A few hours before this news was written, we picked up a report from Bloomberg – one of the most reliable financial media – according to which Sony had reduced the production of the PlayStation 5 console, scheduled to go on sale at the end of the year, to root of a slowdown in the manufacturing of a console component. Fortunately, false alarm: the Japanese company has contacted the same source to rectify the information.
“Although we do not share details related to manufacturing, the information provided by Bloomberg is false,” the statement reads. “We have not changed the production numbers for PS5 since the beginning of mass production.” This means that Sony’s plans to supply the stores remain intact and therefore the demand for the console should not be a serious problem for its first buyers. However, there are questions that remain unanswered.
In the original Bloomberg statement, there was talk of an initial PS5 print run of 15 million units (4 that were hypothetically subtracted, plus 11 that would have remained intact) but it is now unclear whether this part of the article was also false or no. Be that as it may, the actual figures shouldn’t be too far off.
Following the disclosure of the previous news, the value of Sony shares had fallen by 3.5% on the stock market, so it is not surprising that a formal comment was issued on the matter. As a reminder, this Wednesday we will have an event dedicated to PS5 that will most likely be the place where we will finally know the launch date and price of the next-generation console.