We just recently reported that the PlayStation 5 could make its long-awaited debut in June 2020, and now we’re here to tell you that a new job listing has hinted that the PS5 could launch in October 2020. The job posting can be found on Japanese site Rikunabi, and it clearly states that the PS5 is “scheduled to be released in October 2020.” This would put it earlier than the latest rumored Xbox Series X release date of Thanksgiving 2020.
The job listing itself, which was translated from Japanese, indicates that PlayStation is looking for someone to “handle the trial purchasing of PlayStation hardware products” within Sony Interactive Entertainment. Now, it should go without saying that this may or may not be legitimate, but Rikunabi is a legitimate and official recruitment portal.
An October launch...
According to a new report from Bloomberg, Sony is planning to send out fewer units of the PlayStation 5 at launch, with the blame being placed on the impact of COVID-19 – news that comes after Sony claimed that the PS5 was still on track. According to the report, Sony has reportedly told its manufacturing partners that it expects to produce no more than “5-6 million units in the fiscal year engine March 2021.”
That might sound like a lot, but the PS5 is expected to launch for the 2020 holiday season and March 2021 would be, roughly, a half year of sales. To put this into perspective, Sony managed to sell 7.5 million units of the PS4 in roughly the same period after launch. In addition to this, we’ve learned that Sony’s marketing plans for the PS5...
If you look back at what we learned during the most recent PS5 talk, you’d see a bit about impressively fast game loading thanks to the PS5’s SSD and M2 SSD expandable memory slot. Now, Sony and PlayStation are reportedly telling developers that loading games on the PlayStation 5 should be as quick and intuitive as finding and loading a movie on Netflix (assuming you don’t browse for hours looking for a movie like I do, anyway.)
Word comes from Kotaku’s Jason Schrier on Resetera, who said that Sony wants the PS% to appeal to gamers looking to play in shorter periods of time, effectively killing off the notion that you need an hour or more of free time to enjoy your favorite games.
“They want people to feel...
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...
Sony Electronics Inc. today expanded its renowned 1000X family of products with the addition of a new generation of truly wireless headphones – the WF-1000XM3. Sony's industry-leading noise cancellation1 is improved further with the HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1e chip and Dual Noise Sensor Technology, which deliver exceptional noise cancelling performance, enabling listeners to hear the music without distractions.
"Sound quality takes center stage when we develop audio products, and the latest addition to our 1000X family of headphones is no exception," said Mike Fasulo, president and chief operating officer of Sony Electronics North America. "Sony's WF-1000XM3 headphones deliver the same noise cancelling technology that has set the industry standard, enabling users to enjoy crisp, clear audio content without distraction."
The Next Level of Silence
The WF-1000XM3 headphones feature Dual...