The Coronavirus has thrown the world into a spin in 2020, including the tech industry and it doesn't seem sensible for PS5 or Xbox Series X to bullishly stick to their planned 2020 release dates.
I disagree. They can still launch in 2020 in limited quantities. Everything doesn’t have to be delayed due to a virus epidemic.
I guess it depends on how much more severe this is going to get.
Similar to past outbreaks, the Spring and Summer often lead to them dying out. Even with continued cases there is earlier detection and treatment going on. As long as the sick stay away from the healthy things will begin to improve. I can see there being a month delay.
Pixelift, please don't get your health advice from Trump. There's no evidence to suggest this new virus will or will not be affected by warm temperatures. Furthermore, even if it does help kill it... it very well could come back in the colder seasons just like the flu. We have no evidence either way.
... plenty of games coming to this generation's hardware. A delay is fine—I would actually encourage that.
I wonder if they will even be able to get a limited number made. No, it doesn't HAVE to be delayed, but sometimes things are out of anyone's control.
I don't care what happens I just want to hear concrete info on the PS5.
Do any of us want it to be delayed no, but given the severity of the situation it wouldn't surprise me if it did. China is the largest manufacture of electronics there will be some fallout from this and it might just mean that many tech companies are affected to the point that delays will be inevitable.
Exactly, I can understand cancelling events related to launch where people gather, but, if you are going to cancel selling these consoles then you should cancelling selling all goods. The only reason to cancel a console launch is lack of product. As long as they can produce the product they should launch.
It is way too early to make a call like that.
Not really, production for new consoles usually start early in the year to meet demand for release date. It’s now March and a lot of China factories are in halt. There’s definitely a possibility this becomes true
It’s only been 7 years what another year.. I think it shouldn’t get delayed, it all depends on how bad this virus will get if it keeps spreading then even next year will just be as bad if not worse.
If it does get delayed, I don't think they'll want to delay it a full year. Hopefully it's kept to months if it happens.
The powers that be will do everything possible to hit the holiday season.....neither Microsoft or Sony would want to miss that key time slot. Delaying into 2021 means fewer initial sales because most consumers are sick of spending post the holidays....it won't matter for the hardcore, but for the general public, it will matter tremendously.
A delay assumes the problem will go away, or become contained in this case. There is really nothing to suggest that some arbitrary time will come to pass where it wont be an issue anymore. All this stuff is hitting the worlds economy pretty hard, and while it's good to exercise caution, it's not reasonable to react to everything for the long term like that. Unless there is some major reason that the systems can't be made, I dont see any reason to delay them. Limited quantities is understandable in this case, as supply lines before the manufacturing process may be an issue. But as of right now, I think the notion that they cant be made is based on fears of plants shutting down, or assuming that some of the plants shut down were tasked to make these consoles. Dunno if anyone has ever seen where these electronics are made, but they're just a step down from full clean room environments. @dumahim below Yeah, like a march or April release. It's unlikely all the plants that would make the console are shut down. If its delayed, itll be to stockpile the initial distribution. Chances are, if one is delayed, then the other will be as well, because any cause of delay is likely to hit both of them equally.
Bullishly? I know daily star likes to stir things up, but Sony and ms arent forcing these manufacturers to make these things. Some plants are being shut down. It means there may be shortages, but that's really nothing new with a console release. More broadly, it's not in bad taste to release a new product just because there is a potential epidemic on the horizon. If that were the case, nothing would get released, because someone in the world, there is always something going on. The world doesn't have to stop everything because of CV. It's not disrespecting anyone, nor does anyone expect these companies to feel like they are being insensitive to a situation. This isnt like the spider man trailer being pulled after 9/11, it's a virus, and people know that whatever these companies are doing had nothing to do with its origin, or its spreading.
And then there's the little fact that production means people are working. Nothing says "respect" more than laying off thousands of employees who rely on getting paid to produce, ship, and transport goods.
I know there are some factories in China which are ceasing production, but I don't know if anything is confirmed about them being the one's that make these systems. I think people took the reports about potential supply chain issues with various tech fabrication and rolled with it, but never bothered to see if there was any truth to them, or if they were relevant to the situation. I think there is a good chance that there could be some supply chain issues, and that may trickle down into the production of actual released or regular production of existing products. But it'd take a rather significant shortage of all this stuff to actually delay these things. Things may get worse before they get better, but you can't just shut down everything indefinitely because of these things when there is no clear indication it's necessary. Doing so would cause much bigger problems than a delay to a console launch, and if a factory that employees thousands is shutting down, the chances are that other factories are shutting down too. That would cause a huge economic disruption that the entire world will feel.
Sony and microsoft have apparently moved production to Taiwan.
It's already an epidemic. We're taking about a pandemic.
Like the flu... Gotcha
I don't know why this site reports stuff from the Daily Star. It's always been a joke newspaper and was only sort of good for the "page 3's" back in the day.
Everyone has an opinion, and unfortunately for us, the internet exposes us to more of them than we need. Unless shit extra hits the fan, we’re fine.
Both MS and Sony has stated this isn't really affecting them all that much when it comes to manufacturing, so why would they need to delay anything?
I'm okay if they do, I would be selfishly bummed out but they need to worry about their own personal safety first.
Sony announced plans? Guess I missed it in between the Sony is afraid of Xbox and Sony is afraid of Covid articles.
People are stupid if they think this shit bs is real. Only around 40 has supposed die from this supposed virus. And every year officially thousands of people die from common fever. This ain't nothing new but a bs of the world controller fooling naive people with fear tactics. Over thousands kids die a year from hunger nobody cares now for this everyone cares. Please cut the bs stop falling for it. You got to truly be naive to think this is really a threat or is even a real thing.
You may want to consider hanging around at campaign rallies. I hear they are very safe.
