Reported Bloomberg News, Tuesday, announced that the Japanese company Sony has reduced its estimated production of the PlayStation 5 platform for the current fiscal year by 4 million units, and is now expected to manufacture about 11 million units by the end of March 2021.
Sony has now denied the validity of the Bloomberg report, saying: “While we do not release any manufacturing details, the information provided by Bloomberg is not correct. We haven’t changed the PlayStation 5 production number since the start of mass production. ”
Bloomberg reported previously that Sony plans to increase production to about 10 million units by the end of December, but said in its report: The company had encountered manufacturing problems.
The system in PlayStation 5’s SOC, the core processing component designed by AMD, is said to be a particular problem with returns as low as 50 percent in a single point.
This means that half of the parts produced were not suitable for shipment, and while this number is improving, returns have not yet reached a stable level, according to the new report.
The revised number is still much higher than it has been said: the Japanese company Sony was originally planning to produce it with the PlayStation 5 platform.
It was reported in April of this year that Sony was expecting to produce between 5 and 6 million gaming consoles by the end of March, which will be less than what it made when the PlayStation 4 platform was launched in 2013.
The emerging coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused the Japanese company to sharply increase its forecasts, as the gaming industry’s popularity booms.
The electronics giant last July boosted orders with suppliers in anticipation of increased demand for games in the holiday season and beyond, as people spend more time at home due to the Corona virus.
Sony will hold a special event for the PlayStation 5 online later on Wednesday, where it will likely reveal the final price and release date for the platform, which comes in two different variants: one with a drive and the other without it.