- The PlayStation 4 has cleaned up in the eighth generation of consoles, but the processing power of the system is still ultimately insufficient to deliver 4K resolution gaming. This will become a major part of the gaming landscape in the coming years as 4K technology becomes more mainstream. This means that one of the first aspects of the PlayStation 5 that Sony will place emphasis on is the ability of the machine to deliver 4K gaming.
- sony has made a more obvious investment in virtual reality than Microsoft, and it is possible that virtual reality technology will be built into the PlayStation 5, or at the very least that Sony will significantly emphasize it when the console is released.
- is also possible for gamers to download games with increasing convenience, and the PlayStation 5 could choose to particularly embrace this technology. There have been suggestions in some quarters that the PlayStation 5 could be an entirely disc-based system. But they still seems unlikely considering the predilection that gamers have for discs, along with the fact that Sony knows it achieved a significant lead in the existing generation by listening to the desires of consumers.
- Sony is likely to arm the PlayStation 5 with an ultra-powerful processor and vast storage capacity, while making it easier for consumers to embrace streaming and downloading, extending its PlayStation Now service. VR will also be a particular focus, as Sony attempts to deliver something unique with the PlayStation 5.
PS1 Release Date December 3, 1994 Time Between 5 Years 3 months – 1918 days PS2 Release Date March 4, 2000 Time Between 6 years and 8 months – 2444 days PS3 Release Date November 11, 2006 Time Between 7 Years, 5 days – 2562 days PS4 Release Date November 15, 2013 (XBox One beat by 7 days) Time Between Approx – 7 years and 1 day – 2558 days total PS5 Release Date November 15, 2020