Still getting your hands on the PS5 is incredibly difficult. While shoppers are still struggling to find a system in the wild, it seems that Sony is doing its best and trying to overcome at least some of the relaxing shortcomings of retailers.
In fact, PS5 stock may resurface in the coming months, if a new report is to be believed.
The report alleged that Sony plans to build between 16.8 million and 18 million units in 2021, which will be possible after the units increase the supply stream. Digitimes claims that Sony initially shipped 3.4 million PlayStation 5 units in the first month of its availability.
This number is set to go much further, thanks to the more plentiful availability of components needed to put the PS5 into production. This means that the PS5 toilet can be fully implemented, in the hope that something will be told about the need to purchase systems from scalpers or participate in stock-in alerts.
Digitimes states that AMD, which contributes custom 7nm CPUs for the PS5, gained additional production capacity from TSMC, a semiconductor foundry. This should help increase monthly service output by 40 to 50%, reaching 1.4–1.5 million units in 2021. This is one million units over 2020 production numbers, which at least won’t help reduce PS5s demand bit.
The CPUs are based on AMD’s Ryzen Zen 2 architecture, coupled with the Radeon RDNA2 GPU. Both China’s Tongfu Microelectronics and Taiwan’s Silicon Precision Industries will split manufacturing duties at the rear end as a 70/30 split. Sony plans to mark more PS5s for the Asian regions after January 2021 for these additional components, which will undoubtedly help frustrating buyers worldwide feeling unable to join the latest console generation.
Previous reports indicated that Sony was planning to ship 10 million PS5 units before March 2021, so the 3.4 million numbers pan. Previously, Sony had planned only about 5 and 6 million units shipped by March, but the course changed with increased demand.
With additional components getting more PS5 units on the shelves and in customers’ hands, it seems that more users will eventually be able to experience the system fandhand for themselves. In our PS5 review, we awarded the PS5 4.5 stars, calling it the “future of console gaming”.
“If you manage to take over the PS5 right now, know that your more advanced games will be treated to a true next-gen experience, which is almost zero friction between you and the games you’re Want to play
If the sources of the Digitimes are correct, then feelings like “managing” to grab the PS5 might soon be a thing of the past.