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2018 Takes us One Step Closer to the PlayStation 5

As we enter 2018, those dreaming about a PlayStation 5 should feel a little closer. With the PS4 console family all but concluded, Sony will begin to explore what comes next. Of course, the PS4 isn't about to become redundant, far from it. However, technology moves ahead faster in the world of today, and it would be totally wrong of Sony not to be thinking about what can come next.

It makes sense that Sony will already be contemplating a PlayStation 5. Sony isn't a company that likes to confuse consumers with a gimmicky new name. Cough, cough, Microsoft. Yes, I think you'll find brands out there that try this, and it doesn't generally go down well. Thus, expect Sony's next console to be named the PlayStation 5.
Sony has, and continues to be busy with the PlayStation 4 brand. They've introduced PS VR, the PS4 Slim and the PS4 Pro. They've taken the PlayStation 4 and upgraded it and introduced virtual reality for owners of the console. These big moves have certainly taken much of Sony's energy. That's not to mention the impressive exclusives that continue to be pumped out.

With that all said, it seems Sony's attention can probably now focus away from hardware, at least within the cycle of the PS4. It's all about exclusive games for Sony, bringing out the very best from the world's best-selling console - the PlayStation 4.

The PS4 was released back in late 2013, meaning that the console has enjoyed roughly four years of its product life. Sony’s introduction of the PS4 Pro has helped to extend the products’ life.

When it comes to a PlayStation 5, it won’t be a small upgrade from what the PS4 Pro can offer. The PS5 will be a large leap, bringing far greater entertainment opportunities for gamers and fans alike. With the PS4 brand continuing to sell extremely well, there will come a time when a large upgrade becomes apparent.

It is never easy to make a prediction successfully within the technology arena, but 2020 could be an ideal year for Sony to announce or launch their next big gaming console. If it was to be launched in 2020, then you'd expect to start hearing about it sometime next year. However, if the announcement was to come in 2020, then we'd probably be looking at a 2021 or 2022 release date.

2018 brings with it new possibilities, technology advancements can change things dramatically. One thing is clear, we're certainly closer to seeing a PlayStation 5 in 2018 than we were prior. Thus, raise your excitement levels a little and await juicier PS5 rumours, news and concepts.

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30 comments

Rocky Lee January 2, 2018 at 5:43 am

Wheres TWISTED METAL

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Jessika S. January 2, 2018 at 7:23 am

“With the PS4 console family all but concluded” Really… PS4 Pro just came out like a year plus ago so I don’t see a new playstation for at least another 2 to 3 years. “it seems Sony’s attention can probably now focus away from hardware” I don’t think so, hardware equals software sales so a company would not stop pushing for the very things that helps them sell more games especially when they are still manufacturing this consoles I think they want to get them out the door. The point of software is to move hardware.

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Playstation Novus January 3, 2018 at 11:46 am

Sony fans like you are desperate for one so please stop making a ass of yourselves hahahhaahaha there is no power greater then X …………………..not that Soupstation4 or Pro trash hahahhaahha

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Deitrich Houston January 3, 2018 at 1:18 pm

Numbers dont lie. Maybe you should set up protests so you guys can help sell systems for them. Their gonna need all the help they can. Hahahahaha. The X bombed terribly. Yet still more people have the base and S versions so in reality…. You figure it out lololhahahahahahahahloooooollllllhehehehehehehe. Moron

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Jessika S. January 3, 2018 at 5:17 pm

I own an Xbox One X and still have an Xbox One S GoW Edition, so what are you talking about, I’m can afford to own both a PS4 Pro and an Xbox One X I’m not 12 years old and have to beg my parents for one or the other and after have to go online to justify the one console I own (Though a lot of you kids do come on here fighting for a console you don’t have and can’t afford and your parents won’t spent $500 for one). Grow up

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Eddie Battikha January 8, 2018 at 12:31 am

In 2019 The last 3 Big Exclusives launching for PS4/PS4 Pro will be The Last Of Us 2, Death Stranding and Ghost Of Tsushima and PS5 will launch that Fall.

