Sony: Coronavirus Won't Have a 'Notable Impact' on PS5 Launch in Holiday 2020

Sony: Coronavirus Won't Have a 'Notable Impact' on PS5 Launch in Holiday 2020 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 April 2020 / 1,573 Views

Sony earlier this month revealed the specs for the PlayStation 5 and updated the official PS5 website with new information. The website still lists Holiday 2020 as the launch window for Sony's next generation console, despite gamers being worried the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak might delay the release of the next generation consoles.

A Sony spokeswoman speaking with Bloomberg said that Sony "doesn’t see any notable impact on the launch of its next-generation game console PlayStation 5 planned at the end of this year."

"The PlayStation 5 uses an AMD Zen 2 CPU with 8 cores and 16 threads with a clock speed of up to 3.5GHz each," VGChartz said earlier on the PS5 specs. "The PS5 uses a custom AMD RDNA 2 GPU that features 10.28 teraflops of peak computing performance. The console also featured 16GB GDDR6 memory, an 825GB SSD, 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive, and support for a USB HDD."

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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DonFerrari (on 27 March 2020)

I hope it also doesn`t affect my pocket so I can buy it.

HoangNhatAnh (on 28 March 2020)

Um, it could have some serious impact on ps5 launch sales

VAMatt (on 28 March 2020)

Agreed. If the economic fallout is as bad as it is setting up to be, 2020 could turn out to be a really bad year for launching a console. Buying a console at launch price is a serious luxury purchase that literally nobody needs to make. It's the first thing to go when household budgets are squeezed. Sony and MS may want to start thinking about plans to delay until 2021 (not that I'm suggesting they delay at this point, but I hope they're making plans B and C, at least). .

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SuperNintend0rk (on 28 March 2020)

I agree that the global economy is going to be hit hard but both consoles will probably very limited supply for the first 3 to 6 months. I think there will still be more than enough people with large disposable incomes to buy them all up.

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mjk45 (on 27 March 2020)

China seems to be opening up manufacturing again so unless something changes they should be ok .

KoyomiAraragi (on 27 March 2020)

good news