Should the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X be Delayed to 2021?

Welcome GL and GR members to a not so news blog post, but a post for thought that we must ask, should the next generation PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X release this year? We’ve gotten news that the new Xbox will launch sometime this November (hopefully after Thanksgiving to curve any mad holiday shopping) but Sony and Microsoft are playing a pretty long game of who will announce a full date with a price first, many believe Microsoft is holding out so that after Sony makes their announcement, they will undercut them.

Normally this wouldn’t be a huge issue, but with the ongoing Covid-19 making shopping a bit dangerous, slowing down production and shipment of the new consoles as well as people losing jobs and not able to afford a brand new shiny console, should they still launch this year?

I personally feel they should be delayed, only to better the consumer who wants it but at the same time I know the makers of both the console and new games need to start making their money back, so it is a bunch of pros and cons to this. But what do you think? Voice your opinions either below or on the forum! Also, when do you think the consoles will release exactly and what price points?


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2 years ago

Given Halo’s been delayed, I think it might be a good idea if the Xbox Series X was delayed too. Otherwise it’d basically be launching without a killer app.

2 years ago

I personally don’t think it will and don’t think it should be delayed. Both Sony and Microsoft seem to be doing a good job with production, with Sony already increasing production so that’s not an issue. And there are people that are happy to spend money on the console at launch.

2 years ago

I agree with CM30. Xbox Series X needs at least one big exclusive game to have a successful launch. It has been proven time and time again that good exclusive games are vital for the success of a gaming console.

2 years ago

I doubt that they will delay it, then again we are almost near to the end of 202 already. So fast that this year has been crazy. In my mind it’s about them making money and 2020 has been very hard and alot of companies have lost money. They will act fast and get it release end of this year. Knowing that people will reorder it.