While the question of when the PS5 and Xbox Series X will launch remains a mystery, both Sony and Microsoft have announced a holiday 2020 release. Sony has also noted that the coronavirus is not expected to impact the PS5’s supply or pricing.
Jim Ryan, PlayStation CEO, spoke with CNET and confirmed that there’s been no interruptions to the PS5’s worldwide launch. Ryan stated Sony’s remained “absolutely on track” and they’re “going to launch this holiday,” with their global release.
Typically, new console releases are accompanied by sellouts, as demand usually exceeds the supply. This is a definite trend with Sony’s systems, and is expected to occur again whenever the PS5 does launch. Ryan agains reiterated that the coronavirus hasn’t impacted the next-generation console at all:
“Right now, we’re not seeing anything saying to us there’s going to be problems with quantities or we won’t be able to launch the way we want.”
In an interview with BBC, Ryan also stated that the price of the PS5 has not been adjusted because of the pandemic. However, the price of the console has not yet been revealed, so only they truly know.
What we do know for sure is a confirmed Sony digitally hosted event is happening soon, showcasing PS5 games. It’s also clear that Sony won’t be crossing exclusive games on the PS5 to the PS4.