Opinion: Expected release for PlayStation 5 or Next-PS4 Upgrade console?

  • 2018

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 2019

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 2020

    Votes: 1 33.3%
  • 2021+

    Votes: 1 33.3%
  • Too early to say

    Votes: 1 33.3%
  • Total voters


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Source: Report: PlayStation 5 Specs and Details Allegedly Leak Out

What gives this leak a little bit of traction is SemiAccurate’s previously accurate early reporting on who got info right about Nintendo partnering with Nvidia for the Switch and correct PS4 specs back in 2012. They also correctly reported on the mid-gen upgrades before Sony and Microsoft announced the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X respectively. With accurate early leaks of console hardware details in their portfolio, it’s worth paying attention to what the site has to say about the PlayStation 5. While we have yet to see the article ourselves, and anyone else reposting it word-for-word is not allowed, one ResetEra member was able to give a brief summary of the locked article’s contents.
  • Uses AMD’s Navi as its base architecture, not specifically using Navi
  • CPU is custom Zen
  • Large amount of devkits have apparently gone out.
  • Author suggests 2018 release of PS5 is not out of the question based on the amount of devkits released as this is a “sure sign that the launch is getting close.” Not definitive.
  • VR “goodies” baked in at the silicon level.
Though SemiAccurate states that a 2018 release is possible, looking at history shows us that it isn’t probably. The PS4 was revealed in February of 2013 and then released 10 months later in November of that same year. Unless Sony significantly shortens the time between reveal and release, I don’t expect that we’ll see the PS5 before the year is out.

The article is backed by known industry insider Marcus Sellers tweeting that PS5 dev kits went out to third-party developers earlier this year.
PS5 dev kits went out early this year to third party developers.​