An analyst have predicted that Sony and Microsoft will be releasing PlayStation 5 and Xbox Two, the next generation console within three or four more years. In the 9th episode of a web series called “Pachter Factor”, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter made above the prediction. “I would be surprised if we had a next-gen console in 2018; we might have one in 2019, so I think 6 years is likely. We will have one by 2020, so I think seven years is a lock. So, lasting as long, probably not, but lasting longer than five years, probably so.”
What this means for the current consoles it that they have only a couple of more years to thrive before they go absolutely obsolete. The news leads us to believe that the life-span of a console these days is around seven years. Plus three years of time that is the typical period that last-generation consoles stick around before the new ones are released. This means that the typical life span of PlayStation and Xbox is about 10 years.
However a couple of other analysts are of a different opinion altogether. Some of them have predicted that the consoles are gonna be out in 2018. But are we to believe Pachter or the other analysts because Pachter hasn’t always been right with his predictions. Although websites like Value WalkandSegment Next do agree with what Pachter has to say. How far the prediction will prove to be true, only time will tell.
Added to these, there are already a number of rumors regarding the next-generation consoles features. It’s pretty clear that the PlayStation5 and Xbox Two will come with virtual reality technologies. And the upcoming PlayStation VR headset will surely offer a completely new experience to gamers.
To make it clear, the Microsoft and Sony hasn’t announced a released date on the upcoming consoles – PS5 and Xbox Two – as of yet. When they do, we’ll be among the first ones to inform you. Stay tu