Sony Executive Comments On PlayStation 5’s Arrival
(Last Updated On: June 26, 2017)

Sony not too long ago released its newly enhanced console, beefing the standard PS4 to the PS4 Pro. The new device stands as a 1.5 device that bolsters the previous named console’s specs but at slightly higher intervals to allow for an enhanced “experience”. Well, where does this put the PS5? President and CEO of Sony interactive Entertainment of America, Shawn Layden, has the answer.

As many gamers and fans of Sony and Microsoft should know, a pair of 1.5 consoles hit the market known as the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One S. The former console had some people wondering if Sony shot itself in the foot and would see the PS5 casting a giant shadow on the current PS4 Pro console. Well, that doesn’t seem to be the case according to Sony interactive Entertainment of America, Shawn Layden, who told publication site Golem.de that the PS5 won’t be seen for “some time”.

In other words, the PS4 Pro will still have time to move units without cannibalization stepping in due to the PS5 hitting store shelves and e-tailers early.

The topic of the PS5 releasing sometime soon comes in part of the publication site inquiring Layden whether or not fans should expect any games releasing exclusively for the PS4 Pro, which in turn prompted the President and CEO of SEI America to say “That will never happen!” This has a lot of fans saying that the PS5 will carry on the exclusive game tradition like this current era, with Layden stating that, “Yes. It will probably be some time.”

As it stands now, there is no telling when Sony could actually drop a new PS console. Yes, Sony could wait another year or maybe two, but as it stands now they could pull out all kinds of tricks with the actual device releasing shortly after an announcement or much later. Reading a lot of comments around various forum boards sees many wanting Sony to wait and release the PS5 (or whatever its moniker may be) later rather than anytime soon.

Currently, the Sony family of consoles consist of the PS4, PS4 Slim and the most recent integration, and the most powerful of the named PlayStation hardware, the PS4 Pro. With that said, what’s your thoughts on the PS5 slated to be announced/release later?


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  • Galbador

    I seriously don’t know why I should buy a Pro if I have a normal version. It just makes no sense, but Sony being a dick, tells devs to make the games better on Pro like with Little Nightmares (PS4 30 FPS / Pro 60 FPS). The same goes for the Xbox One X… but then again, I don’t have an Xbox One and don’t know why I should buy one because there are no games that looks in ANY KIND OF WAY interesting… maybe the Rare Compilation? But just because of that? I highly doubt it, sunny.

    • Phasmatis75

      Graphics update is nice and there is a larger harddrive. Other than that you aren’t missing out on anything.

      • Galbador

        That’s what I mean. I won’t buy one just for a small graphic update. That would be the dumbest thing I’ve ever made.

        • Phasmatis75

          I got it for the graphics update and larger hard-drive. I was already constantly hitting my limit, so it made sense to upgrade for me.

      • Galbador

        That’s what I mean. I won’t buy one just for a small graphic update. That would be the dumbest thing I’ve ever made.

  • if their is even a PS5.

    • Disqusted

      Hope they don’t call it “Playstation One”.

    • Galbador

      You could call the PS4 Pro a PS5 1/2 😉

    • Phasmatis75

      Idiots have been predicting the death of consoles for some time. It’s always this will be the last generation and the next one roles on out. Their reasoning is flawed. They see a declining market and think: Consoles must be dying. Where as what’s happening is AAA companies stopped innovating and they’ve been bleeding money for the better part of the last decade and have downsized considerably as a result. AA companies and smaller publishers have been rising to take their place for some time.

      • I doubt their will be a PS5 because the president have said multiple times now that their may not be another Sony console. Plus it seems Sony my try to make a service like PSnow than a PS5. Now with the switch it may be even more proof that Consoles time has ended.

        • Sony my try to make a service like PSnow than a PS5. Now with the switch it may be even more proof that Consoles time has ended.

          Sony? Sure… maybe. They’re idiots and only seem to do right when they’re about to hit the red.

          Nintendo? Nah. They’re already trying to investigate ways to make VR more local-multiplayer friendly. That was their main reason for not making the Switch VR-compatible because they felt it isolates people from the gameplay experience, so they’re looking into finding ways to make VR more like room-scale AR. No idea if it will pan out, but they’re the one company always looking to innovate with something new.

        • Phasmatis75

          PSNow will die within the next 5 years. It’s a bad service, no one uses it and if Microsofts PC emulation software kicks off, investors are going to want to know why Sony isn’t doing the same thing (they will not care that they were the ones that wanted streaming). Consoles are not dying they’re evolving into smart home machines that can also play video games. Microsoft screwed up with the One and went after the Smart Home market directly and suffered for it, just like they are with Windows 10 and Windows Store.

          Sony will have a PS5. It’ll have more home integration with other systems to attract multiple markets while once again focusing on games to get gamers to buy it. Perhaps one day they’ll rebrand it, but we’ll always have consoles, they just won’t be gaming exclusive devices anymore.

