More PS5 Units Are Apparently Being Prepared For Launch

It’s being reported that Sony will now produce 10 million PS5 units for shipment to stores across the world from launch until March 2021, which is a 50% increase on the 5-6 million units they were reportedly originally preparing for the launch window. The reason for the increase is production is that Sony believes there is an increase in demand caused by the coronavirus. 

The reports comes from Bloomberg who have said the below:

Sony Corp. is roughly doubling its PlayStation 5 production to 10 million units this year as it sees the prolonged effects of the Covid-19 pandemic boosting demand for gaming, according to people familiar with its plans.

The electronics giant has informed assembly partners and suppliers it’s radically increasing orders for its next-generation console, though logistics may yet pose a challenge to delivering all those machines on time for the holiday shopping season, the people said, asking to remain anonymous. Sony had previously aimed to produce 5 million to 6 million PS5 units by the end of March 2021.

We still don’t have a release date, price or pre-order details for the PS5, although Amazon listings for the products went live earlier this week. It’s said that full scale production for the PS5 was supposed to start in June.

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