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PS5 Release Date Could Be Delayed or Brought Forward in Europe Due To COVID-19 – Report

The second wave of the health emergency caused by COVID-19 is not only bringing several sectors of entertainment to their knees, including those of cinema and theater, but it seems that it could change Sony’s plans regarding the release of PS5 in European markets.


SIE is reportedly considering delaying or even bringing forward the release date of PS5 in some European countries, due to the recent preventive measures put in place. The news was spread via Reddit by The Neen, who would have been contacted by GAME UK and informed that the Japanese giant would like to change the release date of the console in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

Here is what was said on the well-known Reddit:

GAME in the UK asked me yesterday to come into store and Pre-pay for my PS5 so that I could “Click and Collect” on the 19th. I’ve been in to do that this morning and been told the following:

“Sony have told us to stop taking prepayments as they may be bringing the date closer or delaying release due to UK, France and Germany all going into lockdown.”

As it stands my PS5 is still in limbo then

At the moment, as it is simply rumored, we remind you to take this information with the appropriate precautions, since Sony has not yet expressed itself on the subject. PlayStation 5 will be available for purchase starting this November 12, 2020, at the price of $499 for the standard version and $399 for the Digital Edition.