I think people are misconstruing what was said in regards to 2021, he never hinted that PS5 would release in 2021. What he told investors and analysts was that the period up until March 2021 would be a period where PlayStation would have to "crouch down once in order to grow in the future". What this suggests to me, is that PS5 will release in 2019 or 2020 in order to get a headstart on Xbox 4, but that they will sell it at a loss on release so that the specs will be closer to Xbox 4 when it releases and most likely sells at cost or at a small profit 1-2 years later. That selling at a loss early next gen in order to get a headstart on sales will be the "period of crouching down that grows Playstation in the future".
You don't say that PS4 is entering the final stage of it's life-cycle when the successor isn't planned to release for 3-3.5 years, you only say that if the successor is releasing within 2 years imo. The final stage of a console's life includes sales after the successor releases, and PS4 will sell for a further 2 years after PS5 releases. So the final stage of PS5's life is from 2018 to 2023? lmao
Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 22 May 2018