PS5 Launch Issues - Sony Producing Less Units Than Expected
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The PS5 launch has… issues!? Well, yes, depending on how you wanna look at it. It was reported that Sony has run into some issues in the production of one of the system’s essential chips. Due to that, a reported number of 4 million PlayStation 5’s will not be shipped, lessening the total number to 11 million PlayStation 5’s that will be available for the holidays. Looking at that number though, it has to be considered that the PlayStation 4 ‘only’ sold a total of 110 million units and ‘only’ around 7 million of those within its first 6 months. Now, according to analysts, Sony’s 11 million units should cover at least that demand.
It remains to be seen, just how high the demand for Sony’s next-gen system is. After all, the PlayStation 4 was released in 2014 and gaming has grown tremendously since then. Not just that, the current Corona situation also has led to immense booms in the gaming sector and demand is at an all time high.
Analysts remain confident that there will be enough PS5’s for the 2020 holidays but shortages in production could affect the 2021 distribution.
Well, we sure hope that all gamers that can’t wait for the new PlayStation (like us) will get one when the time comes. Because waiting for months for supply to catch up? Ain’t nobody got time for that…