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DonFerrari said: 
NoCtiS_NoX said:

Game contracts late in the gen. I don't think so. They are gearing up for the next hence they are visiting MS already. 

Also, a lot of people here are talking about sales and such for the PS4 but ignores that Sony cannot afford to give the new Xbox a 1 year head start again. 
Currently Xbone is not doing so hot and MS wants to start the new gen badly. As I said above they are just waiting for the next box and they will follow suit. They have the leverage of a waiting game  because of PS4 while MS needs to be aggressive at the start. 

So you think that MS is going to launch X2 this year after like 6 months of X1X for Sony to be hard pressed to not give MS a 1 year headstart?

 

 

Uhm no. People are arguing that 2019 is very soon and pointing out that PS4 is selling well and launching PS4 in 2019 is not smart bec. It will cut off PS4 sales.

I am pointing out that if The new xbox will release in 2019 and PS5 will release in 2020. Sony cannot afford for the xbox to have a 1 year head start again.  Even if PS 4 is still selling well. Sony will not let a xbo360 situation happened again. 360 was able to gain foothold and become successful that made it hard for Sony last gen. 

So to make it short. If MS will release the new xbox next year Sony will follow asap. Or even if ms will release it this year the same goes for sony as well.



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I could certainly SEE PS5 being released in 2019, but not in the first quarter, and not with completely new architecture. Also, backwards compatibility with PS1-PS3, while something Iíd find desirable, seems more like fanboy wish-fulfillment then something thatíll actually happen.

A PS5 released before 2020 would basically need to be like a PS4 Pro: similar architecture to allow for both forward AND backwards compatibility between PS4 and PS5, with the PS4 being able to play PS5 games on lower settings and vice-versa. I imagine the only reason to call it a PS5 is to allow developers to make games that are PS5 exclusive, or at least make games that can function on a PS4 Pro, but not the base PS4 model. This way, they donít abandon the software ecosystem developed during the PS4ís lifespan, and PS4 owners who skipped the Pro (such as myself) have incentive to upgrade.

But even under this scenario, a PS5 in early 2019 just seems rather...pointless. Thatís just a little over 2 years after the Pro. In order to release something thatís decently more powerful than the Pro in that time, theyíd have to go with hardware thatís way more expensive, in the $500-$600 dollar range. This price point is fine if youíre selling something as a ďpremium versionĒ of a cheaper console. But when itís a successor, such a price point seems...risky. And really, releasing a PS4 successor this early seems silly. The system is selling like gangbusters. Thereís no reason to rush out a successor, even in the face of the XBX. I definitely donít believe this rumor, though if it is true, I find the move rather dumb.

Dont see it before 2020... early 2019 is too early, the whole point of pro was to extend the life of the PS4...

You'll see the PS4 reduce in price (or even disappear) and the Pro will reduce in price to be the new headliner - £249 price.. Theres still way too much scope for pro sales for them to consider 2019...

Seriously anyone who believes this is mad :D

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DonFerrari said:
Teeqoz said:
If history has shown us anything about console sales, it's that each new gen is for the most part a completely fresh start - most people don't really think too much about which console they owned before when buying the next. Hence the PS1 beat the N64, the Wii (and in quite a few regards the 360) beat the PS3, and the PS4 and XBO again beat the Wii U, while the Switch is selling superbly. This means that Sony can absolutely not afford to fuck up this laucnh (especially as consoles are getting more ecosystem based. People haven't cared too much about which console they owned so far, but I suspect that will be changing with bigger digital libraries, achievements, stuff that makes you "invested" in the ecosystem, and that makes next gen crucial for Sony).

Luckily, this "rumour" seems to be a load of bollocks.

Globally in USA you mean right?

Because Globally even with all the fuckups PS3 still outsold X360. and Won all other gens.

Maybe you missed the "in quite a few regards". I wasn't referring to absolute sales (though there is substantial evidence to suggest the PS3 is overtracked on VGC).



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Oh just stop it.

What's the point of releasing PS5 in Q1 2019? It will just cut off PS4's market cap. Sony would be dumb to do that.

A Pro2 is more likely.



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NoCtiS_NoX said:
DonFerrari said: 

So you think that MS is going to launch X2 this year after like 6 months of X1X for Sony to be hard pressed to not give MS a 1 year headstart?

 

 

Uhm no. People are arguing that 2019 is very soon and pointing out that PS4 is selling well and launching PS4 in 2019 is not smart bec. It will cut off PS4 sales.

I am pointing out that if The new xbox will release in 2019 and PS5 will release in 2020. Sony cannot afford for the xbox to have a 1 year head start again.  Even if PS 4 is still selling well. Sony will not let a xbo360 situation happened again. 360 was able to gain foothold and become successful that made it hard for Sony last gen. 

So to make it short. If MS will release the new xbox next year Sony will follow asap. Or even if ms will release it this year the same goes for sony as well.

Sony could 100% handle launching a year later. They have before. No, what hurt the PS3 is not only did they launch at $200 more expensive, but the custom HW was so complicated for devs early on that the 3rd party games didn't even take advantage of the extra horsepower for years to come. Had the PS3 been able to launch at $399 and devs could have taken advantage of the power within months, instead of years, it would have absolutely crushed the 360.

 

Teeqoz said: 
DonFerrari said: 

Globally in USA you mean right?

Because Globally even with all the fuckups PS3 still outsold X360. and Won all other gens.

Maybe you missed the "in quite a few regards". I wasn't referring to absolute sales (though there is substantial evidence to suggest the PS3 is overtracked on VGC).

LOL, I'd love to see all of this substantial evidence you speak of. The last official info we got was in 2013 which showed that the PS3 reached 80M less than a month after the 360 did. The time before when both announced shipped numbers, it was just over a month the PS3 matched 360's numbers, so it's obvious that the PS3 was catching up. Given that the PS3 was outselling the 360 in EU, as well as outselling it by ~700K in just Japan since that announcement, I think it's pretty obvious PS3 passed it.



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I would be extreamly disappointed if PS5 came out 12 months from now. There is no justifiable tech to deliver a next gen experience right now, and even if 7nm is available for the CPU/GPU, Memory and Storage are to expensive to take advantage of the processing.

A dev kit for PS5 is very likely to be in the hands of 1st parties and close 3rd parties, as games will need to be started now to hit a late 2020 or 2021 launch. These dev kits woukd likely be using early 7nm test chips and only be a target for where they expect to get with PS5. Current Ryzen and Vega based chips are not enough of a leap over PS4, so even a Vega 64 based system would not be a good representation. When 7nm GPUs come out 13.5TFLOPs will be mid to low end GPU power.

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2019 would be a mistake for PS5, imo. The PS4 will have its best sales year yet this year and has just seemed to hit its stride in software, they should hold off until at least 2020. Honestly I think they should wait until 2021, maybe even 2022. 



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HyrulianScrolls said:

2019 would be a mistake for PS5, imo. The PS4 will have its best sales year yet this year and has just seemed to hit its stride in software, they should hold off until at least 2020. Honestly I think they should wait until 2021, maybe even 2022. 

Pretty much.

 

Sony has no reason to rush into next gen. They are dominating and making rivers of money. It would be insane for them to run the risk of starting a new gen, wich is always a gamble, and lose all that easy money. Aslong as the hardware is selling they have jo reason to.

 

If someone is gonna rush the next gen it's microsoft. They are not in a confortable position, Sony is.