We’re not really in the habit of quoting Michael Pachter, but on this occasion we’ll make an exception, if only because our readers will be truly interested in what the divisive analyst has been saying recently.
The Wedbush Securities analyst recently spoke with Gaming Bolt about the possibility of Sony bringing out the PS5 in the next couple of years. Pachter reckons it’s very likely that we’ll see the PS5 release in either 2019 or 2020, though he’s a little more confident that it’ll come in 2019.
“Sony is probably timing it better because they are going to bring out a 4K capable device when the 4K TV market reaches 50 per cent in the USA and 35 per cent in the rest of the world. I think Sony has probably got the next console cycle nailed down already.”
Normally we’re sceptical of just about everything that falls out of this dude’s mouth, but to be fair to him, he does know his stuff and as an analyst he’s prone to making a fair few gaffes. Still, we reckon Sony is already well into planning the next console. Why? Have you seen the Xbox One X? You really think Sony will be comfortable with Microsoft shouting about the power difference between the One X and the PS4? Hell to the no. The reason Sony is doing so well this generation is down to a few things, but chief among them is the fact that it brought a better box to the market.
What do you think? PS5 coming in 2019, 2020, or even further beyond? Make your wildest predictions down in the comments section below.