Michael Pachter Thinks the PS5 Will Release in 2019, Will Play PS4 Games

July 7, 2017Written by Tyler Treese


Wedbush Securities research analyst Michael Pachter recently shared his thoughts about the PlayStation 5 to GamingBolt. When asked about Shawn Layden’s recent comments about the PS5 being in development, the popular gaming analyst said that he thinks Sony’s next console is coming sooner rather than later. In fact, he believes that a 2019 release is in store.

“My expectation that is that it’s not coming out in 2018,” Pachter told GamingBolt. “That is a 2019 0r 2020 [release] but probably 2019. Sony is probably timing it better because they are going to bring out a 4K capable device when the 4K TV market reaches 50% in the USA and 35% in the rest of the world. I think Sony has probably got the next console cycle nailed down already. I think, they already know what they got to do”

Pachter also believes that Layden is being honest when he says that the PS5 will be a full-fledged console, but has doubts about the reception:

“The PlayStation 4 Pro is better [technically] than the PS4, so I think that’s a half step towards the PlayStation 5. I think the PS5 will be another half step. So he is being honest when he said he is not doing a half step but the PlayStation 5…how much faster can it be? It will surely support 4K. Will it support 240 frames per second? Great. Will it play games that were made for the PlayStation 4 Pro? That’s the question. I think it will. So I think they will build a console that will backwards compatible with the PS4 Pro. So I think it will be perceived by the consumers to be a half step and I think Shawn is telling the truth when he says it’s will be a full fledged console.”

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(Source: GamingBolt)