• Sony has recently admitted that it is not yet ready to fully unveil the PS5
  • While Microsoft had officially revealed the Xbox Series X last year
  • AMD recently confirms that both the PS5 and Xbox Series X are still arriving as scheduled

Since 2018, the gaming industry has been waiting for details about the next generation gaming consoles, PS5 and Xbox Series X. Both Sony and Microsoft already confirmed that the consoles would arrive sometime in the holiday of 2020. The current COVID-19 outbreak, however, triggered speculations that the arrival of the gaming consoles might be delayed, but AMD says otherwise.

PS5 Xbox Series X Still On Track

The latest confirmation about the arrival of the next generation gaming consoles comes from the maker of their CPU and GPU, AMD. During the recent AMD financial presentation, the leading semiconductor company shares that the PS5 and the Xbox Series X are on track for their release sometime in the Fall of 2020. AMD’s Executive Vice President of Computing and Graphics Rick Bergman breaks the good news at the 2020 AMD Financial Analyst Day.

The situation surrounding the release of both gaming consoles was earlier explained by IHS Analyst Piers Harding-Rolls in a recent interview with MCVUK Magazine. “The chance of supply chain disruption due to the coronavirus is growing weekly. To assemble optimum inventory for a November launch, I expect both companies to start ramping up production in Q2, so if factories are not back at full capacity by that point there is likely to be some constraint versus optimum shipments in preparation for a launch,” the analyst said.

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PlayStation 5 might have a Pro version based on the new statement of Sony's Executive Vice President, who hinted this possibility. Getty Images/Ethan Miller

The analyst added that “Aside from the actual assembly of the consoles, it is hard to predict at this stage if the supply chain for components that go into these consoles, several of which will be custom, will or will not be affected.” With the assurance recently given by AMD about the release of both Sony PS5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X. Many fans were earlier concerned that the arrival of the gaming consoles might be delayed because of the recent condition in China.

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While Microsoft has already unveiled the Xbox Series X, Sony has recently admitted that it is not yet ready to fully launch the PS5. Many fans and industry analysts expect that Sony might hold an event this month for the official unveiling of its next-generation gaming console. But, until now, the Japanese gaming giant has been mum about any event related to the PS5