DFC Claims Xbox Series X & PS5 May Get Delayed Due to COVID-19 & Its Implications on the Market & Manufacturing

It is 2020 and everyone in the gaming industry and the world is waiting for the next generation of consoles. Such a time has come that even games are being made to hold back for the existing consoles as they cannot support their raw demand for power. It hasn’t been long that we got an initial look at the Xbox Series X. We even got to know about the specs of the device. Meanwhile, the ship has been stagnant on the Playstation side of things. They did, however, announce a release date for the console. Both consoles, as for now, are supposed to hit the stores by the holiday season, this year.

Sadly though, this may just not pan out so well. As we all know, the pandemic that is the Coronavirus or COVID-19 has had most of the world in shackles. A lot of countries have banned travel and closed down their boundaries. Meanwhile, a lot of countries in Europe have sealed themselves. China, being one of the first ones to be hit, has had a major blow at its manufacturing side.

This has obviously had an impact on its economy. A report by DFC Intelligence, as reported by WCCFTECH states that there is a chance that the release may be shifted ahead. This may not come as a surprise as many of these events have been canceled or delayed. Even WWDC 2020 would be an exclusive online event. Not to mention, many main players for E3 have backed out, leaving the event in question.

Although DFC does claim that no matter what, demand for the new consoles will be an all-time high. With things getting better in China, AMD would be able to get its manufacturing done soon too but this isn’t for sure. Given that we may be looking at an economic crisis throughout the world, due to this virus, priorities may just shift as we scrape away a world sinking into a mega recession.

Sarmad Burki


Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.