PlayStation 5: A Possible Delay Because Of Parts Shortage?

Ace Economic Research predicted the future of the Nintendo Switch and Sony‘s next year as well.

Hideki Yasuda’s Sony analysis says that Ace predicts a late-2019 launch for the PlayStation 5. However, Murata Manufacturing and TDK both say that there might be a shortage for monolithic ceramic capacitors, which are used by modern cars, as well as new smartphones that are meant to be ready for the new, 5G mobile networks. Thus, the lack of capacitors could push the new Sony console’s launch to 2020, a year we have seen often.

Ace, similarly to Nintendo, predicts higher revenue and income for Sony than the company’s own forecast, which means they trust this company’s success as well. Also, Yasuda points out that the previous quarter’s (April-June) strength wasn’t only due to the strong, first-party titles, but also because of Epic Games’ Fortnite, which has such a level of microtransactions that it affects the console manufacturers’ bottom line positively, too.

So, the PlayStation 5 might be close to being announced, but we might not play them at the end of the next year due to a parts shortage…

Source: DualShockers

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