Many are speculating when PS5 and Nextbox will release. Whether you think it will be 2019, 2020, or 2021 there is one question I have had ever since Nintendo had that great Spring launch. When is the right time of year to release?
Nintendo didn't have a previous gen to worry about destroying its holiday numbers since WiiU's numbers were irrelevant at that point. So the Spring release worked for them. I think if you're following up a successful console though like PS5 will be doing you should shoot for September. Consoles need a huge initial bump at first to get a base for software. So they seem to like to release DURING the holidays (November). I think this misses some MAJOR sales they could accrue during their launch window. There are going to be a massive amount of preorders for both of these consoles just like there were for their predecessors. Things will sell out quickly. Sony around 2m preorders if I remember right. Why not get millions of sales in September and October and get all the big software day and date for that Fall THEN just when that's slowing down you get millions more as you resupply right as the holidays approach. It's two big sales bumps right off the bat with WAY more time to produce. You don't need to lump the holiday and launch bump together as the demand exceeds supply.
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