PS5 Launch Won’t Be Notably Impacted By Coronavirus, Says Sony

PS5 Launch Won't Be Notably Impacted By Coronavirus, Says Sony

The landscape of the gaming industry has undoubtedly changed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Gone are the public gaming events and conventions, replaced for the most part with digital events in order to keep pandemic risk factors at the lower end of the scale. Still, there are a few companies that are staying the course, and it has now been revealed that the upcoming PS5 launch seemingly won’t be particularly impacted by the coronavirus.

The news comes by way of a Sony rep that recently spoke with the folks over at Bloomberg. While the release date for the PS5 is still as unknown as what the console looks like, Sony doesn’t seem to think that the coronavirus pandemic will have a “notable impact” on the console’s launch. That said, a “notable impact” could mean many things. It’s still possible that the release window may be delayed but only slightly, while it is also possible that physical supply may fail to meet the demand for the PS5 once it hits store shelves.

This is by no means bad news, as folks are turning to gaming more than ever to connect with friends and family in a time where physical interaction is discouraged. It’ll be interesting to see if there will be any long-lasting impacts to the gaming industry as we move forward, or if things will return to “normal” once the spread of the coronavirus has halted.

The PS5 is expected to release in Holiday 2020.

So, thoughts on Sony’s statement regarding the launch of the PS5? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!

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    Ryan is a writer and the head editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.

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