After concerns that the launch of the PlayStation 5 (PS5) was going to be delayed due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic, Sony is now hopeful that the launch will go on as planned.

According to multiple sources close to the situation, Sony expects production of the PS5 to pick back up in late June, giving the company time to hit the anticipated demand this holiday season.

“For the console to make it to launch and meet demand, production has to start by July at the latest,” SGO was told. “Right now, those higher up at Sony expect that to happen.”

Sony has waited to officially unveil the PS5 to the world due to concerns that the company would have to announce a delay shortly thereafter. While there’s still a chance at a delay or, at the very least, a supply shortage, Sony is expected to have a reveal event in the late spring/early summer should the outbreak be more under control.

Next-Gen Power of the PS5

 

Because of the power of the console, however, there have been reports that the company has struggled to keep the price more affordable for the average consumer.  

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