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PS5 news: Something important is coming to PlayStation; no COVID-19 delay for the console or games; Sony CFO cautious about PlayStation 5 sales

Silent Hill could be coming to the PS5 as a reboot. (Image source: Konami/as)
Silent Hill could be coming to the PS5 as a reboot. (Image source: Konami/as)
A tweet from GameStop Italia has PlayStation fans wondering if a next-gen console reveal is on the cards. Apparently, the COVID-19 pandemic has not adversely affected production plans in regard to both the PlayStation 5 and games. A Sony executive has been offering up cautious words about potential PS5 success and sales.
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Now the brouhaha about the mistaken “October 2020” launch date for the PlayStation 5 has settled down, there are still some tidbits of information available about the PS5 for those who want to keep on top of what’s going on with the next-gen console.

GameStop Italia posted an interesting tweet that includes a picture with text that has been translated to read “important news coming soon from the world of PlayStation”. While some commentators have gone with game-related news about Silent Hill, Little Big Planet, or Dead Space, a few have optimistically crossed their fingers and toes with the hope it might be news about a PS5 reveal event.

Once again, Sony has reassured eager fans that the current COVID-19 pandemic has not had a negative impact on the PS5 production process and that the console “remains on track for a release at the end of this year”. Early buyers of the hardware won’t have to worry about getting hold of software either, as it seems games development is proceeding without too many hitches.

Sony’s CFO, Hiroki Totoki, has been speaking to Bloomberg about the PS5, but the executive declined to comment about possible demand for the next-generation console directly. Totoki was also asked about his opinion in regard to how far behind the PS5 seemed to be in comparison with the Xbox Series X when it came to promoting the device and how the team behind Sony’s upcoming console was performing. He was quoted as saying: “we consider things strategically but doing our best. As for pass or fail, I would wait for PS5 sales to make that judgment.”

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"Important news coming soon from the world of PlayStation". (Image source: @GameStopItalia)
"Important news coming soon from the world of PlayStation". (Image source: @GameStopItalia)
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-05-13 (Update: 2020-09-30)