keeping track. March would also make sense, given that Nintendo saw a lot of success with the Switch launch around this time of the year. It would also be just in time for tax return season, where people often have extra spending money. #2 – Sony Will Announce the PS5 in Mid-2019 As far as announcements go, the predictions state that we should expect a small reveal in the middle of 2019, with a full reveal at PSX later that year. If you’ll recall, we reported on Sony cancelling this year’s PlayStation Experience, so it would be nice to see the event return. #3 – The PS5 is a “Monster,” Will Retail For $500 While the Redditor declined to say much about the PS5’s specs, they did offer a few interesting details. The system will allegedly use Ryzen 8 core processors and will support 4K gaming at 60 fps, which is the goal of PC gamers using today’s technology. They also dropped a $500 price point, which makes a lot of sense and is line with our PS5 price predictions. #4 – PlayStation VR Returns, Better Than Ever Last, but not least, it sounds like Sony may be investing even further into virtual reality. The PSVR headset has been showcasing strong sales numbers, and an upgraded version with the PS5 would also be in line with our predictions. … Read More

Sony Skipping E3 For The First Time Ever – What This Means For The PS5

The Electronics Entertainment Expo, known fondly as E3, is an institution of gaming. In 2019, the show will reach its 25th anniversary, but it’s going to be a bittersweet celebration. Sony has announced that they will not be attending E3 2019. That means no press conference, no presence on the show floor, and no bombastic announcements like we’ve seen in year’s past. After previously cancelling this PSX 2018, I didn’t expect this to come next, which begs the question: what now? Sony Releases Official Statement I’ve long described E3 as “Christmas for Gamers,” because it’s always this energetic celebration of gaming in all its forms. It also happens to be the place where the biggest announcements come in the form of orchestral performances, world premiere trailers, and guest stars. Some have said that E3 is on the decline. It’s true that less and less publishers have been showing up in recent years. Nintendo, for example, has not had a stage presence at E3 for several years. Even so, Microsoft and Sony always brought their A-game, so I just always assumed it would be there each year. In an official statement to Game Informer, Sony offered some details behind the decision: “As the industry evolves, Sony Interactive Entertainment continues to look for inventive opportunities to engage the community. PlayStation fans mean the world to us and we always want to innovate, think differently and experiment with new ways to delight gamers. As a result, we have decided not to participate in E3 in 2019. We are exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019 and can’t wait to share our plans with you.” In February of 2019, Sony offered some addition clarity on their plans for a post-E3 world. PlayStation’s boss, Shawn Layden, sat down with CNET and spoke at length about their reasons for skipping E3. While his answer was long, it essentially boiled down to the fact that the world of gaming and trade shows have evolved with the rise of the internet, and E3 failed to evolve with it. It’s true that E3 has remained largely the same over the years, but Shawn went on to talk about Sony’s focus on less titles with higher quality and longer development times. As a result, he claims they wouldn’t have anything substantial to show by June of 2019. While I’m not sure if I totally believe that, it offers some additional detail as to why E3 will be lacking a bombastic Sony press conference in 2019. This puts a lot of pressure on PSX in the fall to deliver. As I’ve said before and will probably say again, I have a soft spot for E3, so no amount of promises will make this any easier to accept. Even so, with the cancellation of PSX and now this, Sony is taking a big step away from the limelight. I think you know where this is going… Should We Brace For PS5? Sony’s E3 2018 presentation was one of … Read More