I dont need to do any rally i trust God i don't need to go cry to the government to make them notice me they know what they are doing and they will keep getting away with as longas most are stupid sleeping believing everything they see on fox or cnn news
https://www.worldometers.in... You might wanna do aquick simple google search before you chat utter 💩 3200+ is a bit different to 40! Supposed, that’s Over 3200 confirmed. 😑
On 8 billions, it does not really make a difference
@Daver Not on 8 billion, more like 94,000. Check the facts. The issue with Covid-19 is how infectious it is with a long period of incubation, which means you could be infecting a whole lot of people a long time before you even start feeling something. The highest fatality rate is with the elderly. Personally I’m not worried about me, but I am worried about infecting older people that are close to me. Hope this helps.
@Daver You do realize this is still going on, still spreading and is probably going to keep getting worse right?
@ ssj27 I had to log in just to upvote your first comment... Stop watching stupid news and you will be fine
Stop talking rubbish and you’ll be fine. Let’s see how much of a difference it doesn’t make to the 3000+ people’s families who have lost loved once you absolute cretin.
40? Try over 3000. This just started ramping up less than 2 months ago. It's idiotic to compare it to the flu at this point. But hey, if you want to, how about comparing the mortality rate? Flu about 0.1% Coronavirus? Just updated in the last day to 3.4%. It's also 2-3 times more contagious.
It’s fine tho his family wasn’t effected so it must be a fake news story 😑😑😏 29318;🏻♂️
Quick google search . "Pretty much the entire country has high levels of influenza-like illness right now." The CDC predicts that at least 12,000 Americans will die from the flu in any given year. As many as 61,000 people died in the 2017-2018 flu season, and 45 million were. That one year of a basic flu in the us only stat you you people are falling for the bs of the corona virus that has onky supposedly killed 40 in two months that like the %1 of a common flue death ratio for a year. Plus i already explained that this ain't a virus but 5g side effects that are been implement in those cities in china us and europe. And they are goind to activate a stronger frequency that will bring more sick people or side effects from the radiation not a virus
This ain't a virus you stupid people's wake up. It's 5g side effects that is making people sick since is a very strong radio frequency. Radio frequency = radiation .. radiation = to getting people sick.. Even 4g get People cancer and sick snd killed specially the ones who live next to a radio tower celltower rsdiation tower. The people that you sheepply trust world wide government is fooling you by saying it's a virus but really what making people sick is 5g radio frequency that already started in europe us china abd its where they are getting sick. Headed low pick sound inside your head fever and lowering our immune sistem. This virus thibg is bs
you guys been playing recident evil way too long or watching the walking death way too much
I want a PS5 when released but if they have to delay a few months then so be it knowing there's nothing I or anybody else can do.
Too early for this decision. Wait for more 2-3 months.
I love that PS5 controller mockup. I demand a CoronaVirus edition ps5.
More people die from a common cold virus, this has hoax written all over it
This could potentially wipe out 3 or 4% of the population every year if not brought under control or vaccine found
I can't believe people keep comparing something that's barely a couple months old and still spreading to a cold or flu. Mortality rate is 34 times that of the flu and is 2-3 times more contagious.
Hoax? Are you being serious?
@father_merrin Would you please exhibit some common sense.
well, it would SUCK if they had to delay it, but time will tell i guess. i wouldnt blame them tho. safety first. although haha whos going to make the first move? ms or sony? i think thats also a huuuge factor in doing that.
They have no choice if this thing doesn't stop.
They should release it earlier, so that I have something new to play with in case I need to quarantine myself.
Corona Virus is some of the biggest fear mongering by the media in history. And most agree that as the weather warms up in the next month it will begin to decline like any other flu virus.
Then why is it hitting Texas? It's in Iran. I wish it was a hoax but I don't believe it is.
What happens when cold weather comes back? Please check historical facts.
Both Sony and MS moved there manufacturing out of China, so I don't think it'll cause delays
only do it if the workers are safe. no one should have their health jeopardized just so people can play a game.
I have enough games to play and looking forward to, or at least try out, for this gen as is,.. So I am really not in any hurry. But will probably get PS5 the day it comes out (hopefully with Demon's Souls Remake,.. or something really unique )
No way!! Why? The media is blowing this thing way out of proportion just like everything. The common flu is more deadly than this virus. It has one of the lowest death rates of any virus/illness of this type. Do you own research and for the love of God stop watching the news.
@PGRfox "The common flu is more deadly than this virus." No, no it isn't. Where do you people come up with this crap? The mortality rate for the flu is 0.1% Coronavirus is 3.4%. It's 34 times more deadly and it's also much more contagious. It's people downplaying it and not taking this seriously is what's going to ensure this will continue to spread and get worse.
What I meant is that the flu this season has killed about 20,000 people, the coronavirus has killed about 3500. You only die if you have poor health or are old (in most cases). This virus is nothing compared to the Swine flu. It killed and infected way more people, and we weren't even close to panic rate this virus is causing.
This isn't a panic. People are taking precautions, which is what level headed people do to reduce risk of being infected.
nope I don't think they need to do that
Eat my ass for even suggesting this.
I don't understand why anyone would suggest delaying anything other than a trip because of the virus. Oh sorry cant get married there's a virus going round
My mom’s co-worker used the virus as an excuse not to go to work for two weeks. Because he had recently taken a trip to China they had to let him “self-quarantine” for that time, even though it was pretty obvious he was faking it as they couldn’t take even the most remote chance that he was telling the truth.
Kind of makes me want to take a trip to china, since it's still only a slim chance I'd catch it. Extra two weeks of vacation sounds nice Unfortunately, people coming back from foreign countries are also quarantined by the state here in the US, and I believe in some of the EU nations. That doesnt sound as appealing.