Sony PS4 (PlayStation 4) was launched last year on November 15th and has already sold up to 35.9 Million units Worldwide which was revealed in a Sony press release few days ago. We know suspect Sony might be thinking of the future now. As there have been no official reports about the announcement of a new console i.e PS5, it’s also possible that the system architect might be thinking about PS5 (PlayStation 5).
And on the latest episode of Patcher Factor, Micheal Factor also talked about PS5 that the new gen console might not be too far away. He said
“I would be surprised if we had a next-gen console in 2018; we might have one in 2019, We will have one by 2020, so I think seven years [for the current generation] is a lock. So, it will last longer than five years.”
We already know the architecture of PS4 which is powered by an AMD APU know as Accelerated Processing Unit, which is based on an x86-64 architecture have 8-Cores and 8 GB GDDR5 memory. Knowing all that next gen console might not be hard to develop because over the past year we have seen great small factor PC’s which were almost 10x powerful than the next-gen consoles i.e. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We believe that in 2019 you’ll see a fully next-gen console from Sony which might be backwards compatible (as titles are available at launch). But for the time being sony will stick with their current console because even the idea of developing a new console at this moment is very expensive.