When is the PS5 coming out? What is the PlayStation 5's release date, and will that day differ between territories? It's one of the most important questions Sony will have to answer, alongside the price of the system itself, but we actually already have a pretty good idea of when we should expect the PS5 to hit store shelves. In this article, we're going to look at the latest rumours and leaks and consider when the PlayStation 5 will launch.
When Is the PS5 Coming Out?
Sony has not confirmed a release date for the PS5 yet, so we don't know when the system will be launching at the time of writing. However, as per the company's financial forecast for the 2019 fiscal year, we can say with confidence that the console won't launch before April 2020. With a Holiday 2020 launch likely, that opens up a large window of eight months for the PS5 to release in.
We believe that the PlayStation 5 is coming out during the month of November 2020. Every report, leak, and rumour has pointed towards the final few months of 2020 being the time for the PS5 to hit store shelves, and with Black Friday looming on 27th November, we expect a launch just before then.
Will the PS5 Have Different Release Dates in the US and Europe?
Sony has not confirmed differing release dates for the PS5 in varying territories, so we don't yet to know if one region will have to wait a little longer than others. If we take a look back through history, however, it becomes apparent that Sony has never launched a console across multiple territories on the same day.
The PS4 launched in the US on 15th November 2013 and came to Europe two weeks later. The PS3 hit US store shelves on 17th November 2006, and Europe had to wait a whopping four months to get its hands on the console. Because of this, we expect the PS5 to release on different dates in the US and Europe. It'll be a very short gap, nothing more than two weeks we're sure, but it does look like those in Europe and the UK will have to wait a little longer if history repeats itself.