Any PS5 rumours?

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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Gaming MoneySaving
I currently have a PS4 (not Pro) and a 4K tv, I would really like to be able to play 4K UHD blu-ray but of course Sony haven't made this possible in either the bog-standard PS4 or the Pro.

I could always buy an Xbox One S, but with the release of the Xbox One X that is pretty old technology now so despite it being cheap I can't justify the cost. Although the Xbox One X would undoubtedly be a great machine I have loads of games (digital only as I am too lazy to get off the sofa to swap discs!) for my PS4 so am kind of stuck in the Sony eco-system for the moment.

So, what I need is a Playstation that does 4K and has a UHD blu-ray drive in it - what are the current rumours around whether the next system will have one built in, release dates etc? I must be crap at using google because every time I try to search for stuff I end up seeing posts from ages ago, unless there really are no rumours on discussion on this...
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  • Johnmcl7Johnmcl7 Forumite
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    There's absolutely no rumours on the PS5 at the moment and I doubt there's any chance of one anytime soon. Also even if there was one, I seriously doubt it would play blu-ray 4k - Sony knew the Xbox One S had the capability and that the X would likely too yet they still chose not to add such capability to either the newer Slim or the Pro.
  • phillwphillw Forumite
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    Johnmcl7 wrote: »
    Also even if there was one, I seriously doubt it would play blu-ray 4k

    I am inclined to agree, it wouldn't surprise me if the PS5 didn't have an optical drive at all.

    I'm still stuck in the last generation (MSE remember?), but I probably would have bought a PS4 Pro if it had UHD support. I can't bring myself to buy an xboxonex
  • motorguymotorguy Forumite
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    chubsta wrote: »
    I currently have a PS4 (not Pro) and a 4K tv, I would really like to be able to play 4K UHD blu-ray but of course Sony haven't made this possible in either the bog-standard PS4 or the Pro.

    Surely just buy a 4K Blu Ray player?
  • motorguy wrote: »
    Surely just buy a 4K Blu Ray player?

    I assume even though not mentioned that he may want to play 4k games too
  • chippy2uchippy2u Forumite
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    In the papers this morning that PS5 not expected to be released until 2020/21. Sony are still making so much money from the PS4 that it is unlikely to release the PS5 until sales drop. PS4 sales will soon reach 100 million mark!
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    edited 29 December 2017 at 2:47PM
    axel132132 wrote: »
    I assume even though not mentioned that he may want to play 4k games too

    You dont need a 4K blu ray player to play 4K games - the PS4 Pro supports 4K gaming, it just doesnt have a 4K Blu Ray Player.

    https://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/11/23/ps4-pro-4k-games-and-videos-guide/

    The O/P has told us he wants to remain in the Playstation eco system, therefore :-
    • If the O/P wants 4K gaming only, he needs a PS4 Pro.
    • If the O/P wants 4K gaming and 4K Blu Ray, the he needs a PS4 Pro and a 4K Blu Ray Player.
    • If the O/P wants 4K gaming and 4K Blu Ray all in one unit, then he'll need to wait for the PS5
    • If the O/P isnt bothered about 4K gaming but wants 4K Blu Ray, then he can keep his current PS4 and buy a 4K Blu Ray player.
  • ChickabiddybexChickabiddybex Forumite
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    A lot of 4k Blu Ray players cost the same or way more than an Xbox One S, it's not quite as good as a separate one but it's fine. If Sony had made their new Playstation 4s with that capability, I'd certainly be thinking of upgrading my current PS4. I think them not including this capability was a mistake. Especially because it's more expensive than it's Xbox counterpart. Weird decision by Sony. But I guess if you're selling well and don't need to throw anything in or drop the price - why bother?
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  • motorguymotorguy Forumite
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    A lot of 4k Blu Ray players cost the same or way more than an Xbox One S, it's not quite as good as a separate one but it's fine. If Sony had made their new Playstation 4s with that capability, I'd certainly be thinking of upgrading my current PS4. I think them not including this capability was a mistake. Especially because it's more expensive than it's Xbox counterpart. Weird decision by Sony. But I guess if you're selling well and don't need to throw anything in or drop the price - why bother?

    You can buy a decent brand 4k player for as little as £129

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-DMP-UB300EBK-Native-Blu-Ray-Player-black/dp/B06XSJ1BKD/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1515069138&sr=8-3&keywords=4k+blu+ray+player

    Probably less, if you shop around.

    Yes, i think SONY have opted not to bother
  • NethersparkNetherspark Forumite
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    Playstation 5 is at this point more than a few years away.
  • Agree with the others. Can't see a ps5 cropping up anytime soon.
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