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Disappointing. This is going to hurt them. I am sensing hubris in general from Sony going into generation 9. A powerful console and a late release date. This is like the PS3 all over again. I guess they have to keep learning the hard way.



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twintail said:
Dulfite said:
Well this will be very interesting then if Microsoft chooses to do the opposite and launch this year. Either way this is great news for Switch sales, I suppose!

Seems early but always possible.

Not sure how this benefits Switch.

DonFerrari said:
That was expected.
@Dulfite if MS launches this year there is a good chance Sony already have a backup plan to speed up launch (which I hope they don't use because that always open space for fuck ups). I would preffer MS releases the spec and price of their machine so Sony can adjust whatever needed to have a stronger and cheaper machine.

I doubt Sony really cares. They know when they are launching (regardless of whether this news is a bluff or not) and software development for both PS5 and PS4 will match up with that. They aren't going to rush a release just because MS might launch this year, something they have most likely taken into account.

They still have TLoU2, a Kojima game, and GoT (if quality holds up): they are fine for the next 12 months quite easily.

It benefits Nintendo to continue having the newest console on the market as long as possible. No matter how many slim or digital editions Sony/Microsoft come out with for their current line, it is still older than the Switch. If the ps5 and Xbox Two came out this fiscal year, it would harm Switch sales even if just slightly. Most people buy consoles based on the games they prefer, but there are still some out there that typically buy whatever the newest thing is, and this gives Nintendo one more fiscal year of being able to retain the title of the newest thing.



twintail said:
Dulfite said:
Well this will be very interesting then if Microsoft chooses to do the opposite and launch this year. Either way this is great news for Switch sales, I suppose!

Seems early but always possible.

Not sure how this benefits Switch.

DonFerrari said:
That was expected.
@Dulfite if MS launches this year there is a good chance Sony already have a backup plan to speed up launch (which I hope they don't use because that always open space for fuck ups). I would preffer MS releases the spec and price of their machine so Sony can adjust whatever needed to have a stronger and cheaper machine.

I doubt Sony really cares. They know when they are launching (regardless of whether this news is a bluff or not) and software development for both PS5 and PS4 will match up with that. They aren't going to rush a release just because MS might launch this year, something they have most likely taken into account.

They still have TLoU2, a Kojima game, and GoT (if quality holds up): they are fine for the next 12 months quite easily.

That didn't prevent MS to rush X360 launch about 1 year to get a leg up against PS3.

The_Liquid_Laser said:
Disappointing. This is going to hurt them. I am sensing hubris in general from Sony going into generation 9. A powerful console and a late release date. This is like the PS3 all over again. I guess they have to keep learning the hard way.

Most people were expecting PS5 at holidays 2020, because if PS5 were to launch this year they wouldn't skip E3.

Not sure why do you think it is a late release when you don't even know when Xb4 will launch.



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So it seems my projection of holiday 2020 is looking to be even more and more plausible.



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The_Liquid_Laser said:
Disappointing. This is going to hurt them. I am sensing hubris in general from Sony going into generation 9. A powerful console and a late release date. This is like the PS3 all over again. I guess they have to keep learning the hard way.

MS could launch this year, and it wouldn't matter. They just don't have enough quality games to keep up with Sony at this point. Between all the Japanese games that skip the Xbox and Sony's 1st party studios, the PS4 has somewhere around 40% more quality AAA games. 

PS3 had trouble because it was $400 worth of gaming hardware with a $200 Blu-Ray player added in. It was the same issue when XB1 launched with $400 worth of gaming hardware, and then added Kinect to make it a $500 system. This time around PS5 will be $500 or $600 worth of pure gaming hardware. 

The PS5 wouldn't be late, MS would just be early. Console generations typically last seven years now. 

An early XB2 launch would be bad for gamers, because it would set the graphics bar too low. Do you want a repeat of two middling consoles like the original PS4/XB1, or do you want actual next gen consoles? 



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DonFerrari said:
twintail said:

Seems early but always possible.

Not sure how this benefits Switch.

I doubt Sony really cares. They know when they are launching (regardless of whether this news is a bluff or not) and software development for both PS5 and PS4 will match up with that. They aren't going to rush a release just because MS might launch this year, something they have most likely taken into account.

They still have TLoU2, a Kojima game, and GoT (if quality holds up): they are fine for the next 12 months quite easily.

That didn't prevent MS to rush X360 launch about 1 year to get a leg up against PS3.

https://venturebeat.com/2008/06/13/interview-with-microsofts-robbie-bach-part-2-on-xbox-360/

according to this, they didn't. 

Besides its a different situation. Sony doesn't need to rush anything, but they could very well just be lying about the release date too. 



April 5th.

It points for a holiday release as always, then.
Mid year launch would be strange, either it was March to boost FY or it was holidays.
PS5 not happening at all this year tho.
TLoU 2 confirmed to be 2020 early year big game, IMO.
GoT might be cross-gen.
PS4 still has a lot of life in it, 120M+ sales confirmed.



twintail said:

Besides its a different situation. Sony doesn't need to rush anything, but they could very well just be lying about the release date too. 

Sony might be pure evil but I don't think they are dumb enough to commit securities fraud by misrepresenting financial statement like that.

HollyGamer said:
Ka-pi96 said:
1st April 2020 it is then! :O

No, some insider said Sony 7nm chip will be available in Q3 2020 https://www.digitimes.com/news/a20190416PD205.html

The chips design is pretty much done and dusted at this point for the most part. Just some Q's and T's that need to be done... They do need to do additional QC testing and ramp up production and stockpile components and build out the software ecosystem and work with developers.

Sony advertising the fact it won't be out by 2020 though does give Microsoft a window to beat them to the punch, one reason why the Xbox 360 did so well is because it had such a large window of the entire market to itself, allowing it to gain a foothold.

In saying that... Microsoft and Sony derive their consoles from the same PC technological hardware base (AMD), so they are both stuck to the same technological timeline issues (I.E. Chip development) as each other... If we get an Xbox Two this year, it will be very interesting.



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It's coming out on November 13th 2020.

Save this post and put a time stamp on it and come back to this thread next year. I'll tell you how I knew when the date is officially announced by Sony.