I do love the internet, some of the rumours that I come across make for an interesting read and an even more interesting idea, such as the new rumour that has surfaced suggesting a 2018 release for the PS5! Now usually when I hear a rumour I may consider the possibility of it coming true to be rather high quite a lot of the time, the recent announcement of Spyro making a dramatic comeback confirms that. But the idea of Sony actually releasing the PS5 this year to me sounds ludicrous.
Let’s think about this logically, the PS4 is continuing to sell, it is making Sony an absolute fortune. I know that there was a drop in sales over the holiday period of last year in comparison to 2016 but there was still 9 million units sold, more than enough to ensure a healthy amount of money in Sony’s pocket. According to the rumour the PS5 dev kits could already be in the hands of developers, this part I do believe could have some truth to it, it makes a lot of sense for work on the next PlayStation to be in the works for the sanely predicted release time of 2019-2020, the latter of which is the year I expect us to see Sonys new baby.
Rumours surrounding the console itself are interesting to say the least, from the processor to the improved VR technology the PS4s successor could have, I have no doubt in my mind the PS5 will prove to be a very powerful console, only fuelling my belief that the rumoured release date for later this year will be proved to be just that, a rumour. So long as the PS4 continues to make money there is no need to think about releasing a new console, the best way to capitalise the income Sony receive from their consoles is to milk their great selling console for all its worth before throwing its replacement on the shelves, knowing Sony there could well be a new PS4 on the works before the PS5. Of course I could be wrong, maybe we will see the PS5 later this year, I tend to keep an open mind when it comes to this sort of thing but on this subject I am very much closed.
Perhaps come E3 this year I could be made to eat my words, perhaps Sony will do what I consider to be an absurd idea, maybe they have already pulled the trigger on a new console. What do you think about this rumour? Are we likely to see the PS5 by the end of 2018 or is that simply unrealistic?