While the PS4 is currently enjoying success as the second best-selling console of all time, only losing out to the PS2, most people are focused on its upcoming successor - the PlayStation 5. Although we have slowly been learning more details about Sony's next big console, it's still somewhat shrouded in mystery (we don't have any official confirmation on what it looks like, for example). But there is one thing that Sony itself seems very confident in, and it's that the PS5 will be a success for the company.

During the company's latest financial briefing, the recently appointed CFO Hiroki Totoki commented that he and no doubt nearly everyone else at Sony are fully expecting the PS5 to be a big hit when it releases next year. According to a Wall Street Journal reporter, Totoki also briefly talked about the console's launch line-up, stating that both Sony's first-party studios and third-parties have next-gen titles that "will satisfy game fans." He added that the company is looking into the potential of the streaming market as well, specifically via its PS Now service.

It's not surprising to hear Sony expressing confidence in the PS5, but this still leaves fans guessing as to exactly what the PS5's potential launch line-up could be. It's been heavily rumored that The Last of Us Part 2 and Ghost of Tsushima, two PS4 games scheduled to come out in 2020, will be among the first PS5 titles to be released. Though with the PS5 supposedly boasting backwards compatibility, it's possible that these two games will remain exclusive to PS4 and simply be playable on the PS5 as well.

We do know a couple of games that have been confirmed to release on the new system, such as EA's own battle-royale gameApex Legends. The title has only grown in popularity since launch, so it only makes sense for EA to release it on a next-gen platform. It won't be exclusive, though, as EA added that it would launch on Microsoft's new console, the Xbox Scarlett, as well.

There are a lot of reasons to be excited for the PS5, but some fans can't help but be wary and skeptical of it, expressing worries that the launch line-up may end up being rather lacking, similarly to the PS4's. Another concern is that the PS5 may be too expensive for some people. We'll learn more about the PS5 launch lineup and price in 2020.

The PlayStation 5 is set to launch in late 2020.

Source: Push Square