The popular analyst believes that in three years, we will get the new Sony console.
Wedbush Securities’ Michael Pachter was part of the latest The 1099 podcast, led by Josian Renaudin, where he said that the PlayStation 5 is likely going to launch in 2020. „I think that’s exactly when you’ll see one (PS5) 2019 or 2020, and if I had to bet, it’s 2020. Sony’s making so much money with the PS4 that I think they’ll continue to milk it as long as they can milk it,” he said. He added that the PlayStation 4 Pro could become the default model with a price tag of 250 dollars (which is, incidentally, something our editors agreed on recently – we should play the lottery), to keep Sony happy with the sales.
„And I think the natural extension of that is the PS4 Pro becomes the default PS4, and they just knock that price down to $250 when they can, and they keep selling it — a ton of those. The PS5 is probably going to be their real 4K device, and so it just feels to me that they’re not going to launch the PS5 until sales momentum for the PS4 slows, and it just hasn’t. So you certainly get through 2017, 2018, and I just don’t see it slowing in 2018 which should prop them to launch something in 2019. If it slows in 2019, they’re probably launching in 2020,” he said.
PlayStation 2 – 2000, PlayStation 3 – 2006 (Japan/North America), PlayStation 4 – 2013 (North America/Europe)… he might be right about it. If it was available with a 400-dollar price tag, it would be great.