PS5 Production Reportedly Increased by Sony in Preparation For Busier Launch

Sony hoping to have 10 Million units manufactured by the close of this year

According to an article by Bloomberg’s Takashi Mochizuki, Sony are almost doubling the production of PS5 units in preparation for the upcoming release this holiday season.

The PS5, which is launching with both a Digital and Disc based version, was reportedly due for a much more limited launch of around 5-6 million units. However, with the ongoing pandemic causing the sales of video games to surge, Sony are said to be looking to capitalize.

The report has suggested that production of the console is well underway and that Sony “expects to assemble 5 million units by the end of September and another 5 million between October and December.” This goes in line with Sony President and CEO Jim Ryan stating that Covid-19 won’t cause any shortage of shipments of the console. Running hand in hand with the increase in console production, Sony are also looking to increase the number of DualSense controllers they are manufacturing for release.

We still don’t have a solid price or release date for the console. Amazon however do have their PlayStation 5 landing page live in multiple countries, suggesting that these reveals could be coming at some point relatively soon.

Despite no major PS5 news since the reveal event last month Sony have kept the console in the forefront of our minds by slowly drip-feeding pieces of information about the console. Over the past couple of weeks they’ve shown us minor details including how PS5 games’ physical releases boxes will look.

It remains to be seen how and when these will be distributed worldwide, due to the fact that the bulk of the consoles are produced in China. However, it’s looking positive that Sony are prepared to go all guns blazing when the console does release later this year. For all PS5 related news, keep your eyes peeled here.

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Sam Woods

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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