Sony’s Next-Gen PlayStation won’t launch within the next 12 months

Sony's Next-Gen PlayStation won't launch within the next 12 months

Sony’s Next-Gen PlayStation won’t launch within the next 12 months

Earlier this month, Sony confirmed some of the specifications for their next-generation PlayStation console (more info here), confirming that the system would be backwards compatible with the PlayStation 4 and offer significantly more CPU performance that today’s consoles.  

Now, it has been confirmed that Sony’s next-generation console will not release within the next 12 months, making May 2020 the earliest possible release date for Sony’s PlayStation 5 console. 

For both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro, Sony has set release dates in early November, enabling the console manufacturer to create large stocks of their systems in preparation for launch day and the seasonal hardware demand that comes afterwards. November 2020 seems like the most likely release timeframe for Sony’s PS5 console at the time of writing. 

So far, Sony has sold over 96.8 million PS4 systems, shipping over 17.8 million consoles over the past 12 months. By this time next year, Sony will have shipped over 100 million consoles, which is an amazing feat for the platform.   

Sony's Next-Gen PlayStation won't launch within the next 12 months  
Sony’s PS5 console, assuming that PlayStation will continue their traditional naming scheme, boasts some impressive specifications, utilising an AMD Zen 2 processor alongside a Navi series graphics card. On top of that, Sony’s PlayStation 5 also will support ray tracing in some form, as well as SSD-based storage and a dedicated 3d audio chip. Support for PlayStation VR has also been confirmed. 

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