          Switch is just a piece of crap. Not my opinion, the manufacturing is horrible and the technology is bad. It’s poor performance is only because of these factors. NIntendo right now has their heads far up their asses and it’s not likely that they’ll course correct any time soon.

          • Switch is just a piece of crap. Not my opinion, the manufacturing is horrible and the technology is bad. It’s poor performance is only because of these factors.

            LOL… more Switch bashing. Definitely your opinion. It boots faster than both the Xbox One and PS4 from a cold start, and is almost as fast as my Syber off a hard boot; and the Switch runs and loads games faster than the other two consoles as well. If the Switch is a piece of crap then the Xbox One and PS4 are dried feces.

          • Phasmatis75

            >Battery can’t be charged and played
            >Paint comes off
            >nunchucks break
            >left nunchuck has docking issues,
            >games run worse in dock mode
            >barely has any games and will only get a trickle in the next year (surpassing PS4 and Xbox One in nothing being released)
            >will likely be upgraded in 2 years to a New Switch or Switch Plus with all or most of the problems fixed,
            >paid online for absolutely nothing substancial. Sony and Microsoft have crap systems but at least you get something for them to a point the value of what you get pays for the cost of the service.
            >All games will be culturalized by Nintendo’s own admission (and boast) (For those that don’t know what this means, SJW bullshit, political correctness, and anything the puritans don’t like is removed, also cringe for the cringe god dialog alterations, learn Japanese it’ll save you the misery)

            Nah not my opinion, production issues along with design flaws along with lower production standards compared to the DS which was built to withstand a drop from 6 feet 10 times the switch is a joke. Only Zealous Nintendo fanboys really defend it anymore with everyone else just doing something else.

          • Nah not my opinion, production issues along with design flaws along with lower production standards compared to the DS which was built to withstand a drop from 6 feet 10 times the switch is a joke.

            Switch withstood a 1,000 foot drop:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8QCFNAgPDo

            >Battery can’t be charged and played

            Um, yeah it can if you just plug in the cable at the bottom. You can charge and play it the same way you charge and play your DualShock 4, Steam Controller or XB1 controller.

            lol @ websites spreading more fake news.

            >Paint comes off

            Off of what? Not the Joy-Cons, and the Switch itself is pretty much scratch proof.

            >nunchucks break

            LOL… it doesn’t have nunchucks.

            >left nunchuck has docking issues,

            During the first production batch there was a manufacturing issue they discovered at the plant where a piece of material was blocking the receiver connection, but that was fixed back in March.

            >games run worse in dock mode

            Which games? ARMS runs like a Dream, along with Mario Kart 8, and everything else not Zelda.

            >barely has any games and will only get a trickle in the next year (surpassing PS4 and Xbox One in nothing being released)

            Quality > quantity.

            >will likely be upgraded in 2 years to a New Switch or Switch Plus with all or most of the problems fixed,

            The non-fake news problems were fixed back in March.

            >paid online for absolutely nothing substancial. Sony and Microsoft have crap systems but at least you get something for them to a point the value of what you get pays for the cost of the service.

            I hate paying for online for anything, but $20 a year sure beats paying $50 a year just to get your credit card stolen.

            All games will be culturalized by Nintendo’s own admission

            Sure, but Sony is admittedly and openly funding SJW propaganda with their first-party studios like Guerrilla Games and Naughty Dog. Microsoft drunk the “Muh diversity” Kool-Aid and is going all in on SJWism with their avatars. The biggest issue Nintendo faces is localization. If someone can just take out those SJWs from Treehouse, then they will be safe.

  • Bitterbear

    They’re going to treat consoles like smartphones. First version, then the next year slim version, then next year version two, then the next year slim version two, lather, rinse, repeat.

    • Smug

      tbh that shit existed with previous console gens but, with the exception of the Gameboy Color and the PSP past 1004, revisions of consoles werent required in order to play games better or whatever.

  • LurkerJK

    lol, ps4 pro X confirmed!

    If the xbonex (that goddamn stupid name) does well theyll be announcing their Ps4X by the end of the year

    or you could just buy a PC and divorce yourself from all this fucking drama

    They got you to pony up $1000+ for 2 consoles + accesories + games (that are often cheaper on PC) in 2 years and now they are threatening you with another $500 paperweight.
    if you had invested that money on a high end PC when the ps4 came out it would still be doing 60fps+ 1080p today and for the next couple of years without breaking a sweat

    • Console fans/owners have always used the lower price excuse to justify the consoles on why it’s a “better” option than a PC.

      If all these console upgrades keep happening in the future, then that price argument is going to be invalid very quickly.

      • RichardGristle

        If you factor in game prices then it already is, really.

      • Waifu Engineering

        Consoles > PC hasn’t been true since the late ninetees, early 00’s, when PC tech was improving at a rapid pace. There was a time I couldn’t keep up so I bought a PS1 to play games I would have missed such as Driver. $99 PS1 > $3000 PC. Now it’s more like $300-400 console : $500 i5 (last build I made). The differential isn’t there anymore.

