Sony has released its first PlayStation console back in December 1994. The second variant of the console has been released six year later and the PlayStation 4 six years after that. The PlayStation 4 was released in 2013 (7 years after the launch of the PlayStation 3) and a few months later, the company has brought its PlayStation 4 Pro.

Damian Thong, analyst at Macquarie Capital Securities, the same person that was pretty accurate regarding the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro, predicts that the PlayStation 5 will actually be released in the second half of 2018, and this means less than 5 years after the PlayStation 4 has hit the stores.

Unfortunately, other than these predictions, Thong has not mentioned any of the PlayStation 5 details. However, it is quite easy to speculate what kind of specifications the upcoming PlayStation 5 will come with. Likewise the Xbox One console, the PlayStation console comes powered by a custom processor and graphics card (AMD-built x86 multi-core processor and AMD GPU). These chips come with almost the same technology that’s found on the computers.

First of all, the PlayStation 5 will most likely have a more-powerful processor, a better graphics card and of course, more (and faster) GB of RAM. As most of you already know, you can change the HDD on your PlayStation 4 and thanks to the latest update you are also able to connect an external HDD to it via the USB cable. However, the PlayStation 5 will probably be released with way more storage when compared to the PlayStation 4.

Rumors say that the PlayStation 5 will be released with 2TB or even more storage, which will surely be enough for most players out there. It is well known that Sony’s PlayStation 4 was a huge success and that the Xbox One sales have forced Microsoft to reduce the price of their console, but that didn’t help the sales to go up.

Since the PlayStation 5 will feature way better specifications that the PlayStation 4, we can clearly say that the console will be able to handle a higher resolution (such as 4K), while still keeping decent frame rates.

Unfortunately, Sony will surely NOT confirm that they will bring the PlayStation 5 next year in order to keep the sales on their PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Slim and PlayStation 4 Pro.