Sony reveals details about the Playstation 5 for the first time

Excitement in the gaming world: Playstation boss John Kodera thematized in an interview for the first time the Playstation 5. Until the start of the next generation of consoles gamer but still have to be patient.

When is the Playstation 5 coming? Gamers has been asking this question for quite some time. As a rule, a console cycle lasts six to seven years until the successor appears. The Playstation 4 came at the end of 2013 on the market. Accordingly, the next generation would actually be due soon.

The Playstation 4 is in “the final phase of its life cycle,” said Playstation boss John Kodera in an interview with The Wall Street Journal . He nourished the hope of many fans for a soon to succeed. But Sony fans have to wait a little longer: Kodera now made it clear that only in three years, ie 2021, the Playstation 5 will come on the market.

“We will use the next three years to prepare for the next step,” the manager said in the interview. The clarity of this statement should let much steam from the rumor mill. With a similar time horizon, Kodera has been cited earlier. The Playstation 4 will be eight years old at the time – in the console business, that’s forever.

Playstation 4 is still selling well, PlayStation 5 Is Already Here

However, the Playstation 4 and the Pro model are still selling well. At the end of April, the Group said it expects to sell 16 million units worldwide this year. In the recently completed fiscal year it was 19 million, a year earlier 20 million. The direct competitor has not released any direct sales of the Xbox One since 2015. According to estimates, the Xbox One could not match the sales figures of the Playstation 4, even if the current Xbox One X was able to surpass the PS4 Pro, at least in the US .

At the E3 video game show, which will take place in early June in Los Angeles, Sony will most likely not introduce any new hardware. Instead, the Japanese should continue to focus on exclusive games, such as the second part of the survival games “The Last of Us”, “Death Stranding” or “Ghost of Tsushima”. Recently, Sony has repeatedly scored points with its own developments: The exclusive title “God of War 4” recently set a sales record, the remake “Shadow of The Colossus” got excellent reviews.

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