There's 'No Need' for PS5 Until 2020: Analyst

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There's 'No Need' for PS5 Until 2020: Analyst
Highlights
  • The PS5 could release in 2020
  • PS4 sales will be strong in 2019, but not as good as this year
  • The PS4 has sold over 75 million units

If you were expecting a PlayStation 5 (PS5) release date any time soon, you can rest easy. Well, at least according to NPD analyst Mat Piscatella. He stated that Sony’s PS4 and PS4 Pro successor isn’t due till 2020.

“2020 is what I have in my forecast. The data suggest there’s no need to do it earlier. But I’ve been surprised before so I’m as interested in this as anyone,” Piscatella said in conversation with Gamingbolt.

In addition to this, Piscatella believes that PS4 sales — which now have passed 75 million — will slow down.

 

“Hardware units are mainly driven by content and pricing strategies. I’m interested in seeing how the PS4’s price point changes over the year both in base price as well as in promotional pricing,” he said. “I do expect the PS4 to have another great year of sales, but I do expect it to be down versus 2018.”

Nonetheless, with the likes of The Last of Us Part II for the PS4 on the way, we won’t be surprised to see Sony transition to the PS5 with a bang. And with God of War, Spider-Man, and Days Gone expected in 2018, it seems that PS4 owners have a lot to look forward to.

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