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Published July 12, 2017

There you are scrolling through your Twitter timeline when you see the latest post from Gamingilluminaughty.com. The headline reads “The PS5 COULD Come As Soon As 2018 Or 2019.” Do you

A. Read the article with a level head

B. Rant about how you just bought a PS4

C. Tweet about Xbox being better

D. Open another tab for porn

Honestly, it doesn’t matter what answer you choose because the truth will always remain the same. There’s a good chance we COULD see the Playstation 5 sooner than later. Our plug claims multiple industry insiders predict that we COULD see a PS5 as early as 2018, but no later than 2019.

Internet sensation Michael Pachter from Pach Attack thinks we’ll see the PS5 in 2019 and it will be backwards compatible with PS4 Pro games. He thinks Sony is waiting for more 4K tvs to be in the living room.

“Will it play games that were made for the PlayStation 4 Pro? That’s the question. I think it will. So I think they will build a console that will be backwards compatible with the PS4 Pro.

My expectation that is that it’s not coming out in 2018. That is a 2019 or 2020 but probably 2019. Sony is probably timing it better because they are going to bring out a 4K capable device when the 4K TV market reaches 50% in the USA and 35% in the rest of the world.”

I used to watch his show Pach Attack a few years ago, and he was right about the Wii U early on WAY before most people. I remember him predicting a new Nintendo console was coming (The Switch) within a few years of the Wii U’s lifespan. He’s been wrong about some things, but the fact that he has some credibility (through insider knowledge) is the reason this story is even making the rounds.

Nothing’s confirmed, so it’ll be interesting to see how this all plays out in a few years. We’ll have to revisit an article like this in the future and see how close predictions were. Meanwhile feel free to let us know what you think. Is 2018/2019 too soon? Also what about games? I pray Sony changes in the future. The last thing I want to see is Uncharted 7 on the PS5.

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