As the new coronavirus is challenging and troubling all walks of life around the world, many worry that 2020 will be one of the most important years for the game industry and that it will not be able to get next-generation hosts on the market as scheduled. The good news is that, according to AMD, the PS5 and Xbox Series X will still be available in the fall of 2020.
Recent media speculation that Sony and Microsoft will not be able to complete production by the deadline due to a delay in the supply chain due to the new corona virus. However, according to AMD’s official PPT, next-generation consoles PS5 and Xbox Series X will still be available as planned for the 2020 Christmas holidays.
Despite the impact of the new crown, industry analysts say there is still time for host production to adjust, giving Sony and Microsoft room to make contingency plans.
“I think Sony and Microsoft will quietly arrange production in Taiwan and Vietnam for security reasons (it could cost up to $5-10 per machine,” said analyst Michael Pachter.
Neither Sony nor Microsoft has yet made a formal response to the new corona virus’s impact on next-generation consoles.