PS5 Expected to Release in Late 2019 by Japanese Firm, but It Might Be Delayed Due to Parts Shortage

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There has been a whole lot of discussion within the sector over when Sony will release a successor to the PS4, to the point that misreported statements made some feel that the PS5 won’t run past three years.

Analyst Hideki Yasuda in the prestigious Osaka-based company Ace Economic Research Institute doesn’t think thus, as he said in his current report on Sony’s fiscal performance.

Yasuda-san cites that in the present time Ace considers that PS5 will come in the end of 2019. That having been said, Murata Manufacturing and TDK have voiced worries about the  tightening of their worldwide supply and demand chain of monolithic ceramic capacitors (MLCC), and have indicated that it could function as a future risk for business.

Cars equipped with large quantities of MLCCs have been released in the current marketplace, as well as the arrival of 5G cellular services caused the arrival of more and more advanced smartphones. This casts doubts about if it’s possible to create gaming consoles using a decent supply from the large volumes required by a new launching.

Because of that, in case there are issues in the supply of electronic parts, Yasuda-san thinks that the prospect of a delay in the end of 2019 exists.

Another interesting area of Yasuda-san’s investigation is to PlayStation’s performance in the last quarter. Ace believes that the strong results weren’t only as a result of first-party titles, but additionally influenced by Epic Games’ Fortnite. According to the firm, its microtransactions have reached a scale in which they may make a donation to the revenue of console makers.

Ace Economic Research Institute is revising its full-year forecast for Sony’s Game & Network Services segment to 2.18 billion yen in earnings and 250 billion yen in earnings. The earnings forecast is slightly higher than Sony’s own announced prognosis.

The company believes that the issues confronted before by Sony’s video game industry have been resolved by now. The house console market has sparked concerns in the past due to a sharp contraction caused by the growth of the smartphone game marketplace. Still, the introduction of the Nintendo Switch brought the attention of many customers to the console market, causing excitement around the globe.

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