PS5 and Xbox Series X Launches Could Be Delayed
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PS5 and Xbox Series X are set to arrive later this year, heralding the next generation of the console gaming life cycle. It's been seven years since the PS4 and Xbox One first launched, so naturally gamers are incredibly excited at the prospect of having a next-gen gaming machine under their Christmas trees.
However, there may be an issue affecting the games industry. Nintendo has already publicly made known that they are having supply issues, but PS5 and Xbox Series X are keeping silent on the matter – for now.
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Business Insider has reported that financial services company Jefferies Group claims the PS5 and Xbox Series X production lines could be delayed or disrupted due to the recent coronavirus outbreak. Much of the production process for both consoles is outsourced to China, and there is currently a great deal of disruption as companies respond to the outbreak.
Nintendo has mentioned in a statement that shipments of the Nintendo Switch console to Japan is being delayed by the coronavirus. No time frame was given for the delays, but BI claims they stem from disruptions on China-produced accessories such as the Joy-Con controllers.
Smartphone producers are also feeling the hit, as key Apple supplier Foxconn has actually quarantined its workers to protect them from the outbreak. It's due to return to production today, February 10, but the gap is set to cause iPhone supply delays down the road.
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