Playstation 5 It goes on sale this year, or at least that is what Sony has emphasized despite the problems that the COVID-19 may have caused. However, it is not going to have a launch as complete and numerous as might be expected. According to internal company sources, PS5 will hit stores in late 2020, but will do so with far more limited units than other company console releases. The reason? Its cost and its price.
The production capacity of the console has not been affected, although the marketing campaign that was going to lead to the premiere did, they explain from Bloomberg. The information portal claims to have contact with different internal sources of the company, stressing that Sony would have established a rather curious figure for the first months of life of its new console. The company reportedly asked its manufacturing partners to a total of between 5 and 6 million PS5 are produced in the period ending in March 2021
Figures that seem scarce, especially waiting for a new generation that must hit with great force, but that do not clash too much with the release of the current PS4. The console of the current generation of Sony sold about 7 million consoles during its first 6 months of life, so they would not be very misled with the premiere of the new platform. If this is launched in late 2020, the time frame to be managed will move between approximately 3-5 months.
The question of price is an important matter. Microsoft is also silent on this matter when it comes to Xbox Series X, and Sony seems to be following a similar path. According to developers who have already worked with the console, a figure is shuffled that moves between 499 and 549 dollars for PS5
Sony is having to plan well the starting price of PS5 and also the console launch strategy. The anomalous situation that is taking place across the globe has affected the release of the next-gen quite a bit. We are seeing it daily with the new consoles and also with the delayed releases. Will PlayStation 5 finally arrive with reduced units or will they manage to weather the storm?
PlayStation 4 will continue to be the main support for PS5
Again, according to Bloomberg, ** PS4 would continue to be Sony's primary workhorse ** to introduce users to its catalogs and services while maintaining reduced PlayStation 5 units. A price drop is anticipated for the current console. in order to make the approach cheaper and allow a simple transition to the new generation, which would also play with some loss-making sales per unit, betting on a launch price of $ 450
The mass production of PS5 is scheduled to start in June this year in order to make a global launch in late 2020. Although there was concern initially, the manufacture of the console will continue its normal course, although with fewer units than that would be expected. We will continue to have PlayStation 4 very present, at least until PlayStation 5 can settle with a good amount in stores around the world.