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The PlayStation 5 won’t be out for at least another 12 months

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We know that there’s a new PlayStation coming. Besides it being absolutely bleeding obvious, Sony recently revealed the first confirmed details about the next generation PlayStation through a Wired exclusive. We now know a fair bit about the console.

The PlayStation 5 (or whatever it ends up being called) will have a CPU based on AMD’s third-generation Ryzen chips, with 8 Zen 2 cores. The GPU will be a custom chip built using AMD’s Navi architecture and will support Ray Tracing (though to what degree, we’re not sure).

We also know that it’ll use an SSD with a proper bus for it, vastly improving load times and transitions. We know it’ll still use discs, and that it’ll also be backwards compatible with existing PlayStation 4 games. What we don’t know is when it’ll be out. It won’t be this year, that’s for sure – but it may not be too early next year either. In its latest bit of financials, Sony said the next PlayStation will not launch over the next 12 months.

That means it’ll be available in May 2020 at the absolute earliest, but my money’s on a November 2020 release. That means you’ve still got at least a year and a half to save up for the thing, which sounds like it might require two jobs.

I’d also guess on a $499-$599 launch price, which makes it an unaffordable bit of kit.

Last Updated: April 26, 2019


  1. For the Emperor!

    April 26, 2019 at 12:51

    If I hit the next console generation, I will probably switch back to PS. Too many exclusives I am missing out on because I refuse to buy two consoles, and XBone has no exclusives I like!


    • Original Heretic

      April 26, 2019 at 13:13

      Wait for it. We might be seeing a lot better from Xbox, after MS snatched up all those studios to make XB exclusive games.
      I’ll still get the PS5, though, I reckon. Because that’ll be where the next God of War lives.


      • For the Emperor!

        April 26, 2019 at 13:27

        Kratos is one of the exclusives I wish I could play!


  2. Spathi

    April 26, 2019 at 13:34

    “I’d also guess on a $499-$599 launch price, which makes it an unaffordable bit of kit.”

    I think people will finance these things like cellphones.


    • HvR

      April 26, 2019 at 13:59

      CNA going away removes the 6 month interest free option a lot of guys used in the previous gen.

      FNB usually have 24 month options that are not too bad and it gives you an ebucks bonus


      • Geoffrey Tim

        April 26, 2019 at 14:54

        Half my consoles purchases have been through CNA, precisely because of the 6 month interest free payments option.


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