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The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has shut down many businesses, but will the spread of COVID-19 affect the release date for the PS5? Sony doesn’t believe that will be the case.

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It’s fair to question whether the Playstation 5 will be released as scheduled. Considering how many businesses have had to shutter in the wake of COVID-19, as well as the effect the illness has had in China, there’s good reason to be concerned about the release of the new console. Sony, however, does not seem to be concerned.

A Sony spokesperson told Bloomberg on Friday that as of right now, the PS5 is still scheduled to be released this holiday season. Bloomberg wrote that Sony “doesn’t see any notable impact” that COVID-19 will have on the release of the Playstation 5.

Nevertheless, the virus has had quite the effect on Sony. Sony shares have gone down 10% since the start of 2020, and Sony factories in China had to be shut down. Even though some of those factories are expected to return to normal operations shortly, the company will continue to face component shortages.