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E3 is not that relevant the biggest launch of all time in RDR2 happened with out being at a single E3, Switch launched just fine with out even being at a single E3 before its release and most of it's momentum come from independent NDs outside of it so it's no surprise Sony follow suit as well.



Shiken said:
Madword said:
I think there is some short sighted thinking here on VG... over at resetera a few of us are thinking why this might be the case.

Early 2020 (march) launch for Ps5, why do E3, too early for talk about PS5...some negativity of course but its the end of the PS4/Xbox gen whatever MS shows wont impact this gen's sales (especially if a new console is then out by the next E3). Sony will have a show in September to talk about PS5.

No point going to E3 to talk about PS4 games that everyone already knows about, people will be people and just moan.

I believe you are right, outside of one thing.  PS5 will come holiday 2020, not early 2020.  Change my mind...

 

*drinks coffee*

You see... it's a matter of opportunity and convenience for Sony, and "specific month" for launch is irrelevant.

I believe it's a matter of producing components, assembling consoles and correct timing to maximize production.

it does not matter when the console is going to be launched during the first year, the most important thing is to produce as many numbers as possible to cover the demand. That said, putting the product as soon as possible in the market, regardless of the period of the year, seems to be the most logical action



Prediction: In 5 years Nintendo will Lauch a "Core Mario game"  very similar to Astro Bot. That said, many will Ignore Astro Bot existence and say Nintendo created this concept.

I think people who see the PS5 release as being as far off as end of 2020 are just crazy. That's over two years from now. What do you expect Sony to do for the next year and a half, just keep showing new trailers of years-old announced PS4 games? While Microsoft and Nintendo continue having events and announcing new stuff, you just expect Sony to sit back with some vague promise of a future PS5 announcement for the next two years?

At the latest, the PS5 should be unveiled during summer 2019 for a release either holiday 2019 or early 2020. I'm still hoping they'll opt for late 2019.



Sony going on radio silence for PSX and E3 was a surprise, but an interesting move. My gut tells me they're trying not to spread out conferences with little content and just give a well-packed conference at the right moment when they're not overshadowed by six conferences before them.

The statement does say "We are exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019 and can’t wait to share our plans with you." so it wouldn't be too crazy to expect one or two independent conferences chuck full of next-gen announcements like a PS5 hardware and pricing reveal and new/upcoming software. Who knows? Maybe they'll reveal some "Exclusive" and "World Premiere" first and third party games before E3. I'm sure they just want to see how hot the new technologies will be in the future and not make a mistake. Like going fully digital/streaming and getting completely shunned by customers and critics, or fully stick to physical while other companies make a full jump into the future, leaving Sony behind unable to catch up on both instances.

I guess they just want Microsoft, Nintendo, EA, Ubisoft and the rest to lay their cards on the table first. This is a chance for Sony to work in "secrecy" on whatever they'll do for next gen without someone getting the jump on their projects.

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Rêveur said:
I think people who see the PS5 release as being as far off as end of 2020 are just crazy. That's over two years from now. What do you expect Sony to do for the next year and a half, just keep showing new trailers of years-old announced PS4 games? While Microsoft and Nintendo continue having events and announcing new stuff, you just expect Sony to sit back with some vague promise of a future PS5 announcement for the next two years?

At the latest, the PS5 should be unveiled during summer 2019 for a release either holiday 2019 or early 2020. I'm still hoping they'll opt for late 2019.

Yes this is what will probably happen. If Sony wanted to reveal the PS5 this year they would have done it at E3. 



That's surprising, we'll see what Sony have on their hands, but, on the other hand, this move is kind of a blow for E3.



My bet with The_Liquid_Laser: I think the Switch won't surpass the PS2 as the best selling system of all time. If it does, I'll play a game of a list that The_Liquid_Laser will provide, I will have to play it for 50 hours or complete it, whatever comes first. 

jason1637 said:
Manlytears said:

I can't imagine where you got that conclusion from. this news only means that "playstation will not participate in E3 2019", just this! Any other deduction is just speculations or nonsenses

Well because they xancelled PSX and E3. These a big events where they could announce release dates for their upcoming games and get lots of press. Unless we get a release date at TGS i think it's fair to assume no major Sony game is coming out first half 2019(besides Days Gone) and Sonys second half is usually not full of exclusives since they let third parties get the spotlight. The PS5 is gonna come out in 2020 and it would make sense ot have these major games be cross gen.

Your points are valid. Indeed, title like TLoU and Tsushima use events and lots of press when announcing realease dates and making these moves in a event alongside ps5 makes sense, especialy if sony is planning to promote crossgen games and backward compatibility.



Prediction: In 5 years Nintendo will Lauch a "Core Mario game"  very similar to Astro Bot. That said, many will Ignore Astro Bot existence and say Nintendo created this concept.

Madword said:
Errorist76 said:

It could still be 2019 either. I always expected them to release PS5 in the year of their 25th anniversary, but yes....why not in spring? a spring release seems to have worked well for Nintendo..although it would be a first for Sony. If anything this makes me excited for what’s to come next year.

I’m still surprised by this decision. Kodera said they’d duck a bit, but that’s not what I expected.

I mean the thing is we already know what is happening in 2019 in terms of games.... 

 

  • Days Gone : April 2019
  • Dreams : Probably May 2019
  • MediEvil August 2019
  • TLOU2 - March 2020
  • Death Stranding 2019 or 2020

Edit Forgot Ghosts as well... damn still much to come.

So we can see that 2019 is pretty much set in stone and no need to talk about these games at E3 or announce games new for 2020 as they'll be PS5) as Sony have learnt that got them burnt before when trying to match MS for earliest announcements (I think this is the change in attitude). I think MS will go back to E3 showing logo's etc but if they dont mention next gen, I think thats lost on the audience.

Layden actually stated they wouldn’t have enough new stuff to show, so they’d rather back out instead of delivering a disappointing show...we’ve all seen X018 a few days ago.

The more I think about it, the more a big 25th anniversary PSX in December, with possible PS5 announcement, seems to make sense. PS4 was announced in February, so what difference do 2 months make?



Errorist76 said:
Madword said:

I mean the thing is we already know what is happening in 2019 in terms of games.... 

 

  • Days Gone : April 2019
  • Dreams : Probably May 2019
  • MediEvil August 2019
  • TLOU2 - March 2020
  • Death Stranding 2019 or 2020

Edit Forgot Ghosts as well... damn still much to come.

So we can see that 2019 is pretty much set in stone and no need to talk about these games at E3 or announce games new for 2020 as they'll be PS5) as Sony have learnt that got them burnt before when trying to match MS for earliest announcements (I think this is the change in attitude). I think MS will go back to E3 showing logo's etc but if they dont mention next gen, I think thats lost on the audience.

Layden actually stated they wouldn’t have enough new stuff to show, so they’d rather back out instead of delivering a disappointing show...we’ve all seen X018 a few days ago.

The more I think about it, the more a big 25th anniversary PSX in December, with possible PS5 announcement, seems to make sense. PS4 was announced in February, so what difference do 2 months make?

This, i realy think sony will make psx for 25th anniversary very especial, they are holding some new games and realease dates for the PS5 reveal at PSX 2019.



Prediction: In 5 years Nintendo will Lauch a "Core Mario game"  very similar to Astro Bot. That said, many will Ignore Astro Bot existence and say Nintendo created this concept.