PlayStation 5 is getting closer since Kenishiro Yoshida, CEO and president of Sony, declares that it is necessary to quickly release in the market a new gaming machine to meet the new needs of videogame players.
This is the essence of an interview that Yoshida himself in the last hours to the Financial Times, the prestigious financial newspaper, and was later shared by the video game website Gematsu.
Just like a Heart Bingo promotional code, this is really exciting news for all those who cannot wait to get their hands on the PS5. Perhaps the most interesting aspect is that Yoshida made these statements responding to the question of the journalist about how Sony wants to face the growing market of smartphone gaming. The Financial Times itself supposed the creation of a tablet-like product, which would be able to communicate with PS5 for online streaming of games and therefore "cover" the market of both smartphones and Nintendo Switch.
Everything is yet to be confirmed but with the increasing rumors of recent days, it seems more and more credible that Sony could officially announce the release of their new console early next year and then make the full reveal of the new gaming machine during the next edition of the E3 in Los Angeles, California, to be held from June 11 to 13. This edition could become historic if in addition to PS5 even Microsoft were to present the heir to Xbox One, which is also closer and closer to be announced, and already has a codename, Scarlett.
If everything is confirmed, PlayStation 5 could therefore arrive in stores all over the world between the end of 2019 or at most at the beginning of 2020 but Sony will hardly want to skip the Christmas period. For the future, the Japanese company will continue to invest again on the PlayStation brand, whose business is defined by Sony itself as "solid, profitable and growing."
We must admit that in recent years, the Japanese multinational has really done a lot to maintain the leadership in the sector, in particular with some exclusive products appreciated by both critics and the public. Titles as Horizon: Zero Dawn, God of War, Detroit: Become Human and the recent Spider-Man have shown incredible visual appeal and a plethora of content with truly incredible sales results.
Soon, in 2019 or in 2020, a turn of the page will happen for Sony in order to protect their unchallenged position in the gaming field that Microsoft has threatened mainly with their Xbox 360. Even though Sony in its last generation has maintained their position throughout PlayStation 4’s complete life cycle, they still need to look out for attacks by Nintendo’s powerful Switch console.
Currently, according to unofficial charts, PlayStation 4 is the eighth best-selling console in history with 82.74 million gaming machines scattered around the world. The seventh position of Xbox 360 (85.80 million) and that of PlayStation 3 (89.90 million) certainly seem to be beatable within a short time, perhaps with the next Christmas period. It is far more difficult to overcome PS2, the best-selling console ever in history with over 157 million units sold.