When it comes to gaming, consoles continue to be popular, and they are more than just tradition. All companies are working hard to improve their products and to keep up with the evolution of video games. Xbox and PlayStation consoles are two important products and two old competitors. Now, both Microsoft and Sony have decided to come with some changes.
The Digital Foundry panel at EGX came with some interesting information. Microsoft announced that it will change its strategy and we can expect a smartphone-style business model. This means that its hardware should receive some upgrades in the future.
On the other hand, Sony is currently focusing on a next-level PlayStation 5. However, we believe that the company will wait a bit more. “I think that’s exactly when you’ll see one (PS5) 2019 or 2020, and if I had to bet, it’s 2020. Sony’s making so much money with the PS4 that I think they’ll continue to milk it as long as they can milk it. And I think the natural extension of that is the PS4 Pro becomes the default PS4, and they just knock that price down to $250 when they can and they keep selling it – a ton of those. The PS5 is probably going to be their real 4K device, and so it just feels to me that they’re not going to launch the PS5 until sales momentum for the PS4 slows, and it just hasn’t. So you certainly get through 2017, 2018, and I just don’t see it slowing in 2018 which should prop them to launch something in 2019. If it slows in 2019, they’re probably launching in 2020.”
Therefore, Sony and Microsoft will come with different approaches, one will continue to work on the console generation, while the other one won’t. We will see which one is more successful.