According to a report on Bloomberg, Sony Interactive Entertainment has slashed its production of the PS5 due to continued shortages of manufacturing components, which have plagued next-generation hardware for the past year or so.
As a result, the hardware giant has reportedly slashed its production forecast of 16 million to 15 million, which means that it may not achieve its initial goal of shipping 14.8 million PS5s by March 2022. This also means that consumers are unlikely to have much luck getting their hands on a PS5 for the holidays.
Sony has reportedly been shipping PS5s to the UK via 747s in an effort to meet demand for the Christmas period, and to be fair, we’ve seen quite a few instances of major retailers restocking the console in the past few weeks.
Bloomberg’s sources also claim that Sony is experiencing issues with shipping logistics as well as chip supply, which can be attributed to uneven vaccine distribution in territories where Sony manufacturers the components.
Despite the shortages, the PS5 has now shipped 13.4 million units worldwide since its launch in November 2020.
[Source – Engadget]