Sony has finally given us some sort of confirmation that the PlayStation 5 will debut this month and will launch in November 2020, most likely just in time for Black Friday shopping. Word comes from no less than Hiroki Totoki, Sony’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, during a recent financial earnings call, who said that “when the time is right, we will disclose the new product.”
Those words sound very vague, he continued on to say:
“It’s very difficult to really discuss this timing-wise, but as of today, we will provide the guidance at a time period which is comparable to the past. So we will not change the time schedule.”
Now, he didn’t come right out and say that the reveal was happening in the next couple of weeks or specifically when the PS5 will launch later this year, but if you know PlayStation history, he kind of did. The PS4’s initial promotional campaign was launched in February 2013 and it officially went on sale November of that year. If the PS5 really is following the same schedule, then you can count on the PS5 being announced sometime between now and the end of February.
So, when will the PS5 be revealed? Well, with only a couple of weeks left and absolutely zero leaks or rumors to go by (outside of it being revealed this month, of course,) then chances are the PS5 will be revealed during a State of Play livestream.
It should also be noted that Totoki admitted that Sony had yet to finalize the PS5’s price point and even kind of implied that it’s waiting to hear how rival Microsoft will price the Xbox Series X before setting an official price in stone. This comes after word that Sony is struggling to keep the price at an affordable level, hinting that it could cross into the $450 or $500 range for one reason or another.