PlayStation 5 “Necessary” Now, Says Sony


According to a new interview with Sony’s boss Kenichiro Yoshida, the platform owner is already stealthy working on a PlayStation 5 next-generation console, something that hadn’t been acknowledged thus far.

Yoshida clearly said it’s now “a necessity” to release a new platform, something that Microsoft has already pointed out along the last few months, where Spencer & Co. talked about a box and a streaming service.


“At this point, what I can say is it’s necessary to have a next-generation hardware,” he said in a new interview with the Financial Times. Note that he never mentioned the name “PlayStation 5” anyway.

According to the Financial Times sources, the console shouldn’t be much different from PS4, since “early indications were that it might not represent a major departure from the PS4 and that the fundamental architecture would be similar.”

Now that Yoshida had such a conversation with the press, there might be room for a PS5 to drop a bit earlier than anticipated. Analysts thought it could be coming in 2020, and I still believe that we’ll have a late 2019 presentation with a release the following year.

What about you, though?