PlayStation 5 Production Cut By 4 Million Due To Component Issues, According To Report
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PlayStation 5 Production Cut By 4 Million Due To Component Issues, According To Report

Lloyd Coombes
15 September 2020

Could it be harder to get a console than expected?

Updated at 3:39 p.m. ET: Sony has responded to Bloomberg's report.

"While we do not release details related to manufacturing, the information provided by Bloomberg is false," the company told GamesIndustry.biz in a statement.

"We have not changed the production number for PlayStation 5 since the start of mass production."

Our original story follows.

PlayStation 5 production has been cut short by four million due to issues with the SoC (system on chip), according to a new Bloomberg report.

Sony has lowered the target for production to 11 million units from an original 15 million that were due to be manufactured by the end of the fiscal year at the end of March 2021.

Here's all we know.

PlayStation 5 Production Cut By 4 Million Units

As the Bloomberg report identifies, this is likely to cause some stock issues given the console's undoubted popularity.

It's worth noting that manufacturing issues such as this aren't usually anything to be worried about, at least as far as consumers are concerned.

Bloomberg suggests that yields are improving, but it's still a considerable drop when taking into account the demand for the console.

The news comes on the same day as industry analyst Daniel Ahmad noted that Sony is looking to use air freight to ensure demands are met, particularly in the United States.

Sixty Delta 747 flights are planned to ship consoles to retailers, while presumably the majority of consoles will still be dispatched via sea freight.

In case you missed it, a Spanish retailer looks to have leaked the price of the PlayStation 5.

Of course, we're likely to find out more at the PlayStation 5 event tomorrow, where we'd imagine Sony will reveal pricing and pre-order details.

In fact, we already know what'll be in the box!

A recent blog post has highlighted the benefits of the PlayStation 5 for developers and what it'll mean for gamers, as well as a great new trailer.

Then there's the wealth of exclusive games coming to Sony's next-gen system, with more expected to follow.

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