Yesterday we covered the news that Sony had slashed the production of the upcoming PS5 by 4 million units. The report came from Bloomberg. According to the source, Sony faced production issues surrounding its system on chip which caused the company to cut manufacturing by 4 million units. However, this is no longer the case. Sony reached out to GamesIndustry.biz to clear the air and according to their statement, the PlayStation 5 production remains unchanged.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#FFC212″ class=”” size=”21″]“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.”[/perfectpullquote]
By the sounds of things, Sony is set to produce 15 million PS5 units to meet the demand by the end of 2021. While the company did not confirm its increased production output in June, reports claim Sony increased the console production from 10 million to 15 million.
The company is set to host its PS5 showcase event this evening. The livestream kicks off at 22:00 SAT and will play host to the official PS5 price and release date. Sources claim the stream will also showcase the console’s launch lineup in addition to new game announcements including Final Fantasy 16. You can find out more about the upcoming showcase here.
According to reports, the PS5 will retail for $399 for the digital edition and $499 for the disc drive version. However, this has yet to be confirmed. Tonight’s reveal event will shed light on everyone’s most-asked questions including what games are playable on the console on day one and how will users upgrade their storage. For a console releasing in the not-so-distant future, we sure don’t know a lot about it.