Sony: PlayStation 5 won’t launch in the next 12 months

Sony recently revealed that its next generation PlayStation, we will call it PS5, will not be ready by 2019. Now, the company is noticing that the PlayStation 5 will not arrive next year either. A Wall Street Journal reporter revealed on Twitter that Sony is telling reporters, during question and answer sessions, that the PS5 will not be released in the next 12 months.

That leaves a potential release date of PlayStation 5 for summer next year, or much more likely to be the fall period of 2020. A holiday launch for the PS5 would not be so surprising given that this is when the new consoles are usually available in stores. , and leave the door open for Sony to reveal much more about the console at E3 next year.

Sony does not hold its usual press conference on E3 this year, but the company recently unveiled some key specifications about its upcoming release. console. Sony promises that the PS5 will support 8K graphics, 3D audio, SSD storage and compatibility with previous versions of existing PlayStation 4 titles. The PS5 will also use an eight-core CPU based on AMD's third-generation Ryzen line, and will include a GPU that supports raytracing graphics.

A more powerful CPU and SSD storage could be the great improvement for the next generation of PlayStation, which opens more power and unprocessed speed for developers to use in games. Microsoft is expected to use similar specifications for its next-generation Xbox, currently code-named "Anaconda." Rumor has it that Microsoft is preparing two new Xbox consoles by 2020, with Anaconda acting as successor to Xbox One X and a "Lockhart" console succeeding the Xbox One S. Microsoft has not officially revealed any next-generation plans, but the The company has promised to "go big" at E3 this year.

Sony also revealed today that PS4 sales now total 96.8 million units, closing in the 100 million milestones it now predicts they will reach next quarter. There are also 36.4 million PlayStation Plus subscribers, but Sony expects operating profits to fall 10 percent next quarter due to the costs associated with the development of the PlayStation 5.

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