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Hynad said:
KBG29 said:

Oh, and 1 last thing. 8K on anything under 70", meh. 8K on 70" or more, bring it.

Depends who you ask.

I prefer pixel density over distant viewing on big screens. So 8k on a small-ish screen is heavens to me.

For me 4k on 65" at 6ft from screen is quite good at the moment.

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LOl, my though was right 2020 - 2021. It Means there will be more exclusives coming to PS4 after the last of US 2 , Ghost of Tsushisima and another new IP probably from SONY and also sequel to popular ip that had been released on PS4 or PS3 . FF 7 remake probably going to be a PS4 and PS5 exclusives.

Porcupine_I said:
Makes me wonder if some titles like the next God of War or Horizon will be developed with the PS4 and the PS5 in mind, as bridge games

Yes , the idea also come to  my mind,  but with PS5 will probably able to play backward compatibility games from PS4 i doubt that.

Final stage for PS4 on market and PS5 launch in 2021. dont make sense.
I still go with 2019/2020. launch.

You guys also need to consider new 4k screens tech by 2019 and 2020. SONY and Samsung are in developing a new OLED tech that will last and have a bright peek like LCD. It called microLED, and also it will have less respond time for games and faster frame rates. This probably going to be mass produce in 2021 and the price of 4k TV will be far cheaper compared from today standard.

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Also i forgot to mention they need to wait for the RAM price to be more stable and cheaper , there is something wrong with RAM price at the moment.

Good gives me more time to get through my back catalogue of unopened PS4 games

2021 release sounds fine to me. I'm still in no rush to move to a new console generation since I have a huge number of games still to buy and play on the current gen systems. Not that I'm really planning on buying any console at launch. If the PS5 is released in 2021, then I'll probably get it in 2023 at the earliest.

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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

Also, he was talking to investors I believe, which means he would have been using financial dates, not calendar dates. Financial year 2021 goes from April 2020-March 2021, which means that even if he was hinting at PS5's release with that statement, PS5 would release Holiday 2020 most likely.