Yesterday, a Bloomberg report made the rounds claiming that Sony has reduced PlayStation 5 production by 4 million units due to yield issues with the console's SoC. It alleged that the company was now targeting 11 million units produced by March 2021, down from the 15 million originally anticipated.
Sony has now vehemently denied these claims, stating that the report is false.
In a statement to GamesIndustry.biz, Sony had the following to say about the purported PlayStation 5 production issues:
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.
In light of this statement, it would appear that avid PlayStation gamers who plan to buy the console within one year do not have to worry about being unable to get their machine in time. That said, as the firm does not release details related to manufacturing, it would not be surprising to see high demand but limited availability due to the pandemic situation in most countries.
At the end of the day, the potential demand of the PlayStation 5 still boils down to how much it will cost for consumers. Sony is yet to reveal the price of the console, but it does have a showcase event scheduled within the next few hours, where it is anticipated that the firm will finally reveal the price tag and availability of the machine, pitting it against the $499 Xbox Series X and the more competitively priced $299 Series S, both of which launch on November 10.