(Update) Sony reportedly boosted PlayStation 5 production back

Four million units down on initial target

[Update: Reaching out with a statement to GamesIndustry.biz, Sony said today that “While we do not release details related to manufacturing, the information provided by Bloomberg is false. We have not changed the production number for PlayStation 5 since the start of mass production.”]

According to a Bloomberg report, Sony has been forced to scale back production of its next-gen hardware, the PlayStation 5, due to ongoing issues surrounding a specific component in the console’s infrastructure.

The Bloomberg report claimed that Sony has not been able to target its custom-designed system-on-chip, with production yields somewhere in the region of 50%. As such, the manufacturer has been forced to slow down PS5 production, which is expected to reduce PS5 launch numbers by some four million consoles.

Ironically, it was reported in July itself that Sony had made efforts to increase its output for the launch months of the PS5. If July numbers are to be believed, even with the low yield of production, Sony is still expected to produce around 11 million PS5 units in the fiscal year, a higher number than the tech giants initially planned. was.

The PlayStation 5 is launched worldwide later in 2020. An online showcase, scheduled for tomorrow, is expected to reveal the new console’s price and release date.

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