A new report from Bloomberg has highlighted changes that Sony is reportedly making in the production of the PlayStation 5 this year. The website says that Sony is cutting production by 4 million units due to problems related to the components – specifically SoC (system on a chip).
Sony originally planned to make 15 million PS5 consoles available worldwide by March 31, 2021, but that has been reduced to 11 million.
Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad clarified on Twitter that dividend issues like this are normal and expected for new console launches, but he noted that “this seems more serious than expected.”
NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said on Twitter that he assumes 3.5 million PS5 consoles will be allocated to the US at launch, putting it above or close to PS4 launch window volume. Piscatella said the bigger story is how bold Sony̵
In other PS5 news, it was recently reported that Sony would make the costly decision to speed up shipments to the US by flying them by plane instead of by sea.
Sony is hosting another digital showcase this week on September 16, which may finally reveal both the PS5’s price and release date. Currently, we know that the company is preparing two versions of its console, one with a disk drive and one without. This differs from Microsoft’s strategy in that the Xbox Series S not only removes the disk drive, but also delivers less powerful components at a drastically reduced price of $ 300.