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(Update) Sony is said to have cut back production of PlayStation 5

Four million units less than originally planned

[[[[To updateSony made a statement to GamesIndustry.biz today, saying, “Although we are not disclosing manufacturing details, the information Bloomberg has provided is incorrect. We have not changed the PlayStation 5 production number since mass production began.”]

Persistent issues with a specific component in its console infrastructure forced Sony to scale back production of its next-generation hardware, PlayStation 5, according to a report by Bloomberg.

The Bloomberg report claims Sony has been unable to produce its bespoke system-on-chip target with a production yield on the order of 50%. As a result, the manufacturer was forced to slow down PS5 production, which is expected to reduce PS5 launch numbers by around four million consoles.

Ironically, it was reported back in July that Sony had made efforts to boost its performance for the PS5̵

7;s launch months. If the numbers from July are to be believed, Sony is expected to produce around 11 million PS5 units in the fiscal year despite this low production yield, a higher number than originally planned by the technology giant.

PlayStation 5 will be released worldwide later in 2020. An online storefront scheduled for tomorrow is expected to announce the price and release date of the new console.

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