Sony CEO: PS4 Is in the Final Stage of Its Lifecycle

Another day, another hint about the PS5. As we creep closer to the inevitable announcement, the subject is coming up again and again. This time, we have news straight from Sony Interactive Entertainment’s CEO: John Kodera. According to him, the PS4 has entered the final stage of its lifecycle. He also offered some insight into Sony’s plan for the next several years. All of this results in some juicy new details! Read on to find out everything we’ve learned. Analyzing John Kodera’s Comments on The PS5 Thanks to a piece done by Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki, we have insight into the Sony Investor Relations Day 2018 presentation from Sony Interactive Entertainment’s CEO John Kodera. During this presentation, he talked about the future of Sony and the PlayStation brand. The WSJ writer was in attendance, and offered some details for the all of us to digest. On his twitter, we first saw the news about the state of the PS4: PS chief Kodera: PS4 is entering final phase of its life cycle, which would have negative impact to the unit, but recurring revenue via membership services etc should cushion some of that. — Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) May 22, 2018 So, what does he mean by this final stage? In the WSJ article, it looks like we can expect to see the PS5 in the next three years. This would be a longer lifecycle than we’re used to, given the fact that the PS4 came out in 2013. This is likely due to the fact that the PS4 Pro also came out to extend the cycle a bit further. I personally believe the longer lifecycle is also attributed to the architecture of the hardware. As Mark Cerny said during the initial PS4 announcement, the system was designed to be more like a PC, therefore making it easier to program for. I think this, along with the growing talent of today’s developers and the indie market, has given the PS4 flexiblity to continue growing and showcasing new experiences. If you think about something that came out a few years ago, versus a game like God of War 2018, you can see how this one system has continued to deliver outstanding experiences. Circling back to our time table, the WSJ article quotes John Kodera, saying: ”We will use the next three years to prepare the next step, to crouch down so that we can jump higher in the future.” To us, this means that our PS5 release date prediction still rings true. While three years from now is 2021, it’s very possible that Sony will want to enter 2021 with something new on the table. A holiday 2020 release date seems like a good fit for their vision. So, while we’re waiting, what does the PS4 have to offer us? What Does The PS4 Have Left to Offer? The PS4 isn’t out of the running yet. Many critics have been heralding the newest God of War as the best game the console has … Read More

Will Sony Announce The PS5 at E3 2018? Nope

We are just one month away from E3 2018, and gamers (myself included) are hungry for new announcements and developments. After the huge success that God of War gave Sony, it will be interesting to see how other exclusives stack up. One thing we’re all wondering is whether Sony will tease the PS5 at this year’s Electronics Entertainment Expo. Thanks to the PlayStation Blogcast, we have an answer from the Chairman of Worldwide Studios, Shawn Layden: Sony does not plan to announce any hardware this year. Despite this, there’s still plenty to talk about. Sony Has No Hardware Announcements Planned There was certainly some speculation about a potential PS5 announcement at E3 2018, especially when news broke earlier this year about third-party companies receiving dev kits for the PlayStation 5. On the PlayStation Blogcast, Sony’s chairman of worldwide studios, Shawn Layden, was asked about potential hardware announcements during Sony’s showcase. His response was the following: ”We’re going to be focusing on all the new content that are coming out…There will be no new hardware announcements at E3 this year.” For some people, this may come as a disappointment, but there’s a silver lining here. Let’s all remember how Sony officially unveiled the PS4. It wasn’t during an E3 event, it was actually showcased for the first time at a completely separate event dedicated wholly to the announcement. In February of 2013, Sony held the “See the Future” event in New York, where they invited members of the press to see the future of PlayStation. It was a big event with a lot of hype and speculation behind it. At the event, they announced the PS4, talked about its specs, and set a release date for holiday 2013. With the success of this event and the PS4 as a whole, it’s not outside the realm of possibility to expect them to do something similar, possibly in early 2019 or 2020. You could speculate that Sony is doing this as a red herring, but they’ve done this in the past, specifically with PS4 Pro. They tempered expectations around that before it was released, so people wouldn’t expect a hardware announcement at a major event. While it would be shocking them to say this, and then announce the PS5, it doesn’t seem very likely. We’re still confident that the PS5 won’t be released until 2020. What Will Sony Show at E3 2018? During the same podcast, Shawn Layden outlined Sony’s plans for their showcase this year. This was met with some surprise, as Sony typically keeps everything a secret. In an effort to try something new and set expectations, he outlined the four titles that will be focusing on in this year’s conference: The Last of Us: Part II Death Stranding Marvel’s Spider-Man Ghosts of Tsushima He did say they will have some surprises from third-party publishers and indie developers, so everything isn’t spoiled just yet. Along with Days Gone, I believe these titles will be the swan song for the PS4, so … Read More

