If you are a gamer, then you must be waiting for an upgrade of the Xbox or PlayStation 4. This year, the world of gaming did see some exciting new games, but the devices that are used to play these games – PlayStation 4 or Xbox One – are almost five years old. While they do perfectly execute games of all kinds, we could definitely do with an update.
An interesting fact about these gaming consoles is that even though they have not been updated for so many years, they are still selling units. However, according to NPD analyst Mat Piscatella, the sales of the two popular gaming consoles are expected to drop next year. He also added that because of this, both the companies – Microsoft and Sony – are expected to announce the updated versions of their gaming consoles next year. It has been reported that these devices will be called as Xbox Scarlet and PS5. However, we should mention that these are just expected names, and there is no official word about them from either of the two companies.
It is worth noticing that he has only said that the two devices will be announced this year. Considering this, reports are suggesting that while the Microsoft and Sony will unveil the devices in 2019, their official launch will only be held in 2020. This is totally in line with previous reports that claimed that we might get the first look of the new consoles from the companies in 2019. So if you have been waiting for the next gaming console, you will have to be a little more patient.
As of now, we don’t know anything else about the upcoming gaming consoles. However, taking into account that the consoles will be getting an upgrade after so many year, we can expect a more powerful processor, faster GPU and an increase in storage and memory.
The current model, PlayStation 4, is powered by a custom AMD-built x86 multi-core processor that is clubbed with an AMD GPU. With these configurations, it directly competes with Microsoft’s XBox One, which is also a favourite among gamers.