Sony Confirms PlayStation 5 Will Not Be Released Before April 2020

Though Sony has already released more details on their next-gen console, the PlayStation 5, they have also shared that it will not be launching anytime before April 2020.

The news came via Sony’s end of financial year results and was subsequently reported by The Wall Street Journal’s Takashi Mochizuki on Twitter. In the tweet, he wrote “No next-gen PlayStation launch over next 12 months”.

This means that the earliest we will get to see the PlayStation 5 go on sale will be May 2020. That is, of course, under the assumption that the console will release in 2020.

However, it is highly likely that the console will be released in fall 2020 as reports have surfaced of PlayStation 5 development kits being sent out to third-party developers in March 2018. It was also reported early this year that Sony’s internal first-party developers are hard at work on games for the next-gen console.

While the PlayStation 5 is currently without a price point, Sony has shared that the console will feature a price tag that is “appealing to gamers”.

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In other news, Sony has confirmed that it will not be attending E3 this year but it promises to share more on its upcoming console when they feel that it is ready to be announced.


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