While companies like Sony and Microsoft promise to offer support for current-gen consoles for many years, usually halfway through the lifecycle of a current console, a newer model is introduced. They still offer support, but the focus shifts away from the previous model to the new and shiny one, the PlayStation 5.
This is a consideration that console players have when purchasing a console late in its lifecycle. But we have some good news. If you have not yet bought Sony’s PS4, it looks like you’ll still have a few years left before the PS5 comes around. This news comes from Kotaku who has spoken to several of their sources who say that the PS5 will be launching in 2020 at the earliest. Another analyst suggested that 2019 would be a more likely date, but Kotaku’s sources claim that neither 2018 nor 2019 are likely dates.
One of their sources said, “On a multi-year project, a lot can happen to shift schedules both forward and backward. At some point, Sony’s probably looked at every possible date. It’s all about what they think is the best sweet spot in terms of hardware.” At least we can enjoy the PS4 for awhile yet before we have to buy a new one.