A few hours ago Sony has presented its annual financial results at an event aimed at investors and business partners that is very common at this point in the year and in which companies review their numbers of the last 12 months in addition to offering attendees information on their future plans.
During the event, Sony has again insisted thatThe launch of PlayStation 5, your next-gen console will take place at the end of this year 2020 And he even assures that they are not having big problems in the development of video games at the moment.
"Regarding the launch of the PlayStation 5, although factors such as employees working from home and restrictions on international travel have presented us with some challenges in terms of the testing process and the qualification of the production lines, development is progressing with console launch scheduled for the 2020 holiday season"Sony says in a statement released after the financial results were released.
Also, according to Sony, "At this time there have been no major problems in the line of game development in Sony's own studios or those of its partners.", a statement that comes after overcoming initial problems with The Last of Us Part II that after being delayed by COVID-19, it has already completed its development and will go on sale on June 19. So, it seems that the rest of the games for PS4 and PS5 have not had great problems to continue their development despite the pandemic.
PS4 has had a small impact on its production and downloads and subscriptions are increased by the coronavirus
The report also talks about Playstation 4 and that although there has been a small impact on production of the same due to problems in the arrival of materials due to the coronavirus, the demand for consoles in the short term has been met with the inventory of current consoles.
The Japanese company also reflects the impact of COVID-19 on digital sales and subscriptions to PS Plus and PlayStation Now, commenting that the numbers of all of them have significantly uploaded.