Rumor: Sony PS5 production has been forced to cut 4 million units due to chip issues

Rumor: Sony PS5 production has been forced to cut 4 million units due to chip issues

A new report from Bloomberg says that the production of the PlayStation 5 can no longer be so smooth. Earlier this summer, the report said that Sony was increasing production of its next general console to meet more demand. Presumably, the company expected to ship about 1 million units by March 2021, after the launch of the PS5 by March 2021.

However, the Japanese giant has apparently significantly reduced its production estimate by 4 million units for its fiscal year. Why? Well, Bloomberg sources say the material production is flawed – especially with the console’s custom system on-chip. According to the report, the production yield of the chip has decreased by about 50 percent. In other words, many of these chips are becoming defective and resulting in fewer PS5 units being created.

It seems that the production yield of these chips is “gradually improving” but it has not yet reached a stable level. The production of the first generation of electronic devices in the mass market is not easy, folks!

So what does this mean for you? Well, the bottom line is that if this information turns out to be correct, there will be less PS5 on store shelves in the first few months of launch. However, Sony apparently still wants to produce 11 million units this fiscal year. For reference, the PS4 shipped about 7.5 million units in its first two quarters, so don’t worry too much – the next Next-Gen should be enough to look around anyway.

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