SONY’S PlayStation 5 is still on track to launch just before Christmas – dismissing fears of delays.
The Japanese tech giant said development on the console is still “progressing” despite the global health crisis.
We’re expecting both the Xbox Series X and PS5 to launch in October or November this year.
But industry experts and gaming fans have repeatedly warning that Sony might miss its targeted launch date due to global lockdown.
However, Sony has now confirmed that the PS5 is “on track for launch in this holiday season”.
That means you can expect the new console in time for Christmas 2020.
The good news came during Sony’s annual earnings report, detailing its successes and failures throughout the last financial year.
“Regarding the launch of PlayStation 5,” Sony began.
“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 qualification of production lines, development is progressing with the launch of the console scheduled for the 2020 holiday season.
“At this point in time, major problems have not arisen in the game software development pipeline for Sony’s own first-party studios or its partners’ studios.”
Sony also revealed that it has now sold more than 110million PlayStation 4 units globally.
The console came out in 2013, and has likely eclipsed sales of its rival.
Microsoft doesn’t release all-time console figures, but a late-2019 estimate put global sales at around 50million units.