Sony Refutes Claims Of PlayStation 5 Production Troubles
Trouble in Paradise?
PlayStation fans around the world, myself included, were right to be feeling a little nervous yesterday as news that Sony had run into some production issues, forcing them to drop the number of units produced by 4 million units, down to around 11 million spread like wildfire. A reduction like this could’ve had quite an adverse effect on those wanting to get the console at launch, with pre-order allocations expected to fill up fast. However, it looks like you can wipe that sweat from your brow with Sony refuting the initial report from Bloomberg in a statement made to Gamesindustry.biz.
“While we do not release details related to manufacturing, the information provided by Bloomberg is false,” the statement reads. “We have not changed the production number for PlayStation 5 since the start of mass production.”
The original Bloomberg story cited “production issues with its custom-designed system-on-chip for the new console, according to people familiar with the matter”, resulting in “yields as low as 50% for its SOC”. With all the COVID-craziness going on, manufacturing issues are easy to believe, but it is unclear where exactly this story stemmed from.
While we don’t know the exact price or release of the PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, it would be safe to assume things will become more apparent after the upcoming 40-minute Playstation Showcase, happening tomorrow at 6am (AEST).