Analyst: PS5 and Next Gen Xbox to be Announced at E3 2020 - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 10 January 2019 / 1,963 Views
IDC analyst Lewis Ward speaking with GamingBolt predicts Microsoft and Sony will announce their next generation consoles at E3 2020.
"Not if 2019 gets a modest hardware refresh, as I expect from Microsoft and Sony, and sees a middle-of-the-road slate of AAA exclusives," said Ward. "If the plan is to give this assumed hardware refresh two years of runway before next-gen systems arrive, then 2020’s E3 is when Sony and Microsoft will be unveiling their new systems."
Ward believes the next generation Xbox and PlayStation 5 will be more traditional and not a hybrid like the Nintendo Switch.
"I’m thinking PS5 and the next-gen Xbox won’t have built-in screens and will have disc drives," he said.
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