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twintail said:
Not surprising after PAX.

I do wonder if this is going to change how they formally show off the PS5. I would imagine an actual PS Meeting show will be off the cards now. SoP I suppose.

I imagine they'll take advantage of the opportunity to do more of the reveal(s) in their own, tightly controlled environment.  No need to risk technical difficulties if you can just do it with pre-recorded videos.  No need to risk a bumbling a 90 minute stage show at E3, hundreds of miles from your headquarters, when you can do a 45 minute event for hand picked press, at your own facility, on a date that you choose.  

As to whether that's better for us gamers, I don't know.  It probably means more news trickles in at random times, rather than the big dumps of info that usual come with these conferences and trade shows.  It's maybe less exciting for us, but we'll still get to see everything.  I have a hunch that we'll be waiting longer to hear real details that we otherwise would though, especially if these companies have real concerns about their ability to get the new consoles to market on time.  It's the same kind of thing there - why commit to a date 4-5 months in advance, when you can just wait until you're more confident in your ability to pull off a smooth launch.  



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I dont knooooow. I'm thinking behind the scenes PS5 issues causing delays and SONY finding a scapegoat. That is LOT of marketing opportunities down the drain.



Just do a PlayStation Direct.



Xxain said:
I dont knooooow. I'm thinking behind the scenes PS5 issues causing delays and SONY finding a scapegoat. That is LOT of marketing opportunities down the drain.

My guess, and it is just a guess, is that they're hedging here.  They are setting up a scapegoat just in case they need one.  Also, it is likely true to some extent that the virus is concerning them.  It may well impact their ability to launch the console this holiday.  If it does, then nobody can act surprised that it doesn't launch in all regions, or is super supply-constrained, or even gets pushed to 2021.  If it doesn't, then great - Sony pulled off the launch even with the virus making things harder.  

The only real downside I can see for Sony is if the virus fizzles out, doesn't impact the fall launches, MS pushes full steam ahead on their reveals, with all of the expected marketing events and the hype they bring, while Sony misses out on those opportunities.  But, I think that stuff is more important for XB right now than PS.  So, I don't think it would be devastating for Sony even if it went that way. 



Just Skip PS5 and go straight to PS9.

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Mobile World Congress has actually been cancelled. Apparently it was cancelled two days ago.
https://www.androidcentral.com/here-are-all-companies-have-dropped-out-mwc-2020

Here's a list of all the tech firms to have said adios to Barcelona so far (before it was cancelled).
Apple Amazon AT&T Ericsson Facebook HMD Global Intel LG Nokia Mediatek NVIDIA Royole Sony TCL Vivo ZTE

And Capcom's MH dev team cancelled their appearance at the MH Festa: Boston 2020.

Last edited by Bandorr - on 20 February 2020

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But from what i can tell non of them events are in China so why the cancellations from so many company's?



VAMatt said:
twintail said:
Not surprising after PAX.

I do wonder if this is going to change how they formally show off the PS5. I would imagine an actual PS Meeting show will be off the cards now. SoP I suppose.

I imagine they'll take advantage of the opportunity to do more of the reveal(s) in their own, tightly controlled environment.  No need to risk technical difficulties if you can just do it with pre-recorded videos.  No need to risk a bumbling a 90 minute stage show at E3, hundreds of miles from your headquarters, when you can do a 45 minute event for hand picked press, at your own facility, on a date that you choose.  

As to whether that's better for us gamers, I don't know.  It probably means more news trickles in at random times, rather than the big dumps of info that usual come with these conferences and trade shows.  It's maybe less exciting for us, but we'll still get to see everything.  I have a hunch that we'll be waiting longer to hear real details that we otherwise would though, especially if these companies have real concerns about their ability to get the new consoles to market on time.  It's the same kind of thing there - why commit to a date 4-5 months in advance, when you can just wait until you're more confident in your ability to pull off a smooth launch.  

I'm not sure if say there's advantage to be taken, but yes, a digital presentation definitely gives them more control. I don't think they want that but I'm sure they'll work something out.

Xxain said:
I dont knooooow. I'm thinking behind the scenes PS5 issues causing delays and SONY finding a scapegoat. That is LOT of marketing opportunities down the drain.

So why is Facebook dropping out? So they can delay the announcement of their own console? 

There's no evidence that the PS5 was going to get an info dump at GDC, which itself is a dev related event.

Not going is actually a problem since it would've allowed Sony to get into direct contact about the PS5, not with consumers.



zero129 said:
But from what i can tell non of them events are in China so why the cancellations from so many company's?

Because the virus already spreading outside China 



twintail said:

So why is Facebook dropping out? So they can delay the announcement of their own console? 

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