PS5 still on track for Holiday 2020

Playstation 5 system mockup
Playstation 5 system mockup (Image credit: Nick Sutrich/Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Sony has fully revealed the PlayStation 5 specs.
  • It is set to launch Holiday 2020 as of right now.
  • There is no word on pricing at this point in time.

Despite cause for concerns that production of the PlayStation 5 would be affected by COVID-19, Sony appears to be going full steam ahead on its holiday 2020 launch. In a deep dive with the specs, Mark Cerny said that the console expects to be out by year's end.

Unfortunately, we still don't know what it will cost. Without knowing the cost of the Xbox Series X either, it's hard to say if Sony is at an advantage or disadvantage in this area. This is purely speculation on my part, but I'd be expecting at least $500. Remember, the PlayStation 3 released at a whopping $600 back in 2006.

Pre-orders for Sony's next-gen machine are currently unavailable. But you can check out its specs to get you prepared.

Though Microsoft has revealed a lot about its Xbox Series X the past few months, we still don't have a firm release date. For now, all we know is that Microsoft plans to release it holiday 2020 around the same time as the PlayStation 5. Whether or not eventual delays or shortages occur because of COVID-19 is unknown, thought analysts speculate that the possibility is certainly there.

Jennifer Locke
Games Editor - PlayStation, Android, VR

Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life. You can find her posting pictures of her dog and obsessing over PlayStation and Xbox, Star Wars, and other geeky things.