Sony has just released it’s year-end financial statement for 2019/2020. The outlook is rosy for anyone worried that the Coronavirus outbreak could potentially delay the PS5 release.

” Regarding the launch of PlayStation®5, although factors such as employees working from home and restrictions on international travel have presented some challenges in regards to part of the testing process and the qualification of production lines, development is progressing with the launch of the console scheduled for the 2020 holiday season.”

Good news for the PS5 launch with Sony stating that the console is still scheduled for a Holiday 2020 release.  The only downside is that there may be fewer consoles at launch and within the first year. It has already been reported that Sony plans to make fewer PS5 consoles than it did with the PS4. So get ready to click that ‘Buy Now’ button when pre-orders start appearing on retail sites.

It is also good news for first-party and third-party games releasing for the PS5. Whatever these games may be, it looks like there will be no delays either.

“At this point in time major problems have not arisen in the game software development pipeline for Sony’s own first-party studios or its partners’ studios.”

Sony’s financial statement also mentions that there has been an increase in PS Plus sales. There has also been a significant increase in digital game sales as well as PS Now sales. No doubt this is due to people being stuck at home due to the Lockdown.

Positive news for PlayStation fans. The PS5 is still on track to release this year and no delays to games. All we need now is for Sony to show us the actual console and the awesome games that will be releasing alongside it.