It’s hard to believe, but despite the fact we have no solid release date nor a price for either next generation console, we’re probably no more than 4 months away from their launch. With the global outbreak still ongoing, and parts of the world still seeing large scale effects, it’s hard to know what to expect by the time October or November rolls around. Well, if new reports are to be believed, Sony is doing all they can to get PS5s out there.
In a report from Nikkei which was later collaborated by Bloomberg, Sony is reportedly increasing production of the PS5 by 50%. The aim is to have 5 million units made by the end of September, with another 5 million produced by the end of the year between October and December. Obviously, this also means increased production of DualSense controllers from the previous 10 million to match this new outlook. This puts new predictions well above the last report, which said Sony had hoped to have between 5 and 6 million units prepped by March 2021.
On paper, this sounds great, but they also warn that shipping constraints could still lead to shortages this holiday season, so even with this increased production, it’s not a guarantee that shelves will be stocked to the brim with PS5s. And while some regions are recovering well from COVID, there are fears a second wave could come still which could disrupt these production chains all over again. As of now there is still no launch date for the PS5, though most expect it to release sometime in either October or November.