Sony Begins Manufacturing the PlayStation 5

Posted on May 29, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in PlayStation with 0 Comments

Sony announced today that it has begun manufacturing the PlayStation 5 and is on track for a global holiday 2020 release.

Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan told The Financial Times about the start of manufacturing, noting that “it will ramp [up] over the course of the summer. People are quite surprised by this, but we are on track. We believe we’ll have quantities sufficient to support a global launch.”

Also on track, Ryan says, is the first wave of new games for the PS5.

“We feel that, not just us, but our publishing partners too, everybody looks on track to have their games coming before the holidays,” he said.

To set the stage for the first PS5 games, Sony is prepping an hour-long virtual event for next Thursday, June 4, at which it will preview these games for the first time.

“The games coming to PS5 represent the best in the industry from innovative studios that span the globe,” Mr. Ryan said in a blog post. “Studios, both larger and smaller, those newer and those more established, all have been hard at work developing games that will showcase the potential of the hardware.”

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