PS5 will have more units available in the console’s opening months than we may have thought earlier this morning.
Earlier today, a new report came about via Bloomberg that said Sony was forced to lower its initial PS5 shipment total by roughly 4 million units after manufacturing issues had come about. Now, it seems as though we have learned that this information isn’t correct.
In a new statement given to GamesIndustry.biz, Sony pushed back on the report and simply said that what was reported was not true. “While we do not release details related to manufacturing, the information provided by Bloomberg is false,” Sony said plainly. “We have not changed the production number for PlayStation 5 since the start of mass production.”
It’s honestly rare to see companies like Sony directly shoot down a report like Bloomberg’s, which seems to show that what the PlayStation 5 manufacturer is saying is completely true. Considering the way in which the news affected the company’s stock earlier this morning, however, it would make sense for them to want to get ahead of this story as much as they can.
This is also surely good news for those that are looking to pick up a PS5 either at launch or in the first few months after its release. Next-gen consoles launches typically almost see all units flying off of store shelves at breakneck speeds, so to know that Sony will have more PS5 consoles to sell in the wake of its release is definitely a positive.
As for when the PS5 itself is slated to launch, we still do not know, but that should surely be changing tomorrow. Sony is set to hold a new PS5 showcase event tomorrow at 4:00pm EDT/1:00pm PDT to share more about the next-gen platform. Stay tuned for more information at that time.