PS5 production reportedly slashed due to issues with its custom hardware

We are all waiting with bated breath on what Sony is expected to announce this week for the PlayStation 5, which is set to release later this year. Most of us expect a price reveal, especially after Microsoft blinked first and outed the price for the Xbox Series S and Series X last week.

It does, however, seem that Sony is experiencing production issues for their new flagship console, more specifically the custom system-on-chip the device uses. Apparently, according to a report by Bloomberg, Sony is rumoured to cut the production of the console for this fiscal year by 4 million units, which runs until the end of March next year. This is mostly due to a low yield of the chipsets due to manufacturing and production issues due to the global pandemic. Sony is still expected to put 11 million PlayStation 5 consoles out there by the end of the current fiscal year though.

Keep in mind that this is a rumour, but it is entirely possible seeing what happened this year. Exactly what impact something like this could have on supplies availability across the world, still remains to be seen. For now, let’s just see what Sony says come Wednesday evening.

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