Even though the PS4 console is still going strong this generation, this has not stopped people from already thinking about the future. The PS5 will be the next console and it sounds like Sony might still support the PS4 for the next two years before they dive into the next generation of console gaming.
GamingBolt had a chance to interview NPD analyst Mat Piscatella and he made some predictions about Sony’s future plans in the gaming industry. He feels that 2019 is still too early for consumers to embrace the PS5 console and feels the year 2020 is more appropriate at this stage. 2020 seems to be the year many analysts agree on because Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter predicts that is the year the PlayStation 5 comes out too.
As for the PS4, Piscatella feels that 2018 will be a big year for the console with 2019 being the year that the console manages to sell over 100 million consoles worldwide. He feels 2018 will be bigger in terms of sales compared to 2019, although the console will still be a powerhouse for the foreseeable future.
A seven year gap between console generations seems to be the norm at the moment. After all, the PS3 came out in late 2006 and then the PS4 did not come out until late 2013. That said, this generation has been slightly different thanks to the mid-generation upgrade of the PS4 Pro that makes games look better than a normal PS4 console.