A report from Jefferies Group, reported by Business Insider, Friday, February 7, 2020, states that Sony and Microsoft will eventually have to change the launch dates of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, respectively.
Both consoles are expected to be released in the 2020 holiday period, but the devastating corona virus epidemic could cause delays or limit the number of PS5 and XSX consoles. While the Nintendo Switch has been affected, the Japanese gaming company has apologized for the delay in production in the future.
Production of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X hardware is based in China, which has been responsible for the majority of console manufacturing over the years. In fact, according to Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, it seems that 96 percent of consoles that arrived in the US in 2018 were made in China. With this in mind, it seems that the corona virus outbreak could cause problems related to the manufacture of PS5 and XSX consoles.
The last thing that both Microsoft and Sony want is to let their excited customers know that the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 can be delayed until 2021.
If the corona virus affects their production, there is a possibility that a limited number of next generation consoles will be available at the time of release, which despite the tragic causes behind it will still be received with a lot of criticism.
Now it all depends on Sony and Microsoft to make an official statement about whether PS5 or XSX production will be affected in a way similar to the Nintendo Switch.
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