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The PlayStation 5 Might Not Be Coming So Soon – NPD Analyst Predicts PS5’s Launch
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The PlayStation 5 Might Not Be Coming So Soon – NPD Analyst Predicts PS5’s Launch

by Aiman MaulanaMay 25, 2018
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With Sony Interactive Entertainment’s John Kodera mentioning about the PS4 entering the final phase of its life cycle, many took this as a sign that the PlayStation 5 is coming soon. Well, the PS5 might not be launching so soon after all, according to this NPD analyst.

The PlayStation 5 Might Not Be Coming So Soon

Following the Sony Investor Relations Day 2018 in which PlayStation President John Kodera mentioned that the PlayStation 4 is entering the final phase of its life cycle, NPD Analyst Mat Piscatella shared his prediction for the launch date of the next console by Sony. According to the analyst, it isn’t coming before the fall of 2020.

For those of you who aren’t aware, NPD Analyst Mat Piscatella is well known among gamers not only for delivering the statistics firm’s monthly analysis on the United States’ gaming market but also for providing relevant insight on the gaming industry.

Interestingly, Piscatella also expects the pace of incremental upgrades like the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X to accelerate within the next generation.

In another tweet as seen above, Piscatella also commented on the fact that some appeared surprised by Kodera’s statement.

At the moment there have been no relevant rumors or leaks about the PlayStation 5, which appears to support Piscatella’s prediction. In the meantime, the PlayStation 4 shipped 79 million units as of March 31st 2018.

So what do you think? Should the PS4 be shelved in favour of the PS5 soon or does the current predicted phase sound good to you?

Pokdepinion: Personally, I tend to agree with Piscatella’s forecast, at least on the year. At the moment Sony Interactive Entertainment is in a position of absolute leadership on the console market. It’s difficult to envision them being too eager to abandon that position of strength by resetting the competition with a brand new generation, starting back from zero.

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Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)