Sony have announce a new State of Play broadcast and this might be the big one, the State of Play that announces the PlayStation 5 is available for pre-order and more importantly, the cost of the console.
Sorry everyone, there will be “no big PS5 announcements” and instead the broadcast will focus on PlayStation VR, PS4 games, and “A few quick check-ins on third-party and indie games from June’s PS5 showcase.”
State of Play returns Thursday at 9pm BST / 10pm CEST.
What to expect:
⚫ A focus on upcoming PS4 & PS VR games
⚫ A few quick check-ins on third-party and indie games from June’s PS5 showcase
⚫ No big PS5 announcements!
— PlayStation Europe (@PlayStationEU) August 3, 2020
At this rate Microsoft and Sony will be announcing pre-orders two weeks before the console is due out, surely the will be revealing the prices and pre-order options soon.
Sony have double the amount of PlayStation 5 consoles they intend to produce in the coming months and have also increased the number of DualSense controllers in production.
The had previously said they were aiming for 5-6 million consoles by March 2021, that has now increased to 10 million. However, there may still be shortages of the console as they are manufactured in China and delivered across the world via shipping containers which can take a very long time to reach their destination.
“Sony began PS5 mass production in June and, under the latest plan, expects to assemble 5 million units by the end of September and another 5 million between October and December,” report Bloomberg. “A large portion of the latter tranche would turn into stock for 2021 due to the logistical delay. Sony could try to use air cargo for faster delivery, as it did in 2013 around the launch of the PlayStation 4, though airlines are running vastly reduced schedules due to Covid-19 and Sony’s ability to reserve flights would be limited.”
Sony recently revealed the design of the PlayStation 5 game boxes using the next-gen exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales to show off the familiar but stylish new design that’s true to the new PlayStation 5 console design.