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The Xbox One is blossoming, but is it time for Sony to panic?

With the release of the PS4 Pro and PlayStation VR, Sony could very well sell as many units leading into the busy Christmas period as Microsoft did Xbox One consoles in the past four months. Doubtful, but possible. The challenge, however, is that for as appealing and impressive as the PS4 Pro supposedly is, it’s still competing against an Xbox One console that is only now starting to blossom, entering into its fourth year on the market.

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PlayStation 5 could be closer than you think: Analyst predicts 2018 release

Macquarie Group analyst Damian Thong, who recently predicted both the PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim, says Sony will release the PS4’s predecessor in 2018. That would put the console cycle for PlayStation at five years, which isn’t short, but isn’t particularly long, either, especially when compared to the seven-year different between the PS3 and PS4.

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