According to a new Bloomberg report, Sony has cut expectations for the PlayStation 5 production by four million units and is now expected to make around 11 million units by the end of March. Bloomberg previously reported that Sony planned to boost production to about 10 million units by the end of December, but now says the company has run to manufacturing problems.
The PS5’s system-on-a-chip, its main processing component designed with AMD, is said to have a special issue with yields, which at one point is less than 50 percent, meaning that half of the ship’s ship is produced. Were not fit for While the figure is improving according to Bloomberg, yields “have yet to reach a steady level.”
The revised figure is still well above what Sony said the PS5 was originally planning for launch. As of this April, Sony was expected to produce five to six million consoles by the end of March, which would be the least for the PS4 launch in 2013. The COVID-19 epidemic, however, caused the company to intensify, raising its forecast as the gaming industry boomed in popularity.
Sony is holding an online PS5 event on Wednesday, where the final price and release date for the console are likely to be revealed, which comes in two variants: one with a disk drive and one without. Until pricing information is confirmed, it will be difficult to predict whether Sony will have enough supply to meet demand.