Sony might be looking at a staggered launch for its upcoming console.
When the PS5 will launch exactly is a question that has remained unanswered, much to the frustration of many. Sony’s official stance has consistently been that the console will release during Holiday 2020, while multiple reports have indicated that the company is planning a November release. But a new development indicates that the console’s release might be a bit staggered in parts of the world.
PlayStation 5’s official UK webpage has mentioned the aforementioned Holiday 2020 launch window for a while, and had been doing that until rather recently (via Wayback Machine), but it’s now been updated to mention a “Late 2020” launch window. Recent reports have indicated that though the PS5 will launch in some markets – such as North America, for instance – this Holiday, its release might be pushed back to later in the year in other regions. It’s worth noting that the PS5’s official US webpage still mentions the Holiday 2020 launch window.
Sony have made it abundantly clear that the PS5 might launch with stock shortages, which is something that other recent reports have backed up as well, so it wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine that they might go with a slightly staggered launch for the console in different regions as a result.
For now, Sony haven’t made any official announcements, so things are still up in the air. An insider recently said that a PS5 event was planned for mid-September, and if that does happen, it’s likely we’ll hear more concrete details about the console’s launch and pricing there. Stay tuned for more updates.