A technical problem pushes Sony to revise its objectives downwards.
Expected on the market at the end of the year, the PS5 is already facing a production problem. Indeed, Bloomberg has just announced that the production lines will have the capacity to produce 11 million copies and not 15 million as originally planned. This decrease of 4 million is due to a simple chip useful for the production of the PS5 which would still be too unstable to produce as much.
By March 2021, Sony will therefore produce 11 million copies. The $ 15 million announcement was made when the COVID-19 pandemic crisis hit the planet. With the containment measures, sales of consoles have exploded. If we accepted this announcement, Sony would therefore be able to produce for its launch as many PS5 as PS4 in 2013, but not so much more. As a reminder, Sony had distributed 7.5 million Play Station 4 in March 2014, without knowing how many consoles had been produced.
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In addition, Daniel Ahmad, analyst at Niko Partners, has just tweeted important information. According to him, Sony has already chartered 60 flights with the company Delta Air Cargo. The goal is to ship the PS5s from China to mainly the United States. The long-awaited console should arrive across the Atlantic no later than Thanksgiving. If Microsoft has already unveiled the prices and features of the next Xbox, Sony is lagging behind.
Rumors are piling up, and the most founded remains the estimate of Masahiro Wakasugi for Bloomberg who announced the PS5 at 450 euros and at 400 dollars for the Digital Edition version. You can now pre-order the PS5 in 24 karat gold for more than £ 8000, or almost 9000 euros, hurry up there are only 250 copies. To learn more about this next gen year, you can take a look at our PS5 vs Xbox Series X / S vs Nintendo Switch comparison.