PS5 in 2019? Rumor Claims Dev Kits are Already Being Distributed

The PS4 released on November 15, 2013. The PS4 Pro released November 10, 2016. If a new rumor is to be believed, the PS5 could release in November of 2019. This rumor comes from a gaming journalist named Marcus Sellars, who has a long and successful track record of accurately predicting major gaming news. According to him, PS5 development kits were sent out earlier this year to third party developers. If this is true, the console announcement is sure to follow. Join us as we dive into the source of this rumor, and look at how dev kits have informed the release of new consoles in the past. A New Rumor Suggests Developers Already Have PS5 Dev Kits Marcus Sellars is a game journalist who has accurately predicted a number of major game announcements in the past on his Twitter account. He leaked Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 before it was announced and even outed several details about the latest Nintendo Direct and the announcement of a Diablo III Switch port. Needless to say, his predictions are often founded in reliable sources. That’s why a lot of heads turned when Marcus Tweeted the following: PS5 dev kits went out early this year to third party developers. — Marcus Sellars (@Marcus_Sellars) March 6, 2018 If this is true, then the PS5 could be coming within the next year. Dev kits, also known as development kits, are prototypes of new consoles that are sent to developers so they can begin creating titles for the new hardware. These are usually sent in several versions as the hardware is finalized, but they signify the coming of a new console. We should also take note that Marcus specified “third-party developers” in his tweet. Studios that are owned by Sony would have first access to any new dev kits, but if Sony is now sending the prototypes to third-party developers, it could mean that they are finalizing the specs of the PS5. All of this begs the question: why 2019? Isn’t that a little early for a new console? Well, let’s take a look at how Dev kits were distributed in the past. History Repeating: The Timeline Between PS4 Dev Kits and The Console’s Release Let’s go back in time to 2012. During this time, the PS3 and the Xbox 360 were in households everywhere. It was a great generation, but it was coming to a close. The PS4 and Xbox One announcements were coming very soon. In November of this year, VG247 posted an article about the PlayStation 4’s dev kits. This article confirmed information from multiple sources that Sony was sending out the final versions of a PS4 development kit by summer of 2013. Back then, the console was code-named Orbis and it was sent to developers in the housing of a standard PC, so it didn’t even look like a game console. Developers were invited to a “disclosure meeting” during this time, at which point they were shown the final hardware and … Read More

Why Sony Should Delay The PS5 Release

While many gamers want the next big thing as soon as possible, this is not always the case with consoles. New owners of the PS4 or Pro probably don’t want the PS5 to come out right away. While Microsoft may be ahead with the Xbox One X, the PS4 doesn’t need its successor just yet. The PS5 is the console we want, but it’s not the console we need right now. Join us as we look at five reasons why Sony should delay the release of the PS5! 5 Compelling Reasons to Delay The PS5’s Release If Sony offered you the PS5 tomorrow, would you buy it? What if you had to give up all of your PS4 games, or your PlayStation VR? Many of us wouldn’t be willing to make that trade. The PS4 is alive and well, and PlayStation VR is settling into a nice stride. Here are our top 5 reasons for Sony to hold off on the PS5: 1. Don’t Rush the PS5 to Market First and foremost, Sony should not try and rush the PS5 to market. The PS4 has been out for several years, but the Pro and PSVR are just now finding their place in the gaming world. Putting out something new at this point would just rob this generation of its remaining potential. New consoles usually come out when the flood of titles has slowed to a trickle, and sales of the system start to slow down. This is when the market starts to stagnate, and the time comes for a new jolt of innovation. The PS4 is not here yet. Major releases like God of War, Last of Us Part II, Days Gone, and Death Stranding are still a ways out. These represent the next wave of epic titles for PS4, and with even newer titles announced in 2017, the PS4 has no shortage of power and innovation left in it. The most important takeaway here, is that the PS4 is not on its way out. If anything, it’s still growing at an incredible speed. Sony is a business above all else, so they will make the right call here and wait until the market is ready for a new system. 2. Break Sales Records As of December 2017, Sony has sold 70.6 million PS4 systems and 2 million PlayStation VR headsets. Last generation, Sony and Microsoft finished neck-and-neck, but this time around the PS4 is well ahead of Xbox One in sales. The Xbox One X could potentially close the gap, but early reports don’t make it seem like Microsoft’s new console is all the rage. If anything, Nintendo may win the war for sales this generation. The Nintendo Switch has already outsold the Wii U’s lifetime sales in Japan and continues to sell like hotcakes. The PS4 still has a ways to go before it conquers the PS2. As the greatest selling console of all time, the PlayStation 2 sold a whopping 155 million units. The PS4 is almost … Read More