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Playstation Novus January 2, 2018 at 8:05 am

hahahhahaah who is the Pro for really it’s rushed trash Sony suck at making consoles period and I expect the soupstation5 will be another failed upgrade and you wont see it till 2023 hahahahahhahahha

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Ucouldntbemorewrong January 2, 2018 at 1:21 pm

Wow XB1X only took one week win and going back to PS4 DOMINATION is really killing you huh.
Not even winning on their own home turf.
It’s 5 years in ya puppy, The line up of X1 exclusives that should be falling like domino’s now.
Salt rod is deep with this one, hahahahahahahahah

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Playstation Novus January 3, 2018 at 11:43 am

There is no ps4 domination hahahahahha that sales gap closing in and them ps4 exclusives this year will be pushed back to 2019 hahahhaha how you enjoying the weak hardware that you play makes every game look like pure trash 1440p hahahahahaha garbage

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Deitrich Houston January 3, 2018 at 1:13 pm

Lmaaao wtf… Bro jus kill yourself already. You sound really dumb and butthurt

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Ucouldntbemorewrong January 3, 2018 at 5:37 pm

Salt rod is deeeeeeeeep. lol

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Ucouldntbemorewrong January 3, 2018 at 5:53 pm

Oh gosh this just in…
The week of Dec 2
PS4 1,001,089
Switch 626,196
XB1 587,494
Also in xb1 home country beat by PS4
Closing the gap indeed.

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Jessika S. January 2, 2018 at 5:49 pm

You have to be like 10 years old

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Deitrich Houston January 2, 2018 at 10:11 pm

Add me. Psn Cuzzo63

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Playstation Novus January 3, 2018 at 11:41 am

Please don’t post your pic you are scaring the people away hahahhaha

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Jessika S. January 5, 2018 at 7:04 pm

You don’t post your pic because you probably would f*cking scare off anyone but I’m f*cking beautiful & I know it.

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Deitrich Houston January 2, 2018 at 10:10 pm

Seems to be doing better than its competitors

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Playstation Novus January 3, 2018 at 11:40 am

Winning side of what trash games and trash and weak obsolete Hardware hahahahha keep thinking you are 70 million sales all comes to a end and waiting for all Ps4 delays of all exclusives this year with the announcement of all them coming to PC hahahahaha

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Deitrich Houston January 3, 2018 at 1:11 pm

Wtf are you smoking bro. Lmaaao. You come in here to hate on a system that you dont prefer?… You that mad??? Hahahahaha. Omg ur worse than the Trumpers. All of their exclusives (SONY) are never goin to PC. Sorry man, not gonna happen. Weak and trash games??? Where at. For a minute i thought you were talking about M$. Lmaaaao Hardware wise… Maybe obsolete, but it is the second most powerful console that is selling better than the most powerful console which is also getting beat out by the weakest console… Go figure. Lol. Chill and jerk off a bit more homie. You jus had a whole mental breakdown. I bet you stalk every article dealing with PS. Well guess what… we still winning on this side😂😂😂

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Eddie Battikha January 8, 2018 at 12:16 am

My god ur retarted

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Eddie Battikha January 8, 2018 at 12:27 am

PS4 Pro launched at the right time dummy 3 years after PS4 as a Mid Gen Upgrade and to give PSVR a boost in power, Microsoft was scared to invest in VR because of the failure of Kinect. 😉

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Yueying 月英 January 2, 2018 at 9:16 am

it’ll come out for next xmas. then it’ll be on schedule for 5 year gen. otherwise delayed but not coz of pro

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Barry Harden January 2, 2018 at 9:41 am

We’ll hear an announcement in late 2018 for a Nov. 2019 release.

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Ucouldntbemorewrong January 2, 2018 at 1:11 pm

Na 2020 release

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Playstation Novus January 3, 2018 at 11:44 am

Sure you will keep dreaming nothing till 2023 hahahhahahahahha

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XXtheJUMPoffXX January 3, 2018 at 12:58 am

I’m more interested in Switch 2

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Playstation Novus January 3, 2018 at 11:46 am

PS5 hahahhahhahahha see you in 2023 when the next Xbox releases and destroys you again hahhahahaaha

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Deitrich Houston January 3, 2018 at 1:15 pm

In specs? Because every Gen Xbox has always been last😂😂😂 Sales and market share

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Eddie Battikha January 8, 2018 at 12:14 am

PS5 will launch Fall 2019.

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