Sony job listing says PS5 launches in October [Update]

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 12:09 GMT

The PlayStation 5 is not launching in October after all.

Update: Japanese magazine Famitsu contacted Sony Japan after the discovery was made, and got confirmation that the date is in fact inaccurate.

“It was due to a mistake in the recruitment site, not the content that was written by our company,” Sony’s Google-translated statement reads.

You can read the original story below.

Original story: Sony has yet to officially announce a launch date for PS5, outside of the mysterious “holiday” target. But, at least according to this job advert, the console is coming in October.

Spotted by @Nibellion, a new job ad on Rikunabi seeks some sort of procurement manager who will help select the best components from suppliers worldwide for use in PS5 manufacturing.

Buried in the job description, however, is this curious detail: “… to create the PlayStation 5 scheduled to be released in October 2020.”

The job posting appears to be legit, as far as one can judge from a Google-translated page. There doesn’t appear to be a date as to when the post was made, however.

Nonetheless, everyone naturally assumed a November launch date for PS5, similar to PS4. October, while a bit too early for holiday, could still work, particularly if it’s very late in the month.

It goes without saying that this isn’t solid confirmation of the PS5 launch date, as plans can change, particularly amidst the current global pandemic. The information may also simply be outdated.

See how PS5 specs stack up to Xbox Series X in our comparison, and catch up on all confirmed details in our big PS5 story.

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