Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X could be delayed due to Coronavirus 2 months ago

Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X could be delayed due to Coronavirus

Following the outbreak of the coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China, video game console makers are experiencing delays in their manufacturing cycles.

A report from Jefferies Group and published by Business Insider, has stated that Sony and Microsoft may eventually have to change the scheduled launch dates of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

The consoles had been due to hit the market before Christmas this year but there are concerns the impact on manufacturing will push back the launch date until next year.

Nintendo released the following statement on Thursday on its website detailing how the virus is affecting their own work: "We can confirm that the manufacturing of some Nintendo products for the Japanese market has been delayed due to the impact of 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak.

"Nintendo does not anticipate a significant impact on our broader global supply chain for systems and accessories at this time, and product sales in North America and Europe, including preorders, are not affected. We would like to express our concern and support for all those affected by the coronavirus during this challenging time."

The Coronavirus outbreak has now killed at least 636 people in mainland China, with over 31,000 confirmed cases.

Closer to home, An Post has suspended all mail services to China as a result of the Coronavirus with immediate effect.

The move follows the decision by a number of international airlines to suspend their services.