The coronavirus pandemic will not delay the release of PlayStation 5, with Sony confirming the eagerly-awaited gaming console will go on sale for Christmas 2020. Industry experts predict it could retail at around £450.

The PS5 will go head-to-head with the Xbox Series X, with both consoles now expected to launch in time for this year’s festive season. Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, is quoted across several media outlets as saying: “We are on track. We are going to launch this holiday and we’re going to launch globally.”