Once the giant of the video game industry is in the market, GameStop is now struggling. GameStop was almost redeemed last February, and then the company reported a total loss of $ 673 million a year. Despite these difficulties, GameStop believes that the future can be brilliant, due to the future launch of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox next generation.
When it comes to investors, Robson Lloyd, GameStop CFO, said: "As for new hardware, when we are approaching the end of the current console cycle for Xbox and PlayStation, we expect a decline in demand as some customers choose to wait side by side in anticipation of a new acquisition generation of innovative consoles. " He said it would help shareholders understand why sales for the PS4 and Xbox One will slow down in 2019, assuming that GameStop believes that the next-generation PS5 and Xbox will be announced this year.
If the PS5 and the next Xbox will be announced in 2019, this would not be so awesome. The overall consensus now is that the next-gen console will start in 2020, so the 2019 announcement would make sense. As for when the next generation of consoles will be announced, it's not yet visible, but we have ideas.
As for the next-generation Xbox console, it looks like a safe bet that the console will be announced on the E3 2019. Microsoft is going to great on the E3 2019 to take advantage of the lack of Sony and which is the best way to generate significant noise than announce a new generation car. If Microsoft officially announces the next generation Xbox console to the E3, it can be relatively easy for details, such as release date and price, since we will still be at least a year after launch.
E3 2019, when he announces the PS5 somewhat more difficult to predict. There is one rumor suggesting Sony to announce PS5 on PSX 2019 and that the whole event will be dedicated to displaying its next console. With the PSX, which will be held in December, and the console itself is expected to launch in the holiday season of 2020, the demonstration in December may not be the language.
Will the next consoles be announced in 2019 or 2020 It is clear that the hardware of the current generation is coming out, and it will be interesting to see that there is a future for games.