Sony hoped to produce about 15 million PlayStation 5 this year and early next year. According to Bloomberg, this expectation would have been fine-tuned to 11 million copies. This is due to manufacturing issues with the custom-designed chip for the next-gen console.
Sony expects huge demand for the PS5 during the holiday season and beyond. For that reason, according to Bloomberg, the Japanese company initially increased orders from suppliers.
The manufacturer would struggle to produce the custom-designed chip for the PlayStation 5. Sony expects or rather hopes to produce around 11 million PS5 units this fiscal year.
Bloomberg sources do report that production has improved a lot, but they are not yet on the amount of where it should be. Sony's share immediately fell 3.5 percent after this news.
Wednesday, September 16 at 10 p.m. Dutch time, Sony is organizing a PS5 showcase. Sony is likely to announce the prices and release date of the PS5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition.