It seems like production issues during the pandemic have affected Sony in the console department. According to Bloomberg, Sony is cutting down PS5 production by 4 million due to issues caused by system-chip yields. The yields for the SoC have reached as low as 50% which is somewhat troubling. However, Sony expects to ship over 11 million PS5 units before March 31st, the end of the fiscal year. This is down from the original 15 million plan. With 4 million units out of the equation, fans will have less opportunities to pick up a PS5 this holiday.
*Update* Sony has denied Bloomberg’s report of PS5 production being cut down by 4 million units. Here’s the statement by Sony to Gamesindustry.biz:
“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.”
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