PS5 is Coming in 2021, PS4 to Sell 100 Million by 2019 According to IDC Analyst

While the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X are pretty young in the grand scheme of consoles, they are not next generation machines. We are still waiting on the PS5 to usher in the next generation of gaming, it’s only a matter of time. While some predictions have said this would be as soon as 2019 or 2020, a new prediction from IDC analyst Lewis Ward claims the PS5 could release as late as 2021! Would it be best for Sony to wait that long, or should the PS5 release sooner? Let’s discuss! PS5 in 2021 and 100 million PS4 Consoles Sold by 2019 GamingBolt spoke to Lewis Ward, IDC research director for gaming and VR/AR. During this interview, they asked him when he thinks Sony would launch the PS5. His response was this: “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.” On top of this prediction, Ward also said that he believes the PS4 will reach the 100 million units sold milestone by 2019. The PS4 has already sold 70 million units as of December 2017, so it’s certainly possible that they could reach this lofty goal, given the current lineup of first-party titles. PlayStation VR is no slouch either. As of this same time frame, the little VR headset that could has sold over 2 million units. Since you need a PS4 console to use virtual reality, the sales of this headset could also boost system sales. Of course, if Sony wants to break the PS2’s record, they’ll need to shoot even higher. That system sold 155 million units during its lifespan, making it the best-selling console of all time. With this new prediction in place, let’s see how it stacks up against other predictions we’ve seen. Comparing PS5 Release Date Predictions Over at our Release Date Page, we keep an eye on all the predictions coming in from analysts and industry titans. Lewis Ward says 2021, but what does everyone else think? Here’s the breakdown: Our prediction: November 15th, 2020 Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot: 2019-2020 Wedbush Securities Research Analyst Michael Pachter: 2019/2020 IDC Analyst Lewis Ward: 2021 Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki: 2018 Analyst Damian Thong: 2018 Right now, Lewis Ward is the latest with his prediction one year ahead of everyone else’s. Some analysts even seem to think that the PS5 is coming as soon as 2018. What do you think? When should Sony release the PS5? Let us know in the comments! Sources: Gaming Bolt Article on Lewis Ward Prediction PS4 and PSVR Sales as of December 2017 Related Articles: PS5 is Waiting on Xbox One X Ubisoft CEO: PS5 is a Minimum of Two Years Away Could the PS4 be a Console/Portable Hybrid?

PS5 Release Date Countdown – Holiday 2020 PS5 Launch Date

The PS5 2020 Release Date will be in November 2020. We predicted this date back in 2014! With the now officially confirmed PS5 the release 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) PS4 Pro Release Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 (XBox 1X beat – 362 days) Time Between Since PS4 – 7 years & 1 day – 2558 days total Time Between Since PS4 Pro – 2 years, 11 months, 28 days – 1093 days total PS5 Release Date Thursday, November 12, 2020 When is the PS5 coming out? Sony has officially confirmed our prediction made back in 2014! On 10/08/2019 Sony confirmed the PS5 release date to be in “Holiday 2020”! We also accurately predicted the official PS5 announcement would be in 2019. Now let’s look at the history shall we. 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 2020 should have been no surprise to gamers world wide. We were not the only ones who thought so either. According to WinFuture, a report from Ace Research Institute’s analyst Hideki Yasuda predicts that the PS5 will indeed release in November of 2020 for a price of $499. The analyst also went on to predict that Sony would sell six million consoles before the end of the fiscal year, which would be March 2021, along with another 15 million sold in the following year. The analyst said that Microsoft’s next-gen console would be the main competitor, but went so far as to say that Google Stadia wouldn’t be a serious competitor. Ouch! Did Call of Duty Modern Warfare Reveal the Release Date!? Separately, thanks to a report from the Wall Street Journal, we know that Sony hinted at the PS5’s release date during an investor call in April of 2019. WSJ tech reporter, Takashi Mochizuki, tweeted the details: Sony: -No next-gen PlayStation launch over next 12 months -PS Now has been ave. 40% annual growth since launch, now 700,000 users -Much of Y31.1 billion (difference between past fy op vs this fy op outlook) to be invested to develop next PlayStation console — Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) April 26, 2019 Some quick math shows that PS5 will not be coming any time before April 2020. It’s very unlikely that Sony will release the PS5 in the middle of the summer, so everything points to the historical strategy of releasing in November to hit the holiday season. This all but confirms that the PS5 is coming … Read More