        • $500 i5 (last build I made). The differential isn’t there anymore.

          Try $450 for VR-ready PC you can hook up to your TV.

          Consoles are so obsolete these days it’s not even funny. Save for the exclusives, or in Nintendo’s case making console-style games portable, they’re quite pointless to own.

    • Smug

      Main issue is the optimization of games
      Like I still plan on getting Nier Automata on ps4 because the PC port is such a broken mess, alongside of Denuvo, that it is hardly worth to pirate it (considering the amount of GB to download and install). Sega/Platinum titles (and other games like EDF4.1) are better to run on PC, though you still have the occasional issue with the overbloated movie & audio files (for instance, Vanquish has like 3-4GB of gameplay files while the rest are just uncompressed movie files that wouldnt look in any way worse if compressed. Same case for MGR too). I have a personal issue with PC ports of jap games also not providing a japanese version/text, which is typical of Bandai Namco and Koei Tecmo for instance.

      We get to the point that a gayming PC, with a price range of 500-600 bucks for the current components (not counting the peripherals) , which is more than enough. The good ports and good games dont require a powerhouse and the 4k resolution is a meme.

      Doesnt excuse the shit consoles have been pulling, especially with the current gen. Im still firmly against paying the online on PS4 (hence why i resort to only singleplayer titles for the home console). And the Switch is a literal piece of shit in terms of hardware quality, with a current uninteresting library (that might get eventually better on that end but i’d rather wait a few more years to see how it’ll turn out, alongside with a revision of the system).

      • LurkerJK

        Consoles can’t say games are optimized anymore, they can be as broken as PC (just look at no man sky), they are adopting early access and suffer regular fps drops

        About the hd space, sure if you look at the initial install size PC ones are often bigger for no reason but patches and patched sizes are much smaller than console ones, games like gears of wars 4 bloat their size up to infinity with their weekly 10gb patches and it’s not as easy or cheap to add more space

        PC has its problems but the trend is positive, it’s getting better as publishers invest more on the growing platform, on the other hand the console trend is negative, things are getting worse

        • Smug

          Well truth to be told, the sole reason I’m interested in consoles (preferably handhelds) are because of japanese games. Not the western shit, which is often broken & unoptimized like you said yourself, alongside of the other issues known.

          Though jap devs arent immune to the optimization issue either. For instance, there are Vita titles that I ended up playing on more powerful systems like PS4 & PC (such as Yoru no Nai Kuni 1 and Gal Gun Double peace for instance) because of the numerous issues on the handheld. Bayonetta 1 had a terrible port on PS3 and the PC version is obviously a huge improvement over it. If Sega still plan on porting the Ryu ga Gotoku games to PC, Dead Souls (Of the End! in jap) would see a huge benefit too.

          And dont get me on the subject of visual novels on PC. Japs cant code for shit, and it shows when you’re running through Wine or a non-english Windows system.

          • With Vita being dead you no longer have to worry about that.

          • Smug

            >had the biggest amount of japanese releases compared to current gen
            >still continue to get jap releases even if it’s usually crossplay with PS4 these days

            It does a poor job at “being dead” since 2014

          • VersVlees

            I got a new Fat Vita at the beginning of 2017. Just so I could play Chinese cartoon games on the go. I could have bought a 3DS or Switch but I prefer to have my waifus keep their pelvic bones.

            but yeah the whole point of consoles was you could put game disc in it and play your game. No dicking around with settings or system requirements. Nowadays, console games too are subjected to installing and downloading day one patches.

            The best thing this console generation gave us are their controllers. I have both a PS dual shock and a Xbone controller with their dongles and I really like them. (I do not own either console lol)

          • Not getting much support anymore. Plus the little games it does get comes to PC and PS4. Vita is dead as your humor.

          • Not getting much support anymore. Plus the little games it does get comes to PC and PS4. Vita is dead as your humor.

      • I play all my games at 4k at 60fps on my PC.

    • Disqusted

      If they were following Microsoft’s naming scheme it’d be “Playstation 4 Pro Play”.

  • What a joke the console market has become.

    • Galbador

      I just count the days until the final breakdown. And I doubt that Nintendo will save the day after this catastrophic failure.

      • Phasmatis75

        My prediction is this, one company is going to go bankrupt and investors will flee the industry leaving it just developers making games again.

        • Galbador

          Now THAT would be a great solution. Those fat, old furts don’t know anything about video games, but only how to make more money. This is just one nail of the coffin that is call video game crash 20xx.

          • Phasmatis75

            It’s taking forever, but we’re getting closer.

        • Galbador

          Now THAT would be a great solution. Those fat, old furts don’t know anything about video games, but only how to make more money. This is just one nail of the coffin that is call video game crash 20xx.