PlayStation 5 Could Arrive Sooner Than We Think, Claims Analyst


With the recent announcement of the PS4 Pro, I’m sure most of us assumed that the PlayStation 5 was a long way off, if it was ever gonna happen at all. 

Perhaps not, as Damien Thong – the analyst who correctly predicted the PS4 Pro and the PS4 Slim, is now predicting that the PS5 will be arriving in the second half of 2018.

This comes from The Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki, who shared the news on Twitter.

Is that too soon? I’d say it’s probably too soon – the PlayStation 4 would only be five years old, and the PS4 Pro would only have had two years in the sun.

Of course it’s important to note that these are predictions, not guarantees or promises, and we should all keep our wits about us when it comes to such reports.

Certainly, releasing a true successor to the PlayStation 4 in 2018 would seriously render the PS4 Pro pointless for the majority of consumers.

In other console news, it would seem that Nintendo is gearing up to finally reveal the mysterious Nintendo NX.

Again, according to Mochizuki, analysts expect that if the Big N doesn’t show off the new console during the Tokyo Games Show (September 15 – 18) then it’ll probably be unleashed in October.

Considering the console is believed to launch in March 2017, I’d say Nintendo should probably get a wriggle on.

Then again, the Wii U’s reveal was a rushed and terribly confusing affair, and that console bombed hard. I imagine Nintendo are keen to get it right this time.