Ubisoft CEO: PS5 is a “Minimum Of Two Years” Away

Ubisoft is a massive publisher best known for titles like Rainbow Six Siege and Assassin’s Creed. Their CEO, Yves Guillemot, is easily one of the biggest players in the game industry. Given this standing, it’s safe to assume he would have the best knowledge of when to expect the next generation of consoles. Speaking on an investor call, he revealed Ubisoft’s predictions for when we’ll potentially see the PS5 and Xbox 2. They believe that it’s still at least 2 years before we’ll see the new system. Let’s discuss! How Sure is Ubisoft About This Prediction? During an investor call, Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot said that the company’s belief is that the next major consoles are a “minimum of two years away.” Guillemot went to explain: 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.” So, according to Guillemot, there’s no evidence to support their claim that the PS5 is two years away, but it does make sense. After all, the PS4 Pro has only been out for about a year, and the Xbox One X just released. Customers won’t be happy if their new system is obsolete in a year. In the eyes of Ubisoft, the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X aren’t a bad thing, either. Guillemot believes they will be beneficial to the industry in the long run: We really like the fact that Sony and Microsoft are really putting more power in their machines, using the evolution of technology to give power to our developers to create better games for our players. That is going in the right direction, rather than trying to do accessories or other things. That is going to help the industry a lot because the games will be really beautiful on those machines. While Guillemot’s comment about accessories could be seen as a knock to PlayStation VR, it’s true that the new systems do offer more horsepower for developers to expand on. Even so, they aren’t able to complete run with the new systems, instead being forced to ensure all new games run on both the original hardware and the new ones. With 4K being the main focus, is it really realistic to think that these new mid-generation systems can carry the industry forward for 2 years or longer? This is where our speculation comes into play. Finding the Balance Between New Hardware and Loyalty Ubisoft immediately assumes that the PS5 is at least two years away, based mostly on the fact that the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X just released. While these new systems are nice, they don’t really empower developers as much as a new generation would. Since games are required to work on all hardware, the new systems can only go so far before they are leaving the old … Read More

PS5 in 2018? 5 Reasons Why It Absolutely Won’t Happen

Recently, the PlayStation 5 has been on everyone’s mind. No, it’s not because Sony said something about its inevitable release, it’s because a major analyst named Damian Thong predicted that Sony would be releasing the PS5 in 2018 to record breaking sales. Where does this leave new PS4 Pro and VR owners? Is Sony really moving on this quickly? The answer is no. Releasing the PS5 in 2018 would be a foolish move, and it’s not likely that Sony would make such a grave mistake when they’re doing so well. Join us for five reason why this prediction absolutely will not happen. 5 Reasons Why We Won’t Be Seeing The PS5 in 2018 (Despite Predictions) While I respect the opinion of Damian Thong, I don’t believe the PS5 will be coming in 2018. Beyond the obvious reason that it’s too soon, I’ve compiled my top 5 reasons why PS5 needs to come out later. Holiday 2020 seems about right, given the evidence we’ve compiled on our PS5 Release Date Page. Let’s take a look: 1. Sony is Winning in Sales Sony has literally zero reasons to rush the PS5 out of the gate. The PS4 has sold over 60 million consoles and that number continues to grow. Furthermore, Microsoft has only pushed between 25-30 million consoles to date, according to estimates. Even with Project Scorpio (Xbox 2) looming over the horizon, there’s still no rush. Even if Scorpio sold like crazy (which it won’t because it’s going to be expensive), it would take years for Microsoft to catch up. With Sony dominating the market, it just doesn’t make sense for them to compromise their lead by rushing out a new console. So, why did Damian Thong predict this? Well, it’s hard to say, but I would venture to guess that he say Microsoft’s upcoming console, how it was more powerful than Sony’s PS4 Pro, and threw in some other numbers to get to his prediction. I can understand that side of things, to an extent. The PS5 would, and will, sell like hotcakes, but it will sell better if people are ready for it. For this reason and all the others, that’s simply not the case. 2. PS4 Pro is Still Young The PS4 Pro hasn’t even been out for a year and we’re already talking about PS5? Sony committed to this concept of a mid-generation hardware refresh and said that it would be their focus for the foreseeable future. Two years (2018), is within the foreseeable future. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that gamers would be utterly enraged if they found out that their brand new console was about to be obsolete. It just doesn’t make any sense from a customer service perspective. Not to mention, look at the power that developers have managed to squeeze out of the PS4. The games continue to increase in both size and scale, and graphics have never looked better. Even though the PS4 Pro isn’t as powerful as … Read More