The coronovirus affected console production. Nintendo is facing delivery difficulties. Sony has now commented on the planned PS5 release.
- Many console components are produced in China.
- The corona virus * affects some production.
- Sony has now revealed what the planned release date for the Playstation 5 is.
The corona virus is still rampant in many countries. China in particular was hit hard, which is why many people had to be treated and therefore had to stay away from work. This has also affected the production of game consoles. Sony has now released a current status report for Playstation 5.
PS5 release: Sony does not expect delays
In the current financial report, the company gives an outlook for the coming fiscal year. It also goes into the launch of the PS5. In this regard, factors such as employees working from home and restrictions on international travel would have presented challenges for production and testing processes. Nevertheless, Sony confirmed in the report that the release date is still planned for the Christmas season 2020 . In addition, there were no major problems with the development of the in-house games for the PS5.
"If key elements of the supply chain on the PS5 * or Xbox Series X * were significantly disrupted, limited inventory would be a bigger problem for the release window. This would result in some games being delayed by a quarter. Given marketing "Competition and dubbed game releases planned for the next generation of consoles make this worth watching," an analyst previously told the investment company Jefferies, according to Business Insider. But the current financial report gives gamers hope for a punctual release.
Also read : PS5 - price, hardware, games, release: The previously known information about the Playstation 5 .
Coronavirus: Nintendo has delivery problems with the Switch
As the financial portal Business Insider reports, Nintendo has problems with the delivery of the Nintendo Switch * in Japan. This comes from a statement that was published in Japanese on the Group's website.
Nintendo cited the reason that the Switch controllers cannot be produced at the moment. The production takes place in China. The game "Ring Fit Adventure" could not be delivered either. You can't tell how long the delays are going on, Nintendo said.
The game industry will continue to follow the course of the corona virus with great interest. However, it can be assumed that Sony and Microsoft will launch the Playstation 5 * and the Xbox Series X as planned for Christmas 2020. But possibly in smaller numbers than planned.
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