According tomedia bgr reported that we already know that the new crown pandemic affected the release of Sony PS5. From development and manufacturing to marketing campaigns, this outbreak has ruined everything. Not only the PS5 but also Microsoft’s Xbox Series X, Apple’s new iPhone 12 and many other new products are expected to be released this year. Just a few months ago, the media learned that Sony would stick to its original PS5 release plan and release it during the company’s “Holiday 2020” announcement last year.
Meanwhile, Sony is reported to be producing 10m PS5s this year, a figure higher than initially estimated, but still not enough to meet demand. Even though the pandemic has affected the economy, with many players delaying buying new consoles until 2021, many buyers are still ready to pay any price Sony has offered for the PS5 – an open mystery. A few weeks ago, Sony emailed users of the PSN account to tell them that the PS5 would start booking soon, without specifying any dates or prices. Sony has made it clear that initial inventory of consoles could be very low and that not everyone will be able to buy the new console this year. This seems to portend that the release of the PS5 could take place in a few weeks, and that this out-of-the-way release may prevent some people from getting consoles before Christmas.
Sony has yet to announce the release date and price of the PS5, but there are rumours that it may hold a surprise event on September 9th, when all the remaining secrets of the PS5 will be announced. While Sony hasn’t announced anything yet, the likelihood of an incident seems to be getting lower as the day approaches. But this is where the new crown pandemic comes into play again. This event will not be a live release. This gives Sony more freedom because it doesn’t have to worry about the logistics of having the media present.
One source has said the PS5 will be released on November 20, the “2020 holiday.” But Games Radar found evidence that Sony may only adhere to this release schedule in certain markets. The console is available for Christmas shopping in North America, while other regions may not be available until 2020.
The trailer for Call of Duty: The Black War, uploaded to the PlayStation YouTube channel earlier this week, shows that the PS5 version of the game will land in the U.S. and Canada during the 2020 holiday season, while the rest of the world will not land until the end of 2020. However, the original version of the trailer has been set to private, and the re-uploaded clip no longer mentions the release time.
But the Black Action Cold War website still notes that PS5’s version of Call of Duty: Black Spite is scheduled to be released in the U.S. and Canada during the 2020 holiday season and in other parts of the world by the end of 2020.
Some might say that the game’s release window doesn’t necessarily reflect Sony’s PS5 release plans. However, Sony’s PS5 product page in the UK has recently been updated and the release window has been changed to meet the delay in the Black Lives Dark game. British buyers should be looking not for the 2020 holidays but for the end of 2020. The PS5 page in France, Germany and Japan also said the console would be available by the end of 2020, according to Google Translate. The PS5 page in the U.S. is still the original “202 holiday” forecast.
Still, the PS5 is likely to ship by the end of the year, even if it doesn’t arrive on time for Christmas.