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PlayStation 5 mass production to begin in June with simultaneous global launch planned; PS5 reveal event could land in late May or early June

Fans are creating artistic PS5 concept designs while waiting for Sony to show off the real console. (Image source: Reddit- u/ruddi2020)
Fans are creating artistic PS5 concept designs while waiting for Sony to show off the real console. (Image source: Reddit- u/ruddi2020)
PlayStation 5 consoles will apparently start being assembled as part of the mass-production process in June. With the huge E3 trade event now cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, it has been claimed that there will be next-gen console or game showcases to fill the gap. PlayStation boss Jim Ryan wants the PS5 made globally available at launch time.
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The recent revealing Bloomberg article about Sony potentially limiting the PlayStation 5’ s output during the first two quarters of its product life cycle has also thrown up some more interesting information about the much-anticipated next-gen console. It appears Sony is all geared up to put the PS5’s expensive components into the hands of the assemblers for mass production, which according to the Bloomberg report will begin in June. Of course, there is still the chance this step could end up being delayed depending on what happens in regard to Covid-19 over the next weeks.

Noted games-industry analyst Daniel Ahmad has been commenting about the gap left by the cancellation of the E3 show. He believes that many of the announcements and reveals that were planned for E3 will now, obviously, be shown either earlier or later. But most tellingly, he has stated that “The first proper next gen console/games showcase is much earlier too.” He could be talking about either the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X, or even both consoles, so it could be possible that Sony might show off the PS5 and/or some games at the end of May or beginning of June. Yet again though, these events could end up being adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Ahmad has also mentioned a Sony corporate strategy meeting that will take place on May 19. He has stressed that this will not be specifically a PlayStation meeting but “PlayStation strategy” will be discussed, so a few tasty PS5 tidbits might be revealed at that time. SIE chief Jim Ryan is apparently determined that gamers around the world should be able to get their hands on the PS5 at the same time, with Bloomberg quoting sources in the know that the PlayStation executive is seeking a simultaneous global launch for the next-gen console. However, it might end up being Covid-19 that has the final say on any of these rumored plans.

Fan-made PS5 concept designs. (Image source: Reddit - u/ruddi2020)
Fan-made PS5 concept designs. (Image source: Reddit - u/ruddi2020)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-04-20 (Update: 2020-09-30)
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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.