06 July 2020
Sony has officially denied reports about PlayStation 5 releasing October 2020. It gave the official confirmation in response to a query asked by Famitsu, a Japanese gaming website. The officials described the spotted release date in a job listing as an error from the side of the recruitment website.
For the uninitiated ones, a reliable Twitter tipster @Nibellion shared a Sony job listing with job content description. One of the lines in the description mentioned that the PlayStation 5 is scheduled to be released in October 2020. Since the listing was from the official source and specified timeline falls in line with Holiday 2020 estimate, the leaked information got all the PlayStation and gaming enthusiasts excited.
But as the potential release date has now been dismissed by Sony, we are back to where we started. The official release timeline still stands at Holidays 2020 which is also time when PlayStation 4 was released. It is worth noting that even if the next-gen console was actually going to release in October, Sony would prefer to keep it a secret until it the officially decided time to make the announcement arrives.
Update: Famitsu asked Sony about the listing and they deny the October 2020 release date, saying it was an error by the recruitment sitehttps://t.co/giRGqsB0xo— Nibel (@Nibellion) May 12, 2020
One of the recent reports claimed that the PlayStation 5 launch is set for June 4th. It should be noted that the launch date is simply the date on which the product will be announced and showcased officially along with all the details. On another hand, a release date is a date from which the product will become available for purchase. Both these dates are usually closer to each other but at times, there is also a gap of a few months between the launch and actual availability.