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Analyst: PS5 and Next Gen Xbox to be Announced at E3 2020

Analyst: PS5 and Next Gen Xbox to be Announced at E3 2020 - News

by William 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.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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7 Comments

Jumpin (on 10 January 2019)

You know Microsoft is going to mess with people and call it something like Xbox 6.


AngryLittleAlchemist (on 10 January 2019)

The Xbox 69


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Mr_No (on 10 January 2019)

Or XboX (Xbox Ten), alluding to the Windows 10.


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Cerebralbore101 (on 10 January 2019)

They'll call it the X-Box. X will stand for the roman number 10. Their mid gen upgrade will be called the XI-Box, and the slim model will be the XII-Box, just to add to the confusion.


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Azzanation (on 11 January 2019)

Only if theres a meaning behind it. One thing i like about Nintendo and Xbox is that there creative with there names.


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SuperNintend0rk (on 10 January 2019)

Sounds right to me, unless one of them decides to get the jump on the other with an early announcement.


bartkuz (on 11 January 2019)

Yes, Sony just gonna sit there quietly for 1 and a half year.


Azzanation (on 11 January 2019)

AMD confirmed big sales numbers forecast for there APUs in 2020 so its basically official.


John2290 (on 10 January 2019)

The exact reason Sony are skipping it this year, they don't want itchy trigger fingers and I think e3 2020 is thr most likely time unless MS force things. I still think PS4 and X2 were a year early and not intended to be released in 2013 but 2014.


DonFerrari (on 10 January 2019)

Yes that is quite the expected date due to sales curve at this moment. Unless either of them decides to do like this gen and make an early announcement.


gemini_d@rk (on 10 January 2019)

2021 put ps4 in way to beat ps2 life time sales.


paulrage2 (on 10 January 2019)

It is almost impossible to beat PS2.


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EricHiggin (on 11 January 2019)

Well a PS4 SS and Pro S in 2019, with a worthy price drop, could possibly keep sales from declining too much into the future. A next gen XB in 2019, which is probably unlikely, could steal enough thunder to contribute to a PS4 sales slump though. Even if new PS4 slim models arrive this year unchallenged, outselling PS2 is really unlikely. It could in a best case scenario, come within reaching distance potentially, and that would in itself deserve a similar amount of praise that the PS2 receives.


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