If you are still hoping that we might get a PlayStation 5 announcement this year, you should put that hope aside. Sony made it quite clear that the console won’t be launched this year. During a Q&A session Sony revealed more details to the reporters present there. Takashi Mochizuki, a Wall Street Journal reporter, posted the highlights on Twitter.
-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” tweeted Takashi Mochizuki.
The company’s recent financial report also seems to confirm that the PlayStation 5 won’t be launched before the date of March 31st 2020. It was also revealed that the PlayStation sales total 96,8 million units which means that Sony might hit that 100 million milestone really soon. PlayStation Plus also managed to gather 36.4 million subscribers.
We expect the PlayStation 5 console to be launched at some point during the summer period of 2020, although a fall release isn’t that unlikely either.
When it comes to the PlayStation 5, we already know some things regarding its specs. For instance, the console is supposed to come with support for SSD storage, 3D audio and 8K graphics. More than that, the PlayStation 5 will also offer backwards compatibility with the PlayStation 4 title. The console will come with an eight-core CPU which will be based on the third-gen Ryzen line of AMD and there will be a GPU with ray-tracing graphics.
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