September 16, 2020
On the day it is scheduled to reveal pricing and related details on the new PlayStation 5 video game console, Sony Interactive Entertainment is pushing back against media reports suggesting the company scaled back production numbers due to software chip issues.
“While we do not release details related to manufacturing, the information provided by Bloomberg is false,” Sony said in a statement to Gameindustry.biz. “We have not changed the production number for PlayStation 5 since the start of mass production.”
Bloomberg, citing sources, had reported that due to a 50% drop in system-on-chip production, Sony had dropped PS5 unit production at launch to 11 million from 15 million. Analysts say that even with the unit decline, the PS5 would feature the most product available at launch for any PS gaming system.