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PlayStation 5 would be released no sooner than 2020

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Sandy Mccarthy | 12 April, 2018, 00:43

However, plans can change.

A report by SemiAccurate has claimed that the Sony PlayStation 5 may arrive as early as May, this year. Just recently a big juicy rumour from Semi-Accurate suggested we could see a new PlayStation this year.

Other sources are said to be unaware of Sony's plans for a new PlayStation.

What about the supposed PlayStation 5 development kits? The Japanese company is selling so many PS4 and PS4 Pro units that it should be in no rush to bring out the PS5.

Kotaku's Schreier, who was looking to find out when the PlayStation 5 was really going to be launched, heard from two sources familiar with Sony's plans that the next PlayStation console will unlikely be released in 2019, let alone 2018.

That's because early development kits for any console don't resemble that console's final form at all. Pachter believes Sony will most likely release the console in 2020. Assuming arly dev kits are in the wild, that still puts the PlayStation 5 on track for a late 2019 or 2020 release.

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Kotaku's report added that the majority of developers they spoke to, including those at Sony's internal studios, had no knowledge at all of a new PlayStation console.

Meanwhile, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter told WCCFTech that there was "very low probability" of the PS5 releasing this year.

Despite the launch of the PS4 taking place almost five years ago, iterative upgrades such as the PS4 Pro should ensure that this console cycle lasts longer than usual. The original report does not mention backward compatibility between PS4 and PS5.

While Microsoft has been on a tear making the Xbox One backwards compatible with older games, the PS4 can't run games from the PS3. According to the article's sources, the expectation is that the PlayStation 5 will be a full-blown next-generation console in that it will run games that won't work on PlayStation 4, in essence leaving behind the last generation of hardware as it's been traditional in the console market.

If Sony has any hardware announcements to make or to tease, that could happen during E3 2018 in June.

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