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If you consider yourself to be a hardcore gamer then Sony has you covered with their plans for the PlayStation 5. The new PS5 console, which is expected to be released in 2020, will boast sharper graphics and well-known games which they hope will give it an edge against their rivals. We've looked into all the news coming out of the Playstation 5 headquarters and will keep you up to date with Sony's flagship consumer product.
Reportedly, Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida has described the console, which hasn't officially been named yet, as a 'niche product, aimed at serious players'.
This is going to be backed up in the marketing for Sony's next gen console which will focus on 'hardcore gamers who obsess over the latest features', according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal.
Kenichiro Yoshida also stated at Sony's marketing strategy meeting that "Details when making games have become more important than ever." Sony emphasised the PlayStation 5's hardware specs, which will be able to handle demanding graphical effects like ray tracing to create more immersive gaming environments.
Sony's PlayStation is their 'flagship consumer product' and generated $12 billion in revenue and generated almost $3 billion in operating profit, including subscription services but they're still keeping one eye on their biggest rivals, Microsoft.
According to the reports, despite recent cooperative agreements, Sony sees Microsoft as its main competitor in the console wars, with Google posing more of a problem as internet technology improves in major markets. The report also says that Sony doesn't see Nintendo as direct competition, as Nintendo's demographic tends to be younger gamers while Sony targets a more mature audience. The Playstation 5 may also be completely back compatible.
It has been an exciting few weeks for gamers, with news of hundreds of new games being announced at last month's E3 2019. If you were a little overwhelmed with all the release dates then LADbible has you covered.
Sony CEO Yoshida described the fifth console in the PlayStation lineup as "dramatically increasing the graphics-rendering speed" and added that the change "clearly demonstrates why it makes sense to have a next-generation console." So, if you weren't sure about upgrading to the latest model, then it seems that Sony will have a few aces up their sleeve to change your mind.
There is no official release date confirmed for the Playstation 5, however it is anticipated to be launched in 2020.
As the console wars continue, LADbible will keep you up to date with all latest specs, exclusives and release dates.
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