PS5 and Xbox Series X: release delayed by corona virus?

Although the corona virus has so far hardly influenced Germany – at least in comparison to China – we could at least soon feel it economically; and clearly. As we all know, Microsoft and Sony are making millions of new consoles, in China. There, however, the factories are currently being closed.

Just yesterday we reported that Nintendo has published an apology: Due to the corona virus', the production and shipping of the Nintendo Switch could be delayed. The Investment bank according to Jefferies Group (which is the ninth largest investment bank in the world), the Extend the delay to the release of PS5 and Xbox Series X. – at least if the Coronavirus crisis in China still remains:

“The video game sector is currently in the process of, or is just beginning to produce, a new generation of products by the end of 2020, which only happens once every few years, If the closure (of the factories) lasts longer than a month, the schedule will be delayed. The new consoles are also likely suffer from delivery delays, triggered by ongoing interruptions, even before their planned release in autumn 2020. "

Above all, the factories are companies of the group Foxconn meant who among other things for Apple, Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft produced. The factories were closed for security reasons and to prevent the virus from spreading further. Foxconn is apparently planningIt remains to be seen whether operations will resume on February 10 to a small extent, but to what extent they can implement them.

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Nintendo apologizes – of all people for that coronavirus, In one letter the group discusses the current ones Production problems like that shipping the Nintendo Switch:

“Due to the new coronavirus infection that is currently occurring, it is expected that Production and shipping delays for peripherals, such as the Nintendo Switch manufactured in China for the Japanese domestic market, and Joy-Cons are inevitable. It is also expected that the delivery of the currently out of print 'Ring Fit Adventure' will be delayed. We apologize for any inconvenience."

Only Japanese users are addressed here, but the delays could also spread to the German market. The reason is the temporary closure of several FoxconnFactories in China: There are currently strict security measures in place in the country that want to further prevent the virus from spreading. The Taiwanese electronics company Foxconn mainly produces devices for Dell, Apple, Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony,

Bottlenecks could not only occur at Nintendo. Reuters According to Foxconn, production will resume next week and isolate the workers in the factory to prevent infection. How, when and whether this will actually happen remains to be seen.