While the public may have just been recently surprised by Sony with the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 Slim and PlayStation 4 Pro models, early as it is to say, but rumors are now circulating on the internet that the successor to Sony's current generation console, the PlayStation 5, may just be two years away of happening from now, as initially predicted by the same person who gave the prediction about the two new PlayStation 4 models, Damian Thong, with his Twitter post as shown at Gamingbolt.
There's also a good reason why this is to be believed than just trying to put a fact to a prediction-looking at the pattern for Sony's releases of its prized consoles starting on the original PlayStation in 1995, the PlayStation 2 in 2000, the PlayStation Portable in 2005, the PlayStation 3 in 2006, and the first PlayStation 4 in 2013. The company behind the console was pretty consistent with making an upgrade to its hardware to the next level in at least 5 years, with the deviation only happening starting on PS3 and followed by PS4. With the current-gen Sony platform will be now 5 years of age in 2018, to see "PlayStation 5" come to fruition is not that far off from reality.
But there is more: In addition to that prediction, analysts are also having great expectations regarding from the Nintendo camp regarding the company's rumored sequel to the Nintendo Wii U platform, the Nintendo NX, which is presumed to make an initial appearance at the Tokyo Game Show this month. Should it not, however, analysts are convinced that it will be officially unveiled on the month after, that is, sometime on October. By the time of the Tokyo Game Show, Nintendo NX would still be 6 months away from its slated release date next year.
In fact, according to Gamerant, both of these new consoles (with "PS5" being referred to as "PS4.5" instead) are expected for reveal in the said event. However, let's still keep our fingers crossed until the said PlayStation 5 and Nintendo NX are truly close to being ripe for public consumption.