PS5 release date has been affected by the deadly coronavirus. Analysts are starting to estimate that the current outbreak of coronavirus could affect the release of Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series XIt will all depend on how long the Coronavirus will be active and how badly it affects manufacturing activities in places like China.
The first major piece of gaming hardware has been delayed, with Konami announcing that they will not be releasing the TurboGrafx-16 Mini retro console in March as they had planned.
“Regarding the PC Engine Core Grafx mini console and its peripheral accessories, the manufacturing and shipping facilities in China have encountered an unavoidable suspension due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak,” a message from Konami explains.
“As a result, the delivery of all PC Engine Core Grafx mini products, which was originally scheduled for March 19th, 2020, will be delayed until further notice, konami explained
An apology message was given out saying “We deeply apologize to our customers for the significant inconvenience, and we humbly ask for your understanding and patience while we keep our close attention on the situation.”
To assure their customers the company further states the following- We are investing all of our efforts to deliver the PC Engine Core Grafx mini as soon as possible, and will provide further details on the deliver timing once confirmed.
Sony has yet to announce the actual day the PS5 will be released and they have yet to reveal a final price.