PS5: Sony to increase production to end shortage

Faced with the PS5 shortage, Sony is going to work extra hard. The manufacturer thus plans to significantly increase the production of its next-gen consoles. And this from next summer!

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Despite the mess of stockouts, Sony has already sold nearly 8 million PS5s since its launch with great fanfare last November. An impressive figure which could have been even more substantial. And for good reason, many players still do not manage to acquire the famous console. Blame it on a glaring lack of components which prevents the manufacturer from producing enough consoles to meet demand.

To the point that the shortage of PS5 is expected to drag on until 2022, recently assured Sony’s chief financial officer, Hiroki Totoki. To try to remedy this, the boss of Sony, Jim Ryan, will launch the big maneuvers. The leader has just assured Wired that ” production would increase during the summer and certainly in the second half of the year ”. And the CEO to anticipate “A return to normal and a balance between supply and demand at that time”.

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Towards a substantial stock of PS5 for Christmas 2021?

Along the way, we can hope that PS5 stocks will improve significantly from next summer. It is likely that stocks will be much more substantial for the holiday season. A pivotal period when consumers do not hesitate to put their hands in the wallet. Bloomberg had also argued that the PS5 and Xbox Series X out-of-stocks will last until Christmas 2021.

It remains to be seen how Sony will succeed in solving the shortage of semi-components which affects all players in global tech. Ultimately, the manufacturer would also have planned to design a new PS5. A model that would embed an AMD processor engraved in 6 nm. As a reminder, the current PS5 has a CPU engraved in 7 nm. If the information is confirmed, this new model would land around the third quarter of 2022, according to information from our colleagues at DigiTimes.



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