Microsoft Xbox Series X and Sony PlayStation 5 Will Be Postponed

Microsoft Xbox Series X and Sony PlayStation 5

Wccftech reported that the latest news from the game industry research company DFC Intelligence shows that the supply chain problems caused by the growing epidemic may cause Microsoft’s and Sony’s next-generation consoles to miss the 2020 Christmas holiday release window. Simply put, the upcoming Microsoft Xbox Series X and Sony PlayStation 5 will be postponed. Of course, this is not official information. But there is every reason to think the gaming consoles will be announced later than planned.

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As DFC Intelligence claims, the outbreak may have a short-term impact on the delivery of Microsoft Xbox Series X and Sony PlayStation 5. And it is likely that at least one of the two consoles will not be launched in 2020. Even if they are released as scheduled, supply will be limited. Also, the initial prices may be higher than expected.

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The source believes that the current economy is in an unprecedented state of uncertainty. Even if the situation will ease within a few weeks, it has already affected the manufacture and release of game consoles.

Will This Affect Demand Of Microsoft Xbox Series X and Sony PlayStation 5?

This is inconsistent with AMD’s previous report that production has not been affected. But DFC Intelligence did not believe that this represents the failure of the next generation of hosts. Instead, it believed that consumer demand should be ‘stronger than ever’ whenever they launch.

The good news is that consumer demand is likely to be stronger than ever. Demand will far exceed supply and long-term that could increase overall sales. In addition, the abundance of government and public caution should help assure this is a comparatively short-term crisis.

Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will release to record consumer demand. The challenge Sony and Microsoft face is making sure they release systems that meet expectations. Given the current situation, waiting to make sure they get the initial product right is the most prudent choice.

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  1. Crazytimes1
    March 15, 2020

    I hope I am one of the lucky ones to get my hands on one of these consoles this year. I will be the richest mofo’s around 🙂

  2. uumanebs
    March 15, 2020

    Unlikely. As wiser people have pointed out (rather than mindlessly quoting some site no one has ever heard of) it would cost them pennies on the dollar to move production to unaffected areas. Ya, they’d pay $5-$15 dollars more per unit. Yet they would avoid potentially as much as $100 per unit in tarriffs by doing so as well. And that likely factored into production long before anything else.

  3. Jack Seari
    March 15, 2020

    No way. Look at what the faux shortage did for Wii sales. Even if there was a shortage (unlikely given how expensive these will be) it would definitely not make any sense to postpone release

  4. Guest
    March 15, 2020

    This is an extremely limited overview of the complications involved. There’s a huge mess of problems to wade through than just simply changing a manufacturer. First of all they’d have to abandon partnerships they’ve spent decades building. And it is not just one manufacturer to deal with. Every single component is probably sourced from a different company and different countries and new sources would need to be found for every one of these. Untested sources that may affect the quality of the final product. And it would undo possibly a year of testing and planning with thousands of partners to nail down the quality and process of every component. Changing manufactures now would force them to restart that process and delay the launch even more. This is just not a money problem but a huge logistics problem more so.

  5. Jonathan Delgado
    March 15, 2020

    If it’s not official mews then change the title to may/might.

  6. shaheed2k
    March 15, 2020

    If im the original poster correctly, i believe they’re referring to the plant to manufacture the system not trying to find alternative partnerships for components. That wouldn’t be as difficult to switch. Now as far their partners experiencing delays would be another story and then ur scenario would be absolutely true.

  7. Amanda Gray
    March 16, 2020