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