Wednesday August 5, 2020

Tech View: PlayStation 5 confirmed for Christmas as clash of consoles rages

This holiday season is a pivotal one for the consoles market, as streaming platforms have an increasing impact on games hardware

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
7th June, 2020
Sony is set to launch a new version of the PlayStation later this year

The clash of the consoles will go ahead as planned this Christmas, despite concerns that the Covid-19 crisis would delay it. PlayStation’s top bosses confirmed last week that the PlayStation 5 (PS5) would be out in time for the holiday shopping season, despite concerns that access to materials might delay production.

It’s a rare position for Sony, the console maker, as it’s the first time since the PlayStation 1 (PS1) that it enters a...

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