Playstation 5 Development Was Not Affected By The Pandemic
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PS5 Development Was Not Affected By The Pandemic

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For some of you savvy fans, the Sony Global’s financial results briefing is one way to peek into the inner workings of the company and see if something is rotten in Denmark. Especially now, when nothing is certain and the market is fluctuating. Thankfully, the last Sony report gave us nothing to worry where PS5 is involved. 

According to the report, PS5 is on track on the hardware front and has no major issues to solve in the software department. However, PS4 has some issues in the component supply chain, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is very confident that it will resolve the problems soon though, seeing that hardware sales are “trending well.”

The report also states that the sales for PS Plus and PS Now are “significantly increased” from the last quarter, indicating that the “stay at home” order impacted the company in a good way. 

In the financial address, Sony stated that: “Regarding the launch of PlayStation®5, although factors such as employees working from home and restrictions on international travel have presented some challenges in regards to the part of the testing process and the qualification of production lines, development is progressing with the launch of the console scheduled for the 2020 holiday season. At this point in time, major problems have not arisen in the game software development pipeline for Sony’s own first-party studios or its partners’ studios.” 

These are definitely good news for those of you looking forward to the launch of the Sony Playstation 5, and the fact that the company is trying to respect its release schedule is but a sign we won’t be disappointed this holiday season.

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