Sony Doubles PS5 Production, But Might Still Not Meet Demand

Category: Gaming, Date: 07/Jul/2020

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Sony has doubled its production of the PlayStation 5 in preparation for the launch day later this year.

According to a report by Bloomberg, Sony has informed PlayStation to produce 10 million units this year. Which doubts the number of units that were originally set to produce.

Sony’s previous production target was between five and six million by March 2021. Even with the numbers now doubled, the stock might not be able to satisfy customer demand this year due to shipping constraints with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The stock still needs to be shipped from China to the rest of the world.

Bloomberg mentions that Sony could potentially use air cargo to replenish its launch stock, as it did for PS4’s 2013 launch, however, airlines are currently severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bloomberg claims that Sony has ordered an increase in production of the DualSense controller, which had previously been set at 10 million units by March 2021.

PlayStation fans might have to wait till next year before they can get their hands on the PS5, especially that COVID-19 will possibly remain problematic at the end of 2020. There are speculations that PS5s will have to travel slowly by sea, instead of by air.