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Stop panicking, the PS5 is still scheduled to hit its initial holiday release

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With all the delays and cancellations happening as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, it makes sense that some folks would be more than a little antsy about the release of the PlayStation 5. Announced to be dropping in the holiday season of 2020, or the end of the year if you’re not into all that marketing lingo, Sony wants everyone to just relax. The PlayStation 5 is fine, all it’s games are doing well and everything is going according to plan. Which is perhaps a bit of a longshot given that I doubt COVID-19 was part of Sony’s grand plan for their next-gen console but it’s still nice to know that everything is still chugging along. For now, at least.

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During a presentation that followed the release of its 2019 financial reports, Sony confirmed that no delays were expected for the PlayStation 5 while also highlighting how their gaming business was still performing well which should make sense given that the last few years have been real bangers for the PlayStation 4. In the same presentation, Sony stated that “PlayStation 5 on track for launch in this holiday season,” and “no major issues in game software development at this point,” going on to elaborate that despite the setbacks of the pandemic, the PS5 was still on track for launch.

Regarding the launch of the PlayStation 5, although factors such as employees working from home and restrictions on international travel have presented some challenges in regards to part of the testing process and the qualifications of production lines, development is progressing with the launch of the console scheduled for the 2020 holiday season.

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What’s encouraging to see is that while Sony’s music and pictures have taken a knock in the past year, given extreme delays in manufacturing and distribution, their gaming business has continued to bring in huge wads of cash for the company. So that means everyone can stop worrying about the next generation of Sony consoles because it looks like everything is going to be fine. Stay calm and don’t panic!

Last Updated: May 13, 2020

18 Comments

  1. Pariah

    May 13, 2020 at 12:19

    I think people are more worried if they’ll be able to afford it after the global economy hits the meat and bones of the recession.

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 13, 2020 at 13:29

      Yup, also games are becoming more and more expensive thanks to corruptheid dunking the Rand in the toilet.

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      • Pariah

        May 13, 2020 at 14:16

        Well the good news is that because every economy globally is tanking right now, ours just became stable.

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  2. Iskape

    May 13, 2020 at 12:19

    I’m more panicked about whether I’ll have enough money to get a console, and if we will receive limited stock in SA.

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  3. HvR

    May 13, 2020 at 12:38

    2 issues I’m seeing here (not that I’m paniced because I will not be buying in the next year, yeah PC /)

    No mention of component acquirement, this will cause a major delay somewhere somewhere down the line either in the first batch if they have not already acquired the components for the firsts build, otherwise it will be on the second build run. Currently working on 2 products and all the manufacturers have already said sorry unknown timeline for any component not in stock.

    Will our great ANC overlords collective allow us to buy gaming consoles in this never-ending lockdown?

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    • Pariah

      May 13, 2020 at 12:42

      They’ve just allowed people to buy cars for some reason. Not like we’re allowed to use them. But a 2 year old running onto a beach? Arrest the whole family!

      So who knows, consoles seem like the trivial, meaningless shit they’d deem acceptable.

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      • HvR

        May 13, 2020 at 13:01

        Can go either way. Might be seen as capitalist bringer of virus and death; like flip-flops or tshirts as outer wear

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        • Pariah

          May 13, 2020 at 13:07

          So the solution is to rebrand consoles as devices that keep people indoors and abiding by lockdown regulations. They’re lockdown incentives.

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 13, 2020 at 13:29

        But can a car run Crysis?

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        • Pariah

          May 13, 2020 at 14:16

          It can outrun Crysis. Does that count?

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        • HvR

          May 13, 2020 at 14:31

          Pretty sure the newer Tesla models can

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  4. The D

    May 13, 2020 at 13:11

    Don’t panic, and bring a towel.

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    • Krabby Paddy

      May 13, 2020 at 14:02

      Life at the moment does kind of feel like a ride on the Heart of Gold with the Infinite Improbability Drive.

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 13, 2020 at 13:29

      No Vogon can withstand my towel flicks!

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      • The D

        May 13, 2020 at 13:39

        CHECK THIS TASTY FLICK, JABLES

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        • BradeLunner

          May 13, 2020 at 15:24

          Oh the dragons balls were blazing!

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          • Kervyn Cloete

            May 13, 2020 at 16:02

            T’WAS I WHO FUCKED THE DRAGON!
            FUCK-A-LIE SING FUCK-A-LOO!

  5. Trusk

    May 14, 2020 at 16:31

    That’s actually the more reason to panic. Sometimes I worry about the company’s decision. They NEED to delay it for their own good.

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