Pachter Bet PlayStation 5 Will Release In 2020, When PS4 Sales Momentum Slows Down

When exactly PlayStation 5 is going to release? This is a million dollar question right now and only Sony knows the exact answer to it. Sony's Shawn Layden has officially confirmed the existence of PlayStation 5, and nothing apart from them. When you didn't get a proper answer to the query from official spokespersons then you direct them to Analyst and when it comes with video game industry - Michael Pachter is the one that comes to the mind first. PlayStation 5 release date topic comes up for discussion once again in front of Michael Pachter and this time around he gave a YEAR on which he is ready to place a bet.

PlayStation 5 Releasing In 2020

Speaking at "The 1099" Podcast with Josiah Renaudin, Pachter stated that PlayStation 4 is doing exceptionally well and Sony won't bring in a new PlayStation console until the sales of PlayStation 4 slows down. He added: if he has to place a bet on a Release Year for PlayStation 5, he would put his money on "2020". "I think that's exactly when you'll see one (PS5) 2019 or 2020, and if I had to bet, it's 2020." state Pachter.

And when asked for a reason behind selecting the YEAR 2020, Pachter explained:

"Sony is making so much money with the PS4 that I think they'll continue to milk it as long as they can milk it. 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."

Don't you think PlayStation 5 release in 2020 is going to be too late for Sony? Microsoft is ready with Xbox One X - it will release in November 2017, and if PlayStation 5 arrives in 2020 - it means Xbox One X is going to have a run of almost 3 years without any real competition which in turns means - during this entire period - all third-party games will run better on Xbox One X (i.e. best version). I don't think Sony will allow this much of a clear breathing space for Xbox One X. In my opinion, it is going to be a suicidal move.

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