PS5 rumours fly but Sony’s just not biting
SONY hasn’t confirmed the PS5 exists yet (unfortunately) but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any PlayStation 5 rumours to chew on.
This is the big question – when can you actually buy a PlayStation 5?
Sony is playing its cards close to its chest, so we won’t have strict confirmation for a while yet. But we can take a guess based on history.
The original PlayStation launched in Europe in 1995, followed by the PlayStation 2 in 2000.
The PlayStation 3 arrived more than half a decade later, in 2006. Then gamers had to wait a further seven years for 2013’s PS4 launch.
That means there’s an average of six years between each next-generation PlayStation model – which suggests a 2019 launch for the PS5.
But 2016’s PlayStation 4 Pro threw a spanner in the works. The mid-generation console offered consumers a graphical upgrade without launching a brand-new generation of consoles.
Microsoft has adopted a similar strategy with its recent Xbox One S and Xbox One X launches, which offer minor graphical boosts over the original Xbox One.
It’s possible this means we may have to wait even longer for a PlayStation 5 as a result.
However many spectators note the Xbox One X is more powerful than the PS4 Pro, which could prompt Sony to bring its next console’s launch forward.
If a launch was to happen this year, the most likely occasion would be at the huge E3 games convention in Los Angeles this June.
Sadly, nothing is confirmed yet.
NEXT GEN: The PlayStation PS4 is pictured above. Rumours are flying about the possible upcoming PlayStation 5.