This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Sony's PS5 next-gen gaming console has generated a lot of buzz, with pre-registration applications available to pre-order (maybe) based on your merit for the PS so far. Meanwhile, no release date has been revealed other than "end of 2020," but it has been revealed that it will be available first in the US and Canada during the holiday season, with the rest of the region possibly later.
This was deduced from the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War trailer that was released on the official PlayStation channel earlier last week. The original version said the PS5 version would be released in the United States and Canada during Holiday 2020 and then to "Rest of the world" in late 2020.
I say "original" because the trailer had since been taken private once, and the revised version, which was replaced, removed this notation. However, the game's official website still has the statement that "the PlayStation 5 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is scheduled for release Holiday 2020 in the U.S. and Canada, and in late 2020 for the rest of the world."
Of course, the PS5 console and the new Call of Duty game may not be released at the same time, and even if PS5 is released at the same time around the world, there is room for interpretation that the localized Call of Duty versions for each country will be delayed.
However, the official UK product site for the PS5 shows signs that the release date has been changed from "holiday 2020" to "late 2020" (WayBackMachine's May 30 archive). On the other hand, the US site still says "Holiday 2020", further raising the prospect of a delayed PS5 release outside of North America.
Rumors that the PS5 will be released in the US around November 20 have been whispered about for some time now. The previous model PS4 was also released in two North American countries with a two-week delay in Europe and about three months in Japan, so the delay in the release date is to be expected.
It has been reported that 10 million PS5 units will be manufactured by the end of the year, an upward revision of 4 million units from the original forecast. However, with the new coronavirus outbreak not yet over and the demand for games at home is expected to remain high, it is possible that there will still be a shortage. If Japan will be put on the back burner again this time, it may not be enough merit for the PS as a nation.
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.